This month, we’re taking a closer look at how to form the letters of the Brush Script alphabet, and today is “F’s” turn in the spotlight.
If you’re new to hand lettering, Brush Script is known for the contrast of thick and thin lines within each individual letter. The amount of pressure you apply to the brush pen determines how thick each line will be. Check out this beginner brushstrokes post for more info and practice.
Now, let’s take a look at how to form the capital and lowercase letter “F.”
DRAWING A CAPITAL BRUSH SCRIPT F
To write a capital F, you’ll start with a horizontal stroke that loops around into a downstroke. It’s similar to the shape we make to embellish the stem of a lowercase “d,” but at the bottom, the line curves up and to the left instead of the right. To finish off the letter, you’ll add a horizontal crossbar.
DRAWING A LOWERCASE BRUSH SCRIPT F
The top part of a lowercase “f” is a basic loop, just like the one we make to start the letter “b.” Then, the downstroke continues back up and around to form an oval shape on the bottom half. Finally, an upstroke at the end allows us to connect the “f” to other letters.
Here are two free practice sheets to help you master both the capital and lowercase “f,” as well as how it connects to the other letters we’ve learned so far To use them, just click the link below and download the files to your device. Then, print them out as many times as you like, or upload them to a digital program like Procreate. Feel free to use all of the sheets in this series as often as necessary for personal practice. Remember, hand lettering is all about muscle memory, so the more you practice, the better you’ll be.
PS. Don’t miss the rest of the series!
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