….and the letters are all about ovals, loops, straight lines, curves, and quick lifts of the drill.
NOTE: All letters in this series were done with a #4 round carbide dental bur on flat glass. Guidelines are 1/4″ apart. The top and bottom lines are the boundaries for the ascenders and descenders. The drill is running continuously during the entire letter.
THE LOWER CASE c starts with a dot just below the second line. Move tup and to the left with a light stroke, then turn downward with a heavier stroke as though you’re making an oval. When the drill approaches the baseline, reduce the pressure to make a thinner stroke. As the drill moves above the baseline, lift it quickly to make the sharp, thin ending of the letter that will extend enough to be the connector to the next letter. The ending of the letter is a serif.
Notice in the sample above how the loop from the o provides a connection to the c. The c’s thin ending…the serif…extends high enough that the i can cover the end of it. Every letter in the complete alphabet is shown being made in this DVD set.
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