EXERCISE 5 | LEAVING YOUR COMFORT ZONE!

Up to this point, you have been using a relatively classic style of script lettering to expand on your skeleton. Now it is time to explore some more modern styles.

ACCENTUATING CONTRASTS

Take a new piece of paper and place it on top of your last version. Now add a considerable amount of thickness to the thicks and thins. Do not be afraid to saturate your piece with graphite. The contrast will give an assertive style and more personality to your work.

Here are two successive versions of my lettering piece, showing a progressive thickening of the thicks and thins. You will notice that the style changes considerably from one piece to the next. The end product is still very clearly handwriting, but drawing ...

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