Friday, November 6, 2015
lettering lesson for bridget
it is heresy to good lettering to cram every letter into the same size box. so, i may be in big trouble. however, if you try this method, after you get some consistency going, then, when you switch to regular lines (not graph) paper, your brain will adjust and make the wider letters a smidge wider and the narrower letters a smidge narrower.
i recommend using that tipped oval shape rather than a circle because it is easier and more forgiving than a circle. if you have a lot of patience and time, you can always work on precise circles. but, my *lazy* style can be rather stylish. it can look like architects writing, from back in the day when they actually wrote. nudge-nudge to someone i know who is a budding envelope artist with a degree in architectural design (ivy leaguer, too)
now....i'm not sure this will be easy if you are left handed. i have to find a lefty who will try it and give me some feedback.