Projects and Handouts by Jadwiga Radomyskowa
Welcome to my little corner of Athenaeum! I am Jadwiga Radomyskowa, my home is in the Shire of Thornwold where I run the Thornwold Scriptorium, a group of amazing painters, illuminators, calligraphers and wordsmiths who put their talents towards making Scribal art for the Kingdom of An Tir and Beyond! In my Scriptorium, I try to encourage people to learn as much as possible, and where I am not able to teach I try to bring in people to share their knowledge and talents and as my scribes become more proficient in their paths, I encourage them, in turn, teach others!
In the 8 years that I have been in An Tir I have created a variety of scrolls, charters, as well as taught many classes as well as made handouts and videos. Please take a look at this page to see a selection of them!
I am in fealty to Master Guidobaldo Marco Odo Romeo d’Aquila.
This is a small collection of original art that I have done over the years. In all cases, the words and calligraphy are not done by me, and are penned by those with far more talent than I.
Viscounty Scrolls for Vikingr and Lishinia
Created Feb 2016 for Stepdown in Tir Righ. Based on two canon pages from the T’oros Roslin Gospel All hand-ground pigments (except gold).Calligraphy by Ciana dei Lebri. Wordsmith was unrecorded (and will be updated soon).
You can find more pictures here in this album
Note: This link leave this page.
Sir Mikolaj’s Knighting Scroll
Created in 2016 for Sir Mikolaj’s knighting. Based on the treaty of Lublin. Wordsmith is Duke Christian, Calligraphy by HL Yzabels de la Costa.
You can see an inspiration picture here.
Driffina’s Duchy Scroll
Based on the Book of Durrow. Wordsmith is Sir Nicolai, Calligraphy by Ciana dei Lebri.
Sir Nicolai’s Knighting Scroll
Based on various tapestries including the Hunt of the Unicorn, as well as the manuscript “Gaston’s Book of the Hunt.”
Grey Goose shaft for Sir Thorwulf
Based on Cygnus (The Swan), in a late Roman version of Cicero’s ‘Aratea’
Calligraphy by Ciana dei Lebri, Wordsmith unrecorded.
Lion of An Tir for Laurellen de Brandevin
Pelican Scroll for Sir Cyneric
Based on the pelican image from the Aberdeen Bestiary. Created on-site in a few hours for a surprise “on-field” elevation. Words by me, calligraphy by a scribe who wishes to remain anonymous.
Armigerious Award for the Thornwold Scriptorium
An Award of Arms for the Scribes of the Thornwold Scriptorium Based on a 13th-century bestiary carpet page, each animal has special meaning to the people of the Scriptorium. Calligraphy by Alicia du Bois.
More Original Works
Here are handouts that I have created for classes I have given!
The make and use of period pigments.
Guide book on how to create scrolls and charters for use in the Kingdom of An Tir!
This handout covers flat and raised gilding, how to do it in a couple different ways, as well as how to make the various materials you need. It will also cover where to get them.
In these unprecedented times, I have taken to recording myself doing scribal works. The first three are speedpaints, which is to say they are time-lapses videos of me creating art. The rest are instructional and conversational. These were all filmed live, and include commentary with the people watching them.
My newest video! This is the scroll I did for Vikingr’s Knighting last weekend at Tir Righ Investiture. This scroll took the better part of a month to do. It was painted using mostly period pigments in sea shells, as well as Sumi gold, and a modern brush pen for the final inking. Interesting fact, there are only five colors on this scroll: Ultramarine Blue Imitation Cadmium Red Aluminum Powder Silver Sumi Gold Titanium White Also, yes you will see the kitten popping up quite a bit. His name is Kovash and he is 10 weeks old.Posted by Jadwiga Radomyskowa on Monday, August 29, 2016
These videos are currently only available on Facebook.
- Vikingr’s Knighting Scroll – Speedpaint
- Court Barony – Speed Paint
- Lion of An Tir – Speedpaint
- Painting Tokens for Sir Eddies / Washes and Shading
- Stone Work, Jewelry, Shading and Diapering
- “Mystical Dukes”
- Diapering and Borders
- Acanthus Leaves
- Scroll Blank Creation Pt. 1
Sir Einar’s Tourney Shield
This project took up the first part of the quarantine and was one of the most challenging things I’ve done in a while. My Knight, Sir Einarr tasked me painting his tourney shield with something that represented how I saw him. (Yes, he will be fighting with this.) So…over-inspired, and maybe over-ambitious, I set on this project. Based on an image by one of my favorite artists of all time, Ivan Bilibin, and the iconography of St. George I came up with this. It is gilded and full of little references about my fealty to one of the greatest people I have had the pleasure of getting to know. I hope my love and respect for this man shows…
Click on any image to see it larger, and without text.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my little page. I know it’s a lot of miscellaneous things, but it’s hard for me to choose just one, and I hope that this shows a variety of my talents, the ways in which I endeavor to help out the scribal community of my Kingdom, and the love I have for all the people that I work with.
Please feel free to reach out to me with more questions, if you want to chat, and I am always happy to teach classes, (on-line right now) about any subject that I know, either one-on-one or to a group.
Yours in humble service,