Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My Alphabet Practice for Today

This lettering piece is my abc practice for today. Even though I started with a sketch composition everything changed as each letter was drawn. At times I turned the template layer view off and drew by intuition and flow.

The initial sketches.

The composite image created from the sketches. This was the drawing template.

This image shows the difference between finished lettering and the drawing template. The drawing template is just a starting point. It's good to let things happen along the way that are not planned.


  1. Alan, your work is amazing, and very inspiring, what type of pen are you using with this project to produce the strokes in your roughshod.

  2. Thanks for the compliment Michael

    I have found that Pitt bold tip brush markers and ZIG calligraphy markers work rather well for quick sketches. The tip will remain pointed for quite a while with both markers.