know that it is Autumn, but I’m too used to Easter in the Northern Hemisphere, so I’m doing Spring type things. Like having a sort out of various stacks of stuff. Then I got distracted from collecting all my teddy bears onto a bench for checking and cleaning, to looking at the book shelves that contain craft and hobby type books.
The one that I’ve pulled off the shelf to have a look at over lunch is Frank Webb’s Let’s Draw. It is a book to encourage children to doodle and draw from letters and numbers. I remember doing most of the exercises, but no longer have any record of my attempts.
Then I thought, I’ll have a go again and perhaps I can use them as initial caps (drop caps) a bit like the illuminated manuscripts we saw in a library in the UK.
My first attempt had the elephant facing to the left which meant the letter was closest to the margin.
I flipped the image, and also attempted to make the letter ‘I’ blacker with the GIMP‘s Paintbrush Tool. But I think what it needs is for me to be more confident about using my 3B pencil to draw the line, in fact, all the lines.
No great art, but I have had fun working through the possibilities. Also, the exercise has unearthed another Easter time task. And that’s to get the sticky and powdered foam that has disintegrated (from age) in my pencil box 😦