This is a book illustration based on a theme I received as "homework" at a Book Illustration Course held by Arina Gheorghita at Fundatia Calea Victoriei.
The theme involved creating a miniature-manuscript medieval look for a first page Romanian Fairy Tale.
My inspiration was folkloric carving details from Transylvania and other Romanian provinces. I choose to work with Pen and Ink to get a more detailed look since I wanted the wood texture to be the main style element.
You can find HI-RES version of the final work on my blog.