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Bounce Lettering: Discover the Secrets to Whimsical Brush Calligraphy

teacher avatar Seven Brush Strokes Maricar Ramos, Calligraphy & Watercolor Artist

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14 Lessons (1h 3m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Supplies Needed

    • 3. Principle of Bounce Lettering

    • 4. Modified Basic Strokes

    • 5. Letters with Curve

    • 6. Letters with Loop

    • 7. Letters with Oval

    • 8. Letters with Fish Loop

    • 9. Bonus: Bouncy Uppercase

    • 10. Bouncy Tips Part 1

    • 11. Bouncy Tips Part 2

    • 12. Common Struggles

    • 13. Class Project

    • 14. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Have you always wanted to make your hand lettering look more whimsical and playful? Are you ready to discover the secrets to those aesthetically pleasing hand-lettered images you see on Instagram which seem to bounce around the word rather than just straight and basic?

In this class, you will learn how to modify the basic strokes into bouncy style, understand why certain letters are great to bounce, and discover fun ways to bounce each letter of the alphabet. I will also share with you my personal process and techniques on how I create bounce lettering that looks balanced and beautiful so you can level up your style in Brush Calligraphy in a fun and modern way.

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Seven Brush Strokes Maricar Ramos

Calligraphy & Watercolor Artist



Hello brush friends! I’m Maricar Ramos, the person behind Seven Brush Strokes. I do and teach Modern Calligraphy. But you know what’s my favorite? It’s to help you discover and cultivate the UNIQUE ARTIST within YOU!

I discovered my love for lettering way back on October 2017 when I felt so stressed about my job and wanted to do something new. I saw a friend from a social media posting her works of Calligraphy and I instantly became interested to try it for myself. But like every beginners, it was also frustrating to me at first: keeping my upstrokes thin and my downstrokes consistent.

"Practice makes progress." This became my mantra as I improve myself on lettering. I learned to just enjo... See full profile

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1. Introduction: So you're here because you've always wanted to make your lettering look more whimsical and playful. Are you ready to discover the secrets that those aesthetically pleasing hand lettered images, you see an Instagram, which seems to bounce around the word rather than just as trade and basic. In this class, you will learn how to modify the basic strokes into bounces style. Understand why certain letters are great to bounce and discover fun ways to bounce each letters of the alphabet. I will also share with you my personal process and techniques and how I create bonds lettering that looks balanced and beautiful. I know you're excited. So let's start this. 2. Supplies Needed: For this class, I will be using a small tip brush pen, but we can use any tool that you already have in there. It doesn't matter if you want to use a large deep brush pen or a pencil or pen because bounce lettering can be applied into different lettering tools. So I have here depends on few touch brush pen, which is my personal favorite and most recommended for beginners. Because it's flexible and the tip is durable, which means that it's not easily framed. I also have here that tumbled Fudan, OK. Now this one is a hardship brush pen. So if your heavy handed and can't get enough thin up strokes, definitely give this a try. And the last one that I can recommend is the Zebra fun worry, which is not as flexible as dependable, but not as hard as the tumbled hedonistic, so it falls somewhere in-between. I also like using this one. Now formed a paper. I just printed this blank guide sheets on a 100 GSM is moved paper. Now don't forget to download your free guide sheet at the resources section of this class and print it and a smooth quality paper. But of course, as always, any good paper will also work for this class. 3. Principle of Bounce Lettering: Like what Pablo Picasso said, learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist. Before we can play around with our letters, let's first take a look at the rules behind how we normally write the letters during which school we were taught about the guidelines to write neatly and uniformly. And similarity typography, we have to understand first its anatomy in order for us to break the rules after. And if you happen to be my past students from a basic brush lettering class here also unskilled share. You should already know this because we've discussed this in that class, but let me just discuss about that again in here. For example, this is my baseline and this is the guideline that keeps our letters treat. This dashed line is what we call the baseline. And the x height is the height of the main body of a lowercase letter. So if I'm going to write the letter E, it should sips from the waistline to the base line. And that is the x-height. And we also have what we call the ascender line. And this is the guide for where the vertical lines of lowercase letters extend above the x-height. This is for the letter h for this example. And lastly, we have this descender line. This is the lowest point for the vertical length in letters, like leather j, that AIG, and so on and so forth. Now that we understand the anatomy of topography, the concept of dance lettering is really simple. Will bounce letter when all we have to do is to break the rules and how fun drawing our letters outside this deadlines. We can meet, our letters appear more whimsical and playful rather than straight and perfect. So to understand this more clearly, let's take a look at this example. If am going to write the word bounds in B6. So this is how it's going to be look like. So you will notice that all my letters sit on the baseline. They are strictly following the guidelines. In the second example, notice how some letters go beyond the baseline, the ascenders, and how the size of each letters varies from how they are normally with them. So this is bounced latter meaning you can add your personal style to your latter being without having to think too much about the rules. 4. Modified Basic Strokes: Let's just have a quick recap on how to do calligraphy. Remember, your downstrokes should be thick, so apply heavy pressure, decorate state downstroke. And your upstroke should be thin so lighten up the pressure that you apply. Origins use the tip of the pen. If you're a total beginner in brush calligraphy, It's normal to have shaky strokes, the kick, and get used to with, with daily practice and building muscle memory. Okay. Like the conditional calligraphy, there are drills and exercises that we can practice to help us achieve balance leather being more easily. I will demonstrate each of these strokes for bounced letter being while differentiating the corresponding strokes from the basic or traditional calligraphy. Now let's take a look at the down stroke of the basic or the traditional calligraphy. Normally, we keep this line straight, right? So from the waist line to the baseline, we apply heavy pressure to create thick downstroke. Sometimes we also have a full pressure downstroke That is a bit longer from the waistline. And now I'm telling you one of my secret recipe. That is my favorite way to make it balance. What I do is I add a little curve to where like so. So instead of just a straight line, may keep a little curvy. So let's try this on this full pressure downstroke eligible Kirby like that. Another way is to vary the height. So in basic style, downstroke starting from the waist line to the baseline. And for bouncing Luke, I sometimes make this smaller next. So depending on the letter that you're writing, feel free to adjust the size of your downstroke. Let's move on to the end, the return stroke. And the return stroke is the U-shape transitioning from a heavy pressure downstroke to attain apps true? So in traditional calligraphy, you have to keep this lines parallel to each other. For bounce lettering, We can make this space a little bit narrower. And we can also extend the bottom part of this below the baseline. So let's try that. We have thick downstroke, extend this below the baseline and make it narrower. So it's just like a letter v, but it's not point D at the bottom. So notice how the bottom part of this shape extends below the baseline and also the space here is narrower. Then the original shape. Okay, now let's try this one more time. So don't be afraid to play around with the size of this stroke. You can make it longer or shorter depending on the look that you want to achieve. Let's move on to the overtone stroke, which is the opposite of the U-shape. So we start with a live upstroke and then transition to a heavy pressure downstroke. In traditional calligraphy, we keep this lines parallel with each other. For bounce lettering became extend this top part above the baseline and made this piece a little bit narrower than the traditional loop. Let's try that. Start with a thin upstroke, extend above the waist line and go down stroke. You can also make these really go above the waist line. So this is an exaggerated version of this true. So you can see that the top part of this overturn stroke go above the baseline. And of course, the shape in here is narrow bird. Later when we formed the alphabet, this will all make sense. But for now we want to practice burying the shapes of our basic strokes. Because remember, the basic strokes are the foundation of lowercase letters. Then next is a combination of endotherm and overturn stroke, which is the compound curve and my favorite shaped the bounds because you can come up with a lot of variation to whip. So in traditional calligraphy, we have to start with thin upstroke, thank downstroke, and then transition again to thin upstroke. In basic style, these spaces should be equal. Now for bounds later when we can modify the top part of phase two go up above the waist line and the bottom part to go below the baseline. Let's try that for my first curve and go up above the waist lame. But the second curve is maintained at the baseline. So you can do this variation, for example. Now let's keep the first curve at the waistline and make our modification on the baseline. Like so. Of course, you can also modify both sides. So now I'm going up above the waistline and then go below the baseline here. You cannot test that my spaces in here are in equal. And that is okay, we've bounced let a and B are not really is cheek towards that. So try to play around with this basic stroke and come up with a lot of different variations. Then we have the oval shape. So this one is the trickiest of all the basic strokes. But I'm going to teach you a way that you can easily create this oval shape. For the oval shape, we want to start with a thin upstroke transition to heavy pressure downstroke transition again to add light pressure. Normally with the traditional calligraphy, we keep this consistent in size and shape, but we bounce lettering. We can vary the sizes of our ovals. I usually keep my own balls smaller than their huge wall, x-height. Like so. Because I think this gives me bounce lettering in more whimsical. You can also modify the shape of the oval by starting with a downstroke and then they are gonna meet at the top. Like so. So this one can be tricky if you're not yet comfortable doing it and the basic style. So keep on practicing the basic strokes before jumping into another style. So next we have the ascending stem-loop that usually is starts from the waist line with the theme upstroke creating and then finishing it with a heavy pressure downstroke. Now to make this loop bouncy, We can add curve to this heavy pressure downstroke and make our loop Blinker. Let's try that. So I'm going to make this a little bigger and then add curve to my downstroke. Let's try not to start with the waistline. So let's go up above a little. So let's start here. Create and book, and then Kirby downstroke. We bounce lettering. He can also start your journey towards simple flourishes. Next we have the descending stem loop. So in basic or traditional style, we start with the state Dan, stroke. And then who eat and look as we reach the descender line. And then to eat. So similar to the ascending stem loop, we can make this look a little bit bigger. So it can go below the descender line there. And you can also create your loop not to reach the baseline. You can also add a little flourish like this. Lastly, we have the fish loop, so I often use this shape a lot with my letter being. So I thought of adding this to the basic strokes of bounce letter when I call this the fish loop. And it starts with feign upstroke, transition to a heavy downstroke and then creating a look to the left and adding a level solution to the ends, true? Usually this is use for my letters b and letter p. And I love that it looks Willie modelling. So again, this one can be extended below the base line. Can make it look narrower, look bigger, like so. Alright, now you already understand how you can vary the shape of the basic strokes to make your letter being lower bounds. In the next video, we will be forming the lowercase letters. 5. Letters with Curve: In this video, we are going to create the lowercase letters and going to write the basic stuff first and then show you the ways to add bounce to assert them letter. I have also group the letters to easily demonstrate the techniques to you. Now it's also important to keep in mind that some letters will not look so much different, even if we've already add bounce to width unless it's in a worried that's taken loop at the first group, which is the lepers who is under 30, over 30 and compound curtains. In basic style. The letter I is written with an entrance trope and an under returns true. For bounce style, we can remove this entrance stroke and just start with our undertone stroke that will go below the baseline. So there. And you can also make this one smaller. So it's not always necessary that it follows the X height. Or you can just also varied the hype of your own data and strobe that will go below the baseline. Next we have the letter T, So N trans true. And we have this modified and the returns true and ethane crossbar. So again, you can omit the entrance trope and just start with your modified under returns true. So I'm going to a full pressure downs true, that will go below the baseline. And then I'm going to add my crossbar. Instead of starting from the ascender line. You can also go below that. Make what they did there. And you can also add a lethal flourish the cross wire, like so. Another way is to just MY days Kirby bounce through with a crossbar. Moving onto the letter you, They basic style is composed of an entrance TO an undertone stroke and another, and the returns true. Again, let's remove the entrance stroke. Now I am going to modify my second undertone stroke. So it's going below the baseline. I can also make the first under there appeared to be smaller like that, or adjust the two under there and strokes below the baseline. Next we have the letter R with the entrance stroke. And these modified shape for the basic style. So let's start with an entrance drove the downstroke, and then let's move this below the base lame. Or we can create a loop. And then our under load go below the baseline. Sometimes I like to exaggerate the loop like this for a more modern look. Or you can also do this kind of leather. Our next letter is the w and trans True. And their dreams true. Another under there and stroke and a meanie and they're 13. So we can meet the first under 13 to stay on the x height. And the second under third will go below the base lame. And like so is the exits true? You can also do it this way. So this is more wondering. And notice that my tool under 13's go below the baseline. We can also do with this wave. As compared to our basic style, the undertones are parallel with each other. And in here they are not. So you can do that inbound style. Now let's move on to letters with overturn and compound grew. The first one is the leather EM wave to overturn strokes and a compound curve. I'm going to modify my first over it there in stroke, food go above the baseline. And then the next overtone will go higher and may compound curve like this. Not so make it look more modern. We can just use our curvy downstroke like so. And then over, over 13 going above the waist lame than we are at fetching the modified compound. As I'm telling you earlier, you can also create your downstroke to be a little smaller than the usual x-height. What I am doing here. We can also do it this way. The first overtone is within the x height, and then the compound curve will go above the baseline. So in the style of your letter m depends on your personnel preference. Okay, let's move on to the method n. We have an overthrown strobe and a compound curve whose similiar to the letter M. We can adjust the first overthrowing above the waistline, then our compound curve like this. Or you can make it the curvy downstroke and your modified compound curve. And another style is to make your downstroke a little bit smaller than the x height and really exaggerate the heights of your compound through. And the last one, a1, sweetly seem bottle. Next letter, we have the letter B. So in basic style it's a compound curve with money and make it live bounds we can modify the shape of over compound curve to be narrower, like so. And then at that job, Rimini and the theory can also come up with a lot of different observations with the leather v. So you can also do it this way. Less for the group is the letter x, which is composed of a compound curve and a curvy upstroke. Let's modify again the compound curve by varying the heights. So don't be afraid to play around with this styles of your letters because that's found celebrity. 6. Letters with Loop: Our next group is the letters with ascending and descending in stem loops. So let's start with the letter F. It composed of an entrance stroke and ascending stem-loop that will continue to reverse descending stem loop and exits true. For bound style, we can make the ascending stem look bigger. And then the reverse descending stem-loop is smaller. And notice also that in the basic style, the downstroke is trade and now for the bound style will make it curvy. So a little modification for this letter f is this tile. And we can just forget about the guidelines and make our letter F like this. Okay? And lastly, we can also add a little flourish like this. The letter H in the basic style is composed of an entrance, true, ascending, stem-loop, and compound curve. So I'm going to omit again the entrance trope and make the loop of my ascending stem look bigger. I also added some curve that it downstroke and adjust the height of my compound curves. So instead of assembling stem-loop, we can also start with a curve be downstroke, and a modified height of the compound curve. So a common mistake that I often see that beginners do when creating balance letter we is, they add the bounds to the first stroke. For example, here on the letter h, I'm gonna make my downstroke go below the base line. Like so. And then may compound curve will just go within the x-height, like the normal style. So it doesn't look like a letter H. Instead, it looks like a letter P. For example, we are going to write the word hi, following the bounds on my downstroke, going below the baseline. And then may compound verb is just within the x-height. Now I'm going to add again the bounds on the letter I. So there. So the result is it's not readable and it also doesn't look good. So instead of adding the bounce to your first stroke, try adding it to the second stroke. So my Kirby downstroke is within the baseline and now I am adjusting the height of my compound curve. And another bounds on the letter i. So there, it looks nicer. Let's move on to the next letter, which is the letter key. So again, I'm going to make my loop bigger and add curve, do my downstroke. Then from here I'm going to create a MOOC. And my modified and the return stroke go below the baseline. Another way is to add the curvy downstroke and make it this way. So try to come up with a lot of different style inbound slathering because there is really no limit. Our next letter is really simple. It's the letter L. It's composed of an entrance stroke and ascending stem loop. So simple modification, we just make our look bigger and the under returned to go below the baseline. We can also add simple flourish. Like so. Moving on, we have the letters with the ascending stem loop, and it starts with the letter E, g. So entrance stroke, oval shape, and the sending stem loop with an exit stroke. The first style is to ingest, maintain your overall within the x-height and make the loop bigger on your descending stem loop. So it will go beyond the descender line. Another way that I add bounce to it is to make this smaller and again create a bigger descending stem loop. There. You can also do it this way. This is really fun and looks more modern. Next letter we have the letter J and sunstroke and descending is stem loop for the basic style. It's also important to note that some letters really don't look a lot different. Even if we've already add bounds to with like vase leverage a for example. And less for this group is the letter y. We have the entrance stroke, undertone stroke, descending stem loop followed by an exits through. So I'm going to maintain my undertone stroke within the x-height and making the descending stem-loop bigger. We can also make this undertone smaller, like so. Or you can make it bigger going below the base line. So there 7. Letters with Oval: Our next group is the letters with oval-shaped. The letter a is starts with an entrance stroke, followed by a closed oval shape. And then finished it with an under than stroke. So this is how we write it in basic style. Bounce leather when we can maintain the oval-shaped within the x-height and make our adjustments on the undertone stroke. So let's make it go below the baseline. They also like making the oval smaller, like this. And then adjusting again, returns true. Or you can also do it this way. So in bonds that are being, it's not necessary to always close the oval. If that's how you are going to be comfortable in that style, then feel free to do with. Next, we have the letter C. It's composed of an entrance stroke and an indirect of. So I am just trying to modify the shape of the letter is seen here. And make it narrower, bigger, and make it smaller. So there, the basic letter d is composed of an entrance stroke and oval-shaped and a modified ascending stem-loop. For the bound style, we can maintain the size of the orbit within the x-height. And then make them look in here beaker. I also like making my oval-shaped smaller like so. Or instead of using ascending stem loop, you can just use the modified and the return stroke that will go below the baseline. The letter E in the basic style is composed of entrance stroke and then this loop sheets. So again, this letter doesn't have a lot of modification when it comes to bounce that they're being. So when you don't have a guideline and you add bounce to it, you won't see much difference. So try making it bigger, making it smaller, and adjust its position below the baseline. The basic style letter O has entrance stroke, oval-shaped, and undertones. To making IT modern, I start with the heavy downstroke and then create a loop like that. Or we can also do it this way, or make it smaller. For the letter Q. On the basic style, we have entrance stroke, oval-shaped, reverse descending stem loop, and an exit. It's true. So I am keeping the oval within the x-height. And then the descending stamp has an adjustment going beyond the descender line. You can also do it this way. Or this way. 8. Letters with Fish Loop: And our last group is the letters with fish loop. The first one is the letter B. So in basic style, we do this with an entrance stroke and ascending stem-loop, reversed and exits true. For bounds letter being. We can make this ascending stem loop like this and attach our fish loop. There. You can also just use curvy downstroke and narrower fish loop. For the letter B, we have entrance troop, downstroke, reverse oval and exit stroke. To add bounce to it, we can make this curvy downstroke and attach our fish loop. We can also make these fish loop began crossing over that curvy downstream or change over curvy downstroke into a descending stem-loop. So there for the letter S in traditional or basic style, we have this kind of shape. Bouncy. We can make this entrance trope and our modified fish loop. My favorite way to create the letter S, imbalanced lettering is just like this. And lastly we have the letter z. So in traditional style we have this overturn. And then our modified fish loop. Let's adjust the height of our overturn going above the waistline and making the loop beaker. Or we can start with the fans stroke, heavy downstroke, and then another loop with a little flourish. Alright, now we've finished the bound style of the lowercase letters. Don't limit yourself with the styles that I demonstrated in here, because I believe that you can come up with their own lettering style. 9. Bonus: Bouncy Uppercase: No. 10. Bouncy Tips Part 1: There's really no right or wrong way involving bounce lettering. But I know that as a beginner, it can be quite challenging to figure out where to put the bounds and how often do you bounce the letters in a word? Like, when's it go up, when to go down. Even if you can be playful with your lettering in this style, the legibility of the words should not be sacrificed. So in this video, I've gathered the processes that I usually do to add bound to my letter when and you can follow them as well to guide you as you start in this new lettering style. So my number one tip for you is to keep the overs at the baseline or make them smaller than the usual x-height. Now I'm going to write first the word in a basic style so we can analyze together where to put the balance. In our example, we're encouraged. I have here my oval. Here is the lottery, ie, the letter O, letter a, and again the letter e. So the letter C also has the shape of an oval. So let's check that. Now I'm going to put my bounds on the other letters of this word, except for my letters with Oval. So they are going to stay on the x-height or the bees lame may letter E will stay on the x-height. I'm gonna make this downstroke occured, be downstroke, and apply bounds to the compound curve. And again, all my ovals will see on the baseline. You will notice that all my buzz. And they still follow the x-height. The letter U, the letter R, and the letter G. Okay, so this is the first style, keeping your own balls at the base level. Now let's try making them is smaller than the usual hype using the same worried. So adjust the size of your letters with over like what I'm doing here. I also put a little bounce on my letter C, So it goes below a little bit from the baseline. They also make the first undertone of my letter use smaller so they are equal and don't be afraid to do that in bounds lettering. You don't have to bounce every letter of the word. My second tip is to let your undeterred and really go below the baseline and varied the heights of letters with overturn and compound curves. Our example wherein you mean. So let's analyze this word here, my compound curve. And for the letter M and letter M, We also have undertaken on the letter E and letting you try to bounce this word, meet the loop of my letter h bigger and add that kirby downstroke and making my compound curve to go below the baseline. So you will notice that all my now let's try making smaller. And I have also varied the height of my compound curves. And let's try this one more time with the word phenomena. A really chose long words, for example, because I want you to have a clear understanding on where you can add bounds and how you can apply the pipes that I am sharing with you here. So let's check again the third compound curves. Let's keep at the baseline. So you will not be that all the letters in that has an oval-shaped seats on the base name, although I meet them a little bit smaller than their usual hype. And all the bounces are visible on the compound curves with varying heights. So don't be afraid to really go below the base line or above the waist line. Just make sure that as you practice and experiment with the look of the bands that you want to achieve. Don't let the readability of the word suffer. For the next steps. Let's move onto the next video. 11. Bouncy Tips Part 2: Let's move on to my third tip, which is to emphasize loops in letters. Let's take a look at our sample word hamburger. So we can see here that we have a loop on the letter, each lottery B and letter g. Now it's not really necessary to make your lips bigger. If you don't want that, you can stay with the basic style. But I want you to remember that if you decide to meet one loop on a word to be bigger, make all the loops in that word to be bigger so that it would be consistent. So let's try it with the letter H and add that bounce domain downstroke. And to make all my loops consistent in this word, I will also meet then loop in my letter G. Let's try this one more time making all the word smaller. They're what they also did here is I varied the heights of my undertones and compound curves. Let's see our next sample word, which is the word acknowledge. So we have a loop on the lottery key. Letter L, letter a, D, and G. Let's make all the letters with oval-shaped smaller, all the letters with loops. So we can emphasize those loops. They're the number four tip that I can share with you is to modify the size of the letters from their normal x heights. So we already did that with the ovals. But now let's take a look on other letters that we can modify from third, normal x-height. Our example worried is the word software. So instead of using this basic letter as I want to use this one. So I can make this bigger instead of staying within the x-height. So I also modify my letter r So it really don't be afraid to add seemed both flourishes. So I'm going to put a bound on military T. And let's try to combine the crossbar of the letter t to the loop of the latter, each X0. And then apply the previous steps that I have shared. And then break-in, add simple flourished in the latter way, like so. That's it. Those are the techniques that are used to create bounds lettering that looks nice and balanced. Try them out and keep on practicing. Because as you practice, it will come naturally to you and you would have the thing again Wednesday go up and went and go down. At least you have now a clear method and how you can add bounce to your lettering. 12. Common Struggles: In this part of the class, I am going to answer the common struggles that beginners and counter or provide ways and how you can troubleshoot your own bounce lettering. First question of beginners is which alphabets to add bounds, these bounds properly, or where to add bounce. So let's take a look at the word joy, for example. To make it look bounds m going to make the loop on military J bigger, as well as the loop on the letter y. But if we take a closer look, we will notice that it doesn't really look down. See yet. I feel like agents make the loops bigger. But if we are going to remove the guidelines, it won't appear bouncy. So that's the first thing that we need to understand when doing bounce letter, when not all birds with appear grief when balance. Let's try to fix this word. I'm gonna make my loop under lethargy beaker. Make me letter O smaller and modify the style of my letter Y, like so. There. Now it appears more playful and whimsical. Right? Now let's take a look at the second example, which is the word thank. Again, as I am telling you earlier, it's not necessary to go up and down every letter of the world. So that is what I am doing in here. You will notice that I added bounds to all my undertone strokes and doesn't really look nice. So what we can fix in here is to vary the height of your compound curves are undertone strokes. Make others longer, make others shorter. They're, now that looks better. Another struggle that a beginner is encountering when it comes to bounce lettering is they are living a big gap in between the letters. And that is because they do not meet their exit strokes narrow. So like what we did in the basic strokes, instead of making the spaces of your compound curve equal like this, you want to make them narrower so that your letter each will look like this. So let us try the word Monday as another example. I'm going to write this on bouncy lettering, but I'm not going to narrow my exit strokes or undertone strokes. I'm just going to maintain its shape and the basic stroke, but just add bounced a whim. This one doesn't look really bad at all. And if you prefer this kind of style of bounce lettering, then that's OK, feel free to do that. But if you are having a hard time looking at this bound style, what you can do is to narrow your compound curves, you're under thirds and your overturns. So this is my style of pounds levering. And the last one is the spaces between the letters. This is why you need to start first with the basic style so that you will be comfortable with the spacing of your letters. So you don't have to do this like the space between your letter e and your letter a is like this. And now from letter a to letter r, it goes wider. So that's not consistent and that's not how we want our balance lettering to look like. So it's important to keep in mind that even though we are doing bounds lettering, Don't forget to leave your pen after it's trope, right? Is slowly so that you will have time to think about the spaces that you want to achieve in your letter being and do the necessary adjustments to your letters. Now let's move on to the class project. 13. Class Project: For your class project, right? Your favorite code, imbalanced lettering style. Remember the tips that I have shared with you in this class? So let's recap. Number one. Keep the overdose at the baseline or make them smaller than their usual x-height. Number two, letter under turn, really go below the baseline and vary the heights of letters with overturned and compound curve. Number three emphasise the loops in letters. Number four, modify the size of the letters from their normal x heights. And number five, add simple flourishes. Don't forget to write slowly and live your pen asked her each stroke. Remember, calligraphy is an art of beautiful writing and we are just modifying our style in Bouncy lettering. I would love to see your bounds lettering. Please upload them on the project section of this class or share them on Instagram. And don't forget to tag me at seven brush strokes so that I can feature you on my Instagram stories. Here's a real-time video for your inspirations. Have fun. Okay. Yeah. So yeah. 14. Final Thoughts: Bounce lettering is fun and you can add your personal style to width. While this is something that you can do to break the rules of traditional or basically Griffey, applying some sort of consistency will make your bounced lettering look a lot better rather than messy. Possibilities are endless, so don't be afraid to experiment and practice until it becomes natural to you. Not thinking too much about where to add abounds in the words. I hope that this course gives you a deep understanding about how bands lettering works. If you enjoyed this class, please don't forget to follow me here on skill share so that you'll get notified the next time I publish a new class. And I love to know your thoughts. Your reviews are truly appreciated and it keeps me inspired to continue sharing MY skills with the art community. Thank you so much for joining the class and see you on the next one.