With the interest in heraldry growing from the funeral of QEII, there's something I've noticed a lot of lately from folks outside of the SCA, and that is (mostly Americans) not understanding how heraldry works. So, you know those heraldic shops at cultural festivals and renaissance faires and occasionally the mall? You know, the ones … Continue reading Family Heirlooms: how heraldic inheritance really works
To Colour or Not to Colour: a treatise on digital heraldic submissions
As more and more heraldic submissions are accepted using digitally rendered and coloured means, the question frequently comes up in heraldic spaces: what is an acceptable digital colour palette, in either hex codes or Pantone colours? This article will discuss why the SCA College of Arms has not published an official digital colour palette, and … Continue reading To Colour or Not to Colour: a treatise on digital heraldic submissions
Pomp and Splendor: what to do with your heraldic device once registered
Once you've registered your arms, there are a multitude of ways to display them, all which add to our game. While I'll be using my arms as an example, keep in mind that different shapes may work better (or worse) with your arms. When you work on your own ideas, sketch out your own arms … Continue reading Pomp and Splendor: what to do with your heraldic device once registered
Thaddeus’ Achievement of Arms
Finally! I got another thing checked off my list of backlog projects! We had a fundraiser for tents for Heralds' Point and for arts and sciences for Lilies War, and I offered a heraldic achievement using gold leaf. Unfortunately, my life got a bit busy, and this got put on the back burner. I finally … Continue reading Thaddeus’ Achievement of Arms
Heraldic Mythbusting – I got the Armorial azures; or, why does my heraldry not match the Armorial?
Let's play a game! What happens when you give some heraldic artists a few words describing a heraldic device and ask them to draw it? Read below to see what happened! This particular blog post will serve to do some heraldic mythbusting, and to give a peek behind the curtain of the Society College of … Continue reading Heraldic Mythbusting – I got the Armorial azures; or, why does my heraldry not match the Armorial?
Painting Weather Resistant Heraldic Banners
I've recently received some requests on how to paint heraldic banners for use outside. I really enjoy painting heraldry on canvas, as I feel it looks more period. (I love silk banners - really, I do, however, silk in period was a luxury, and reserved more for clothes than for something would have whipped around … Continue reading Painting Weather Resistant Heraldic Banners
Heralds Running Amok; or How to Put Together a Heraldic Retreat
So, in Calontir, as you may know from reading past entries, I'm the Principal Herald. This means that I lead volunteers within my regional group in heraldic activities ranging from vocal to sign, heraldic art to book (names and devices), and everything in between. When I stepped into the job, I knew I wanted to … Continue reading Heralds Running Amok; or How to Put Together a Heraldic Retreat
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