26 Words in Basic Strokes – Word 1 – amazing

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of 26 Words in Basic Strokes, today’s word is “amazing”! In this video series I’m breaking one word a day into it’s basic modern calligraphy strokes. I’m keeping it simple, no flourishing or bouncing, just the basic strokes.

If you need an overview of the basic strokes, you can go to the introduction video in the series, I walk you through each stroke there.

Let’s get right to today’s word, “amazing”. If you prefer reading keep scrolling.

26 WORDS IN BASIC STROKES – WORD 1 – AMAZING

Hello and welcome to 26 Words in Basic Strokes. I’m Riëtte and I’m excited to show you how to break down the first word. Remember, I’ll be keeping it simple. No flourishes, no bouncing, just the basic strokes. If you aren’t sure what the basic strokes are, go
to the intro video of the series, I walk you through each of them there. Grab your pen or pencil and paper and let’s break down the first word, “amazing”.

You’re going to start with an upstroke that doesn’t quite reach the x-height.

26 Words in Basic Strokes Word 1 amazing

Next you’ll create an oval.

The next stroke is an upside down or reverse compound curve.

Then an overturn stroke.

A compound curve, the last stroke must stop it before it reaches the x-height.

Next, you’ll create an oval.

Another upside down or reverse compound curve.

A modified descending stroke, the descending stroke for the ‘z’.

Upstroke.

Upside down or reverse compound curve.

A compound curve, again, not quite reaching the x-height.

Oval.

Descending stroke.

Upstroke.

Now let’s connect all these strokes. Upstroke.

Oval.

Upside down or reverse compound curve.

Overturn stroke.

Compound curve.

Oval.

Upside down or reverse compound curve.

Modified descending stroke.

Upstroke.

Upside down or reverse compound curve.

Compound curve.

Oval.

Descending stroke.

Upstroke.

And don’t forget to dot the i.

I hope you enjoyed writing the word amazing. I’ll be back tomorrow with the second word.

I would love to see your practice strokes and words, tag me on Instagram using #26wordsinbasicstrokes.

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  1. Introduction and overview

Happy Creating!

Riëtte Cawthorn

Hello, I'm Riëtte, a quiet creative with odd ideas - wife to Alvin, mommy to three awesome kids and blessed child of God. I enjoy illustration, surface pattern design, lettering and calligraphy, paper crafts and crochet. Creating art and showing others how to do the things that I love makes me really happy.

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