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New Easel Coming in for Scroll Making.
« on: January 29, 2017, 11:49:22 pm »

The current scroll I'm working on I bought off Amazon.com,  from a scribe based out of Texas. He is trying to revive some of the medieval aspects used in illuminated manuscripts.

I'm not trying to copy the medieval tradition persay, but create a environment where some books are are but exceptionally long lasting,  so people would value the book a bit more,  and reserve full copyright over them except for when hand copied by someone,  which would be free to do. Outside of this,  I'm open to being as modern or inventive as I care to be,  exploring the capability of a scroll as a print medium.

That pictured scroll was pretty dissapointing,  the paper was simple art paper. Outside of Torah Scrolls, nobody ever really but their scrolls on a stick,  much less two. It was just a roll of papyrus with a tag hanging off it.

I'm not fond of the tag approach,  like the idea of at least one light weight stick. I'm not opposed to the Torah Roll tradition,  it's a good innovation for a large text.

I've been using a Sakura brush to write the text,  and it is a bit surprising,  that I have to do my strokes for letters differently than with a pen. I always have a exacting script,  and my writing style does miniaturize for whatever bizarre reason when I use the brush,  but I'm not exactly writing at 0.5mm anymore,  more like 1.2mm, which looks fat and ugly to me.

I'm gonna have to buy one of their smaller versions,  I wanted it less because it was a brush and more for it's archival quality long lasting ink.

The table I've been working on is a extra long folding table I keep my computer and workbench on,  but after doing five pages the other night,  working flat was killing my elbow and shoulder.

I bought a small easel off amazon,  and two very long,  cheap rolls to practice writing on. I already know the paper will be a shiny,  bleach white dissapointment,  but I can cut the 18' roll into 9', and have 80+ feet per roll to play with,  working out how my texts should look before putting it on much longer lasting paper. My preference us a text that can last 3000 years. Not gonna be happy till I hit a benchmark where I can look at the final product and say even in a humid environment,  it will last.

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