Here follows a long boring section of theory/background. You can skip it and scroll down to point and laugh at my terrible art, if you like.
The language this script is for is non-naturalistic, with a closed vocabulary of 4373 monosyllabic words covering all but one of the possible syllables. Ultimately I want a character for each of these words.
Vocabulary is ordered on what are (to varying degrees of looseness) nested sets of hyponyms under a hypernym. The grand hypernym is the word for the supreme being. Under that is the four genders. Under each of the genders is the hypernym of four categories of words, corresponding to the sixteen original gods/aspects of the supreme being. Each of these has sixteen hyponyms, again corresponding to the gods, and in turn each of these have sixteen hyponyms. 1 + 4 + 16 + 162 + 163 = 4373 words.
Here's an example section:
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relationship, be related to Directional Motion ("to go via") Kinship ("kin") Spatial Adpositions ("to be at/in [a place]") be in the same place as be above be east of be north-east of be outside be south-east of be north-west of be near to be at the centre of be far from be inside be around, surrounding be south-west of be west of be below be beyond Temporal Adposition ("to be at/in [a time]") Conjunctions Genitives Honorifics Demonstratives etc...
The phonetic components will be based on the animal and plant vocabulary, which gives me something between 392 and 512 basic phonetic characters. The structure of the animals section is mostly mapped out, but I haven't stared on the plants yet (even I get bored of classifying things). Animals (or more extendedly, "beings") is the section of vocabulary under the god Kinesis, and plants are under the goddess Gnosis.
Right now I have a 14*14 grid of animals largely planned out, based on the current fourteen gods*.
Edit: The 14*14 grid of animals is complete, and can be found here.
*There were sixteen originally. One (Hubris) deleted herself (kind of...) and one (Hypostasis) is pretty much synonymous with the Supreme Being. These two tend to be left of the current count, but they still form part of the vocabulary structure.