Thursday, July 11, 2013

162 Angular Italic

While you may find Angular Italic too stark for eye appeal and too sharp-cornered for easy reading, it is a good review of Italic structure.  A common mistake that beginners make is letting the "a" and "b" letters look too much like each other.  They have to be clearly one or the other.  Exaggerating their angularity will help you check the letters' architecture.  

The illustration at right is Step 13 out of 23 in the Italic chapter of my book Learn Calligraphy.  Following its guided exercises will help you master Italic, or any of the seven other basic styles covered in its pages.  

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