Cursive Q

How to draw a cursive Q:

When it comes to drawing cursive letters, the capital Q is one of the most difficult letters to remember how to write in the entire cursive alphabet.  The reason for this is because it looks nothing like a standard English capital Q and it looks more like a fancy number 2.

capital Q in cursive  To draw the upper case Q in cursive start at the top of the line and dip down to make a small loop to the left and swing it back to the right and around like you are drawing a number 2.  When you get close to the bottom dip it down to touch the bottom line and loop it back around and dip down below the bottom line.  The capital cursive Q is one of the few cursive letters that extends down beyond the bottom writing line.  Dip it down just a bit and then hook it back up to the bottom line.

lower case cursive q  To draw a lower case q in cursive draw a circle like you are making a cursive a but then dip it down well below the bottom line and hook it to the right back up to the bottom line.  Then draw a slanted line to the right so it is ready to connect to the next letter in your cursive word.

lowecase q in cursive

Take a look at the picture of the cursive writing chart above with the lower case q underlined.  The black shows what the letter should look like when standing alone.  The red lines show how to connect to it from letters before it and letters after it.  The letter Q can be tough to remember, so if you ever forget how to draw it just come back to this page for a reference.

Tomorrow we will learn how to draw a cursive R.  Have a great day.