Last night at Kingdom Scriptorium, I practiced the text of Alexander’s scroll, using a larger calligraphy nib. It took up a little over one line too much. (And the smaller practice was about 4 lines short). I really want the calligraphy to fill the space left for it. So, tonight I redid my practice lines (from scribblers.co.uk) leaving less room between the lines and leaving everything else the same. I also chopped out a few extraneous words like henceforth and that.
I wrote it all tonight in about 40 minutes I guess (I took several breaks). I’m pretty happy with it now. It all fits. A couple of lines need to be a little tighter (see where society and 2nd go over the line?) but that should be pretty easy to adjust and I have a little bit of slop room at the right edge.
I need to practice some of the capital letters a few more times, but I think I’m pretty much ready to do this on the good paper.