Copperplate Minuscule Letters (part 2)
Before continuing with the Copperplate Minuscules you need to know how to produce a filled-in dot. This filled-in dot or loop shape appears in several letters. The nib is moved in an anti-clockwise direction. As it approaches the top and starts to move down the paper, pressure is applied to complete it.
Letter b starts with a lead-in stroke followed by a descender stroke, which at the x-height turns into a pressure and release u shape stroke. As the nib reaches the x-height you need to add a filled-dot.
The letter o is simply an o form stroke, with a filled-dot.
Start the letter v with a modified pressure and release combination stroke followed by a filled-dot.
There are four parts to the letter w. Start with a modified lead-in stroke, followed by two modified pressure and release u shape strokes. Add a filled-dot to complete the letter.
The letter c is completed in one stroke based upon the o form stroke. There are a couple of modifications; the letter starts with a dot created by a small round shape whilst applying pressure to the nib. As you come round the bottom of the oval you open out the shape a little so it can lead into the next letter.
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