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Old Fashion English Alphabet by Maylar Old Fashion English Alphabet by Maylar
Well, here's another miniature book...this time a little bigger than usual, the whole 2 cm in height (0.78 inch) and filled with old English styled alphabet. I drew every letter in the stained glass resembling frame.

Book is saddle stitched, hardcover and gilded with golden paint. All done by hand, including painting the "stones" on it red. It took around twenty hours to assemble it all, not counting drying and all the other necessary pauses. But I think it's worth of the effort and am pretty much satisfied with how it looks.

If you want a video of this, here's the link: [link]

And Etsy: [link]

Hope you like it :)
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:iconsoberangel2:
SoberAngel2 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
Wow! Your work is outstanding. A ton of talent and patience.
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rui-thinik Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
such a cute little thing! definitely a great piece of work, and very nimble fingers to accomplish this. keep it up~!
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Sloublues Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Beautiful!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
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Angie2503 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is too awesome for words. I love the creativity you put into all of that, I would probably take me a week or two. That's pretty cool that you were able to do this in less than 24 hours! Way to Go....Keep up the good work
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JackFreed Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
alphabet is italian lol
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hehe, alphabet is actually ancient Greek word (from "alpha" and "beta" first two letters of Greek alphabet). It was actualy "alphabetos" and came into Latin in form "alphabetum", from which it came to English (and many other languages). If I remember correctly (my old teacher of calligraphy and calligraphic history would now kill me, probably :roll:), in English there were words like abece and apece and so on for alphabet, but were never much in use. ABC is another word commonly used, but I preferred alphabet for this as it is old looking.
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:iconjackfreed:
JackFreed Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
@_@
you know more than i do
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Nah, it actually took me some time to find my old calligraphy books and remind myself of the details...I was originally remembering only the ancient Greek parts, lol. Like my sister later told me: what you have Google for? :roll: :faint:
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:iconjackfreed:
JackFreed Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
oh well i just heard the italian made the current abc
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, in a way, they did, at least their ancestors Romans did it basically (Roman Capitals).
Ancient Greek took the original alphabet mostly from Phoenicians, I think, but did something very important: added vowels. It was the beginning of the alphabet.
Romans took it, did some reshaping and formed what we accept as alphabet these days (a western type of it anyway), spreading it through all the places under their rule. On the west, it was additionally changed a bit by countries and their needs and turned into current "Latin" alphabet.
In the eastern parts of Europe, alphabet pulls almost straight line from Greece (Greek Uncial), but I would bore you to death probably with the story (if I haven't already), so better to stop :D
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:iconjackfreed:
JackFreed Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
@_@
you know more than i do
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Ochiru Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am really amazed that you can paint that small that neatly to make the cover! I still make a mess at five times that scale :S
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Lol, trust me, I make a mess, too. It's just that one get's accustomed on working in small scale and with needles :)
Glad you like it :)
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wbeiruti Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
nice work!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconkayanah:
kayanah Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so great! My jaw dropped! No really, it did! Love this tiny book! :D
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so, so much...I really glad you like it :)
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist
This have been featured here: [link] :heart:
Don't forget to smile today! :hug:
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :hug: :)
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:iconmrz-tonks:
MRZ-Tonks Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!!! It's brilliant!!!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it, thanks!
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:iconmrz-tonks:
MRZ-Tonks Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :D
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:iconfolksaga:
Folksaga Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow :)
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
:)
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CoolTreeko Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
you continue to amase me.... LONG LIVE MAYLAR!!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Haha, thank you :heart: :hug:
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CoolTreeko Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
hey, you DESERVE to be complimented like that. your a really nice, and understanding, and talented!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Lol, and blushing :blushes:...:hug:
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:iconcooltreeko:
CoolTreeko Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Hey, that's the truth!!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
:) :hug:
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CoolTreeko Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
:hug::hug: your the best!! and that's the truth
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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CYBERBUTTERFLY Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Dear. Lord.

How do you DO letters that small?!?

Okay- that was a serious question. Do you have a special writing tool for that, or is it just a really fine pen, what?
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well, I do have special calligraphic pens I use sometimes, but not here. In this case just fine, ordinary pen. And sometimes, I use a very fine brush, depends of what I want to accomplish, you know :)
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loonymoon101 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
you are so talented
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
:hug: :)
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loonymoon101 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
lol
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Oh, and I really like the design of the spine and the bookmark ribbon! (I privately think every book should have one.)
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
I definitely agree about the ribbons. And I try to make one every time the general concept allows me :)
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
As big as 2 cm, eh? Yes, that's practically gigantic! :lol:
But seriously, this is amazing. I love how lush and rich it looks with all the gold and rubies and rich decorations and colourful illuminations. It also has a certain lightness to it because of the happy swirls and colours. Beautiful as always!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Lol, well in my world...

Seriously, glad you like it...colors look so much better and truer to original here, than on the YT vid, where they look washed out for some reason.

Glad you like the swirls...my inspiration was in old Elizabethan fabrics ^^ This is a very English book ;)
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:iconsvenmarie:
svenmarie Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
my favourite kind! :lol:
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D
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petrova Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist
I shouldn't be surprised anymore of what you can do (you can do everything!) but I'm still in awe and going to be ever and ever. This is just simply gorgeous. Aargh, if only I had the cash it would be mine :evillaugh::paranoid:
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like it so much :) :hug:
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petrova Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist
:hug:
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:iconompabop:
Ompabop Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are just getting better and better.
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D Thank you!
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Nanakonomidori Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
AWESOME :dummy:
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