Topic: Bible Journaling
It was my week to teach a lettering lesson again and I chose one that reminded me of a crown. So 'crown' was the focus word I ask them to focus on in their homework.
Here is the tutorial:
MONDAY - In a few simple steps, you can create this regal lettering style we’re calling ‘Crown’. I embedded the notes on the steps into the illustration, so you can, if you wish, print it out and have the samples and steps all in one!
In pencil, sketch out the basic letter forms. Note the common elements in this style: there are serifs top and bottom, some letters have a trailing leg (R and N).
Draw a guideline across the midline of the word. Add crown shapes as shown, striving for consistency.
When the letters are just as you like, ink the crowns, then the tops. Erase the pencil lines.
Color the tops and bottoms of the letters with different colors to emphasize the forms.
TUESDAY - Today we’ll learn to draw the whole alphabet in the ‘crown’ font. This is a ‘caps only’ style.
Remember the steps we went through yesterday:
· sketch out and finalize the base shapes
· note the common elements (serifs and trailing legs)
· draw a pencil guideline across the midline
· use midline to draw in the crown tops
· ink the letters
· erase the pencil.
Show us your beautiful alphabet!
WEDNESDAY - I just love how this font looks so regal. It works perfectly for writing an affirmation of our standing with the King of Kings.
There is better effect when the featured font is used judiciously. Those words will just pop off the page when combined with a simpler font.
I added some vines as dividers on my page and colored everything with colored pencils – gold and purple, both royal colors!
Remember the P-I-E: pencil-ink-erase when you write your own affirmation page.
THURSDAY - Today we’ll write out a scripture using our feature word (crown) and the new font.
I used faux brush lettering as a complement to the regal ‘crown’ letters.
I employed a rainbow of colors to carry the eye from top to bottom.
FRIDAY - Today we finally get to take the font we have learned into our Bible. Find a scripture that uses the word ‘crown’ and journal it.
I used faux brush lettering again but also included the simple straight letters.
The gold gel-pen I used on parts of the crown don’t agree with my camera so you get a broken image over there. Sorry about that.
NOTE: It is especially important when working in your Bible to sketch in pencil, ink over it and erase the pencil so you can ensure that spellings, spacings and letter forms are just as you want them before the final version is locked in. Do the pencil work lightly so it will erase easily.
Won’t you give this a try and show us your work?
I don't know what alphabet I will be teaching next but I do know there will be a Drawing Room tutorial on Wednesday!