Copperplate Calligraphy Lowercase Basic Stroke – Overturn Stroke

Copperplate Calligraphy Lowercase Basic Stroke – Overturn Stroke
February 25, 2020 Mabel

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

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

About the Overturn stroke.

1. The Overturn stroke is basically an upside-down Underturn stroke.

2. You start off from the baseline with a hairline and move upwards towards the header line, curving back downwards and putting pressure to create the shade.

3. The Overturn will end with a square bottom on the baseline.

4. Letters that consist of the Overturn stroke are ‘r’, ‘n’, ‘m’ etc.

Things to take note when practising

1. The width of the Overturn stroke should be the same size as the width of your ovals.

2. The Overturn stroke should be angled at 55degree, check your slant by drawing a line on the shade of the Overturn and comparing it with your slant line.

3. The blue arrows on the image above are showing where the Overturn stroke is used in the alphabets.

As always, take your time for each practice. Go slow and not rush yourself. Try making one oval at the start of the line and then fill in the remaining with your Overturn. This will help you to check that your Overturn and Ovals are consistent in size.

Happy Writing,