Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Book #28

Japanese Handscroll

Scrolls, of course, emerged prior to the codex book form. This one that I have made is based on the structure of the traditional Japanese handscroll, or Makimono.

11 comments:

taichara said...

Handscrolls like this are things I wish I came across more often. Looks great :3

Rhonda Miller said...

Thanks :)

Sarah said...

Scrolls always look so official...in a good way.

Rhonda Miller said...

So true, Sarah!

Maltharius said...

Did you turn the spindle yourself or did you buy it somewhere?

Rhonda Miller said...

I used a dowel and purchased the fancy endcaps that fit on each end. I didn't do any wood turning.

Anonymous said...

Hello, sorry for bothering you.. i am student from croatia, and while i was researching for my final work i came up-to your page. and i must say you have some impresive work showed up here :) if you dont`t mind i would like to ask you some questions that might be essential for my work. Maybe you can help me, and i would really appriciate that. Please tell me if i can post some questions here or you can give me your mail..of course if you are willing to answer. Thank you.

Sincerely, Maja

Rhonda Miller said...

Hello Maja. Yes, you can ask a question here.

Anonymous said...

For my final work i would do something on scroll.. scroll painting actualy. But i have a problem with material.. i don´t know should i use some paper, what kind of paper or should i use some kind of fabric or canvas for the scroll. I´ve never done it before. What can you suggest to me? What do you think would be best thing to use so i could have a nice scroll to work with, where i can paint something? some instructions would also be helpful, anything... Thank you :)

Maja

Rhonda Miller said...

You should probably select either paper or fabric that rolls nicely. Test your art materials (paint, etc) on the material and see if it still rolls nicely. Then after your artwork is complete, make it into a scroll. The instructions I use for constructing a scroll are in "Japanese Bookbinding" by Ikegami.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much... i`ll research.

Sincerely, Maja