Welcome back to 26 Words in Basic Strokes! A video series where I am breaking down one word a day into its basic modern calligraphy strokes. Practice makes progress, so let’s grab our pens/pencils and paper and practice today’s word – inspire.
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26 WORDS IN BASIC STROKES – WORD 9 – INSPIRE
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 modern 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 “inspire”.
Start with an upstroke.
Next you have an upside down or reverse compound curve.
A compound curve.
A reverse oval.
An underturn stroke.
A connector dot.
An underturn stroke – it starts where the connector dot ended and you stop it before the x-height.
And you finish off with an e-stroke.
Now let’s connect these strokes.
Reverse or upside down compound curve.
And remember to dot both “i’s”.
And that’s the word “inspire”.
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
- Introduction and overview
- Word 1 – amazing
- Word 2 – beautiful
- Word 3 – courageous
- Word 4 – daring
- Word 5 – encourage
- Word 6 – faithful
- Word 7 – gracious
- Word 8 – happy