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General Categories => Copperplate, Engrosser's Script, Roundhand Calligraphy => Topic started by: Erica McPhee on July 13, 2021, 11:00:32 AM

Title: Copperplate Ascender Strokes - 2 Versions
Post by: Erica McPhee on July 13, 2021, 11:00:32 AM
I thought I would share this here. There are two ways to accomplish an ascender stroke while doing Copperplate (Engrosser's Script, Engraver's Script, Roundhand). The first is to start at the midline and go up and over counterclockwise in one stroke. The second is to start at the top and go down on the left. Then go back up and add the right hand side, including the curve and perhaps a slight shade on the right.

Some folks find it difficult to make the overturn in one fell swoop the first way and others find it difficult to get a smooth connection and overturn in the second. I suggest trying it both ways and see which one you prefer.

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I hope that is helpful! As always, let me know if there are any questions, suggestions, or comments.  ;D
Title: Re: Copperplate Ascender Strokes - 2 Versions
Post by: Ken Fraser on July 16, 2021, 07:45:30 AM
I always produce the ascender in a single stroke as b in the top line. Occasionally I'll add the small right-sided shade separately.