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A la claire fontaine by Holyrose A la claire fontaine by Holyrose
This one is heavily flourished, but it's a lullaby so I have the right ;)
This is French, and really well-known here.
Not as well done as I wanted.
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Benni15 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
ah, it reminds me of my childhood ^^
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Zephina-titeEtoile Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
J'aime !!!!!!!!!!
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Haawan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply beautiful! I love it how the softly curved flourishes contrast with the pointy look of the Fraktur, creates balance. "Belle" is definitely my favourite part of this, too! And the L on "l'eau". I love those borders as well, the little ornaments on the corners.
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sphoenixee Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
Very very nice.

A few comments: some of the dots for i's and j's are a bit off-centered / very, very light. Flourishes are simply exquisite. Personally, I think the super-bending back of the right-most downward stroke on the m's and n's make the letter look very frail, but more like than not, I'd guess that to be a feature of gothic (I think it's gothic; I've never seriously done gothic though). The space on the right/left edges seems a bit small, while the space below and above a bit too big. Pink background very nice. Was this just the paper? Or did you paint/dye/etc it? If so, how? It looks really great.

Beautiful piece. Ah, something for me to work upwards to :)
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Holyrose Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
That's very nice of you taking the pain writing detailed comments. I do indeed appreciate :)
This is actually a gothic script - a Fraktur to be precise (comes from Germany). I died the paper so that it looked pink.
Thanks a lot.
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sphoenixee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
Glad for your appreciation :) If you're free, I'd really appreciate if you could comment on my work as well. Thanks:D
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
Superbe, ça donne plein d'inspiration, j'aime surtout le haut des grandes lettres qui s'enroulent comme des étendards dans le vent..
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Holyrose Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
Merci beaucoup :)
Avec un peu de recul, cette calligraphie n'est pas si réussie... mais bon l'intérêt c'était justement ces lettres un peu fleuries. Faudra que je m'y remette un de ces jours.
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dadisterik Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
Jolies majuscules, et j'aime beaucoup le "g" de longtemps :)
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Holyrose Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006
Merci pour ce joli commentaire en français :hug:
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