Art Techniques | 19 October 2016Playing with Letters Share article facebook twitter google pinterest What is letter play? Letter play is taking a letter from the alphabet and using markers, crayons, colored pencils or anything else you have around and creating a fun and different way of writing it. Sort of like creating your own font…or drop cap! Pen & Ink Playbook we see how to draw/write the letter “M”. Take one letter or your whole name and see what you can create! Choose a letter, such as your initial, one with a contour that you like, or anything else. Draw a frame for it with your pencil and ruler, if needed. Choose colors and start filling its shape with motifs and patterns that you like. They can be abstract, botanical, food-related—the possibilities are endless, so have fun! TIP: Alternatively, you can work on a word that you like and create unique lettering for that word. When painting it, you can communicate its meaning or just play around with colors and shapes. Buy from an Online Retailer US: “For Coloring Book Graduates!” Draw and design right on the pages of this fun, modern, approachable practice and inspiration book focusing on one of the most popular drawing tools – pen and ink of all kinds! This playful, colorful exercise book is filled with fun, contemporary, beautiful illustrations by leading illustrator Ana Montiel. Explore using pen and ink of all types. Whether you like to sketch with the ballpoint pen you carry in your pocket, or want to try using pens and all the exciting new liquid inks–this volume of the Playbook Series is for you. The creative exercises in The Pen & Ink Playbook explore mark making that is both graphic as well as painterly. Learn how to use alcohol inks, which provide deep fluid color, as well as subtle line work to create geometrics, sketches, and texture. Activities include professional tips and tricks that will enhance artists’ skills as they work through the book. Each spread has one page filled with art examples and an exercise, with room to create right in the book. The Pen & Ink Playbook is printed on high-quality, uncoated paper, allowing you to doodle or draw anywhere that inspiration strikes. Explore texture, pattern drawing, geometrics, meditative doodling and more with this all-in-one learning and practice book. This is a great volume for artists, designers, doodlers, illustrators, painters, pattern illustrators, and zentanglers of all ages. You will not want to miss it! Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.