Can you believe it? In just 4 weeks we have learned 7 basic and enhanced lettering styles! This week we will actually learn 3 more. And since it is all done in a progressive manner - one little step at a time - the process is easy and stress-free.
Now on to week 5
Day 1 – Adding to the Round Print – Introduction
This week we are going to make more changes to the basic round print to create three new alphabets.
Start by writing the book name ‘Jude’ in the basic round print learned in week 1. On one set, add a single line off to the right side and the bottom of all lines. We are calling this the offset line.
On the next set, widen the main downstroke (just on one side) and fill in with dark ink.
Then make another set like the second and add simple serifs like we learned in week 3.
Just do the single word in all three styles for today. Tomorrow we will begin to see how these look in full alphabets.
Day 2 – Offset Line Print – Alphabet
Day 3a – Thick Single Line – Alphabet
There will be two alphabets today! First, write up the basic round print from week 1. Add a thickened line to one of the verticals on each letter. If that thickened line has a curve, taper so the curve ends up skinny, not wide.
Remember, there is only ONE thickened line on each letter.
Day 3b – Thick Single Line with Serif – Alphabet
Day 5 – In Your Bible
Despite the teaser on word shaping yesterday, when I used this week’s lettering in my Bible, I went to the simplest form and lined it right up on the straight sidebar. HA!
But this seemed to suit the simple message of the scripture which I combined with the dove from the Drawing Room and some stick people, lifting one another up.
Use any of the alphabets and/or techniques we studied this week to add journaling to your Bible in the book of Jude.
End of Week 5