11-17 / OVERTURNS

art, calligraphy, Uncategorized

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Hi people! I hope everyone’s underturns are going good? Because today, we’re going to do overturns.

This stroke is the exact opposite of the underturn…basically the upside down version of it. To tell you the truth, I hate this stroke but oh well, it’s part of the process..and sometimes to be able to perfect your letters, you’re going to have to follow mandatory strokes. As you can see above, I still haven’t perfected it, but I’m working on it.

Now let me show you how it’s done.

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From underturns, our strokes start from the top, creating a thick line going down and then from the curve drawing a thin line going up. For overturns, it’s the opposite. Observe the GIF above.

  • Start drawing a thin angled line going up.
  • Just before you reach the top, draw the curve. If you don’t want to continuously draw the curve and create the thick line going down, you can lift your pen in the middle of the curve.
  • Continue the curve from the top and gently press on your pen for pressure so your tines open.
  • Remember, once the tines open, be careful of the consistency of the thickness. Draw the thick line parallel the thin line.

Once you finish drawing your overturn, turn your paper upside down. It should look exactly the same as the underturn stroke. If it doesn’t, well, try again. Don’t forget to look at your exemplar, study and take notes!

Happy writing everyone! Till next Sunday!

❤ Bianca

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