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Offline Angelica acosta

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« on: March 23, 2018, 05:43:05 PM »
hello everyone I was wondering if anyone can tell me where can I find a great handbook for flourishing. Im want to do outstanding flourishes! so If anyone can help it will be greatly appreciated. bests, Angelica
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Re: flourishing guide
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2018, 07:39:34 AM »
My ultimate go-to book for learning flourishing basics was Bill Hildebrandt's 'Calligraphic Flourishing'. If you Google it, you will be able to find a pdf. I'd post here, but I'm not sure the action would be in line with FF rules, so I'm playing it safe. In a nutshell, the three golden rules are: 1) Intersect lines as close to perpendicular as possible; 2) parallel lines and ovals are best; 3) never cross a shade with a shade. Hope this helps!
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Offline Erica McPhee

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Re: flourishing guide
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2018, 09:59:37 AM »
Thanks @Starlee! You are correct - although Bill Hildebrandt has passed away, his book is still under copyright law.

@Ken Fraser  - AMAZING post! And your examplars are incredible (as always!).  ;D (In fairness to other forums, I do prefer members post their topics within Flourish and not link to another forum. But this is a nice exception.  :) )

@Angelica acosta This is a great link as well to a FB post including many well known calligraphers' ideas about Flourishing: Flourishing How To's & Advice
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Re: flourishing guide
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2018, 10:36:33 AM »


"In fairness to other forums, I do prefer members post their topics within Flourish and not link to another forum".

Sorry - I'll bear that in mind, next time.  :)



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Re: flourishing guide
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2018, 06:46:02 PM »
thank you all, i have read all that you have told me, now just keep on practicing, thank you guys a lot. bests, angelica
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