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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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Sloublues Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Beautiful!
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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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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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JackFreed Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
@_@
you know more than i do
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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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JackFreed Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
oh well i just heard the italian made the current abc
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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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JackFreed Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
@_@
you know more than i do
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