Copperplate Calligraphy Lowercase Basic Stroke – Full-pressure stroke

Copperplate Calligraphy Lowercase Basic Stroke – Full-pressure stroke
February 13, 2020 Mabel

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

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

About the Full-Pressure stroke.

1. The full-pressure stroke is a thick stroke that is equally weighted from top to bottom.

2. You will start from the ascender line, putting pressure onto the nib and move the nib downwards towards the baseline.

3. Each full-pressure stroke will have to be angled at a 55degree slant.

4. Letters like the lowercase ‘p’ have a longer full-pressure stroke starting from the 1AL to 1DL.

Things to take note when practising

1. Be mindful of the pressure that you put on the nib. It should be equal pressure from the top to the bottom.

2. The full-pressure stroke should be at a 55degree slant – a little bit off angle should be fine as we are not a robot here. Use the slant line as your guide.

3. Try to go slow. Start by putting pressure on your nib, pause, continue with the downstroke, pause again before lifting your nib. This pauses in between will help you create the square tops and bottoms of the full-pressure stroke.

As always, take your time for each practice. Try making a whole line of the full-pressure stroke and see whether you are able to make it look alike.


Happy Writing,