Topic: Bible Journaling
The lettering lessons continue - this week in the book of James.
Here are the daily lessons:
JAMES: Day #1 – Bouncing Letters – Introductions
I tend to like my lettering all lined up in neat rows, showing off their symmetry and consistency. But every now and then it is good to let them loose to play a little.
We’re going to concentrate on that aspect this week while using the basic oval letters.
To begin, letter the word ‘James’ in a couple of bouncing styles. On one, twist the letters this way and that while allowing them to float at varying distances above the base line. On the next, Only allow the bounce to be vertical without any tilt to the letters.
JAMES: Day #2 – Bouncing Letters – Alphabet
I think the hardest part of bouncing letters is keeping the sizes consistent when you don’t have that baseline and other guidelines to key off of. So it is especially important to draw out the letters first in pencil and make any edits in conformity before inking.
Practice bounding your basic oval lettering on a full alphabet. Include some of your alternative letter forms as well.
While you’re at it, you might toss in a set of numbers for future reference.
JAMES: Day #3 – Bouncing With Options – Style Page
Today we will practice writing words with bounced print lettering. There are so many options (not all of them are listed) that I included the samples and pointers right in the practice piece.
I did all of my lettering in pencil and then drew them with colored markers. Try this out for fun!
JAMES: Day #4 – Bounced – Writing Text
For more practice, choose your favorite technique from yesterday’s practice and write a block of text using it. You’ll notice how much less frantic it appears when you confine yourself to only a few options.
I used vertical bouncing with slant serifs and no color.
JAMES: Day #5 – Bounced/Colored – In Your Bible
For my Bible page I used vertical bouncing with shadow lines and added a rainbow of color to the letters.
Like yesterday, I want you to choose a favorite style from Day 3 and use it in your bible in the book of James. I combined mine with the Drawing Room lesson on ‘Gears’.
More to come.
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