I learn from the book ‘Calligraphy: Tools and Techniques for the Contemporary Practitioner’ by Gaye Godfrey-Nicholls, really the same book as ‘Mastering Calligraphy: The Complete Guide to Hand Lettering’. This is my free, completely unofficial interpretation of the lessons. I do feel that watching something done can give us serious a-ha moments, which is why I make and share these videos, but for a deeper understanding, I recommend you read the book.
For printable guides, visit my blog http://bit.ly/2b0VAT9 . I use a 2B pencil so the letters are more visible, but you should use HB.
Music: “Easy Lemon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
The letter M requires 4 strokes, all from top to bottom. Start an eighth in to left-bottom corner. Then jump back up and go down to the middle. Continue an eighth in back to the middle, then top to the bottom right. Do the M patiently from left to right and top to bottom.
The letter W is a couple of V together. Start from the top and connect in the middle. Then start again from the top point and repeat. W is made with 4 strokes, like the M – also from top to bottom, and left to right.