Medieval Marginalia Historical Illustration Explorations

As an art history nerd, I’m obligated to pore through the texts of the ancient nerds of yore. I re-drew some of the creatures I found in the marginalia in an updated, ‘clean’ style, while preserving the characterization of the original drawings. I wish I knew what some of these meant, but the people who doodled them are long gone.

Some of my favorite marginalia galleries:
Aberdeen Bestiary
Discarding Images
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