I wanted to share this post on how I created some lettering for my most recent piece for the Make Art That Sells course, by Lilla Rogers. We are now in week 4, of a 5 week online course, but last week was on Scrapbooking.
|The scrapbook page I created for MATSB|
Anyway, for this piece, I sketched most of the icons and lettering in pencil, and then inked them on vellum or tracing paper, though tracing paper buckles unfortunately. I also just played with the ink and oblique pen and lettered phrases in my own handwriting, as well as drew with the pen freeform icons and squiggles as well.
Tools/material: I used pencils, laser paper, tracing paper, and Canson Vellum, with Higgins Eternal black ink, and an oblique pen holder with Hunt Artist's Pen Nibs (Extra Fine #22)
|Here are a bunch of my lettering pens and nibs|
|sketch in pencil|
|poodle inked with oblique pen and Hunt nib on vellum..can you see the pencil sketch underneath?|
|Here you can see the pencil sketch sheet showing underneath the inked vellum sheet|
|Some very terrible freehand letterforms|
|some freehand handwriting, mistakes, and revised "bon"'s|
|I didn't use these, but the same idea was here, which was to sketch in pencil first, then ink on vellum|
|I decided to sketch in pencil with a little more precision.|
|Here is a sheet of inked icons and words on vellum. Feathers and scribbles were freeform as I was just playing with the tools.|
My daughter kindly video'ed myself using the tools..I wanted to just share the angle that I draw at, and how you can get really neat thicks and thins using the fun oblique pen holder. I hope you try it sometime!