26 Words in Basic Strokes – Word 2 – beautiful

Welcome back to 26 Words in Basic Strokes! I’m breaking down one word a day into its basic modern calligraphy strokes, no bouncing, no flourishing.

Today’s word is “beautiful”.

Haven’t seen the previous videos? In the introduction I show you what tools I’ll be using and walk you through the basic strokes.

Now let’s learn how to write the word “beautiful”. Prefer reading? Scroll past the video for text and still images.

26 WORDS IN BASIC STROKES – WORD 2- BEAUTIFUL

Hello and welcome back to 26 Words in Basic Strokes. I’m Riëtte and today we are breaking down another word into basic strokes. We are
keeping it simple. No flourishing or bouncing, just the basic modern calligraphy strokes. Need a refresher? Go to the intro video of this series. I walk you through them one by one. Let’s get to breaking down today’s word. Today’s word is “beautiful”.

Start with an upstroke.

26 Words in Basic Strokes Word 2 beautiful

Next is an ascending stroke.

Reverse oval.

Upstroke – Stop before you reach the x-height.

E-stroke.

Oval.

Underturn stroke. That’s number one.

Underturn stroke. Number two.

Underturn stroke. Number three.

L or T stroke. It’s an ascending and underturn stroke combined.

Underturn stroke. Number four.

F-stroke. This is an ascending and reverse descending stroke combined.

Upstroke.

Underturn stroke, that’s number five.

Underturn stroke, number six.

L or T stroke.

Now let’s connect them.
Upstroke.

Ascending stroke.

Reverse oval.

Upstroke.

E-stroke.

Oval.

Underturn stroke.

Underturn stroke.

Underturn stroke.

L or T stroke.

Underturn stroke.

F-stroke.

Upstroke.

Underturn stroke.

Underturn stroke.

L or T Stroke.

Don’t forget to cross the t and dot the i.

And that’s the word “beautiful”. I hope you had fun following along.

I would love to see your practice, tag me on Instagram using #26wordsinbasicstrokes so I’ll be sure to see your practice. I’ll be back tomorrow with the next word.

PREVIOUS VIDEOS IN THIS SERIEs

  1. Introduction and overview
  2. Word 1 – amazing

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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