Rib­bon Al­pha­bet

CardMaker - - Hand Lettering For Cards - Let­ter­ing and pro­ject by Nancy Burke

This al­pha­bet can ei­ther be drawn fol­low­ing a base­line or freestyle with let­ters slightly be­low or above the ad­ja­cent let­ter. Prac­tice first by draw­ing on a base­line and then, when com­fort­able, ex­per­i­ment with let­ter place­ment.

1. Lightly draw ba­sic script low­er­case let­ters. Be sure to leave enough space be­tween each let­ter so that you have plenty of room to widen let­ter lines and add dec­o­ra­tive de­tails.

2. Go back over your let­ter lines, widen­ing, in­ter­sect­ing and crossing them as shown. Draw “notches” at the ends of your widened lines to sim­u­late notched rib­bon ends.

3. Trace over lines with a fine-point per­ma­nent pen or marker. Erase orig­i­nal pen­cil lines.

4. Us­ing two or more col­ors of mark­ers, water­color or reg­u­lar pen­cils, shade in all ar­eas of the let­ters, al­ter­nat­ing col­ors. ●

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