Lettering Daily June Challenge

By the end of May the lockdown was taking it’s toll slightly, and whilst I have had a trickle of work, a 2 year old, many DIY and personal creative projects and normal life to get on with, I decided to take on another challenge…

Lettering Daily teamed up with @calligraphymasters and held a June Lettering challenge. Here are the prompts…

And here are my pieces…

As you can see, these vary wildly from very finished and skilful to doodles and in one case, a photo of just my practice runs as I was struggling with paper and ink bleed…

I tried very hard to try some different styles, and come back to them a few times, and I was studying for a course on uncial calligraphy so here’s a bit of that in there too…! I enjoyed the 3D lettering, and the pencil sketching, but found it difficult to think of an idea, mock it up a few times, and then do it in ink/paint etc. all in one day, day after day… but that was the challenge…! The photos vary from being well lit and nicely composed, to dark and snappy… sometimes it was late at night and I was tired.

The final prompt tied in with the end of my Uncial course which asked for a scanned in piece of calligraphy to be turned into a digital file, and I was so pleased with the results I thought I’d post it too! (More about these courses soon.)

I think I’ll give daily challenges a miss for a little while, I am getting a bit busy, but this was a good way to spend some time and improve some skills. You can see work from others participating in this challenge on Instagram #cmldchallenge.

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