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Saturday, 30 November 2019
Lettering in the Book of Malachi
Topic: Bible Journaling

Last week the font was very formal in the base style. This week it is loose and informal. Here are the lessons:

MALACHI: Day #1 – Hollowed – Introduction

We’ve covered several fonts in the Lettering Lodge that feature doubled lines. Some were based on a Basic Block Print and some were thickened on downstrokes like a faux brush script.

This one is based on a Basic Oval Print. But the twist is that the sides of the resulting posts are concave and are wider at the top than the bottom. They remind me of bell-bottom pants!

Another feature is the crossbars that are made of single-line curls and the concave line ends. Take a look at the inset box for the common marks you will be using. Practice these until you are comfortable forming them and then use them to write Malachi in both upper- and lower-case.

Note the size markings on the left side. The top line is the size of the caps, the next down is the ascender line for the full height of the lower-case. The third line is the x-height and the last one is the baseline. Although it is not marked here and not used on this introductory word, the descender line is at -1 unit.

 

 


 

 

 

 

MALACHI: Day #1 – Hollowed – Introduction

We’ve covered several fonts in the Lettering Lodge that feature doubled lines. Some were based on a Basic Block Print and some were thickened on downstrokes like a faux brush script.

This one is based on a Basic Oval Print. But the twist is that the sides of the resulting posts are concave and are wider at the top than the bottom. They remind me of bell-bottom pants!

Another feature is the crossbars that are made of single-line curls and the concave line ends. Take a look at the inset box for the common marks you will be using. Practice these until you are comfortable forming them and then use them to write Malachi in both upper- and lower-case.

Note the size markings on the left side. The top line is the size of the caps, the next down is the ascender line for the full height of the lower-case. The third line is the x-height and the last one is the baseline. Although it is not marked here and not used on this introductory word, the descender line is at -1 unit.

 

 


 

 

 

 

MALACHI: Day #3 – Hollowed – Word Play

Today we are going to write a quote about gratefulness to celebrate Thanksgiving week. Practice with both the upper-case and the lower-case letters.

I centered mine and colored inside the letters. One other thing – I made the curl too short on the first H so I added a little dot to close the gap. Then to make that dot look like it belonged, I added a dot at the end of every curl! Now it looks planned.

 

 


 

 

 

 

MALACHI: Day #4 – Hollowed – Scripture Writing

The Cover2Cover book this week is Malachi so I found a scripture from that book to write out for practice. I didn’t try to center these phrases but I went back to my usual style of using a capital letter on every word.

I filled the letters with color again.

 

 


 

 

 

 

MALACHI: Day #5 – Hollowed – In Your Bible

Friday is the day we use the new font we have learned in our bible – this time in Malachi.

Do you notice anything different about the lettering? I was using the lines printed in the margin of my bible as guides and forgot to make the ascenders for the lower-case at ¾ of the font height. After I got the whole scripture penciled in, I assessed how it looked and decided that it was acceptable to leave them taller.

Remember, YOU get to decide if there are changes you want to make to a lettering style. Just make sure you are consistent within the piece you are working on. I would not want to have some of the ascenders tall and some shorter. Keeping them all the same lends authority to the choice and makes it look like it is supposed to be that way.

The stalks of wheat were inspired by the Drawing Room lesson for this week.

I used colored pencils to make the lettering match the illustration.

 

 


Is ANYONE making use of these lettring lessons? Anyone? Anyone?

Ddd

 

 

 

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Monday, 25 November 2019
Bible Page To Use An Art Lesson
Topic: Bible Journaling

I usually combine the art from the drawing lessons I have taught with the lettering lesson of the same week, so you get to see both on one page.

One of my lessons had the need for art and another needed the text so I split them up. This is the page I used for the art lesson: a cityscape.


The city represents our going out into the world as witnesses. This is Prismacolor fineline markers with various shades of gray colored pencil.

Ddd

 


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Sunday, 24 November 2019
Hymnal Art - We Gather Together
Topic: Hymnal Art

In coming up to Thanksgiving I recall how this hymn was sung as a blessing at a meal in some church gatherings.

To focus in on that, I drew a fall wreath with leaves and then 'set the table' in the center of it.


Fineline marker and colored pencils (metallic silver for the flatware) were used for the elements.

I didn't realize how opsided the wreath was until I came back to this page later.

Ddd

 


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Saturday, 23 November 2019
Lettering in the Book of Acts
Topic: Bible Journaling

For the book of Acts I wanted to have a font that would enhance the stories of the coming of the Holy Spirit. I decided to begin with flames and then, later in the week, taught edits that would expand the usability of the basic font for other themes.

Here are the lessons for the week:

ACTS: Day #1 – Fiery Font – Introduction

Although there are a lot of ways these letters can be ‘accessorized’, we’re going to focus first on setting fire to them.

First, practice making little groups of flames. They are vertical with a longer point at the top than at the bottom and can be single or grouped in twos and threes with various sizes.

Then, move on to the lettering. This is a vertical font with one wide leg. There are tiny serifs as well. Following the second line below for the steps: In pencil draw the base form of the letter, add tiny serifs, add flames at the base – small singles on the thin legs and multiples on the wide legs, Ink the flames then the letter, erase pencil and add color. I color first with all yellow then add yellow-orange on 2/3 and finally add orange at the bottom.

This sample does not give a lot of practice for the lettering but you can practice the flames more if you like.

 

 


 

 

 

 

ACTS: Day #2 – Fiery Font – Alphabet

Today we’ve got the whole alphabet to practice. In addition to the vertical posts and tiny serifs you’ll note that the rounded letters are very squarish.

Note that the flames are placed free-form so you can do with yours as you wish. A consistent look in your OWN alphabet is more important than making them exactly like mine.

 

 


 

 

 

 

ACTS: Day #3 – Fiery Font – Options

On day one I talked about the versatility of this font with a variety of decorative options open to you. Below are just a few choices to try out:

1)      Add a line and a dot inside the top of every wide leg.

2)      Do the outline of the letters with color instead of black, then color in the letters.

3)      Leave off the flames, color the letters with a blue tint. Add swirls in a darker blue.

4)      Replace the flames with snowflakes, draw letters in light gray, color in light violet and use the gray to add windy swirls behind the letters.

5)      Sketch out the letters in very fine pen using double lines. Draw broken angled lines over the letters and add tiny raindrops. Color the letters in gray and add some gray ground. In the ground draw some concentric ovals for puddles.

 

 


 

 

 

 

ACTS: Day #4 – Fiery Font – Scripture Writing

Use any version we’ve practiced (or one you make up for yourself) to write a page of scripture. Be sure you are always working first in pencil and only inking when you have everything structured as you wish.

 

 


 

 

 

 

ACTS: Day #5 – Fiery Font – Bible Page

Use any version of the Fiery Font in your bible to write a scripture. I combined the lined, flame letters to represent the tongues of fire and lots of swirls to represent the violent wind mentioned in Acts 2.

 

 


I hope you will have a go at this font in one form or another.

Ddd

 

 

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 17 November 2019
Come Thou Fount - Hymnal Art
Topic: Hymnal Art

This hymnal page is quite different than most going before it. I actually covered a lot of the page with black marker to define the edge of the guitar.

The drawing is with fineline marker and I used colored pencils for the blending of color over the surface of the instrument.


I focused in on one short phrase in the lyrics to really focus the hymn to the basic elemental idea.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 16 November 2019
Lettering in Zechariah
Topic: Bible Journaling

Bouncing letters based on a serif print is what is on the table this week. Here are the lessons:

ZECHARIAH: Day #1 – Toss Up – Introduction

At first glance, this font does not look very organized or rule-oriented. In reality, there is a definite plan for the size, shape and placement of the letters. Sometimes we just choose to bend the rules.

The letter height is 4 units. The size of the x-height is between 2 and 3 units (it varies by letter). All of the letters have ONE thickened stroke and the thickness of that stroke is consistent from letter to letter. All stroke ends have serifs. For the most part, the thick strokes’ serifs sit more squarely while the single stroke’s serifs are mostly angled.

Have fun writing this word while you wait for the full alphabet.

 

 


 

 

 

 

ZECHARIAH: Day #2 – Toss Up – Alphabet

Yesterday we were introduced to the general rules for this alphabet:  The letter height is 4 units. The size of the x-height is between 2 and 3 units (it varies by letter). All of the letters have ONE thickened stroke and the thickness of that stroke is consistent from letter to letter. All stroke ends have serifs. For the most part, the thick strokes’ serifs sit more squarely while the single stroke’s serifs are mostly angled.

Now you get to see the full-meal-deal. You’ll note that many of the letters end in curls, which we did not see yesterday. Also, the letters were presented in their ‘tossed’ state on that one word. Here in the alphabet they are all sitting nicely on their baseline. This will allow you to learn the letter shapes and relative sizes more easily. We’ll get back to tossing them tomorrow.

 

 


 

 

 

 

ZECHARIAH: Day #3 – Toss Up – Options

Now that we understand how the letters relate to one another in a ‘normal’ sense, we’re going to start breaking the rules a few at a time. Just make incremental changes – you want there to still be enough consistency to make it understandable as a style that hangs together.

Things I don’t change: keeping the thickened lines a consistent width and making sure letters have the appropriate serifs.

Try out these options for practice.

 

 


 

 

 

 

ZECHARIAH: Day #4 – Toss Up – Scripture Writing

Today we’re going to write a scripture from Zechariah on paper for practice in applying some of the options we learned about yesterday. So, what did I change on this piece?

                                   Upper/Lower case                  Off baseline

                                   Tilted letters                            Size varies

                                   Color outline                            Color fill

That’s a lot of changes and yet, it all hangs together because of those few consistencies (line width, serifs, curls).

Write up your own scripture piece, incorporating as many options as you wish.

 

 


 

 

 

 

ZECHARIAH: Day #5 – Toss Up – Bible Page

And now we get to use the Toss Up Font in our bibles. (I used it in my ESV Interleaved, which is why there is no scripture background). I used the same options as yesterday except there is not a colored outline on the letters.

I combined my lettering with aDrawing Room lesson on the Mason Jar.

 

 

Did you know the drawing lessons are free to all? Go to Creative-Bible-Journaling.com and look for the menu called Drawing Room. LOTS of tutorials there.

Ddd

 

 

 

 

 


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Friday, 15 November 2019
Blooming Stars Quilt
Topic: Quilting

Last year I bought a couple of fat-quarter stacks that had a wide range of values of in a single colorway. Each stack had the same abstract prints with gold paint features - dots, swirls, circles, and more.There was a magenta stack and a teal stack.

I set these aside until I found a pattern using these same colors so I cut out the parts for that and set them aside to sew up later. The leftovers went into this quilt as those colors enhanced a floral print I had leftovers of.

I called this quilt Blooming Stars to describe the flowers coming in the center of the stars.

There are white background, floral cornerstones, and dotted sashing throughout.


Purple borders pull up color from the florals.

The quilting was done on the longarm using a paper pantograph.

Binding is a lighter shade of the teal and it also is of a shimmery nature.

Ddd

 


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Sunday, 10 November 2019
Art In My Hymnal - Count Your Blessings
Topic: Hymnal Art

The decoration for this page is interlocking block lettering of a scripture done with markers plus script stickers to list my blessings.


The bushel basket is also done in markers as is the heart.

Ddd

 


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Saturday, 9 November 2019
Lettering in the Book of Romans
Topic: Bible Journaling

Right on time for a lettering lesson working in the book of Romans. Here are the lessons for the week:

 

ROMANS: Day #1 – U-Turn Font – Introduction

It’s been a couple of years since this font was introduced on CBJ but it is unique and I thought it was time to see it again. Today we will just write out the bible book name in upper- and in lower-case. To assist in this, there is a set of instructions at the bottom of the page that defines the ‘rule’ for drawing out this style.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Anywhere you would normally create a loop in a letter or re-trace the path of a stroke, it becomes a side-by-side double stroke.

 

 


 

 

 

 

ROMANS: Day #2 – U-Turn Font – Alphabet

Remember the basic rule from yesterday?  Anywhere you would normally create a loop in a letter or re-trace the path of a stroke, it becomes a side-by-side double stroke. Also note the shape of the leading stroke on many of the letters (F, H, I, J, K, V, W, X, Z) and practice this separately until you can reproduce it consistently. There is another less complicated beginning stroke on others (B, D, M, N, P, R) and another on U and Y.

Your overall letter height is 5 units and the x-height is at 2 units. The descender is at -2 units. It is not as important to make your letters this tall as it is to keep your x-height below the midpoint.

 

 


 

 

 

 

ROMANS: Day #3 – U-Turn Font – Loop Practice

Because the consistency of the loop width is the most important feature of this font, today we’re going to work only on that. The drill will be to create flowers and leaves using consistently spaced looping lines.

 

 


 

 

 

 

ROMANS: Day #4 – U-Turn Font – Scripture Writing

Now that we’ve got consistent looping lines and have practiced on those leading features, it’s time to put this font to work.

Use the U-Turn Font to write out a scripture from Romans. Mine is chapter one, verse sixteen.

 

 


 

 

 

 

ROMANS: Day #5 – U-Turn Font – Bible Page

Today we get to use the new font in our bible. I will point out that I broke one rule right away! I pulled the x-height up to the midpoint. It was much easier to get the lettering consistent as I could utilize the lines printed in the margin for alignment.

I combined my verse with the camera from the Drawing Room lesson for this week.

 

 


This is actually a revisiting of a font that I taught back in 2018. But it is worth another look.

Ddd

 

 

 

 

 


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Sunday, 3 November 2019
Hymnal Art - Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus
Topic: Hymnal Art

I really used a LOT of stickers on this page.

The headline, the ornaments and the lollypops are all stickers as is the colored band that separates this song from the previous one on the page.

I completed the other text with fineline and brush markers. These got a wash of color from markers.

I used fineline markers to turn letter circles into the celophane on the lollypops and added white pen to create some highlights throughout.

Ddd

 

 


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Lettering in 2 old testament books
Topic: Bible Journaling

Trying to cover 66 books of the Bible in 52 weeks means that sometimes books have to be combined. Occastionally these were books like 1 Kings and 2 Kings, but sometimes it was just shorter books without enough meat to do a whole study on.

This was one of those times where 2 old testament books were combined. Here are the lettering lessons:

Zephaniah/Haggai: Day #1 – Split Column – Intro

This is a three-unit font with round bowls. It is based on the basic round print we learned the first week of 2019 (Genesis). This informs the shape of the base letters. Then the upright strokes are split into an open column (closed columns on curves) and are finished with small serifs.

Practice on these two bible books while you study the letters for styling details. Try to identify as many as you can on your own and we’ll have a quiz tomorrow and the next!

 

 


 

 

 

 

Zephaniah/Haggai: Day #2 – Split Column – Upper Case

Did you work on identifying styling details as you practiced yesterday? Let’s see how you did…

-          All upright columns have (open/closed) ends.

-          Curved columns have (open/closed) ends.

-          Size of serifs is (large/small).

-          Overall letter height is (2/3/4) units.

-          Serifs extend (inside/outside) columns.

OK, these are kind of obvious when shown this way, but it does get you to inspect the letters.

Practice the upper-case alphabet from the sample.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Zephaniah/Haggai: Day #3a – Split Column – Lower Case

Ready for your second quiz? This one may be a little harder.

-          The overall letter height is (2/3/4) units.

-          The x-height is at (2/3/4) units.

-          The descender is at (-1/-2) units.

-          The straight ends of columns are (open/closed).

-          The curved ends of columns are (open/closed).

-          The upper-right serifs are (longer/shorter/missing).

-          The bowls of the letters are (round/oval).

-          I can refer back to the lesson in (Genesis/Revelation) for the basic round font.

-          I know of different letter forms for (a/g).

Now practice writing the lower-case. How much of it can you write correctly by ONLY looking at your quiz notes instead of the sample?

 

 


 

 

 

 

Zephaniah/Haggai: Day #3b – Split Column – Numbers

Here is a bonus for day 3 – a set of numbers. I followed SOME of the rules and broke some of the rules to combine elements of both upper- and lower-case letters.

The numbers are the same height as the upper-case (3 units) but are more oval in shape than the round letters.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Zephaniah/Haggai: Day #4 – Split Column – Scripture

Now that we know all the theories and the rules and have practiced on the alphabets, we’re going to use our Split Column font to write scripture.

I chose a verse in Zephaniah and combined upper/lower case words and a full upper-case word. I used basic round font for the reference and it looks perfect with this text.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Zephaniah/Haggai: Day #5 – Split Column – Bible Page

It’s the day to use our new font in our bibles. Today we’re going to Haggai 2:4.

Because I was including birch trees as a background illustration, I used tiny shading dashes across the columns from the right to the left to mimic the bark. Now my lettering becomes tiny birch trees!

 

 


Aren't these neat trees? I taught how to draw them on the Creative-Bible-Journaling.com website in the Drawing Room.

Ddd

 

 

 

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Friday, 1 November 2019
That's A Big Plus
Topic: Quilting

I saw this quilt tutorial on Missouri Star Quilt Company and immediately thought of a couple of stacks of 'stone look' charm squares. Combined with while cotton for the background fabric and some tone-on-tone blacks for the trim this turned out exactly how I envisioned.


I also got a new paper pantograph for the longarm and I think this quilted up beautifully.

Ddd

 


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Sunday, 27 October 2019
Hymnal Art - Jesus Paid It All
Topic: Hymnal Art

Here is another hymn I decorated in my hymnal. I love doing these artistic representations of the old hymns I grew up with.


In this case I used a red brush pen and bounce lettering to write a quote that fit the theme. A black brush pen was used for the cross.

Ddd

 


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Saturday, 26 October 2019
Lettering in 2 Corinthians
Topic: Bible Journaling

On to 2 Corinthians with the lettring lessns. Ready?

2 CORINTHIANS: Day #1 – Signage Font – Intro

This is another font that looks complicated but is actually easy, although time consuming. To get you going on this style we start with a step-by-step guide.

1)      Working with 4-unit letters, draw (in pencil) the basic block letter.

2)      Add the curls for that letter.

3)      Give the letter the indicated triangle serifs. Except for the A and the H the left side of the letter also gets a pointed protrusion at the mid-line.

4)      Add broken shadow lines to the left and bottom of all elements.

5)      In the letter and fill. Erase pencil.

Use these steps to complete all the letters in the book name. I did not label this as 2nd Corinthians since there are no numbers in this font.

 

 


 

 

 

 

2 CORINTHIANS: Day #2 – Signage Font – Alphabet

Before tackling the full alphabet, I want you to practice the common curl formats. They are similar but vary in their placement, orientation and size. I have indicated the letters that each curl will be used on. Scan through the alphabet and identify them.

Make some guidelines 4 units high and mark the midline at 2 units. The latter will indicate where your left protrusion is placed and will also assist in getting the correct size for the curls.

I make each letter completely in pencil down to the last detail before moving on to the next letter. Then I scan the entire alphabet for consistency and. Finally, I ink the whole page.

 

 


 

 

 

 

2 CORINTHIANS: Day #3 – Signage Font – Lower Case

The lower-case for this style is still all caps. But these do not have curls on them and they are half the height of the upper case.

Follow the same steps to design your letters as with the upper case. These letters still have the serifs, left-side protrusions and broken line shadows.

 

 


 

 

 

 

2 CORINTHIANS: Day #4 – Signage Font – Options

With just a few changes you can spice up your letters for a whole different feel. Use the samples below to try out some options.

1)      Trace and fill your letters with metallic pen (perhaps gel pen?). Use a very fine black pen for the broken lines. You can’t tell on this scan, but the gold metallic pen is colored over with glitter gel pen.

2)      Do not add any broken lines. Instead, use white pen to add small highlights to the upper right of the elements. This adds dimension.

3)      Instead of thin broken lines, use a thick metallic shadow on the left and bottom.

4)      Use the lower-case letters without any shadow lines. This almost has a western feel to it.

 

 


 

 

 

 

2 CORINTHIANS: Day #5 – Signage Font – Bible Page

When using the Signage Font in my bible, I used upper- and lower-case together. The upper-case is filled with blue glitter gel pen and the lower-case with green. This was to reflect the colors in the illustration.

The illustration is frcolored with metallic colored pencils.

 

 


I have been having so much fun finding fonts to teach.

Ddd

 

 

 

 


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Sunday, 20 October 2019
Crown Him
Topic: Hymnal Art

Another page done in my hymnal. This one is Crown Him With Many Crowns.

For my artwork I drew a stack of different kinds of crowns using Prismacolor fine marker and colored with markers.

The colors are not as bright here as I adjusted to make the dingy brownish-yellow out of the page background.

Ddd

 

 


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Saturday, 19 October 2019
Lettering in 1 Corinthians
Topic: Bible Journaling

1 CORINTHIANS: Day #1 – Foldover Font – Intro

It may be a challenge to tackle this word without some guidance on letter formation so here are some things to watch for: 1) The letters are 4 units high and usually 2 units wide. The I is only one unit wide and the M and W are 3 units wide. 2) There are no sharp corners. They are either gently rounded or very rounded. 3) There is usually a center spine that is very thin. 4) The structural elements of the letters are just narrower than 1 unit.


 

Here is a step-by-step on forming one letter. All of the letters will be formed with these same steps: a) draw a guide box 2x4. b) draw in a thin spine top to bottom. c) draw in any deep curves on the outline. d) define the ends of the spine. e) draw in foldovers. f) gently round ends of elements. g) trace letter in ink. h) erase pencil.


 

 

1 CORINTHIANS: Day #2 – Foldover Font – Alphabet

Use the pointers and the lettering guide from yesterday to write out the full alphabet. There is no lower-case in this style so we will learn a complementary lower-case tomorrow.


 

 

1 CORINTHIANS: Day #3 – Foldover Font – Lowercase

This is the font we will be using as the lower-case. Here are some things to note: 1) the letters are 3 units high at the ascenders and 2 units at the x-height. 2) letters are generally 1 unit wide. Exceptions are the ‘I’ and ‘l’ at a single line as well as the ‘m’ and the ‘w’ at 2 units. 3) crossbars are unnaturally high or low on the ‘e’, ‘f’, ‘t’.

   I have also included some 3-unit numbers and they also feature unnaturally high or low elements.


 

 

1 CORINTHIANS: Day #4 – Foldover Font – Practice

For practice, create a page using both the Foldover font and the lower-case we learned this week. You can either do like I have done in using one style for each whole word or by using the Foldover for the first letter on every word with the rest of the word in the lower-case.

Use a scripture in 1 Corinthians for your practice.


 

 

1 CORINTHIANS: Day #5 – Foldover Font – Bible Page

Today we will use these two fonts in combination on a Bible page in 1 Corinthians. Yes, it is hard to scale those foldy letters down to only two lines in the margin. The best thing to do is go through and draw ALL of your guide boxes to work on your spacing. Then work through the Foldover letters step by step but to not ink. Draw the lower-case letters and THEN ink everything.

If you wish, use color medium to do a fill on your Foldover letters.

I think this font is so much fun!

Ddd

 


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Saturday, 12 October 2019
Lettering in The Old Testament
Topic: Bible Journaling

This week we covered three books of the old testament with one lettering style. Here are the lessons:

3 O.T. BOOKS: Day #1 – Shield Font – Alphabet

We usually start our lessons with practicing just the name of the book but there are so many of the letters contained in these (9 of the 26) that I decided to go straight to the alphabet today and have you use the book names as practice tomorrow.

This alphabet is 4 units high and 2 units wide. The exceptions are the I and J, as usual. There are a few tight curves (B, O, Q) but most of them are large sweeping curves. The A and H feature double crossbars.

The upper case is distinguished by three small circles. These mostly sit inside the letter but in a few cases replace a portion of a line (I, J, M, T). Numbers have similar characteristics and the lower case has no small circles.

 

 


 

3 O.T. BOOKS: Day #2 – Shield Font – Word Practice

Here are the three books of the Old Testament that are covered this week. This practice page will give you a feel for using the ‘upper-case’ only as the leading letter in each word.

I think the C, U, E are all good examples of why I named this font ‘shield’.

 

 

3 O.T. BOOKS: Day #3 – Shield Font – Play Time

Today I want you to practice your letters while adding some variety.

1)  -    Use colored markers to write the letters in a variety of hues. I used a rainbow order for mine.

2) -     Use a standard plain color (black or gray) for the letters and colors for the dots.

3) -     Use the full-size letters for capitals and shrink by one unit for the lower-case.

4)  -    Draw an arched top and a straight baseline then stretch your letters vertically to fill the space.

Your lettering never has to be boring!

 

 

 

3 O.T. BOOKS: Day #4 – Shield Font – Scripture

For more practice, choose a scripture in one of the featured books to write out in the Shield Font. Use any form of the alphabet that we practiced this week. I used all-caps and filled my circles and crossbars with color

 

 

 

3 O.T. BOOKS: Day #5 – Shield Font – Bible Page

This is the day we take the new font to our Bibles. I got quite a bit of text fitted in by using two lines in my margin guides. For longer words you may have to change the scale slightly, making the letters skinnier than the norm. If you do that, be consistent throughout.

 

 


I used the same lettering for the scripture reference on this page, too.

Ddd

 

 

 

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Saturday, 5 October 2019
Lettering Through Jonah
Topic: Bible Journaling

I really love finding new fonts, studying them to identify the features that make them unique and figuring out how to reproduce them in hand-lettering. Then I like finding just the right place to use it in my bible.

Here is another lesson that I produced to do just that:

JONAH: Day #1 – Watery – Introduction

It may not be obvious but all three of these lines are the SAME script! We are working on a 3-unit grid with the x-height at exactly the center.

First, write the word standing upright in its natural stance. Then on another set of guides, draw some slanted lines at an extreme angle. These are at 45 degrees. Use these slanted guides to get the slant of the script consistent when writing out the focus word: Jonah.

 


 

 

 

JONAH: Day #2 – Watery – Alphabet Uppers

First, write out the upright version of the upper-case letters to learn the letter formation. Note all the little curls on these! Then, make your slanted guidelines and rewrite the alphabet with the letters slanted with the guides.

 


 

 

 

JONAH: Day #3 – Watery – Alphabet Lowers

Today’s lesson is the same as yesterday’s except with the lower-case. The curls are much more prominent on the lower-case alphabet.

Draw the guides and the upright letters. Then draw the slant guides and use them to tilt your script alphabet.

 


 

 

 

JONAH: Day #4 – Watery – Stretched Script

Now that we have learned the letter formations we are going to write with the script in its slanted form.

Begin each line with a curved leader and continue the line between words. Finish with a curved tail.

Make the word transitions stretched out and smooth.

 


 

 

 

JONAH: Day #5 – Watery – Bible Page

We get the big finish as we use this watery script in our bibles. Use the slanted, stretched out script to write out a scripture. You’ll note that some letters are unrecognizable in the connected state (upper-case I). If you wish, try making another form of the letter you like better.

Use a range of light-to-dark teal and blue pencils to make solid coloring directly under the words, fading as you go down. The tops of the words are not colored, nor are the insides of loops.

 


Amazing how this looks like waves in the water!

Ddd

 

 

 

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Monday, 30 September 2019
Final Five
Topic: Lettering

Final five days of #30DaysOfBibleLettering are done. As much as I enjoy doing these, I am always relieved when the month is over and I have more time freed up for other projects. This time it will be some online art classes I have been putting off.

September 26 - Proverbs 4:23


September 27 - Zephaniah 2:3


September 28 - Psalm 100:5


September 29 -Isaiah 6:8


September 30 -Jeremian 17:7


30 days of bible lettering and this project is done.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Sunday, 29 September 2019
I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say
Topic: Hymnal Art

Another hymn was chosen for art that was indeed in my book but that I had never heard. We obviously grew up with a limited repertoire and a different one than some others. I wonder if the distinction is regional. It isn't denominational as the book I am using is the hymnal from the denominationn in which I grew up.

In any case, I focused on the aspect of prayer and chose a scripture to reinforce this. 

I lettered over the musical staffs and then added several stickers to fit the theme.


In celebration of Psalm 116:1-2

Ddd

 


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