Monday, September 16, 2013

219 Short Shadow

Sometimes I like to imagine that letters are vertical, stand-alone figures that can cast a shadow.  Here, in Short Shadow, they look like they do.  
Write this in four stages; 
  1. First write the simple black letters [here they are Roman but you can choose any style].  
  2. Add a pencil guideline halfway up the letter height.  
  3. Add pencil lines at an angle (60° here) so the shadows will all follow the same slant. 
  4. Write the slanted lines using gray ink. 

If your black ink is water-soluble, or if your gray ink is opaque, you may need to reverse the sequence.

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