A really quick way to get authentic-looking medieval lettering.
You will need:
Have a look at this fantastic medieval gothic writing.
Medieval sign writers and the apprentices spent years perfecting their techniques.
But here's a really quick way to cheat - just think curvy diamonds.
Follow the shape of a normal diamond but draw it with curved lines - like the one on the right of this picture.
|Build up the shape of letters using different size curvy diamonds, like this.|
|To make an "L" into an "E", just add a couple more diamonds.|
|You could even add a couple of lines to make it look more ornate.|
|If you colour them in black they look really medieval.|
|It works for lower case lettering too.|
|You could use medieval lettering on posters...|
|...or for covering books.|
|Go on, have a go at creating ornate medieval lettering...|
|...out of curvy diamonds.|