Calligraphy Lesson- Gothic Font 1. Always hold the tip of your pen at a 45˚ to the paper. 2. Keep letters verticle. 3. Always use a downward or left-right motion. 4. Do not go upwards “against” the nib (tip). 5. Start by making the main part of the letter and add the accents second. 6. It is easiest to use lined paper. You can either draw light pencil guidelines and then erase them later, or place lined paper or a template underneath your piece of paper. These dashes are the basic strokes you will need in order to form almost every letter in the alphabet, both upper and lower case. Hold the pen at a 45˚ and do a small uphill then downhill Hold the pen at a 45˚ and go stright down Hold the pen at a 45˚ and go up 45˚ then 45˚ down Capital letters in the Gothic style Lower-case letters in the Gothic style. Hold the pen at a 45˚ and go up 45˚ then 45˚ down then back up 45˚ Hold the pen at a 45˚ and make a circlular motion stopping before you begin to go up. Hold the pen at a 45˚ and arc up to the right. Hold the pen at a 45˚ and make a dot using the width of the nib. Hold the pen at a Hold the pen at a 45˚ and go down at a 45˚, 180˚then gown the same angle the nib straight down. is at.
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