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.