Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example is based on Leonardo da Vinci's 'Detail of the Head of the Virgin'.
Painter, draughtsman, architect, military engineer, musician, scientific researcher, designer: Leonardo da Vinci was all these and more, and through his drawings we find the most direct access to his genius. The Head of the Virgin uses delicate shading and subtle gradations in red and black chalks. The approach, known as the sfumato technique, creates this realistic and beautiful image.