Medieval Letter - Drawing Contest [8 entries]

Plebius went... Picture

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TRADITIONAL DRAWING: Back in the middle-ages monks used to copy books by rewriting them by hand. The first letter of a chapter was most of the times higly decorated, either in black and white or in color. Your goal in this contest is to pick 1 letter and do the same, decorate it anyway you want. Either in traditional medieval style or use something more modern. You drawing can only consists of this one letter, no other letters or objects can be in it. Good luck!

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: robvdn

tinstoy: This is going to be a mission all by itself. ( 5 years and 1934 days ago )
jawshoewhah: I think it will be fun. I think the key is the detail ( 5 years and 1934 days ago )
sunzet: Do I have to source one letter? "Pick 1 letter" or can I just make a letter medievalstyle? ( 5 years and 1934 days ago )
jaescoe21: So its not an actual letter. Its juts a capital letter. Some of the decorated letters do have objects in them. is this ok? ( 5 years and 1934 days ago )
Contest Moderator: @sunzet: you can pick a letter yourself; @jaescoe21: it's about 1 letter (capitol or not) and yes it's about decorated letters and objects in it is OK (those objects can be old but also new, but the objects have to be part of the decoration SO NO background decorations ( 5 years and 1934 days ago )
iquraishi: hhmm... not entry yet..? looks like everybody is taking their time to decorate it to its best... looking forward for amazing entries.. ( 5 years and 1932 days ago )
jawshoewhah: This is what I had in mind as far as a theme goal ( 5 years and 1930 days ago )
pingenvy: This is refered to as Illuminated Text. It was often used by the early Christians wih their folios. ( 5 years and 1930 days ago )
sunzet: Ah...took me a while to understand the concept of this contest - I assumed "letter" as _post_ - english can be tricky sometimes. ( 5 years and 1929 days ago )
iquraishi: Now this contest is getting cool.. hey.. please somebody work on 'I' r 'i' please.. ( 5 years and 1928 days ago )

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Plebius went... - created by pingenvy

Plebius went...
Favs: 17SBS: 2Hi-resRank: 1/8Score: 66.5% (37)44649 views

A structurally oriented font from the Plebius scrolls. ;) (5 years and 1929 days ago)

B - created by roon

Favs: 10SBS: 2Hi-resRank: 2/8Score: 65.6% (31)42768 views

black ballpoint and watercolors (5 years and 1928 days ago)

Robbin Hoods "A" practice tree - created by tinstoy

Robbin Hoods "A" practice tree
Favs: 11SBS: 6Hi-resRank: 3/8Score: 62.4% (25)52420 views

This is a # 2 pencil drawing. There is no source image for this drawing, it is all my design. In my original plan I had added a few items that I removed after re-reading the contest guidelines of not adding other items. (5 years and 1931 days ago)

C - created by CorneliaMladenova

Favs: 4SBS: 3Hi-resRank: 4/8Score: 59.8% (20)46182 views

Pencil and Brush Pens (5 years and 1928 days ago)

"N" for Nisha - created by CorneliaMladenova

"N" for Nisha
Favs: 3SBS: 4Hi-resRank: 5/8Score: 59.2% (15)59847 views

Pencil and Brush Pens (5 years and 1927 days ago)