Side View of Position for Lettering Using Pen

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“It (pen) should be held easily, in the position as illustrated, the strokes drawn with a steady, even motion and a slight uniform pressure on the paper, not enough to spread the nibs of the pen.” —French, 1911


French, Thomas E A Manual of Engineering Drawing for Students and Draftsmen (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1911)


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