How to Draw Mummy Text
I created a mummy! No, I am not Dr. Frankenstein creating a monster or an Egyptian of old preparing a Pharoah for the afterlife. Nothing like that. I just created mummy font. An easy way to create a Halloween lettering effect without having to be fancy schmancy. In the video, I give you the how to draw your own mummy text with a step-by-step method of lettering mummified words with hints, tips & tricks.
Here are some tips from the video:
#1 Font Tip:
You will lose detail from your word sketch, do not use a font with a lot of details.
#2 Font Tip:
Start with a thicker-font type (Arial Black is what I used for inspiration for the initial text) – that way you can show more great mummy details!
#3 Mummy Tip
Use different shapes such as triangles going in opposite directions to create variety in the wrapping.
#4 Mummy Tip
Add some rectangles in the mix of the triangles to create variety
#5 Mummy Tip
Start in different corners to give even more variety
#6 Mummy Tip
Extend your ‘wrappings’ beyond the lines of your sketched text to make it look bulky like a bandage
#7 Mummy Tip
When going around corners or curves, think of that time you hurt your knee or elbow and wrapped it with that bulky ace bandage? Think about how it stretched around your knee or elbow and bunched up in the crook of the inner part of your elbow. Do the same thing with the triangles around the curves.
#8 Tying it off
Like toilet paper trailing after an unsuspecting person exiting a public bathroom make it flow like a ribbon. You could also connect two letters together with a single ribbon connector instead of ending each one separately like I did.
#9 Bonus Techniques for Drawing the Mummy Text
Use this in other ways like wrapping the stems of flowers for a rustic bouquet or making a sweet, swaddled baby for celebrating at Christmas time or when a new baby arrives in your life.
#10 Super-Speedy Version of the video
This super-speedy version is the perfect size to share!
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This would go perfectly in a bullet journal or planner for Halloween – just to change-up the headers for a month or week!