Illustration Ideas, sketches, research, and inspiration… The creative process behind-the-scenes is always interesting to see. More photos are coming soon. St. Elizabeth Medal, St. Hubert Star, and Iron Crown Badge — these antique honor awards of the Austro-Hungarian Empire are very beautiful and rare. Chinese bronze and silver artifacts were made for the very wealthy elite, and were associated with power. Wine vessels played an important role in the ritual banquets that took place in family temples or over ceremonial tombs. The Chinese believed in the afterlife and ancestral worship, and wanted their deceased relatives to have everything they need. Ancient Greek and Roman coins are so mysterious. This watercolor was turned into a beautiful limited-edition scarf.