I thought I would start to share a few more behind the scenes peeks from the process behind my creating- there’s lots over on instagram, and here’s a tutorial for how to brush-letter a phrase. Brushlettering seems to be very popular at the moment- I was drawn to it mainly because I was using watercolours and my subject matter was largely quotes, Bible verses and lyrics which I wanted to remember and have up visibly around the place.
Here’s some photos and some how-to for painting a simple phrase.
1.Draw out your words- here I chose ‘be thou my vision’, a song I love. Letter it lightly with pencil so that it doesn’t show through your paint or ink. Sketching a few variations out on separate paper can be a good idea first to get an idea of your overall composition before putting it onto your paper (I’m using watercolour paper).
3. Make sure to add in the dots to ‘i’ and ‘j’ letters- I often look back and realise they’re missing! Have a look over the phrase as a whole to make sure the colours are consistent and there aren’t any gaps.
Remember- practise makes perfect, and the key is to find your own style of writing and painting that works for you. Try doing several different phrases, or the same one in a few styles. Do tag me on instagram with any lettering you do try!