In my Facebook group -
Zentangle All Around -
we are working on letter art this week.
I set up a Pinterest board showing different
types of lettering - some fun, some serious,
some decorative. Just examples - you can
see them here.
I chose this page of letters to work with.
I knew that I wanted to work in an arc,
so I set up two lines in pencil
and roughly divided the space into the
number of letters I was going to use.
Next, I sketched out the letters in pencil -
knowing that I would eventually erase the lines.
Once I was happy with the placement,
I outlined the letters with a sharpie fine liner.
I elongated the top legs of the letter K
and put a spear through the crossbar of the F.
Happy with that, I erased my pencil lines
and began tangling some of the letters.
For me, this was the difficult part.
Deciding what patterns to use in the letters.
Where I made mistakes, I just thickened the
lines. Yes, it is supposed to look like that.
Thank you :).
I wanted the letters to look like they were floating
over the background, so I drew some
ribbon lines and began adding some airways -
that's the flower looking designs along
I used Schmincke watercolors to add some color.
(And I just noticed that I forgot about the arc
and made those ribbon lines straight.
Oh well. The best laid plans of mice and men.
Or some such nonsense.)