I hope you’ve been having fun with the Harry Potter inspired art projects this week. Today, we’ll focus on another of my favorite Dumbledore quotes, but please feel free to doodle letter your own favorite quote(s). The purpose of these projects is to inspire you to create art, not tell you what you have to do. Use them as a “jumping off” point and just have fun!
Gather your art supplies and let’s create a doodle lettering art piece!
You will need:
- Watercolor or Mixed Media paper
- Markers (I used these, but I also use these and these, which are more affordable options)
- Black Micron artist pen
- Kneaded eraser
- Notebook or graph paper (to plan out design & practice letters)
- Ruler (optional)
Step 1: Choose one of your favorite quotes from the Harry Potter universe, then determine how you want to lay out the quote.
Step 2: Practice fun & different ways to make your letters (click here for inspiration). Use notebook or graph paper to play around with your lettering styles, size and spacing.
Step 3: Once you’ve decided on your favorite doodle lettering (or made up your own), write out the quote according to the layout you determined in Step 1.
Step 4: Now, count each letter and space in each line to determine where the center of each sentence will be. This will help you create a more centered quote.
Step 5: Once you’ve got your count of letters and spaces, lightly draw a line down the center of your watercolor or mixed media paper, both horizontally and vertically.
Optional: Draw light grid lines over entire page to help keep your letters aligned.
Step 6: Lightly draw in your quote with your doodle lettering. Erase and make adjustments as needed.
Step 7: Once you’ve got your quote the way you like it, carefully outline it with your black permanent artist pen. Erase any stray pencil marks that show through, as well as your grid lines.
Optional: Add a light wash of watercolor over the background to make your letters pop.
Step 8: Fill in loops and open spaces of your doodle lettering with your favorite colored markers.
I’d love to see your completed project(s)! If you’d like them posted to our student art gallery, then email the pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come back tomorrow and we’ll get our hands sticky once again with another mixed media art piece!
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Alisha Gratehouse is an artist, art instructor, minister’s wife, and homeschooling mom of three. Her days are filled with creating, painting, writing, drinking lots of tea, laughing with (and at) her family, and spontaneously bursting forth into song. Alisha is the author of several books including, A Life That Flourishes.