James Gurney adorns his sketchbook covers with hand-lettered titles that I admire very much. See, e.g.: http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/20...ook-cover.html
I'm trying to do the same, but I'm a complete newb when it comes to calligraphy/lettering! I use the same sketchbook he does (Pentalic Aqua), and I have one jar of the same one-shot enamel paint he uses. But my results are not as good. Any general advice?
I gather he uses a watercolor pencil to sketch out his design before he paints. I need to try that! Also, I'm not sure what sort of brush to use. I'm using a couple of cheap small nylon brushes -- cheap because I'm not sure how to clean brushes holding this rather stubborn paint. Nor do I have any clue what "fonts" or styles to emulate.
Finally, is it hazardous to inhale this stuff? The product has a scary warning label. I've been lettering outdoors, but I can still smell it when I paint it on.