26 Words in Basic Strokes – Word 23 – wonderful

It’s time for 26 Words in Basic Strokes again. Can you believe we are breaking down word number 23 today already? Today’s word is “wonderful”. Grab your pen/pencil and paper and practice with me. Remember we’re keeping it simple and if you need an overview of the tools I’m using and the basic strokes, I go over all of that in the Introduction video.

Slow down, breathe and have fun. Click on the video below to watch or keep scrolling if you prefer still images.

26 Words in Basic Strokes – Word 23 – wonderful

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 we are breaking down word number 23 – wonderful.

We’ll start with an upstroke.

Move on to an underturn stroke.

Another underturn stroke.

A connector dot.

An oval.

A connector dot that goes into an overturn stroke. So a combination of a connector dot and an overturn stroke.

A compound curve. The last stroke on this compound curve doesn’t quite reach the x-height.

An oval.

An l or t-stroke.

An e-stroke.

A connector dot.

An underturn stroke. This underturn stroke starts where your connector dot ended.

An f-stroke, which is a combination of an ascending and a reverse descending stroke.

An upstroke.

An underturn stroke.

An underturn stroke.

And an l-stoke.

Now let’s connect them.

Upstroke.

Underturn stroke.

Underturn stroke.

Connector dot.

Oval.

Connector dot and overturn stroke combination.

Compound curve.

Oval.

T-stroke.

E-stroke.

Connector dot.

Underturn stroke.

F-stroke.

Upstroke.

Underturn stroke.

Underturn stroke.

L-stroke.

And that’s the word “wonderful”.

26 words in basic strokes word 23 wonderful

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 word number 24.

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
  16. Word 15 – original
  17. Word 16 – promise
  18. Word 17 – quiet
  19. Word 18 – remember
  20. Word 19 – sensitive
  21. Word 20 – tidings
  22. Word 21 – ultimate
  23. Word 22 – vintage

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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