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Script Analysis - Letters S to Z graphed, and pointiness

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29 May 2007

Script Analysis - Letters S to Z graphed, and pointiness

The y and the z were tricky buggers.

Looking at the original script (the page of script that I particularily like, from Codices Illustres), the ascenders are STILL more pointy at their bases than the ones I'm doing - even with them tilted up from the left to the right, and angled at about 60 degrees.



Drogin shows how to add on an extra bit of point on page 140. I'll have a go at doing this and see how they turn out.


What a lot of malarky to form a single letter! No wonder gothic scripts eventually died out from use!

Next is to graph the letters again, using watercolour ink so that the separate strokes can be seen, and adding in stroke numbering and directions to form a ductus.

I'm going to do it in a layout similiar to the one Harris uses in his book. It'll be a lot easier this time around, because I have the basic letter shapes down (I hope).

I'm also going to add in all of the hairlines and little flourishy bits.

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