Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A Scribe's Quick Guideline Generator

I learned scribal illumination long before I pursued calligraphy. I tried calligraphy, but I wouldn't do it on a scroll. My problem was I detested drawing the guidelines. I still do. You have to be so accurate for the page to look its best. 

But I'm not the only one like that. Do you like ruling up?
15th Century French
Book of Hours

Recently I went searching and found another way to solve that problem. It's an online guide that will help, and especially good for practicing because it's quick. 


It's Scribblers' Guideline Generator

This is a snappy approach to creating the distances between your lines with a click of the button. Once you generate one page you can print it from your browser. 


The best thing is the space between your text-lines doesn't have to be the same as those for your script. You can suit it to the spacing that's more like your inspiration manuscript.

Scribblers is a store that stocks a wide range of calligraphy supplies and equipment. Unfortunately, it will be years before I get to it. It's based in North East Suffolk, United Kingdom. 

While you're on its website have a look at the many articles it has to help you learn calligraphy. I'm always looking for ways to improve. Theirs are the best.