This is a photo of a little test project I finished recently. I wanted to try my hand at creating an illuminated manuscript. This is closely based on the image of Christ in Majesty from the Westminster Psalter (about 1200 A.D.) I used pen, brush, and colored inks on a 5"x7" piece of Bristol board.
Here's the Westminster Psalter for comparison:
This style is very interesting...it's just on the edge of transition between Romanesque and Gothic, but it has a lot in common with Byzantine mosaics of Christ Pantocrator.