Topic: Bible Journaling
On we go with the lettering lessons. This week they were unusual twists on block letters.
Here are the daily lessons:
This week we will be exploring three ways to get a little more creative with our block letters. This is one of the novelty prints we will explore on day 3. But in the meantime, have fun recreating this intro word for the book of Judges.
The lettering starts in pencil with a big, fat outline of the general letter shape. Then a small Basic Round Capital is attached to the edge of the letter.
Draw the little letter with colored ink and then use black for the big outline. Erase the pencil.
This one is a lot of fun!
JUDGES: Day #2 – Short & Fat Block Print – Alphabet
There’s lots of fun to be had by making even small edits to basic block print letters. Today, explore this by making an alphabet that makes the letters shorter by one unit and wider by making the elements 1 ½ units instead of 1 unit like we drew originally.
You can see that I still had problems with that pesky S!
What other changes would you make on an alphabet like this? Draw any optional forms you like.
JUDGES: Day #3 – Inside Job – Alphabet
Oh, goody! We’re back to the letter-in-a-letter alphabet that we introduced on day 1.
In review, draw the outline of the big letter in pencil (outline only - no internal lines. Then draw in the little letter along the edge.
Use colored ink to trace the little letter and black ink for the large outline. Erase the pencil.
This really goes pretty quickly and looks great in use.
JUDGES: Day #4 – Slash Edge Blocks – Alphabet
This is another simple way to make block letters. Basically, the letters are only outlines. Where the regular letter would have internal spaces, all of these details are accomplished with only slashes.
None of these shaping lines have any dimension – just a line.
These look good when overlapped just a little – each one to the right tucks behind the one preceding it.
JUDGES: Day #5 – Extreme Block Edits – Bible Page
I couldn’t resist using the letter-in-a-letter style for this block of text.
I used a lot of different colors for the little letter inserts so it has a lot of movement. Notice how readable this font is.
I illustrated this page using the songbird from this week’s Drawing Room and added a bit of music for him to perch on.
So ends another week.