P is for proportion. Proportion and symmetry make letterforms beautiful and elegant. The benefits of oval drills will be evident in majuscule P. The rear loop and front loop should look like running or rolling ovals.
"Q is for quality. Aim for quality over quantity. It's better to make a few graceful letters, than pages of disproportional, unbalanced letters. Same reminders for O apply. My errors are quite evident in this photo. The inner curve is flat, as is the inner shade. ••• There are several variations of #Copperplate majuscule Q.
"Sorry for posting so late! I had a busy day. Majuscule E is a bit tricky to write. It's basically 2 ovals on top of each other. Don't make the two curves in line. The bottom shade will stick out slightly on the left.
"Joining @anintran and @piecescalligraphy's #handletteredABCs challenge. Working on my Engrosser's Script majuscules. You can follow my progress with the tag #LeelyeABCs. This majuscule A is written in the style of EA Lupfer. My notes are written for your reference.
Majuscule B. Surprisingly, I had a bit of a struggle writing this letter this morning. I could have done better (the lower curve should stick out a bit more), so I'm going to practice some more when I get home.
"M is for majuscule, my favorite form of torture. I find the letter M (and A and N) challenging because it begins with a hairline. I still struggle in maintaining the consistency of the the stroke angle when I write. for M: The SHADES follow the slant, NOT the hairlines. • • •
"O is for oval. The oval is the fundamental shape of #Copperplate letterforms. are some things I observed during my practice: 1) The hairline should be parallel to the slant. I notice that I have a tendency to veer away from 55 degrees when when doing the upstroke. 2) The second stroke is extended to the right. Try to maintain the top curve. I usually make the top flat if I'm not careful.
"G is for Greetings! Last week was a busy week, and I'll be posting my notes for the letters H I J K and L before the day ends. I love the way Lupfer described the compound curve for this letter. Written with and Zebra Ti G nib)"