The Magic Wave

The Magic Wave: Beautiful flourishes look sometimes like a magic wave. They are able to transform plain text into an enchanting visual experience. Of course it has to be well made, because not every piece of flourished art gives me that impression. Learning about...

The Oval Form

The oval form: The oval form holds a significant role in the art of flourishes. It’s a fundamental shape that provides a basis for many elegant and dynamic flourishes and also for many letters. Before we dive into a list of several reasons, why ovals have this...

The Flourish Cloud Technique

The Flourish Cloud: 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...