Tips for drawing the letter S

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Tips for drawing the letter S
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Do you have any tips on how you approach drawing the letter S?

All I seem to be able to do is make a hot mess of beziers.

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[Note, I am trying to keep as many of the points as vertical and horizontal as I can, in order to make clean paths.]

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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Some good stuff –especially by John Hudson– here:
http://www.typophile.com/node/96989

hhp

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Thanks, hrant...I thought it might be a common question, but I was not sure how to search for it here. I'll see if those tips help me slay my dragon.

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A bit of a hassle to find on the site, but there is a very comprehensive description about constructing /s/ on
http://briem.net

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Of course, that letter famously gave Donald Knuth difficulty when working on Computer Modern.

[[https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.bams/euclid.bams/1183544082]]