EXERCISE 3 | DRAWING A COMPLETE WORD

Now that you have drawn all of the letters, it is time to get started writing a complete word. For this exercise, I have chosen the word “Script,” which is short and simple to draw. You are, of course, free to choose a different word. You will draw your word in a classic style borrowed from the British Copperplate that was presented in the alphabet on the previous pages. Remember to respect the basics of lettering:

• Keep the spaces between the letters uniform by using the principle of water volume (see the box at right): the space between the letters should be the same everywhere.

• Make sure that the counters are all equivalent in order to create a pleasing harmony in the shapes and volumes of the letters. ...

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