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Scan them with any scanning device that you have, then use a graphics program with "layers", which is where you can put multiple images on top of each other so that you can see through them, kind of like the wax paper that construction designers might use to lay out a floor plan. Photoshop is great, but a couple free alternatives are Gimp or Paint.net. ...
I think you would want to make your characters into vectors, and then use IcoMoon to generate the font: http://icomoon.io/ Edit: Or you could try http://www.glyphsapp.com/
In fact at present any type of task management software offers graphical dashbords to see the status of the tasks. The tools offered are useful and, in fact, I use the same software called Comindware to see how I cope with the situation and the amount of work.
I would recommend using Blender, an open source 3D modeling program with a rather large community. In fact, a quick search turned up Blender-specific answers here and here.
Expanding on Scott's comment a bit... Here's why vector design applications like Adobe Illustrator (also, Corel Draw, Inkscape) are much much better suited for icon / pictogram design than raster / pixel design applications like Photoshop: Simple icons like these tend to be based on simple geometric shapes, lines and curves: You don't get any benefit ...
As the publisher of a church monthly "newsletter" (actually a 32-page booklet), I can't afford Quark or Indesign. Of several low-cost DSP programs, Scribus has been the best. But presently, a new update has made it very frustrating. One has to set a default font for the entire document, and then fight for every other font he wants to use. But they'll get ...
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