Practice: Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy: A Step-by-Step Manual (cont.0

Last week, I thought I would make it through Chapter 2, and be moving on to the capital letters in Chapter 3, but I am still making my way through the 'Letter Connections and Spacing' section of Chapter 2. I am glad I did not rush it.  I still need to go over my practice samples and mark areas of needed improvement.  For instance, I still need to work on matching the spacing with the counter space of my lowercase 'a' and watch the 'italic thrust'.  I am used to writing in italic calligraphy and am definitely having a hard time dropping those letter forms in this handwriting style.

I am continuing to practice with the Dixon HB2 pencil, and loving it.