I've decided to make an entire typeface for the 7TON project. The concept of the type will be based on 19th-century ornamented typefaces. The type will be handdrawn to give it some schwung. This is more the less the method of drawing them.
I printed out sheets with a orthogonal grid on them (same dimensions architects use). These are the templates for my typeface.
Then I trace these sketches.
Then I add shadows (in photoshop).
And then I convert them to bitmap with a line-raster (the actual raster will be much finer, this is just an example).
This will be more or less the process. So far I've done like 9 letters... keep you updated