Dear heraldists, we need your input: How did you learn to blazon?
As a part of my studies, I am looking at concepts of ‚proper‘ blazon in general, and differences and parallels between the English, French, and German systems and traditions of blazoning in particular. For example, I plan to do some work on the ways in which heraldic ordinaries and charges are categorised and the rationale behind these categorisations.
In this context, I am curious to find out how you learned to blazon correctly, and which textbooks you have used or are using when it comes to questions of blazon. Or, if you have acquired a particular style by practice, I should be most grateful if you could explain to me the principles on which you blazon and how you have acquired it. I would be delighted if some of you were able to provide me with advice or references to literature that you consider relevant to this matter or that you even consider as the standard textbook for blazoning!
I am looking forward to your responses in the comments section of this blogpost (in English, French or German)!