Today DeAnn reviewed letters that students had problems with and explained spacing for monoline italic. The positive spaces i. The counterspace is the inside space of the letter.
Posted on November 25, 8 Comments Some time agoyou might remember, I mentioned that one of my friends might just happen to come up with a lesson on Italics and save me the trouble. Today he has graciously given his consent for me to show these pages he put together for a recent workshop he conducted in Thailand.
What a lovely job he has made of them.
Also he has Videos on YouTube. Here is one to compliment these pages. More power to your elbow. Update At last, Calligradoodles Italic minuscule.
I have tried to give an indication of the rhythm generated by the italic script. Though the music is added after the video is published. These are my version. It has taken some years to reach this stage.
These are eight nibwidths in height. That is two and a half inches. Whatever you do with Initial capitals, the capitals within a body of script look more balanced and seem slightly weightier if kept to approximately half the height again of the minuscule.
Once again there are one or two letters here that have gone slightly awry. Rather than stopping to rub them out, thus spoiling the rhythm, I have again elected to carry on and show the whole sequence, warts and all.
If you have any questions regarding this lesson or any of the others, please ask them in the comment box.
Others might like to see the answer too. Keep watching this space.Italic is a beautifully legible calligraphy alphabet, elegant without being fussy, and has been taught for generations as the foundation of good cursive handwriting. It's not as simple as it looks to dash it off at speed!
However, learning this script is well worth the effort. Calligraphy letters alphabet Calligraphy Quotes Calligraphy artist Caligraphy Lettering Art Typography Pencil writing Handwriting Paper Art Forward Peter Thornton is an amazing calligrapher!
Oct 10, · For monoline italic, the ascender and descender are the same height as the x-height. The 1/2-inch x-height guideline in the handout has a 5-degree slant, which is the slant for Italic.
All vertical strokes should be written parallel to the slant line.
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Italic calligraphy (and italic writing in general) Lean, assured and always dynamically stylish, italic calligraphy looks like a model alphabet wearing a Milanese suit.
Not surprising, given that the name 'italic' refers to the origins of the script in Italy. Nov 24, · Oddly enough, although I am not as careful when writing in Cursive Italic as I am with Italic Calligraphy and allow my letterforms to vary a little for the sake of speed, writing Cursive Italic has helped me improve my Italic Calligraphy quite a bit.