Tuesday, April 25, 2017

How-to Tuesday: Creative Writing

Today, I'm going to show you one way that I do creative writing. I'm using a quote that I found somewhere:

Dance like no one is watching, because they aren’t- they are checking their phones.
You will need a pencil, ruler, sheet of 8.5x11 inch white paper, fine line pen, colored pencils and watercolor pencils.

First, block out where you want the letters.
step one
I blocked out two big rectangles for silhouettes on either side of where of the words will go. Use a ruler to make sure your lines are as straight as possible, or your words will go li
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Next, pencil in the words. I like using different fonts on accented/important words. Sometimes I use 1001freefonts.com for ideas, but most of the time I make up my own fonts.
step two

Now, erase your guideline boxes.
step three

Then, add details. I put shadows and arrows and a few other fancy tidbits on my words.
step four
Now, use that fine line pen to put in only the lines you want to make permanent. Then erase the pencil lines.
step five
I even erased the guide boxes for the silhouettes, because they were just there to save a place.
Now, pencil in the silhouettes. I chose one girl dancer and one boy. I printed them off the internet and traced them. :) Pencil them in LIGHTLY!!!!

step six

Now, pull out those watercolor pencils. I shaded some color splotches in over the silhouettes and added water with my finger.
step seven

Next, use the pen again to put the silhouette outlines in. Do it carefully!
step eight
Alright, the final thing you do is add any last bits of color. I use colored pencils and add color in block letters and little details.
step nine
There it is! :) If you complete this project, I'd like to see a photo of it in the comments below! And you can use any quote you want! Some suggestions...

Be a froot loop in a world of cheerios.

Child, I am telling you your story, not hers. I tell no one any story but his own. –Aslan, the Horse and his Boy)

Quiet people have the loudest minds. –Stephen King

I never loose. I either win or learn.

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. –Abraham Lincoln

When something goes wrong, yell ‘plot twist’ and move on.

Of course, there a million plus one quotes out there. Have fun exploring! :)

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