Drawing the Flourish Basics and Beyond

Jane Snedden Peever, Illustrator and Digital Artist

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10 Lessons (22m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:28
    • 2. Materials And Project

      1:20
    • 3. Start With A Spiral

      3:24
    • 4. Multiple spirals

      1:45
    • 5. Working With Loops

      2:39
    • 6. Using Different Pens

      2:23
    • 7. Creating Symmetry

      3:15
    • 8. Corners and Freeform

      2:24
    • 9. Fancy up your letters

      2:16
    • 10. Final Thoughts

      0:53
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Project Description

For the class project I would like you to begin by posting your progress as you work through the lessons.  Each lesson we work on a technique or idea and you can share your progress as we go.  At the end of the class I encourage you to take the ideas and use them in your favorite means of art or creativity.  You can use them to frame a photograph, create a greeting card, or an invitation with some flourish.  Perhaps you would like to practice writing out your name with some flourish.  However you choose to use the flourish techniques, this is what I would like you to share as your final work in the project section.  The joy of creativity is seeing the many different ways things can be done and how people use ideas in their creative endeavors. 

What you will need

  • Paper
  • Pencil - regular and soft lead.  Any pencil in the B range is soft, I suggest a 3B.
  • Eraser.  I use both a white eraser and a putty or kneadable eraser.
  • Pen.  Regular fine or med tip art pen is great.
  • Tracing paper.  Any weight will work, as long as you can see through it nicely
  • 3 downloads provided, printed out.  You can print these worksheets as many times as you need to have lots of practice time.
  • Optional - brush pens, calligraphy marker, paint brushes - we will  use these in the lesson on exploring different pen styles.

Have Fun and remember to post your progress so we can all encourage and share in the process,

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