February 17, 2008

AOA scroll, January 19, 2008

AOA scroll January 19, 2008

I was in the mood to try something different so I was pleased to get this assignment for an Eastern Eurooean persona. I know the translation is not accurate or period, but I had fun doing it and think it looks snazzy.
I used the above source a starting point for my "translation". I took liberties with what shape of letters I wanted to use, and what letters I thought were matching the phonetics or pronunciation. Wherever possible, I looked at the period text to copy letter shape.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrillic_numbers I used for the date numbers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetraevangelia_of_Ivan_Alexander At Pennsic, I bought a book copy of this. The K is pulled from the Mss, and I drew the lady in a style similar to the royal family portraits.