How to Flourish: Adding "Oomph" to Your Calligraphy

Kimberly Shrack, Modern Calligraphy & Illustration

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14 Lessons (1h 55m)
    • 1. Class Preview

      1:17
    • 2. Intro & Materials

      4:36
    • 3. 6 Rules of Flourishing

      14:06
    • 4. Flourishing Drills

      9:38
    • 5. MODELS: Beginning of Upstrokes

      8:00
    • 6. MODELS: End of Upstrokes

      9:06
    • 7. MODELS: End of Downstrokes

      7:07
    • 8. MODELS: Upward Loops & C-Curves

      7:49
    • 9. MODELS: Downward Loops

      6:51
    • 10. Standalone Flourishes & Filigree

      5:47
    • 11. Laying Out Your Flourished Piece

      20:03
    • 12. Inking Your Flourishes

      7:25
    • 13. BONUS: Flourishing in Silhouettes

      11:33
    • 14. Wrap & Class Project

      2:03
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About This Class

Have you ever looked at a piece of beautifully flourished calligraphy and wondered, "How did they do that?!" Flourishing can be one of the most intimidating aspects of learning calligraphy and lettering - but once you learn how it's done, you'll be well one your way to creating beautifully flourished pieces of your own.

In this course, calligrapher and Skillshare Top Teacher Kim Shrack from Hoopla! Letters breaks down the flourishing process step-by-step. You will learn:

  • The 6 general rules of flourishing (and when to break them)
  • 50 flourish models and when to use them
  • How to design a flourished word or short phrase, from concepts to final piece
  • Creating shapes from your flourishes
  • ... and much more!

All students will also receive a downloadable workbook featuring drills sheets, exemplars and oodles of opportunities to practice all your new skills. All this, plus a super fun final project - pretty great, right? If you're ready to start flourishing confidently, I hope you will join me in this new course. See you soon!