Calligraphy Alphabet N-Z : Calligraphy Flourishes With Pointed Brushes
Here are what I would call a liners, they’re
very, very pointed brushes. And again as with all these brushes that I’m showing you, they’re
all different varieties of liners. But basically what they’re used for is fine line work. So
if you take a peek over here, you see love, beauty, joy. Some of my favorite words. And
these little strokes here, which is I would usually refer to as flourishing, are done
with a liner. So the liner works on a thick and thin, with the thick and thin principle
also. So I can take this liner and I can press down about that much and get that thick a
line. But if I press down further, I get a thicker line. Now the important thing for
you to understand is that I have a sense of the center of that stroke. And that’s one
reason why I’m able to control it. But here’s a typical exercise. And of course I don’t want to run out of paint.
So that would be an exercise that you might want to do just to work on control. And same
idea, pointed tool. Slightly different.
Thin, thick, thin. So what I’m doing is I’m adding pressure and then I’m releasing. Yeah, you can letter with brushes like this,
in a slightly different way. Alright and then I’m going to show you a lot of times when
I’m doing documents for example. You know resolutions, this person is so wonderful.
We really appreciate you. And then you’re going to have some places on the manuscript,
where you might want to do flourishing around the letters similar to this.