Copperplate Minuscules

Copperplate Minuscules – Basic Stroke Tips

When writing Copperplate, there is a lot to think about! Copperplate requires the additional skill of applying and releasing pressure on the nib whilst producing the correct shapes and proportions. Applying pressure on the nib When producing the basic full pressure stroke, pressure is applied before starting the stroke and not released until the line …

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Copperplate Minuscules – The Basic Strokes

Letter Proportion The proportions of the minuscule letters and the angle of slope are the two essential visual components of Copperplate minuscule. Copperplate has a standard relationship between the ascender, x-height and descender parts of the minuscule letters.  In general the relationship is expressed as 3:2:3 (ascender = 3, x-height = 2, descender = 3). …

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