"A huge component of the process of making art is the making of meaning – taking stimuli, sorting it, reconstructing it and communicating it."
Draw Your Words is a series of sixteen (16) hand-lettering tutorials and resources with an array of drawing and writing exercises to challenge you to think about how you "shape" or draw your words.
Alphabetized: Drawing the alphabet. My example is in dip pen and india ink; you can draw with any pen you wish.
Block Letters: Lettering exercises with a pen or marker. Helping you see letters as shapes. Making use of negative space and drawing block letters.
The Purple Page: Creating art journal page using acrylics, a rubber brayer, collage and hand-lettering. My example is in a children's book, you'll need some sort of heavy paper or cardboard plus acrylic paints.
Alphabet Journal Flip-Thru: A journal where I practice hand-lettering and devise new lettering ideas, with mandalas and doodles too.
Doodle Letters One: Drawing letters and adding kooky doodle patterns inside.
The Yellow Page: Creating an art journal page using acrylics, a brush, collage and hand-lettering with a brush and high flow acrylic paint.
Repeat and s-t-r-e-t-c-h: A quick tip about space planning and writing BIG letters.
White Lettering: A quick tutorial about using white high flow acrylic paint to write on dark art journal backgrounds.
Doodle Letters Two: Colorful silly doodle letters in Dr. Seuss style.
Groovy Letters: Graffiti-esque lettering tips.
Resources: For those wishing to explore modern calligraphy and playful lettering.
Variations Galore: Spark your creativity by brainstorming lettering ideas.
Alphabetication: An example of letter play using various inks and nibs.
Doodle Letters Three: Taking what you've learned and creating words and phrases with your doodly lettering.
Doodle Bonus: More lettering ideas.