In this guide you can learn how to illustrate your writing like the scribes in the past, bringing letters to life with plant and animal motifs, swirling vines and fantastical imagery. Draw mythical beasts and other creatures cavorting across the page of Gothic illuminations. Includes step-by-step tutorials, tips for creating striking effects, and blank letterforms you can illuminate yourself. The sketchbook has full color examples of letters for you to trace and color and sample letters and space on graph paper to create your own illuminated letters. A pointed nib using India ink or a waterproof fine-line pen along with a drawing pencil work best. Colored pencils, fine-tip markers, or watercolors can also be used.