Topic: Bible Journaling
Seems that many of the Proberbs are ideal for lettering decoratively. We'll take advantage of that in the lessons this week:
This week we’re going to make enhancements to the basic round print font that will turn it into an elegant style.
For today, we’ll write the word ‘proverbs’ in upper- lower-case and in all-caps. Just work from these samples keeping in mind the very straight uprights and the very round bowls of the letters. Try to make the leading loops uniform and note that your serifs (one per letter) are only on the lower-case and are short and on an angle.
PROVERBS: Day #2a – Leading Loops – Review
There are TWO graphics today as I wanted to provide you with a quick review of the Basic Round Print. Practice writing this alphabet out to note the basic forms before you go on to the enhanced alphabet that shows the changes.
PROVERBS: Day #2b – Leading Loops – Alphabet
Compare this alphabet to the Basic Round Print just shown. Here are the elements that make up the enhancements: 1) capitals have a leading loop (make them consistent) 2) crossbars are curved 3) lower case have angled serifs (just one per letter) 4) x-height is ½ the overall letter height. Note the angle of the crossbar on the lower-case ‘f’ and ‘t’ and the angle on the lower-case ‘e’
Practice writing out this alphabet in pencil until it becomes natural to your hand. Then trace in ink and erase the pencil.
PROVERBS: Day #3 – Leading Loops – Getting There
Use the writing of these phrases to practice writing words and setting the steps to success in your mind.
PROVERBS: Day #4 – Leading Loops – Practice
Use the Leading Loops style to write out a scripture from the book of Proverbs. All this practice will prepare you for tomorrow’s activity of writing in your Bible.
PROVERBS: Day #5 – Leading Loops – Bible Page
This is a font that just seems to be made for writing scriptures. Isn’t it elegant?
With so much of the styling in the leading loops of the capitals, I think it looks best if you capitalize every word.
For my sample page, I combined the Leading Loops style with the ‘Country Church’ from the Drawing Room.
I often mention that I have combined the lettering on a bible page with art from the Drawing Room. I make a drawing tutorial every week for posting at www.Creative-Bible-Journaling.com. This is the drawing room I am referring to.