A Scribal Handwriting Tip For Nick
So Nick, here’s my tip to improve that downward sloping of your text. And I figure any trick that the scribes used to help them is fair game for someone who wants to work on their handwriting. Take a look at the pictures at the following links. Can you see the consistent handwriting aid they used?
- Page from the newly found sermons of St Augustine.
- Page from GA 1432
- Page from GA 2346
- Page from GA 2446
In some of them the lines are more faint, but you’ll notice that they all use guidelines. You will see examples of both vertical and horizontal lines. In most cases these lines are made by making indention into the parchment rather than the use of ink, like you have in our ruled papers. And if the scribes do it, you can too and it’s not cheating! And if you make the lines by indention, it actually adds some serious cool factor...