The beautiful and ancient art of illuminating letters can be traced back to the fifth century. Styles evolved through the Middle Ages and late Gothic period. And now, with this creative sketchbook guide, you can bring a little of this opulent and venerable tradition to your own letters, journals, and other written works. With full-color examples, outlines to trace and color, instructions for creating interior details (from floral designs to lovely little animals to abstract flourishes), and plenty of space for practicing, our Illuminated Letters Sketchbook helps you create your own intricately decorated alphabet. Take your tranquil doodling to soaring new heights!