Flourished Calligraphy Layouts with Procreate for iPad Pro

Molly Suber Thorpe, Calligrapher & Graphic Designer

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12 Lessons (1h 15m)
    • 1. Welcome!

    • 2. Document Setup

    • 3. First Pencil Sketch

    • 4. Points of Tension

    • 5. Flourish Sketching

    • 6. Refined Pencil Sketch

    • 7. Calligraphy Pen "Inking"

    • 8. Layout Refinements

    • 9. Finishing Touches

    • 10. Color!

    • 11. Thank You + My Glove

    • 12. Can You Do Me A Favor?

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About This Class

This project-based class is a guided demonstration of a flourished calligraphy layout using an iPad Pro and Procreate.

The demonstration is start-to-finish, and filled with my commentary every step of the way. I show you how I set up my document, make a rough pencil sketch, refine my sketches, draw in flourishes, "ink" it with a calligraphy brush, polish the final design, and recolor it.

This class is very relaxed. I wanted it to reflect the actual design process of a professional calligrapher creating a polished design, from sketch through final artwork. I show all of my work, leaving nothing out, so you can watch me make every stroke...and erase every mistake.

Prerequisites: This class is for students who already have some experience with Procreate lettering. If you need to learn the ropes first, start with my comprehensive beginner's class: Mastering iPad Lettering with Procreate 4.

Downloadables: I've included the Procreate calligraphy brush and guide sheet that I use, as well as the layered Photoshop file of my finished design. These are available to students as free downloads in the Your Project section. They are intended for personal use only.


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  1. *NEW* Mastering Modern Calligraphy: Beyond the Basics: 2,700+ Pointed Pen Exemplars and Exercises for Developing Your Style

  2. Modern Calligraphy: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Script Calligraphy

  3. The Calligrapher's Business Handbook: Pricing & Policies for Lettering Artists


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