Today's Scripture

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

2 Corinthians 10:17-18

But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.

I decided to do things a little differently today.... 

First I started with this: a drawing I did waiting for a day I would need, or want to use it.... What I usually do is draw something in pencil then scan that to color it, so I always have the uncolored original (I explained that in a past post)  I would normally print this out and go from here....

 But today I decided to take an existing True Type Font, CK Paris and paste the text inside the opening like this:

But, you'll notice that everything is very straight and not at all "hand drawn" looking, at least not like anything I would do, which usually isn't straight at all... soooooo, I changed it to this: ..

I broke all the text apart and worked one letter at time, stretching, pulling and moving nodes..sometimes one at a a lot of the same letters are different, not all, no point in totally reinventing the wheel!

When I finished all that work I finally printed it out as shown above and began work coloring it in. The first thing I did was go over every letter with a sharpie, filling in the white spaces and thickening the lines so that it looked even more natural ....I added some pattern to some of the squiggles, then colored everything.

I then re-scanned it and added the black and white boarder.

To be honest with you I think I would have been just as content with  the black and white version, because you know, I am partial to black and white!  

And the good news is, because I did it the way I did, I can have it either way!  

It was a fun experiment but I could have actually hand drawn each letter MUCH quicker!  I don't expect I'll be doing it again.  I will say though, the advantage to it is that I was able to space everything out so that there was room at the end!  I did one last night (a different scripture, not colored yet) 100% by hand and I ran out of room for the last word!!!  I had to erase the whole bottom line and re-do it!!  And yes, I quick sketched it but I never follow those lines ... and this time I paid the price!

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