Illuminations are decorative letters and manuscripts common during the Medieval period, as everything was written (painted) by hand. Here we enlarged the first letter of our names to 500 and used an Old London font. Then we printed the letter and traced it onto paper to decorate and paint and outline with black ink. Here are mine and Gianna's:
Sophia colored her "S" gold with orange background, Vincent painted his "V" into a completely different looking object, and Eva just painted over her "E" until the entire paper looked like a dust storm.