Since pen and ink are my forte, it took me just a little over two days to complete it. I have been practicing my cadels and will dig up the other B I did on another scroll in this time period so it went fairly quickly. I dressed it up with some flourishes (what I call deely-bops! :-)) and started researching an appropriate two sword master to find a figure to place on the scroll.
This is where I enlisted the help of my cadet, Lucien de Wyntere. He and I were on instant message on FB while I tried to remember what fencing master Thomas of Effingham studied. Lucien seemed to think that it was Fiore, so I started looking. The conversation went like this:
Me: Fiore sounds right. Awesome, it is mostly pictures of people neck punching.
Lucien: LOL. http://wildgeesefencing.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/liberi_2122.jpg
Me: See what I mean? Junk punching! But, yes, that is helpful.
Lucien: he was a bastard like that
Then Lucien proceeded to help me find more exemplars:
And I found this : http://www.thearma.org/essays/Fiore/FioreDeiLiberi_StudyGuide.v3.6.pdf
and he found a cleaner version
And the exemplar below:
So I was off and running. Take the guy, take the crown off and we're good.
Things to note, I used a crow quill pen for the figure and badge, straight up black and white drawing for the badge and cross-hatching for the Fiore figure. In this particular case the original was on velum, done with pen and ink with gold highlights. Since I was not doing a crown on Thomas of Effingham, the pen and ink would suffice. We use pergamenata, which is a good substitute for velum and a preferred surface for both Eleanor and myself. I also used a number 1.5 nib for the cadel.
The pictures below show the end product with close ups of certain features.
The first one is a close up of the Fiore side sword person, given Thomas' hairline and manly beard. The second picture is the Golden Rapier Badge.
Things I would do differently - Take more pictures.