The Flourish Cloud Technique

When I first started writing, I was amazed at the beauty that could be achieved with flourishes, especially those that looked like a flourish cloud. Paul Antonio, the great teacher of calligraphy, calls them “Compound Ellipses”, which is a reasonable name....

How To Add Flourishes To Fonts

Adding flourishes to fonts is a creative way to decorate your text. I show you different methods to do it depending on your experience with flourishes and software. Before we look at the practical solutions, I would like to mention the importance of a little...

Flourishes and Vectors

Visualise your flourishes with Vectors Flourishes and vectors are not naturally related, because creating beautiful curves is mostly an analog work. Vectors are digital handles in software. Bringing these two elements together, can be a powerful connection. Decorative...

Fascination for flourishes

What makes flourishes so charming? Looking backwards i kind of understand why I have a fascination for flourishes. When I was growing up, I collected stickers, coins from different countries, logos on any surface or pins and badges. I was particularly fascinated by...

Learn How To Flourish

Flourishes in calligraphy involve mastering the art of graceful and decorative curves, possibly paired with letters. It can feel overwhelming to learn how to flourish, especially when you are just starting out. From my experience, I can tell you a few things that can...