I actually don’t know what this is from (feel free to fill me in cause this looks like it might be cool) but it is a PERFECT representation of how I envision wizard’s turning the power of a spell into a written form, be it adding a spell to a spell book or creating a scroll.
I’ve had this as a mechanic in my own campaign setting for awhile now. Or, perhaps more accurately, I have offered this description as an in-world explanation for what is really an only slightly “re-imagined” vision of the mechanics already present in D&D 3.5e or Pathfinder rulebooks.
But it was GREAT to see it represented in gif form, since I have no talents in the visual arts and I’ve had to rely on written description only.
It’s only a small variation to the way things are already written in those core books so if you like the idea of it, feel free to use it in your own settings. It actually works really well and explains a lot of things as well as offering answers to some of the more difficult questions the core rules don’t address.
I make no claims that it is solely my own creation, as is made obvious by the fact a gif exists of it already!
Pointing this out as an aside but check out the shadow, it looks like an inkwell pen.