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In & Out of Studio 3D
Saturday, 29 February 2020
Lettering Roundup
Topic: Lettering

Here again with a compilation post that shows all the lettring practice sheets in my Happy Planner for February.

Throughout the month you have seen these in use on my bible pages.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:19 PM PST
Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Quilt Sketching
Topic: Quilting

 As I go along day to day I sometimes see a quilt that I would like to recreate. I take a snap of it on my phone.

There are never any details and I don't make any notes.

When I was sketching in my notebook, I pulled out my phone and set to work figuring out the pieces needed and, sometimes, the steps required to make four of these quilts.

I added color with markers when I got home.

This first one is based on a quilt hanging in the library of a community college in Tennessee! I calculated the size it would be if constructed of various sizes of units. I'll decide later which I want it to be.

 I don't know the origin of this block. The focus in this casewas figuring out the steps to construction. I also wrote out all the pieces needed to finish it.

I think I took a photo of my computer screen when I saw a quilt make of this block in different values of gray.

The coloring I used in the sketch is just to show values, not real color.

Again, I listed unit sizes.

I din't add any color to this sketch as it is supposed to me made scrappy. You can faintly see where I darkened the blocks that would have prints or colors and left those that would be white background.

I filed these away for use someday. They may become charity quilts when I catch up with the other 30 I have in various stages.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Tuesday, 25 February 2020
We Have An Anchor
Topic: Bible Journaling

 We've reached 1 and 2 Samuel in our Cover-2-Cover bible journaling plan for 2020.

I wanted to use the anchor I created for a drawing lesson quite awhile back but I already had one in my Journal the Word bible. So I put this one in the ESV Interleaved bible instead.

Brush pen, fine line pen and colored pencils were the materials used for this page.

In order to fit 66 books in 52 weeks some of the numbered books are paired together. So I used 2 Samuel but not 1 Samuel this week.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Monday, 24 February 2020
Leaving Port
Topic: Drawing

 As we were leaving one of the Mexican ports I started sketching some buildings on the hills. It wasn't too long before we were out of sight of the town and I had to switch to my imagination to fill in the rest of the scene.

It was interesting to sketch strictly in pen without the safety net of laying down a pencil sketch first.

This is enlarged significantly to show detail.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 23 February 2020
The Solid Rock
Topic: Hymnal Art

 I couldn't envision anything but a pair of shoes on a rock to illustrate this hymn.

Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out how to make the shoes look like they had feet inside of them!

This was the assigned hymn for Creative Bible Journaling this week.

I used colored pencils blended with odorless mineral spirits for these snazzy shoes.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 22 February 2020
Stylized Flowers
Topic: Drawing

 These flowers were inspired by the fabric I had made my drawing tools case out of. It has a black background and medium-bright colors in yellows, pinks and aqua. The fabric has the flowers all spread out but I arranged them to make a cluster.

In fact, I created more flowers and buds that were in a similar style.

This was also worked out in pencil before inking.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Friday, 21 February 2020
Out the Hothouse Window
Topic: Drawing

 Before I left on vacation a number of people were posting pictures of this sort of layout that they were doing for an oline class. So when I was thinking about things to put in my sketchbook this came to mind.

I did not have access to class materials or pictures of anyone's work so I just went for it out of my head.

I did work this one out in pencil first and then inked over it, working from front to background.

I really like how this came out. I think my favorite parts are the shadows on the floor and the weed peeking around the doorframe.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Thursday, 20 February 2020
Garden Doodles
Topic: Drawing

The next page in my sketchbook started with the Hibiscus and 'grew' from there.

Working in brown pen, I just kept adding flowers, dots and squiggles until it felt 'done'.

Some of the flowers you may reognize from other pages in the sketchbook.

I later used the hibiscus on a hymn page that will come up later next month.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Topic: Bible Journaling

 An old drawing lesson yielded up this tangled feather and an old lettering lesson was gleaned for the text font.

When I used this feather before I did a much larger scale. And I changed out the doodle decorations to make it entirely different.

I am enjoying working on journaling straight through the bible as I first worked randomly, wherever the mood struck me and then last year worked with a plan that worked front to back interspersed with back to front till we finally met in the middle at the gospels last December.

This is easier for me to keep track of!

I switched back to my camera the first of the year but I'm not sure how I like it because it is difficult to get good focus and color rendition. I may go back to the scanner at some point.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Thursday, 13 February 2020
Letter By Letter
Topic: Drawing

Some of the work in my sketchbook was going to be transfered to my hymnal and I wanted some lettering to use with it. I didn't have any of my resources with me so I worked on making up two new alphabets.

The two of them are very similar with their high waist and low waist styles. Some of the letter forms are changed entirely but the biggest difference is that the first one is built on a 2x2 grid and the second is on a 1x2 grid.

Nothing spectacular about either of these - just utilitarian - and they served their purpose.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
The Angel Speaks
Topic: Bible Journaling

 It is not obvious where the angel fits in with the text shown but, in the full reference it is the angel who is speaking.

The angel is from an old drawing lesson and the font from an old lettering lesson.

I added more feathers to the angel than the original lesson had, just for a bit of variety from the prior use.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Monday, 10 February 2020
Flirty Girl
Topic: Drawing

When we were in port in Honduras there were groups of children dancing on the pier. I loved the costumes and took a snapshot of one girl about 8-9 years old.

When I came to the point of drawing it I kept the twists and turns of the costume but changed it up to be a lady rather than a child.

This sketch I DID work in pencil first and then went over that with brown pen for the final product.

I'm not such a good people drawer but it was really the folds of fabric that fascinated me in this pose.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 9 February 2020
It Is Well With My Soul
Topic: Hymnal Art

I have always loved this hymn but I must admit - since it was played at my sister's funeral I can't get through it without tears.

The bible book this was paired with in the group I journal with was Old Testament. But while I was contemplating the lyrics, it spoke to me that the Apostle Paul had a great take on it, as well.

I used a brush pen to write the text of his verse in Philippians over the waterfall from an old drawing lesson I taught.


Yes, It is well with my soul.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 8 February 2020
Inky Swoosh
Topic: Drawing

 I started this page in the sketchbook with a quilting motif, called a feather. Then I just started adding doodly details, one at a time.

I really like the result and the graphic feel of the black and white. (The drawing book really does have a slight gray cast to it, though)

I might try copying this and making the paper appear more white. Then, adding colors found in peacock feathers would really bring it to life.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Friday, 7 February 2020
Going Around in Circles
Topic: Drawing

 In my vacation sketchbook I used a compass to draw overlapping circles of various sized and inked them. Then I started filling them with a variety of doodles, working in pen.

I hid a few odd things in there: a few buttons, a balloon, a face.

When I was done I reinforced the outlines of the circles with a second line for more definition.

This was a lot of fun and an easy project to pick up and set aside to fit into a schedule of other activities.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 11:35 AM PST
Thursday, 6 February 2020
Stone Path Across the Page
Topic: Bible Journaling

When I taught the stone path before it went up the side of the page as though you were walking into the picture.

The page I wanted to put the path on this time already had text in that space so I made the path across the bottom margin so you can walk left to right (or vise versa).

I did the coloring with colored pencils which were then blended with Gamsol.


The same verse is referenced in the text column and the stone path drawing.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Wednesday, 5 February 2020
Standing On The Promises
Topic: Hymnal Art

I created this page in my hymnal in the same way I did the page for Take Time To Be Holy, not too long ago.

That is: I made a copy of the page in the hymnal then opened a Word document and called up one of my own photos. I sized it to be exactly the same as the copied hymn - both in size and in placement on the page. Then I put the page with the hymn back in the printer and printed the photo over the song.

This was then trimmed to size and glued into the hymnal over the original page.


The photo was taken from our back deck with a view across the valley. Love the double rainbow.

I like that the rainbow is God's assurance of a promise, so that is why I selected it for this hymn.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Tuesday, 4 February 2020
Hark! The Mountains
Topic: Bible Journaling

Today we have a page of bible journaling in Deuteronomy.

I got these mountains from an old drawing lesson I taught a couple of years ago and paired them with a lettering lesson from the same year.

I like both just as much as I did back then, even though they are in a totally different context.


I have always tried to provide drawing lessons that can be used for a variety of verses.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 1:08 PM PST
A Little Bit Sketchy
Topic: Drawing

 On my recent vacation I took along a new sketchbook (with dot grid pages) along with pencil, drawing pens and a set of colored pencils. Although I also took along other art supplies, the drawing and coloring ones were what I used throughout the trip.

The first one I did was some random doodling, in pen, around a scripture done in brush pen. I just letting the sketch grow without a plan and then used colored pencils on it.

I am trying to decide how to carry this into my Bible without redrawing the whole thing. I think it will have to go in the interleaved Bible so text is not obliterated.

We'll see. I don't want to tear it out of the sketchbook, though.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 11:28 AM PST
Friday, 31 January 2020
Lettering Lineup
Topic: Lettering

With the new year I started a new round of revisiting old lettering lessons. I also started working with a Happy Planner for my bible journaling and decided to re-letter new sample sheets of all the alphabets in that format before using them in my bible.

Then I decided I would just lump all of the month's pages in one post at the end of each month.

So here are the new pages I did for January:

So, do you recognize these styles? They were used in a different order and context on this blog in 2018!


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 11:59 AM PST

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