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More Creative Lettering
I love to doodle flowers and floral patterns, which tend to be more on the girly side. This project combines that with my love for using the shapes as letters in my art.

Posted by GMC Group Published See GMC Group's 284 projects » © 2019 Jenny Doh / GMC Publications · Reproduced with permission. · More Creative Lettering by Jenny Doh, published by Lark (£14.99, available from www.thegmcgroup.com)
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  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Doodle Letter Silhouette - Step 1
    Step 1

    On a piece of white copy paper, use a mechanical pencil to sketch out your letter of choice. I made an M in script but you can use any letter you like, with or without serifs. Thicken or plump your letter, making the lines at least ⅛ to ¼ inch (3 to 6 mm) thick. This doesn’t have to be super neat because it’s just going to be your example (A).

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Doodle Letter Silhouette - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using your sketch as your guide, use a mechanical pencil to draw the outlines of your letter very, very lightly on the heavyweight paper.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Doodle Letter Silhouette - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using watercolors and a small paintbrush, create a messy wash in the area around your letter, leaving the space inside the letter white. You can extend the watercolors to the edge of your paper or have it fade out in an organic shape. Let the paint dry.

  • Step 4

    Erase any remaining pencil marks.

  • Step 5

    Using gel pens in assorted colors, add doodles and patterns to your watercolor background. Add more washes of watercolor in between the doodles, and use colored pencils to create faint patterns. Be careful not to get any of the doodling and coloring inside the body of the white letter.

  • Step 6

    Use the graphite pencil to draw a drop shadow on the bottom and left sides of your letter.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Doodle Letter Silhouette - Step 7
    Step 7

    Dip a small paintbrush in water and lightly wash over your pencil marks, creating a slightly transparent shadow.

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