11 Mar February 27, 2012 – Copperplate Class #6 at Sinai Temple
Today DeAnn had us practice flourishing.
The thick strokes of the flourish should be thinner than the primary stem stroke.
Remember: Flourishing is BIG.
Rehearse flourishing before you write it.
Flourishing text: try writing words without ascenders and descenders (see below, in black). Then come back and put on the flourishes afterward (see below, blue ink).
You never know what’s in the sentence below; you want to avoid descenders and ascenders clashing and creating a dark spot.
Typically, you know what’s above as you’re writing.
HOMEWORK: Practice flourishing capitals and also writing text and flourishing it. Try various flourishes even if it looks stupid.