# How to write a capital i in calligraphy

### Calligraphy capital t

Keep the horizontal smooth, and balance its width against the curve of the body; don't let it go too far in either direction, and not too curly either. The tail is of course drawn with the corner of the nib; I've swaggeringly shown the lozenge on the tail as part of the same stroke, but it would make sense to take the pen off after the hairline and then go back to do the lozenge. That 'L' stood for the Latin word 'librae', meaning 'unit of weight'. The majority of the time, lower case letters will require more than just a single stroke. But, for the moment, this version resembles 'F' in consisting for the most part of two parallel, slightly curving lines. Done 'H'? However, for some letters, every stroke is upward, yet for others there will be a combination of both upward and downward strokes. The initial upward stoke needs to reach the top line. Remember, this is quite a modern letter — in general use for only three hundred or so years. It is not always easy to get all four legs balanced. Try not to exaggerate the curves too much. Thin vertical lines are formed by turning the pen round to point directly to the left and then drawing downwards. The purpose of the proceeding article is to not only promote the benefit of learning cursive writing, but also to provide those interested in learning how to write letters in cursive with the tools and resources they need to learn this valuable skill on their own. It is different from the other letters in this gothic alphabet in starting with quite long 'ears'. You want the curve of the second crescent to just brush across the tip of the first in passing.

A practice sheet, or a sheet of lined paper. I believe this contrast came about for at least two reasons. They occupy a square area, or even a widish rectangle, and are often very rounded. Here is a list of things required to start writing cursive fonts.

You will find that the letters b, f, and k are similar. You can now write 'Happy Birthday' in gothic writing. It's interesting to see from this element of gothic writing how the majuscule 'D' and the minuscule 'd' are essentially the same letter, just differing in which is the straight stroke and which is the curved.

Perhaps it would be best done over another nice cup of tea and a small snack, after all that hard work. The version of 'D' shown here is a rather splendid letter: start as for B, and then just have fun with that long ski-slope sweep of a stroke.

### Calligraphy alphabets

Important initials can have little gold boxes painted round them, as well as much other ornament. Or more specifically Feeling Stuck on Your Essay? And in gothic writing you must at all costs fill white space! As you can see, a gothic 'J' is considerably more flourished than 'I'. In fact, some school boards have even questioned the validity in continuing to teach cursive writing skills to students, opting instead to focus on the development of typing skills and printing. Not even the forked tongue of the 'E' to worry about. Start it from just below the top-line as usual and straight above the place where the first crescent ends. As with 'L' and 'T', don't get carried away by the curves on those horizontals. If not, you may want to try out some of the other Gothic pages first I could tell you it's just a matter of practice.

And then 'Libra' of course also means the Balance or Scales in astrology; and gives us the words 'equilibrium' equal balanceto 'deliberate' weigh up, balance out in one's thoughts and 'library' place where the unbalanced hang out

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