Hi guys, welcome back to another lowercase basic stroke series – this time we are gonna have a look at the Ascending loop.
[Hold on…] Have you downloaded your guide sheets? If not, here’s the link to it.
About the Ascending Loop.
1. The Ascending loop starts from the baseline up to the 2nd Ascender line (2AL).
2. Begin on the headerline with a hairline upstroke curving to the left on the 2nd Ascender line, put pressure onto your nib to create the shade down towards the baseline. I usually like to start my shades on the midpoint between 2AL and 1AL.
3. Depending on the letters, some letters end with a square bottom such as lowercase ‘h’ or ‘k’. While some letters will curve back towards the headerline such as lowercase ‘l’ or ‘b’.
Things to take note when practising.
1. The width of the ascending loop should be similar to one oval width. Write an oval beside your ascending loop to compare that the width is similar. If you have a narrow oval, the width of your loop should be narrow and vice versa.
2. You can start the shade of your ascending stroke at 2AL or the midpoint between 2AL and 1AL, it is up to your preference. I usual start at the midpoint of 2AL and 1AL.
3. Keep in mind, the shade of the ascending loop would be at a 55 degree slant angle. You can draw a line on the shade to compare your slants.
As always, take your time for each practice. Go slow and not rush yourself.