Hi jbeil,

They are all freehand drawn by me. It is not that hard when you practice a bit, but I must stress having a good brush (00 Winsor Newton series7) and watered down paint that flows well. The script is just again watered down white just scribbled with the brush carefully

The golds I do in 2 paints, one is balthazar gold (? I think) , other is the lighter layer one on the edges. I would look at some old armour in museums and see where they put the gold edges etc.

I hope that helps.