Freehand or french curves?

blank's picture

For those you who still draw letters out by hand before digitizing, do you draw your letters out with french curves, circle/ellipse templates, etc, or do you just work out a nice curve freehand and replicate it with tracing paper?

Mark Simonson's picture

I usually don't usually draw very tight on paper anymore, but even when I do, I don't use curve templates. Before I used computers, I used them all the time. I would say I stopped using curve templates about the same time I started using computers for drawing letters. It was a very tedious and limited way to draw and I don't miss it.

cuttlefish's picture

At most I'll use a ruler, compass, and ellipse template, but why bother depending on the French for curves when we can reap the benefits of the Quaker space program instead?

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