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In & Out of Studio 3D
Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Bible Journaling in the Kings
Topic: Bible Journaling

 In our journaling cover to cover we are up to 1 and 2 Kings.

We are reusing fonts and drawings from lessons in the past and I am trying to stay ahead of the group with samples.

This page uses a dot font along with the footbridge. 

This footbridge is designed after one on the property at Monet's Gardens in Giverney (France) where we visited a couple of years ago.

I finished this with colored pencils.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
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.

Ddd

 

 


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

Ddd

 

 


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.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 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.

Ddd

 


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.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 1:08 PM PST
Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Tapping Into Typography
Topic: Bible Journaling

I've come to one of those old typography samples that fits into the week's assigned bible book. I actually combined two styles in this piece, one a really funky doodle style followed by a very simple serif font with unusual coloring to set it off.


Deuteronomy 2:7 gets the honors on today's page.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:30 PM PST
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Time For a Little Gardening
Topic: Bible Journaling

Well, personally I will NOT be doing any gardening, but I did draw some flowers in my bible.

I created these flowers quite some time ago. I think they look so fresh and clean that I like using them over and over.

This time they ended up in Numbers 24:5-6 (excerpts).

I drew them using very fine double wavy lines and colored with three yellow tones of colored pencil and two greens. Colors were blended using Gamsol on paper stump (my new favorite technique).


I wrote script in black and then orange gel pen to tie it back to the flowers.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:23 PM PST
Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Protect This Font
Topic: Bible Journaling

I had another 2018 font I wanted to reuse. This was one called 'protect' that is an original I created.

The landing place for this was Numbers 14:9 where the Israelites were spying out the land God was going to give them. They were promised protection from the people who lived there.

This section of scripture also describes the huge bunch of grapes they brought back that men had to carry on a pole over their shoulders, so I drew grapes colored with gel pens.


The letters are filled in with some of that lovely glitter gold gel pen that freaks out the focus on the camera.

I still like this pen and just ordered three more because one ran out of ink and we CANNOT have that!

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:17 PM PST
Saturday, 18 January 2020
On Fire
Topic: Bible Journaling

This art by another artist came in both a line art drawing and a lightly colored version. I liked the concept but it was not bright enough for me so I brought it into 'Paint' and used the spraycan feature with multiple colors in many layers to get what I wanted. I also added the drop-shadow to the lettering on the right side.

I did the lettering down the left side with brush marker and yellow highlighter.


This was trimmed to the size that would fit in my interleaved bible with a border all around. I glued it in.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:50 PM PST
Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Illuminated List
Topic: Bible Journaling

I have used illuminated lettering before in my bible (in Matthew, for the Lord's Prayer). This time it is used in Levitius to list the prescribed Offerings and Observances that were to be adhered to by the Israelites.

By putting these on two facing pages it is nicely balanced. I changed the color scheme from the NT use of these letters to distinguish them.


A lot og gold glitter gel pen decorates these letters which makes it hard for my camera to get good focus.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:41 PM PST
Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Rejoice Before the Lord
Topic: Bible Journaling

When I am going to draw the same thing in my bible that I've already used elsewhere, I try to do it such a way that it is not obvious that it is the same item. That is what I did with these palm fronds that I had previously used in the New Testament with the Palm Sunday text.

I did not realize that the people were told in Leviticus to cut palm branches and wave them in praise to the Lord.

So this time I drew the branches much larger, limited them to just two and used fine pen to draw everything with double wavy lines.


Each branch was colored with a combination of two greens and the colors were blended with Gamsol using a paper stump.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:35 PM PST
Sunday, 12 January 2020
Lampstand For the Tabernacle
Topic: Bible Journaling

One of our group artists drew her interpretation of the lampstand made for the Tabernacle as described in Exodus.

I took her line art and printed it out then used metallic markers to color it all, leaving little bits of white paper as reflections.

I whited out the stem of the stand so my lettering would 'read' over the top of it.


Exodus 25:31 was selected by the artist.

I cut my page to fit my bible page and glued it in only at the spine.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:28 PM PST
Friday, 10 January 2020
Waterfall on Many Levels
Topic: Bible Journaling

I once drew a tutorial on how to draw a waterfall. It was simplistic (to aid in the teaching to non-drawers). When this verse popped up talking about twelve springs I decided to break the waterfall into multiple stages and embellish them a little. I added in some palms to reflect the rest of the verse (Exodus 15:27).

I started at the top and drew a very short fall of water. Then that level of rocks were added. Next came the pool of water followed by the next layer of short falls and rocks. I continued until I got to the bottom and then went back to add the elements above the falls.

After I had inked everything, erased the pencil and colored with colored pencils I blended with Gamsol on a paper stump. More color was added to the water followed by sparkles in the water done with POSCA white paint pen.


I lettered the verse at the top and bottom and colored in the lettering.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:18 PM PST
Thursday, 9 January 2020
On to the Exodus
Topic: Bible Journaling

The next old font I used from 2018 was one called 'still'. I combined it with Exodus 14:14 and rally let that word 'FIGHT' burst right off the page.

I looked up some illustrations and photos of boxing gloves and drew these directly into my bible (no test sketches on paper). These were then colored with Prismacolor brush marker (which does not bleed through bible paper),

I colored in the letters of the big word to match the gloves and pulled back to yellow for the other words.


I quite like this - bold and intriguing.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:12 PM PST
Tuesday, 7 January 2020
What's New in Genesis?
Topic: Bible Journaling

The bible journal page I did today was to feature a font that was taught back in 2018. Since, in Genesis, everything is 'new' that is the name of the font!

The font features wedge letters with a tripple dot embellishment. I changed my dots to diamonds and only used them on the upper-case letters.

Genesis 15:6 was my featured verse.


I liked the lettering well enough to let it stand on its own instead of making it compete with an illustration.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:03 PM PST
Monday, 6 January 2020
Genesis Map
Topic: Bible Journaling

I am still working with a Facebook group doing bible journaling. This year, we are going book by book straight through the bible with activities such as drawing from lessons, lettering styles, some provided artwork, scripture writing, art in our hymnals and verse mapping.

 

I am doing the scripture writing and the verse mapping in a Happy Planner and adding in three items of gratitude using the book 1000 Gifts as inspiration. I also plan to write in the lyrics of the hymns in addition to decorating the songs in my hymnal. All of these activities will not be shown on the blog but I will share the pages in my bible that grow out of these.

So, first up for the year is a page in Genesis I did using one of the typography lessons I drew up in April and September last year. (I forgot to mention that I want to try to do a page with these as inspiration as their book comes up in the rotation).

Today's scripture is Genesis 28:15. I drew a little map (completely made up) with water, land, mountains and a trail. It is colored with colored pencils and then marks were added in white pen.


This was kinda fun!

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 8:52 PM PST
Thursday, 2 January 2020
Tower of Babel
Topic: Bible Journaling

This year I am challenging myself to use more of the artwork provided on Creative-Bible-Journaling.com for inspiration in my bible journaling. Even if I don't use it exactly as presented, I can make my own edits and trace it in, or even just use it as a jumping off point to draw something else.

This week there was a printable of the Tower of Babel from the book of Genesis. I scaled it to fit the margin of my bible and traced with few hanges (I moved the sun and clouds around and changed the lower part to be steps instead of a pathway.

I used colored pencils and then used my new favorite supply, Gamsol, to blend the colors.

The other edit I made was to write a paraphrase of the story in microprint along the tops of the walls.


This is in my Journal the Word NIV bible.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 28 December 2019
Lettering in the Book of John
Topic: Bible Journaling

As the year draws to a close so does the Cover to Cover lettering project. And we finished theprocess with the book of John.

These are the lessons:

JOHN: Day #1 – Elite – Introduction

The font this week is all-caps and elegant. The stems on this tall, graceful style are flared at all the ends of lines and thickened at the interior of curves. Crossbars are angled as well as curved.

The lower part of the graphic shows the steps to constructing the letters. First, establish the stems of your 4-unit letters. Add any crosspieces. Flare the ends – the flares are much longer and smoother than a triangle serif. Fill between the lines.

Practice this construction method on the c2c book of the week – JOHN.

 

 


 

 

 

 

JOHN: Day #2 – Elite – Alphabet

Especially note the thickened internal curves on letters like the B C D G O P Q R U. Also note the filled sharp angles on the M V W and Z. These same styling elements are used on some of the numerals.

Make guidelines for a 4-unit letter height and write your alphabet using the same steps to construction that we learned yesterday.

 

 


 

 

 

 

JOHN: Day #3 – Elite – Word Play

Today we will practice using the Elite Font to write some words descriptive of the style. This practice will help you get comfortable with letter spacing.

Use the same construction methods we’ve been employing all week.

 

 


 

 

 

 

JOHN: Day #4 – Elite – Scripture Writing

Today we are moving on from simple word lists to writing a block of text – a scripture this time. This moves us from letter spacing to word spacing.

Same methods for construction apply. If you want to challenge yourself, try centering each line.

 

 


 

 

 

 

JOHN: Day #5 – Elite – Bible Page

Today we advance to using the Elite Font in our bibles. You’ll want a short scripture or phrase as you can only practically get one word per line.  If you do have a longer scripture, use the Elite font for important words and find a simple script or italic font in a smaller scale for the rest.

Height-wise, this fits nicely in two lines of the margin markings. However, it is advised that you move to a thinner tipped pen. Use the same construction methods and you’ll do just fine.

I combined my text with the Well tutorial from the Drawing Room.

 

 


Yes, I will continue lettering in my bible and in my journaling in the new year. Even I don't know what form it will take, though. I will not be teaching online lessons in 2020.

Ddd

 

 

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Friday, 20 December 2019
Lettering in the Book of Luke
Topic: Bible Journaling

The lettering lessons this week have been centered on the book of Luke. I hope you find them to be as much fun as I did.

LUKE: Day #1 – Fiddlesticks – Introduction

This week we have a fun novelty font that employs one tapered pillar with serifs per letter. The rest of the letter styling is achieved with swirling stringers that have tight curls on the ends.

Overall letter height is 3 units. The x-height is at 2 units while the ascenders are at 2 ½.

Practice the marks at the bottom of the graphic first to get a feel for structure. Then draw out the three steps shown at the right: 1) draw the pillar making sure of whether the wide end is up or down (and the proper height). 2) add the prescribed curly lines. 3) after inking and erasing pencil, fill with color if you wish.

When you’ve become comfortable with the process, ink the upper-case and the lower-case versions of the c2c book of the week.

 

 


 

 

 

 

LUKE: Day #2 – Fiddlesticks – Alphabet

Using the process for construction that we learned yesterday – establishing guidelines, setting the pillars, adding the swirls and curls, inking the letters and erasing the pencil – write out the full upper- and lower-case alphabets for this font I’m calling Fiddlesticks.

Isn’t this fun?

 

 


 

 

 

 

LUKE: Day #3 – Fiddlesticks – Numerals

Yesterday was an intensive day of letter drawing so I am going to go easy on you today. All you have to do is learn the 10 numerals in the Fiddlesticks font.

 

 


 

 

 

 

LUKE: Day #4 – Fiddlesticks – Word Play

I really liked the look of the name Luke we did on day one so decided to do more names with this font. I found the list of disciples in Luke 6:14 and lettered each one in a different color of marker.

One thing this inspired me to do was make tags for Christmas gifts using this font for the recipients’ names!

Write you own name, too. I think you’ll like it.

 

 


 

 

 

 

LUKE: Day #5 – Fiddlesticks – Bible Page

The casual feel of this font is great for writing short phrases. It is most readable when you use one word per line.

I was diligent about drawing penciled guidelines so I could get the relative letter size consistent. This also helps with readability.

The boat illustration is from the Drawing Room.

 

 


Just ONE more lettering to go to close out 2019. Then I will be taking a break from it while the group does review lessons in 2020. There are a few scattered throughout the plan that I have not taught so I may share those as they come up and, as always, I will share new pages in my bible all through the year.

Ddd

 

 

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 8:36 AM PST

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