26 Words in Basic Strokes – Word 9 – inspire

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.

An s-stroke.

Upstroke.

Descending stroke.

A reverse oval.

An upstroke.

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.

Upstroke.

Reverse or upside down compound curve.

Compound curve.

S-stroke.

Upstroke.

Descending stroke.

Reverse oval.

Upstroke.

Underturn stroke.

Connector dot.

Underturn stroke.

E-stroke.

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

  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

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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