Copperplate Calligraphy Lowercase Basic Stroke – Compound Curve

Copperplate Calligraphy Lowercase Basic Stroke – Compound Curve
March 24, 2020 Mabel

Hi guys, welcome back to another lowercase basic stroke series – this time we are gonna have a look at the Compound Curve.

[Hold on…] Have you downloaded your guide sheets? If not, here’s the link to it.

About the Compound curve.

1. The compound curve is composed of an Overturn + Underturn stroke.

2. Begin from the baseline make an upstroke towards the headerline, curving to the right once you reach the headerline. As you begin your downstroke from the headerline, start putting pressure onto your nib to create the swell until you reach the baseline, release pressure and end the compound curve with a hairline.

3. Letters that consist of the Compound curve is such as m, n, v, and x.

Things to take note when practising.

1. The shade of the Compound curve should be at the 55 degree slant angle.

2. The width of the Compound curve should be 2 ovals width. You can compare the oval widths by drawing an oval beside the Compound curve to compare. Your ovals should be able to sit in between the width of the compound curve on the left and right.

As always, take your time for each practice. Go slow and not rush yourself.

 

Happy Writing,