Rediscover the elegance of flourishing with this delightful guide to ornate pictorial calligraphy. A practice almost lost to time, flourishing brings together art and writing, creating magnificent swirls and graceful curves that bloom into birds, rabbits, deer ribbons, and more. With nothing but a good pen, Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy, and your dedication, you can master the delicate shading and harmonious lines that define this beautiful art form. Offering complete instructions on positioning and basic exercises, along with over 150 inspiring examples, this pleasantly old-fashioned manual emphasizes grace, harmony, and symmetry. All it requires is diligence, patience, and perseverance, and soon, you'll be creating your own enchanting works of calligraphic art.
“The law of harmony in flourishing is the same as in love. As long as everything goes along smoothly, harmony prevails. But as soon as some rival crosses the pathway, especially in a diagonal way, there is likely to be trouble in camp. Therefore see that the lines run nearly parallel or cross nearly at right angles.” ––Back Cover.
Paperback; 78 pages; 8.5” x 11”