Now taking a class for a few hours does not a lettering artist make. Not by a long shot. Even though I had some previous calligraphy knowledge and skill this type of art was a bit more challenging than I thought it would be. I'm still struggling with the layout/design part. Like all art, it just takes time, practice, patience, and a willingness to create. So here's my beginner projects for the beginning of a new year.
Supplies used: Generals White Charcoal Pencil, Faber Castell Eraser, Canson Mi-Teintes Paper in black.
Important note! you know when you erase something with a pencil you just automatically brush away the eraser bits form the paper? Well don't do that with this medium! I can't tell you how many times I "brushed" and then smudged my lettering. Grrrrr... But hey the eraser did a great job!
I cannot take credit for the snowglobe design. I saw a similar image on wrapping paper and in a magazine so I used that idea to create a similar image. Even saw a similar image on Pinterest - so its a popular one. I like how it turned out.