Copperplate Lettering Practice Summers 2014, 2015
During the summer, I try to learn a new hand or practice the ones I already know...these are samples of practice pages from the online Copperplate courses I have taken during the summers of 2014 and 2015.
Each course is 30 days, and instructor Melissa Esplin provides helpful feedback to practice sheets that students upload to her site.
I plan to study Brush Lettering with Melissa during the summer of 2016.
My final practice sheet for the course of Summer 2015. Lettering was done without guides and the text was completely spontaneous. I am experimenting with looser letters now that I have a fundamental understanding of their proper underlying structure and proportions.
Crop of first Copperplate practice of the summer of 2015 using Nikko G nib.
Full page of Copperplate practice using Nikko G nib.