Practice the six basic lettering strokes. All letters are some variation of these
basic strokes. Get comfortable using the six basic strokes before attempting
letters and words. Listening to music makes the task of repetitiously
practicing the basic strokes less monotonous.
As you practice, select the
strokes in a sequence that reflects the rhythm of the music. You will soon
realize that calligraphic lettering has a pattern and a rhythm of its own.
Figure 5-63 illustrates the practice of rhythmically practicing basic lettering
Figure 5-63.A practice sheet of basic lettering strokes.
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