Why no Drawing Video today?! Because I am applying the seat of my pants to the seat of my chair and I am writing. I’m about 8,500 words into my 25,000 word children’s novel. My editor has brough forward the publication date, so I really need to get the first draft finished as soon as possible.
Need a drawing fix? The head over to my other channel www.youtube.com/drawstuffrealeasy, where I am doing Drawings from my book – published 17th May – called How to Draw Ancient Greek Stuff Real Easy –
It’s easy to produce perfect type designs on a computer which means that you can have a lot of fun when you draw type by hand.
Because Mechanical or computer type is perfect, it means yours doesn’t have to be – in fact, it’s your imperfections that add interest to the lettering.
Getting understanding of how typefaces are put together will allow you to practice until you can start writing in fancy type as if it was your own handwriting. In fact it will be your own handwriting because as you practice, you will add your own spirit to the typeface and it will become your very own type style font.
This video is ALL CAPITALS – or UPPER CASE – next week I will do the lower case and numbers. You can see them here: https://youtu.be/LcuPbPioxq8
Capitals are called Upper Case because in the old days, when type was made from bits of metal, the capital letters were all held in the top or upper case, and the small letters were in the Lower Case – so they became known as lower case letters!