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Posted by Beregond of Ithilien (Citizen # 5431) on :
 
a bit of calligraphy i did... i'll be doing more, and will post them on this thread. Athelas
 
Posted by Tyrhael (Citizen # 5522) on :
 
Are you aware of the underdot for the silent -e?
 
Posted by Beregond of Ithilien (Citizen # 5431) on :
 
i am, but it must have slipped my mind while i was doing this. it was a quickie anyway.
 
Posted by Thorin (Citizen # 816) on :
 
Very nice! I've always liked things like this, but I don't have the time or skill to do it myself.
 
Posted by Beregond of Ithilien (Citizen # 5431) on :
 
here's a newer piece. I think i'm getting better. click
 
Posted by LyraLuthien Tinuviel (Citizen # 5173) on :
 
Nice! Lovely, in fact.

Though I've always used a different rune for <wh> than the one you are.
 
Posted by Cernunnos (Citizen # 652) on :
 
Very attractive. The two-colour effect especially, and the larger initial letter.

Have you considered adding 'embellishments', as in medieval manuscripts: decorative borders, or perhaps little drawings commenting on (or illustrating) the text?
 
Posted by Beregond of Ithilien (Citizen # 5431) on :
 
i want to, but i haven't learned any knotwork skills yet.
 
Posted by Peter_20 (Citizen # 6368) on :
 
Isn't Tengwar supposed to be written according to the sounds?
Personally I would've written "death" and "breath" like "d-e-th" and "b-r-e-th".
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Too bad your DA page is gone Beregond.
Writing Tengwar has always been a fascination of mine. Got reasonably good at it in high school using a ball-point pen. Only had the appendices as a guide. But knowledge has faded with time. Don't know if I could write any today....
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
.... and this is a good site to get back into it....

Tengwar Calligraphy
 


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