Topic: Bible Journaling
I am back-dating this post to the date the lettering class actually finished. I was away for a while and had no access to my computer or blog to do it at that time.
BREAD FONT - DAY 1 – INTRODUCTION
We often do fonts that are very upright or have a right-side lean to them It is rare to use one (have we ever yet?) with a back-hand. So that’s what we’re going to do this week.
Start with guide marks for the lean which are a 1:3 angle (for every one unit to the right you move three units down). I find it is enough to do these in pencil about every two to three spaces across and just carry them down the page.
Now, draw in the guides for the baseline, the x-height and the ascenders/caps. Total letter height is three units.
Finally, draw your letters using pencil. The uprights need to be right on that angle and the rest of the letter makes natural joins to suit it.
Trace in ink only after full word is penciled in to your satisfaction. Erase pencil.
BREAD FONT - DAY 2 - ALPHABET
You can see on this alphabet sheet how I have drawn in all the back-hand lines as well as the lettering guides in pencil. I usually leave these penciled lines even after I have worked up the whole alphabet and traced it in ink. I don’t erase the lines even when I erase the pencil from the letters as having the lines remain in place is a guide for me when using this alphabet in the future.
This alphabet is made up of fairly standard print forms. It is just the slant that makes it unique.
I included a number set that uses the same back-hand format.
BREAD FONT - DAY 3 – FUN DAY
Today, draw up some back-hand guidelines and practice writing words with both upper- and lower-case letters. I used a little quote I found in Pinterest and added some doodle art.
Use anything you wish for your lettering practice – just get some words on paper while training your hand to write with a left lean.
BREAD FONT - DAY 4 – SCRIPTURE WRITING
I wanted to get a LOT of practice writing with the BREAD font so I chose a very long verse to letter in my notebook.
BREAD FONT - DAY 5 – TAKE IT TO YOUR BIBLE
After all that practice writing back-hand this week, I penciled in the letters in my Bible without drawing guidelines. Remarkably, I didn’t have to make any adjustments before inking my scripture. That is the true value to practicing over and over on a new font.
I hope you will join in by using the BREAD font in your Bible.
Lean back, relax and write some back-leaning letters!