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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 ^^
Zephina-titeEtoile Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
J'aime !!!!!!!!!!
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.
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 :)
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.
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
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..
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.
dadisterik Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
Jolies majuscules, et j'aime beaucoup le "g" de longtemps :)
Holyrose Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006
Merci pour ce joli commentaire en français :hug:
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