Floral Versal Letters

I drew these versal letters to spell out the phrase, “Be the reason someone smiles today”. After I drew them, I added the floral illustrations in watercolor and filled the letters in slightly. Versal letters are based on the Roman Capital letters. They are meant to be decorative for headings and large initial letters, while the rest of the text on the page should be uniform. I love these because there’s so much room for variation and decoration.

Click the image below for a behind the scenes look of how I created a wall hanging for a nursery. This was my first commission using a similar type of letters called Lombardic!