Hi guys, welcome back to another lowercase basic stroke series – this time we are gonna have a look at the Descending loop – which is the final basic stroke in our lowercase letters.
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About the Descending Loop.
1. The descending loop is the opposite of an ascending loop. Instead of going upwards to the 2AL line, the loop will be going downwards to the 2DL.
2. Begin at the headerline putting pressure onto the nib to create a shade all the way down towards 2DL curving to the left and ending with a hairline at the baseline.
3. Similar to the ascending loop, where I start the shade in the midpoint of 2AL and 1AL, my shades end between the midpoint of 1DL and 2DL.
4. Descending loop will be used in lowercase letters such as ‘g’, ‘q’, ‘y’, ‘z’, and ‘g’.
Things to take note when practising.
1. The width of the descending loop should be similar to one oval width. Write an oval beside your descending 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. The shade of the descending loop should be at a 55 degree slant.
As always, take your time for each practice. Go slow and not rush yourself.