Flourished Script Lettering
The personality and allure of flourished script is tough to ignore, making decorative lettering particularly ideal for creating memorable advertisements and identities. During this workshop, students will learn techniques for drawing well-constructed and attractive flourishes to enhance logotype, packaging and publication work.
With the aid of reference models spanning the 18th to the 21st century, participants will begin by drawing formal script as the base for their ornamental linework. Next, students will learn about the different varieties of flourishing (including vine work, cartouches and pictorial styles), basics of stroke construction, as well as entry/exit points for embellished upper- and lowercase letters. Skill-building exercises will reinforce concepts such as fluid movement and spacial balance, while slide shows and demonstrations will illustrate how to combine strokes to devise more complex compositions. Important details such as volume, proportion and shading will also be addressed.