26 Words in Basic Strokes – Word 11 – kindness

It’s time for 26 Words in Basic Strokes again! Today’s word is “kindness”. Not sure what I’m talking about? Everyday for 26 days I am breaking down one word a day into its basic modern calligraphy strokes.

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26 WORDS IN BASIC STROKES – WORD 11 – KINDNESS

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’s word is kindness and it has one or two new strokes.

First we start with an upstroke.

26 Words in Basic Strokes Word 11 kindness

Our next stroke is an ascending stroke.

26 Words in Basic Strokes Word 11 kindness

Our next stroke is a new stroke… It starts at the baseline, thin up and before we reach the x-height we’re going to loop back down, thick, and connect it in the middle of the baseline and the x-height.

Next we have another new stroke – we are going to start where we stopped, and we are going to pull down toward the baseline and then loop back up toward the x-height, almost in a v-shape with a thin upstroke.

Our next stroke is a reverse or upside down compound curve.

Next we have a compound curve, the exit stroke doesn’t quite reach the x-height.

Next we have an oval.

Our next stroke is a l-stroke or t-stroke combined with an overturn stroke.

Next we have a compound curve. Again, the exit stroke does not quite reach the x-height.

Next we have an e-stroke.

S-stroke.

Upstroke.

S-stroke.

Now let’s connect them all.

Upstroke.

Ascending stroke.

Ascending loop for the “k”.

Descending v-stroke for the “k”.

Reverse of upside down compound curve.

Compound curve.

Oval.

L or T-stroke combination with an overturn stroke.

Compound curve.

E-stroke.

S-stroke.

Upstroke.

S-stroke.

Remember to dot the “i”.

And that’s the word “kindness”.

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

  1. Introduction and overview
  2. Word 1 – amazing
  3. Word 2 – beautiful
  4. Word 3 – courageous
  5. Word 4 – daring
  6. Word 5 – encourage
  7. Word 6 – faithful
  8. Word 7 – gracious
  9. Word 8 – happy
  10. Word 9 – inspire
  11. Word 10 – journey

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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