This is the thumbnail that I designed for my online UNCIAL a Medieval Script class.
I started out by laying down a background with watercolors on a heavy, rough, watercolor paper. Once that was dry, I lettered using a Pilot Parallel Pen. Next, I took the image into PS11 and tweaked it.
I just bought PS11 last week because I am taking some online classes to learn how to use it. I know, it's been out for a very long time, right? I am just now learning it. I think I have had the book for a decade. Probably useless now.
But this is my first attempt at manipulating my art with Photoshop.