Letter Strokes, Continued
The carpenters pencil is the ideal tool to practice the solid stroke of the
gothic alphabet, the thick-and-thin strokes of the roman-style alphabet, and
script letters. Sharpen the carpenters pencil to a square chisel point. Sit
comfortably with your work directly in front of you. Do not twist or turn
your hand as the strokes turn. There are six basic lettering strokes that
combine to form all letters. Practice these strokes individually, then combine
strokes to form letters.
Figure 5-29 shows the six basic lettering strokes.
Figure 5-29.Six basic lettering strokes.
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