26 Words in Basic Strokes – Word 12 – lovely

Hello! The word for today’s 26 Words in Basic Strokes video series is “lovely”. Grab your pens/pencils and paper and practice with me. Remember, we’re keeping it simple, no flourishing or bouncing, just the basic modern calligraphy strokes. I give you an overview of the basic strokes in the Introduction video of this series.

Hit play to watch today’s video. If you prefer reading and still images, keep scrolling. Most importantly, have fun!

26 words in basic strokes -word 12 – lovely

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 and 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 lovely. Let’s get started.

We’ll start with an upstroke.

Move on to an l or t-stroke – Remember it’s a combination of an ascending stroke and an underturn stroke.

Then we have an oval.

Next we have a combination of a connector dot and an underturn stroke, and the exit stroke of the underturn stroke can stop before you reach the x-height.

Another connector dot.

An e-stroke.

A combination l-stroke and compound curve, so you move from your l-stroke directly into your compound curve.

A descending stroke.

And an upstroke.

Let’s connect all these strokes.




Connector dot and underturn stroke combination.

Connector dot.


L-stroke and compound curve combination.

Descending stroke.


And that’s the word lovely.

26 Words in Basic Strokes Word 12 Lovely

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.


  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
  12. Word 11 – kindness

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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