Calligraphy Punctuation & Spacing : Calligraphy Line Spacing Uses
When we look at the amount of space, a line
of text takes up, we need to take into account the different places that we use space in
writing letters. So if you look at my guideline set here, I’ve guide-lined two lines worth
of writing. This space right here is the body of the lower case letters, this is the ascender
space, and this is the descender space, so this is for line 1; so I’ll write 1 there.
Now this space right here is for line 2; it has an ascender space, it has an X space for
the body of the lower case, and it has a descender line, so this is line 2. So far so good. It
looks as thought the system will work for any type of writing of text. However, there’s
a need for more space, and that’s going to be shown if I write the word, “life” here,
and if on the line below I have a capital, or a letter that uses the ascender space,
I might run into difficulties if for example, I write the word, “like”. Now we never know
where our capitals and ascenders are going to come until we practice them, but you can
be sure that if you haven’t left space between your lines, you’re going to have something
like this happening, which is extremely undesirable, because we read by connecting letters and
words that are linked together by spacing, and that messes that up.