26 Words in Basic Strokes – Word 15 – Original

Welcome back to 26 Words in Basic Strokes – a video series where I’m breaking down one word a day for 26 days into the basic modern calligraphy strokes. Today’s word is “original”. Grab your pens/pencils and papers and let’s practice together.

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26 Words in Basic Strokes – Word 15 – Original

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 flourishing, 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 “original”.

Start with an upstroke that doesn’t quite reach the x-height.

26 words in basic strokes word 16 original

Next you have an oval.

Next you have a connector dot to go from the oval to the x-height.

Next you have a connector dot to go from the oval to the x-height.

Now you move on to an underturn stroke. This one starts where the connector dot ended.

And then you have another underturn stroke. This one ends before it reaches the x-height.

An oval.

A descender stroke.

An upstroke.

An upside down or reverse compound curve.

A compound curve. The exit stroke doesn’t quite reach the x-height.

An oval.

An underturn stroke.

And an l-stroke.

Let’s connect all the strokes.

Upstroke.

Oval.

Connector dot.

Connector dot.

Underturn stroke.

Underturn stroke.

Oval.

Descending stroke.

Upstroke.

Upside down or reverse compound curve.

Compound curve.

Oval.

Underturn stroke.

L-stroke.

And remember to dot your “i’s”.

And that’s the word “original”.

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
  12. Word 11 – kindness
  13. Word 12 – lovely
  14. Word 13 – miracle
  15. Word 14 – nature

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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