Calligraphy Letters A-M : Calligraphy Tips: Writing Letter G

Calligraphy Letters A-M : Calligraphy Tips: Writing Letter G


Alright now, here we have our G. And oops,
I forgot to do this. We’ll go like this. The G is very much like the C. It has a distinguishing
characteristic, however, and that is this stroke right here. So you have first stroke
coming around like this, and that is going a little bit straight here, and what you want
to think about when you’re making this straight curve right here is the fact that this stroke
is going to receive this stroke. We call this stroke a beard. Anyway it’s one, two, and
then three. Now, remember that idea that we had, remember that principle that the eye
tends to connect parts? So what we’re going to do is we’re going to allow this stroke
to start right around, right at around midway because we want to make sure that everybody
knows that this is a G and not a C, so we have to give this, we have to give this enough,
we have to have enough of this. OK? But we don’t want to get it any closer, this stroke
to this stroke, because we also want to make sure that everybody knows that this is a G
and not an O, so there is the character of the G. Now let’s look very quickly with our
little bit of time and come up with some happy G words: gentleness and grace. Oh, what lovely
words we have. Gentleness; having to do with the way that you’re using your hand and the
pressure in your hand. You don’t want to expend anymore energy or place anymore pressure into
your strokes than you have to. They’re going to come out looking better that way and you’re
going to keep yourself from being exhausted. Grace; these letters are designed to be graceful
and that’s one of the beautiful things that the Romans gave to this set of forms when
they modified them to this point of beauty. So grace for G.

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