This is a smaller two-part version of my previous Heraldic Escutcheon Template, suitable for use with 3D printers with smaller printbeds. It has all the same sizes as the original, but is spread out over two smaller templates.
I enjoy making illuminated borders and drawings inspired by medieval manuscripts, but the escutcheon (shield) shape used for heraldic devices always gives me headaches. In the past, I've used a printout of various escutcheon sizes and a light box to trace out the symmetry and curves, but that's not always possible in various situations, or with thicker paper stock. I've wanted to make a template for a while, so I sat down and threw one together.
This is a simple drawing template for layout of scrolls, awards, and other things needing an escutcheon shape that you don't want to draw freehand. It uses the "1/3rd radius" construction method commonly used in SCA documents. It contains eleven different graduated sizes from 14mm to 50mm tall (about 1/2" to 2" high).
It is designed with undercuts around the outside of the template to assist in picking it up, but NOT in the shield shapes themselves. Thus, it is suitable for use with pencils, silverpoint, and styli, but ink would probably wick under the edge and ruin everything.