Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Last part of Happy Summer

Hello :)
Back again with the last part of the kit. I'm off work for this week and it's lovely not having to set the alarm clock and to be able just doing what I like :)
So far I have finished one Christmas present , 2 watercolor paintings and a lot of lettering practice.

If you are interested in learning to letter Dawn Nicole has not only a lot of practice and coloring sheets to print on her site,http://cf.bydawnnicole.com/ and a FREE art and Lettering class on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/dawnnicoledesigns/permalink/939183546172838/?comment_id=939758339448692&notif_t=group_comment_reply
 but Tombow also have a 17 page lettering practice book to download and print .
http://blog.tombowusa.com/free-printables/ and http://tombowusa.com/lettering-practice-sheets.html
To get the calligraphy effect you have to get used to do light upwards strokes and press a little more to get the fat down strokes.
Plus the drawing , doodling and watercolor practice is so much fun !
Here are some of the September challenges I completed.
Fall leaves and acorns (here's a close up)
Another challenge was the keyword "Harvest Moon"
And then pattern and lettering practice : learning to draw argyle and plaid patterns as backgrounds
 It's a lot easier and quicker in Photoshop , but it takes patience and some skill to do it by hand .
As with everything ....practice makes perfect !

And if you do traditional scrapbooking or want to create your own greeting cards , this kind of hand lettering will look great on your pages.

But now the last part for Happy Summer

And for the next freebie I will be giving you my Autumn Symphony , a little Fall themed kit .
First part next post ...so you have something to look forward to ;)
Until then , stay creative !
Hugs Snowy


Edna B said...

Your artwork is coming along nicely. You're right, practice does make perfect. I used to love drawing and painting, but alas I haven't done any of it for years. When I had my ceramics store, my daughters and I taught a lot of folks to paint really well. A couple even became master painters and made us really proud.

Sad to say, the days are getting shorter. This ushers in some wonderful weather, but it's the winter cold that I'm not crazy about.

Enjoy your time off. Have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Lana said...

Thank you for such a wonderful, free kit.

smiekeltje said...

Calligraphy is not easy but great to do. I did it for a little time, but never really continued with it I still have the special fountain pens for it, and a little book so I could start over again Who knows, perhaps in winter.
ou have a great week ahead of good weather and fantastic that you are free of work
enjoy it to the full.