Illuminated Manuscripts

Historical, illuminated manuscripts are wonderful examples of style. They are a fantastic resource for learning about color and technique. You can use gold leaf, gold paint, metallic gel pens, watercolors, markers, or colored pencils to add to your illustrated pages. Below is a list of websites which showcase examples of illuminated pages from throughout history.

Aberdeen Bestiary


The Electronic Beowulf Project

The Fitzwilliam Museum

National Library of The Netherlands