Practice: Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy: A Step-by-Step Manual (cont.)

I finished the the minuscule (or lowercase) letters in Chapter 2 of Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy.  I picked up more tips, such as, watch the length of the ascender on the letter 'd' and the descender on the letter 'p'.  I also learned an exciting new way to form the minuscule 'f'. 

This week I have moved on to the 'Letter Connections and Spacing' section in Chapter 2.  It is helping me train my eye to spot pleasing ratios for forming letters and words. I used a Dixon HB2 pencil to practice.  I love writing with pencil.  It takes the pressure off and helps establish good muscle memory.

Next week, we will move on to capital (or majuscule) letter in chapter 3.