Topic: Bible Journaling
Here is a nice departure from the standard lettering!
COLOSSIANS: Day #1 – Icon Blocks – Intro
This week we are going to have some fun experimenting with the insertion of little icons into Basic Block Letters. The block alphabet I am using is a casual mix of upper- and lower-case letters.
For this sample I have used tiny fruits to substitute for the holes in letters that usually have one and as an added layer on other letters.
I colored in the fruits as well as the base letters.
COLOSSIANS: Day #2 – Icon Blocks – Alphabet
You can see in this full alphabet how the icons fit into the design of the letters. In case you find it difficult to distinguish the fruit shapes as they are layered, I included a line of them separately.
It is often useful to have a number style included but I would not use the icons on these.
When using the letters in writing of text, keep in mind that you can use whatever fruit you want on whichever letter. No rules! Also, keep in mind that the fruit on the letter B can be colored as either a lemon or a lime. The fruit on the letter I can be a slice of lemon or an orange. The same is true of the fruit on the E. The fruit on the C can be an apricot, peach or a red or purple plum. There are many colors of apples, so pick your favorite.
COLOSSIANS: Day #3 – Icon Blocks – Other Icons
Fruit is not the only icons you can use on your block letters. Try a few words using the icons shown below. What other icons can you think of to use?
COLOSSIANS: Day #4 – Icon Blocks – Word Layouts
This lettering style is a very nice one to overlap and let them bounce around off the baseline.
In the first sample I overlapped the letters – always with the letter to the left tucked behind. I also changed the icons to buttons and then added little ‘stitches’ around the letters. This might be fun to use with Colossians 3:12 – “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
On the second sample I still overlapped the letters but I kept the baseline more consistent. When the second line was penciled in, I made the tops of those letters conform to the bases of the letters above. This set got the wonky stars icons.
COLOSSIANS: Day #5 – Icon Blocks – Bible Page
For my Bible page I reverted back to the original design with the fruit filling. I did overlap my letters and let them bounce off the baseline. I combined the Icon Block lettering with a plain script that would not compete for attention.
The fruit in the illustration can be found in the Drawing Room tutorial(s) for the week. There you will learn to draw the apple, the pear and the grapes!
I had a lot of fun with these Icon Block Letters. How about you?