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Learn how to draw the capital calligraphy letters - E through J in this video from the art of Calligraphy series.
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Hi, I’m Juliane Wasserman, and my art studio is Wasserman Design. And I’m teaching the chancery cursive of script, the capital letters E through J. The letter E and I add my foot, usually first, not always. And that’s the longest stroke of the horizontal. The first stroke is thinner and shorter and so is the second stroke shorter. And because that’s a little too long of a hairline, I’m just gonna add a mark to get… to flash it out, so it’s not so scrawny as it… it is just a mark. There’s other ways to make the letter E… this way, sometimes you can go farther out, as if you are making a foot like the letter A, but making it differently into an E. This way… and this way. And another shape of an E, remember the C which is long and narrow. This is the C, we can make an E… by adding… so it’s like a cross between the normal E, roman, and more unshell type of E from an earlier century where books were written by hand. Okay, the letter F is very similar to the letter E. And first stroke, now I usually put a foot, like this, just a very short one, and then coming up… now, something I want you to notice with the F, the E, that version, or that version, and the B’s, is that this… the space, the white space at the top portion is smaller than the white space of the bottom portion. Just like that larger space help to anchor for the gravity base, the letter in its tilt, so does the blank space in these letters. So, you’ll notice it also in the H, but it’s just something that applies to all letters, A through Z, and will help you in your writing. So that you don’t have to think, oh how do I get it exactly in, in between, in the middle, it’s not suppose to be in the middle, okay. So, another ways to make the letter F… and the letter G. Now there’s many ways to make a G. Like our small G only 7 and a half pen widths high… do this, this is a very large looking capital G. If we want to make it a little smaller in appearance, we can make the same initial shapes but then we could stop there, and that’s a capital G. Another way to make it… is with a little wider bowl in the top. Now the letter H, and I want you to notice that these first long strokes, they’re all the same. Whether they’re the A, the B, the D, the E, the F, not the G and the C. Because those two are curve. But all these first strokes, they’re all made the same way, or they are all made the same way in this version. Where this is more straight, this has a little more flow expecting for curves. So, for the H, we can make it… there, and I’m crossing this, these two strokes with one bar that is higher than midway. So there’s more space down here than there is up here. So that’s a very plain H… another way… I’ll just add some flourish to it is… like this. And also… these are all capital letters. The I is very simple, like the C… then go down… there. These cross bars cannot be too large… too wide, because they will look like either a T or maybe an L. So we wanna make them brief, but we can also make them… this little foot. But we don’t want it to be a J, so, both the little foot and the… the flag top, very short… very short. For the letter J… you go… beginning to go the same way that we do with the I… so that is longer and the foot is more pronounce then even the hat makes it look different. It doesn’t look like an I at this point. Now this is a J, but it also could be an I, depending on what the other letters in the word would be. And those are the capital letters E through J. And next we’re going to learn the letters K through N.