some heraldic and calligraphic work
These are non-digital designs for enamelled metal stall-plates for Knights of The Most Honourable Order Of The Bath and The Most Distinguished Order Of St Michael And St George.
Drawn with a Rotring pen on CS10 paper. Coloured with gouache.
Situated in Westminster Abbey and St Pauls Cathedral, London.
These are non-digital scrivenings of pedigree records for the College Of Arms. Just small, one-page examples—sometimes they would stretch over five pages.
Original document size: 282mm x 393mm, image resolution: 3.937 pixels per mm, letter x-height: 3mm, line height: 5.5mm. (Approximately actual size on an average screen.)
- Mitchell Copperplate angled nib — quite good, medium-fine
- elegantly carved wooden Paul Petzold holder — rather expensive, but pleasing (an angled nib permits a much wider choice of holders)
- Higgins Eternal ink — fine, dark, permanent
- College Of Arms' paper — they had had a limited stock made for them (have they run-out yet?)