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Learn how to draw the lowercase calligraphy letters - c, o, e in this video from the art of Calligraphy series.
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Hi, I’m Julian Wasserman, and my studio is Wasserman Design, and today we are learning the chancery cursive script. And we are writing the small letters right now. We have the piece of paper in front of us that we ruled earlier which is five pen widths high, five of this pen widths high. And we’ve ruled it all the way down the page and I’m taping it below the table, because I’m going to start writing at the top and I don’t wanna reach way up here to write. I want to have the, my line of vision upon the letters that I’m making as close to directly in front of me as possible. Because that way I can make a good judgment as to the correctness of the letter form for the error of it if I’m writing it somewhere that I can't see. So, first thing, I wanna take my pencil and I wanna put an X down each of the spaces where I’m going to be writing these letters. And what I’m going to share with you is the very top space is for the, the tall letters like a letter H, and then the second space, the middle space is like for the letter A or C or E, and I’m gonna put an X there. And this space is called the X space and the top line it’s actually called the X height. And then I’m gonna skip, one, two more lines and put another X, two more lines and put another X, two more lines and put another X, two more lines and put another X, two more lines and put one more X, and that’s actually that’s perfect on this page. So, and you’ll see what, how useful that X becomes to your writing. Now here’s that tester sheet, see I get a sharp line, I know that I don’t have too much ink on, there. Okay. So then I’m moving the paper down, so that it’s in front of my face and I can see what I’m writing. And I go to this space, this line where the X is. And the first group of letters, we have three sets. The first set is a C, an O, and an E. So what we’re doing is we want to hold our pen at a 45 degree angle from the line, the line if we on this space if we went straight, made a vertical line to the bottom of that line, we have it 90 degrees perpendicular. And then half of the perpendicular is a 45 degree angle. We’re going to hold our pen so that it makes some mark at 45 degrees, you see, like this. If we had no angle to our pen, we would have a line like this. And you can see this line is thicker than the line to the left. So, with our pen at a 45 degree angle, we are going to make letters that slant about 5 degrees, 9 or 10 degrees, it varies according to your own natural tendency. So, every person who writes this script will write it at an angle that is natural to them. So here is the letter C, holding it down, I’m coming down with my pen and before I get to the pencil line I’m already into a curve. I make the curve at the pencil line and then I just lift my pen. And that’s one stroke, and then I go back to that beginning stroke, see how skinny it is, we call that a hairline. And I put the pen write in so that skinny line and I wiggle it to get the ink to flow and I turn. So that’s the letter. We’ll do that again. Okay, so we’ll make this C one more time and at 45 degree angle we come down slowly before we get to the pencil line we go into a curve, we make the curve and we just lift our pen. Then we, for our second stroke, to put the hat on the letter, we go back into that short space, where we go down, we go back in and then we go up and as we’re going up we curve around like that, and we just stop. So that’s the letter C, and then we’ll do this again, and this time, we’ll just keep on going. So, two strokes, the letter C, two strokes the letter O. So we’ll make this first stroke number one again and we go back into that skinny line, we call it a hairline, the back end up around and there’s our letter E. So three letters in this first set and they’re all made the same way which just a little variation in each one of them. C, O, E, there we are.