We want a illustration created for use as a border on a printed certificate. See CERTIFICATE-BORDER.JPG for an example of a hand-drawn certificate border.
The border design we require will be used on a certificate to be presented for martial arts awards. So the illustration would incorporate traditional Chinese martial art animals such as phoenix, dragon and tiger.
The style of the border should be "based upon" a physical carving at our school. See 1.JPG, 2.JPG, 3.JPG and 4.JPG to get an idea of the style. The design elements we like you to replicate: 3D effect, animals dispersed throughout the frame.
When we say the illustration should be "based upon", we mean that anyone looking at your illustration and the physical carving at our school, should see that they are from the same school. In simplified terms: DO AN ILLUSTRATION IN THE SAME STYLE AS THE FRAME.
Within the illustration, we'd like certain other items inserted: caterpillar, cacoon, butterfly, cobra. Additionally, for the phoenix, we'd like a something similar to FIREPHOENIX.JPG.
High resolution photos of the frame has been added:
f1 = lower left side
f2 = mid left side
f3 = top left side
f4 = top middle
f5 = angled shot of the right side (which is just a mirror image of the left side), just to show the depth of the carving