After a long break from Gothic lettering I'm going to be teaching it again soon - always nice to dust down a hand that's been "rested"!
I enjoy teaching it because it's less complicated that people imagine, and they get the look of the lettering quite quickly.
I found a great image of the Malmesbury bible HERE and did some proper analysis of the hand, before having a play.
At the moment I'm just using a Pilot Parallel pen, which is fine but misses all the beautiful finesses of letters that the scribe created (many are only possible with a quill).
It's not perfect but it's got me enthused - just the one spelling mistake - Shallott should only have one L - doh!
Here it is again with an ordinary pencil on the page - is the lettering bigger than you thought?
It's an A2 piece of paper, and the letters are 30mm high. Easier to see all that is wrong!!
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.