Based on a heading in a late 14th century manuscript. I have two versions of the same header. This is the original document , found at http://www.rusliterature.org/the-tale-of-the-indian-empire/#.V7VweeNHbYV
This is the same piece as it appears in a reissue of a 19th c book or redrawings, The Russian Ornament Sourcebook, which I have found reliable, and have been able to find the originals published elsewhere, if perhaps not in as good a condition has they were drawn in.
Pseudohand created by me, text provided.
I first did the redlining with a tech pen that bled, so I redid it with a dip pen and red speedball calligraphy ink. I’m much happier with the redo, and will likely use this ink more in future.
Thoughts: text area should have been smaller or the illumination wider, this spacing of the text is more squished than it should be. consider a two page esque layout with longer texts when using this style.
Cartoon. Rearranged a bit to accommodate the badge of the order.
Red. This was less successful.
Blue and green added.
“History of Russian Literature.” History of Russian Literature. Web. 18 Aug. 2016.<http://www.rusliterature.org/the-tale-of-the-indian-empire/#.V7VweeNHbYV>
The Russian Ornament Sourcebook: 10th-16th Centuries. London: Vivays Pub., 2011. Print.