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Offline NikkiB

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Flourished Thanks
« on: March 18, 2016, 01:41:54 PM »
I really wanted to share this with you guys, I'm so proud of myself!

I've been following Anne Elser on IG and love her style, so today, with several hours to spare I have been working on this...

It took ages ;D several drafts, sketches and pieces of paper! It's not perfect, but it is pretty and for my first time of trying anything like this I'm pleased with it!

Happy to take on any suggestions for improvement! Thanks for looking  :)



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Re: Flourished Thanks
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2016, 01:43:13 PM »
Lovely!

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Re: Flourished Thanks
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2016, 01:46:10 PM »
Very pretty! Love that ink color, too.

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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2016, 04:06:22 PM »
Bravo Nikki!  :)

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Re: Flourished Thanks
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2016, 06:08:43 PM »
You should be pleased - it's really lovely! Since you asked for feedback, the only part that catches my eye is the flourish above the Y. It seems to be coming out of nowhere which isn't as cohesive as the rest of the design. This could be remedied by rotating it 180 degrees or by extending the flourish stem up and to the right.

Beautiful!  :)
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Re: Flourished Thanks
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2016, 06:59:19 PM »
Thank you Erika, I see exactly what you mean! Great tip! 👍
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Re: Flourished Thanks
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2016, 07:26:28 PM »
I am a huge fan of Anne Elser, too!

Bravo!!!  ;D
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Re: Flourished Thanks
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2016, 06:37:53 AM »
Great job - well done  :)

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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2016, 06:57:55 AM »
That is beautiful Nikki.
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Re: Flourished Thanks
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2016, 12:59:28 PM »
What a happy feeling that has!  Lovely!  So pretty  :)
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Re: Flourished Thanks
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2016, 06:06:25 AM »
Thank you to everyone for your kind words and encouragement xx
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Re: Flourished Thanks
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2016, 07:40:19 AM »
This is gorgeous Nikki and you should rightly be proud of yourself! And thank you for the intro to Anne Elser's work, inspirational!

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Re: Flourished Thanks
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2016, 01:06:38 PM »
This is So Beautiful! Bright and happy in that shade of green, too! I'm not ready for flourishing, but look forward to learning! Thank you for inspiration!

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Re: Flourished Thanks
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2016, 02:14:41 PM »
Very nice!   BTW What sort of ink is this?

Let us know if you ever undertake multi-color flourishes.  Personally I use watercolors and even though I would never dare to share my sketches here, I can say that I get a major kick out of using multiple colors in a situation like this with a mix of text and flourishes  (as opposed to straight text where multiple colors disturbs the readability).

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Re: Flourished Thanks
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2016, 05:47:24 PM »
Very nice!   BTW What sort of ink is this?

Let us know if you ever undertake multi-color flourishes.  Personally I use watercolors and even though I would never dare to share my sketches here, I can say that I get a major kick out of using multiple colors in a situation like this with a mix of text and flourishes  (as opposed to straight text where multiple colors disturbs the readability).

Thank you for your encouragement Eric! I am using gouache, I have actually mixed up some lovely colours and I am trying to work up the courage to put something down on paper  ;D
Nikki x