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CHANCERY--ROMAN STYLE WITH FLOWING GRACE
The joy of learning to use Roman pen points is to use them with other "thick and thin" letter forms. One of these universal favorites is called CHANCERY, a style noted for its lithe stem and crossbar curves. Chancery is a letter that is taller than it is wide and italic (slanted).The Speedball textbook states that lowercase letters should be 5 pen widths of the pen you are using, and uppercase should be 7. It is a lovely script form with crossbars often connecting to succeeding letters. A sample alphabet is below.
The following assignment noted some differences from Roman Style: many 1 stroke letters; moving the pen horizontally to the left; moving the pen backwards and letters may or may not connect. Like Roman lettering, thin sharp ended line strokes are made with only a corner tip of the pen and it is still held at a 45 degree angle. There are several excellent books on lettering in general which show the very easy pen movements of this very popular font style.
| One's repertoire of lettering skills should include one more great style, known for its uniqueness---Legend, a real beauty of line and form. I love it.|
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