We’re getting close to the end of the alphabet in our brush lettering series! Today, it’s time to take a look at the Brush Script U.
If you are just beginning your hand lettering journey, I recommend jumping back to the first post in the series to get a good overview of the brush technique and some basic brush strokes/shapes. Otherwise, let’s look at this letter, the last of our vowels!
Drawing a Capital Brush Script U
To begin the capital “U,” we start with a quick upstroke, then go into a shape called an underturn. This is just like the squiggles we practiced way back when we were first learning brush technique: a full downstroke curves into a full upstroke. To finish it off, we make one more downstroke that curves up at the end.
Drawing a Lowercase Brush Script U
Forming the lowercase “u” is exactly like the capital version, just shorter. It’s the same series of strokes, as shown below. Easy peasy!
Here are a few practice pages to help you as you master the shape of the “u” and its connection to other letters. To use them, just click below and save the files to your device. Then, print them out or upload them to your favorite digital lettering app. Feel free to use them as frequently as you like for your personal practice!
PS. Don’t miss the rest of the series! Check back each day throughout the month of June for new letters and practice pages, and be sure to download the sheets for A-T.
As you practice, I’d love to see your progress. Share your photos in our Amy Latta & Friends Facebook group or on Instagram. And be sure to pin this post for future reference!