Warning! Photo heavy post!
I've always admired beautiful lettering - the skill of Mary Brack, Miriam Schulman, and of course, Joanne Sharpe - and have spent time trying to emulate them. Last month I bought Joanne Sharpe's book (I had to order it in from the states as it doesn't make it to Australia until May!) and am working through the exercises in a random fashion. Here are some of my lettering adventures:
This is a spread in my Bible study journal done after having a go at some of the exercises. Quite often I don't manage to arrange the words very well, but this time I'm pleased with how they came out, stacked neatly on one another.
The 'little black dress' outline.
Practicing in white on black. I enjoyed using the black lines to guide the size of the letters.
My first go - a few alphabets with different pens just to loosen up.
The 'playing' at the bottom is done using a dropper - there isn't much control which helps me to let go of perfection. The 'play' above was done with a paintbrush and then outlined with thick and thin markers to give a shadow.
Whoops! A bit blurry, but you get the idea.
I already used the little black dress outline quite a lot, but I really like the reverse one with a colour outline. Must use that more :)
What new skill are you working on?