Topic: Bible Journaling
I totally spaced out that I needed to do a blog post for the lettering lesson I taught last week. What was I thinking?
I found a really neat handdrawn font that looked like Hebrew writing but with English letters. So cool! So I worked on refining the forms so I could teach a step-by-step lesson on them.
Here's the deets:
COVENANT FONT – DAY 1 – INTRODUCTION
I’ve been wanting to teach this font for quite a while. I just had to figure out how!
Start with drawing in guidelines on top and bottom of a 4-unit scale. Add an internal guide at just below 1 unit and just above 3 units. Add a further line just above 4 units.
In pencil, practice making the tops and bottoms of the letters first. The horizontal bars fit inside the wider bands at the top and bottom of the guides except for the little curved tips that reach out to touch the uppermost guide.
Connect these parts of the letters to the remainder with gently curving lines. The desired result resembles Hebrew writing.
Ink only after the entire word is completed.
There are several marks (tops and bottoms) that will show up repeatedly in the alphabet. Take some time to practice these, too.
COVENANT FONT – DAY 2 - ALPHABET
I included the guidelines again here so you don’t have to keep referring back to the previous sheet.
Practice those top and bottom swishes a lot as they are mostly the same forms over and over. Some will be shorter from side to side, though.
There is no lower-case to this alphabet.
Draw all letters in pencil before inking. Erase pencil after ink is dry.
These letters are supposed to be filled with solid black as they then look like letters that were written with a brush.
COVENANT FONT – DAY 3 – FUN DAY
Today we want to write out some words with our new font just for practice. I used it to write several synonyms for COVENANT.
I reduced the scale of the letters on this sheet to 2 units high with corresponding reductions in the guidelines.
COVENANT FONT – DAY 4 – SCRIPTURE WRITING
A long scripture on plain paper, in a journal or notebook would be pretty overwhelming if done ALL in the COVENANT font. So, I wrote every other line in it and used a faux brush script for the interleaved text.
COVENANT FONT – DAY 5 – TAKE IT TO YOUR BIBLE
I gave myself a break on this labor-intensive font and used it only for the focus word. It takes up more real estate in a vertical format so I went with that and combined with some script as a frame for it.
I circled words in the scripture that were directly related to the focus word: promise, oath, swore, confirmed, decree, everlasting.
Another novelty font is up for next week.