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Saturday, 13 April 2019
Lettering in the Books of Kings
Topic: Bible Journaling

Here we are up to week 15 in the series on lettering progression from basic to advanced. We are now starting the transformations leading from print to script - not all at once but in small, incremental steps.

Let's begin.

1 & 2 KINGS: Day #1 – Architect – Introduction

Now that we’ve mastered the basic oval print, we’re going to start morphing it into more styled letters. This page introduces a font called Architect. This is the type of print you would find on blueprints and building designs, but generally only using upper-case.

It is very readable and every letter is distinct so it cannot be mistaken for something else. The slants on the letter forms make it very natural to write quickly.

Today, just practice on these few letters introducing the books of Kings.



1 & 2 KINGS: Day #2 – Architect – Alphabet

Now we have the full alphabet in both upper- and lowercase for the architect font.

Note that the tops of letters as well as the horizontal crossbars are on an angle. The bowls of the letters are based on a slanted oval and the left and right posts of letters are staggered in height.

I think this has become my favorite lettering style to default to, especially for lettering things accompanied with a drawing.

 



1 & 2 KINGS: Day #3 – Italics Oval Print – Alphabet

We’re going to drop back to the basic oval print again today but turn it into an italic font. Rather than just tipping the bowls, like the architect print did, this sets all the uprights on a slant and the bowls follow them. However, the horizontal marks remain square to the baseline.



1 & 2 KINGS: Day #4 – Italic Architect – Block of Text

Let’s combine the Architect and the Italic today and use them to write up a block of text. Do this by using the letter forms for the architect style but with the uprights on a slant.

I selected a scripture from 1 Kings for my sample.



1 & 2 KINGS: Day #5 – Architect/Italic – Bible Page

Choose with the architect font or the italic oval font or a combination of architect/italic and use it to write a scripture in your bible. I chose 1 Kings for my scripture reference again.

I have added some gems from this week’s Drawing Room lesson.


Keep joining me here every week for the continuation of this series.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 8:23 PM PDT

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