Several years ago I created an illuminated manuscript page for a novelist client. The protagonist of the novel was a purple dragon, and I had great fun researching dragons and painting the mischievous fellow with his arms (forelegs?) wrapped around a gilded initial “I”. Last year another client saw the image of this old commission on mddesignworks.com, and asked for something similar, but this time with the letter “E,” and the initial only.
Here you see the results.
Later the client came back to get the same design applied to (and how cool is this) surfboards! I haven’t seen the results yet, but figure it upped my coolness factor to have my art under the toes of surfers.