Welcome back to 26 Words in Basic Strokes, a video series where I’m breaking down one word a day into its basic calligraphy strokes. Today’s word is “journey”. Click on the video below to watch. If you prefer reading and still images, keep scrolling…
26 WORDS IN BASIC STROKES – WORD 10 – JOURNEY
Hello and welcome back to 26 Words in Basic Strokes. I’m Riëtte and I’m breaking down one word a day for 26 days into the basic calligraphy strokes. We’re keeping it simple, no flourishes, no bouncing. If you need an overview of the basic strokes I break them down in the Introduction video of this series. Today is word 10 – today’s word is “journey”.
We start with an upstroke.
Next we have a descending stroke.
Another upstroke that doesn’t quite reach the x-height.
A connector dot and underturn stroke combination.
An underturn stroke.
A connector dot.
A reverse or upside down compound curve that starts where the connector dot ended.
A compound curve. The exit stroke finishes before it reaches the x-height.
An e-stroke and compound curve combination.
A descending stroke.
And an upstroke.
Now let’s put them all together.
Connector dot and underturn stroke combination.
Upside down or reverse compound curve.
E-stroke and compound curve combination.
Remember to dot your “j”.
And that’s the word “journey”.
I would love to see your practice. Tag me on Instagram using #26wordsinbasicstrokes. Thank you so much for watching, I’ll see you tomorrow with another word.
PREVIOUS VIDEOS IN THIS SERIEs
- Introduction and overview
- Word 1 – amazing
- Word 2 – beautiful
- Word 3 – courageous
- Word 4 – daring
- Word 5 – encourage
- Word 6 – faithful
- Word 7 – gracious
- Word 8 – happy
- Word 9 – inspire