Learning Calligraphy with a Flourish!

I have just come across a wonderful calligraphy resource called The Flourish Forum, and I hope that anyone who wants to learn more about calligraphy finds it and joins. It was started by Erica McPhee, lettering & design artist at Paperwhite Studio, in October 2013 and it already has over 1000 members from across the globe! All I can say is THANK YOU Erica for sharing! An amazing feat!
The forum itself is packed with tutorials – totally perfect for calligraphers of any skill level…. and brilliant for beginners – it’s all inclusive and chilled, I imagine I will be lurking around on there on a regular basis.

Meanwhile, I do have plans for a calligraphy post next week… Calligraphy Tips no.2.. it is something to do with this old piece of work I did in 2003…

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…from 2003

I’d better get on with it then.

15 thoughts on “Learning Calligraphy with a Flourish!

  1. Scarlet Post author

    Erm… well that’s what I’m going to explain about in my next tip post. This is a picture I posted on my old calligraphy blog… and it’s on my Flickr… and I’m actually a little embarrassed… because I know how it was made….
    Sx

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      1. Scarlet Post author

        No…! It’s not that shocking… it did involve what I thought was a ‘cheat’, but actually it isn’t!
        It’s an odd bit of writing. Overall it has a nice texture, but I feel that the individual letters are a little suspect. One of my earlier experiments!
        Sx

  2. Moya

    I love the Flourish Forum – I am very bad at commenting though. But those guys are part of what made me finally get off my backside and create a blog – I love the feeling of calligraphy community!

    And I love your work, too – looking forward to those tips!

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Hello and welcome, Moya!
      I spent yesterday having a good read of some of the threads – wonderful stuff!
      I hope that I comment there… I’ve never been part of a forum before, and to be honest I feel a bit shy! I have some book suggestions for the broad edged pen, so hopefully I will start there.
      Sx

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      1. Moya

        I’ll keep an eye out for you! I’m shy, too, and I always worry once I’ve posted that I’ll come across as an awkward newbie … but I hope I’ll get over it. I really like the forum.

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