26 Words in Basic Strokes – Word 3 – courageous

Hello and welcome back to 26 Words in Basic Strokes where I’m breaking down one word a day for 26 days into its basic strokes. We’re keeping it simple, no flourishing or bouncing, just the basic strokes.

If you need an overview of the basic strokes, I break them down in the introduction video of this series.

Today’s word is “courageous”, click on the video to get started. If you prefer reading with still images, keep scrolling…

26 WORDS IN BASIC STROKES – WORD 3 – COURAGEOUS

Hello and welcome. Today we are breaking word number three into basic strokes for the 26 Words in Basic Strokes series. I’m Riëtte and I’m so happy you are here. Remember, we are keeping it simple, no flourishing or bouncing, just the basic modern calligraphy strokes. Need a refresher of the basic strokes? I show you step by step in the introduction video of this series. Today’s word is “courageous”. Let’s grab our pens or pencils and paper and break it down into its basic strokes.

You’ll start with an upstroke. Stop before you reach the x-height.

26 words in basic strokes word 3 courageous

Next is a c-stroke. Also stop your exit stroke just before the x-height.

Oval.

A connector dot or eyelet for the oval combined with an underturn stroke. Let’s call it a connector dot underturn stroke.

Next you have an underturn stroke.

Then a connector dot for the ‘r’.

Another underturn stroke. This one starts below the x-height and also ends below the x-height.

Oval.

Underturn stroke, stop the exit stroke before you reach the x-height.

Oval.

Descending stroke.

Upstroke, stop the stroke before you reach the x-height.

E-stroke, stop the exit stroke before you reach the x-height.

Oval.

Connector dot underturn stroke.

Underturn stroke.

S-stroke.

Now let’s connect these strokes.

Upstroke.

C-stroke.

Oval.

Connector dot underturn stroke combination.

Connector dot for the ‘r’.

Underturn stroke.

Oval.

Underturn Stroke.

Oval.

Descending stroke.

Upstroke.

E-stroke.

Oval.

Connector dot underturn stroke combination.

Underturn stroke.

S-stroke.

And that’s the word “courageous”.

I hope you had fun breaking down the word “courageous”, 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

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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