These borders have been drawn as concepts for books. Gouache paint and 23ct gold have been used in their creation.

I don't want to draw 50 different designs in rectangular portrait format only to find that a publisher wants them square.

I think they could be used around stories, though I originally thought of them around prayers.

The modernized border with the animals was designed with children in mind, and the medieval style one for adults, however, as ancient manuscripts featured creatures of many varieties, I'm sure adults would like the insects, birds and animals too.

I will be adding pages to this site on various techniques for illustration, and will include miniature painting and border design. Hopefully, one day, I can write a book on this subject as well.