Anatomy of a design
I will be showing you how I design for stone carving.
The sketch is at half scale in this instance, with the carving to be done on a piece of sandstone, 300mm by 300mm. The text is a line from a Louis MacNeice poem. You will notice the free flowing lettering, with letter height at c40mm, for the ascenders.
This may be adjusted as the drawing develops into a final version.
The letter design is my own style, with use of a capital G prominent and the ampersand (in the original text this is spelt out, and).
The drawing is done on tracing paper, using a 2H pencil.