Tag Archive | envelope; calligraphy; hand lettering
Invitation to the Governor in Copperplate
What a delight to write in the centuries old Copperplate hand! It speaks such elegance and beauty, don’t you think? It is my favorite hand because it feels like dancing across the paper………pressure on the down stroke, pause, …lift slightly,… no pressure at all on the upstroke. Pause at the top, …begin downward movement with gradually increasing pressure. Stop if a straight tip is needed, or lighten up and round the descender tail as the stroke flows effortlessly upward. Continue, adding flourishes as they fit the spaces, ….Dance, Pen, dance!