Example of calligraphy flourishes written with a pointed pen

Do any of these sound familiar?

I'm unsure how to start flourishing.

You don't know what shapes to make or where to use them! And since you're afraid to mess up, you struggle to even start.

I need rules to follow.

You learn best by practicing specific drills and shapes and understanding the "why". Flourishing looks complicated, and you need it broken down into step-by-step directions.

I feel lost or overwhelmed.

You admire the work of other artists, and wonder "how do they make it look so easy??" The calligraphy flourishes you've attempted look awkward or out of place, and they don't "flow".

I get frustrated when creating layouts.

You struggle to incorporate calligraphy flourishing into balanced layouts. You're unsure what's too much or too little.

Imagine if you could...

✔️ Loosen up and get out of your own way. Say goodbye to feeling stuck!

✔️ Easily pull from your 'toolbox' of over 150 calligraphy flourishes at any time. No more trying to come up with shapes out of thin air.

✔️ Feel confident in your ability to embellish your letters and words in the best places.

✔️ Thoughtfully plan out beautiful, balanced layouts ranging from simple to complex.

Guess what?

You can achieve ALL of this in our online calligraphy course: Flourishing Fundamentals.

The lowercase calligraphy y written with flourishes 25 ways

Take a look inside the flourishing course

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Discover all the strategies we've developed from years of calligraphy flourishing

We'll show you how to break down this seemingly complex and mystifying technique into easy-to-follow, logical steps. You'll be flourishing your calligraphy with confidence in only 6 weeks – a fraction of the time it would take to figure it out on your own.

"For anyone that has struggled trying to learn calligraphy flourishing - this course will overcome those struggles. From the first lesson to the last students are taken on a journey that both encourages them and shows the proper way to achieve ones desire to learn this wonderful art form.

I can not say enough about these two young ladies sharing so much insight on flourishing and making it a fun trip all along the way. Do not hesitate to take this class. It will open up new worlds for you."

- Pam W., Flourishing Fundamentals student

The calligraphy letter g written with flourishes 4 ways

Let me take you back to what my lettering was like before I discovered how to flourish.

I was FRUSTRATED. At the time, I was learning how to improve my lettering skills, but flourishing did NOT come easily. I had no idea what the rules were, or even how to make the basic shapes.

No matter how hard I tried, they ended up looking like random swirls and squiggles with an occasional “lucky” one that turned out well.

I continued experimenting, filling pages and pages of slow improvement. I spent HOURS watching those amazing calligraphers write and studying their pieces to figure out the underlying rules.

The world magical in calligraphy with flourishes

My Light Bulb Moment

After endless practice and analysis...

I discovered that all calligraphy flourishes are made up of just a couple basic shapes put together in different combinations.

It suddenly made so much sense!

Now instead of looking at the strokes wondering how I could possibly come up with that on my own, I easily recognized the patterns to create my own flourishes.

"The best thing for me, of all the excellent goodies in this course, is that I now understand how flourishes are structured, so I'm confident I can create my own without having to copy someone else's shapes. Thank you!"

- Dee B., Flourishing Fundamentals student

Calligraphy quote with flourishes: Do small things with great love

Flourishing Fundamentals starts with the very basics to lay a solid foundation, and slowly builds on your skills.

You will not only learn dozens (and dozens) of ways to flourish your lettering, you will also learn the WHY behind the calligraphy flourishes and how to build them instead of trying to copy random flourishes or remember what you traced.

Once you learn my flourishing method, you will wonder why it ever seemed so daunting in the first place!

"I learned a lot in this class and my calligraphy looks so much better.
It is nice to have options on how to flourish and layout a piece you're working on.

The class is worth the investment in time and money."

- Helen C., Flourishing Fundamentals student

The word week written in calligraphy and flourished 6 ways

So now, you're at a crossroads

You could keep trying to figure all of this stuff out on your own for the next few months or years.


You could steal our strategies and get results in a matter of weeks.

Think about where you want to be six months from now. Or even ONE month from now.

You can use the step-by-step process we teach in Flourishing Fundamentals to help you achieve your flourishing goals faster than you thought was possible.

Which path will you choose?

Breakdown a flourished design: thank you

Frequently Asked Questions

We get it: after you try your first flourish, it can feel like you're just not as creative or talented as the people you see on Pinterest or Instagram.

But believe us when we say that adding calligraphy flourishes is something ANYONE can learn! 

What is calligraphy flourishing?

Calligraphy flourishing is the art of using loops and curves to embellish your hand lettering.

Besides making your lettering look more elegant, flourishes are a great way to add personality to your calligraphy and make it unique.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you get instant access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

Example of real-time brush lettering: "Happy Birthday" with flourishing

Who is the course for?

This course is perfect if you... understand the basics of lettering. We don't recommend this course for COMPLETE calligraphy beginners.

A flourish acts as an embellishment to letters in a word, and you need to write the base word in calligraphy yourself first. 

If you're still working on your basic strokes or letter forms, these flourishing tutorials may not right for you. 

For beginners, traceable calligraphy flourishes could be a better fit. Explore our traceable flourishes workbook instead to see if this could be the right fit for you! 

Does this course teach calligraphy letters?

No, this flourishing course does not teach calligraphy letters. If you're looking to learn capitals or lowercase letters, you're better served by our Copperplate calligraphy course or free tutorials.

As the name suggests, this flourishing tutorial is about adding embellishments to your calligraphy and hand lettering and requires as foundational knowledge. 

How does this course teach calligraphy flourishing?

This course is more than just a set of examples of beautiful calligraphy flourishes. At Loveleigh Loops, we believe in teaching the reasons WHY some flourishes work and other flourishes don't.

While you'll see plenty of beautiful examples of both simple and complex flourishes, we will take a close look at what makes them so beautiful and elegant. But that's not all…

We’ll then distill this into a set of design principles that you can use to create your own flourish designs and compositions. 

Will this course work for modern calligraphy?

Yes, you can use the flourishing techniques taught in this course for any style of calligraphy.

Once you've completed the course, you'll have learned to add flourishes to modern calligraphy as well as pointed pen calligraphy, hand lettering, Spencerian and more. 

Basically, adding flourishes is all about creativity so it works with any styles you want it to work with.

Does this course teach how to make unique flourish designs?

You bet it does! You'll learn the fundamentals of good flourishes and how to apply those characteristics when you come up with your own.

We will look at key characteristics such as the importance of the oval shape or the role thin and thick lines play when designing flourishes.

After beginning with the easiest ways to flourish, it won't take long before you're adding fancy embellishments to your own calligraphy.

What does this course include?

Inside, you'll find over 5 hours of video lessons, accompanying workbook pages and homework assignments as well as tons of practice sheets.

Does this course teach calligraphy flourishing and layout?

Yes! We will leave you in the best shape, completely prepared to add flourishing to your repertoire of calligraphy skills.

After an in-depth look at flourishes, we’ll zoom out and show you the best ways to make flourishes work in your layout and compositions.

We’ll look at recognizing empty space and the best ways to fill it, flourish formulas and more tricks of the trade to make your flourishes look right on the page. 

What pen should I use?

We suggest going through the course with pencil. Practice the shapes of flourishing and develop your muscle memory, and then apply it to your tool of choice (pointed pen, brush pen, etc.) once you're comfortable with it. That way, you'll be focusing on just the technique and not worrying about the tool—it can be frustrating to practice both at the same time! Note: the majority of the course is taught in pencil, and some of the videos show a Pentel Sign brush pen. 

"Anyone committing to this class can expect rewarding results. You will NOT be disappointed."

- Ruth G., Flourishing Fundamentals student

Do you have a free calligraphy course?

If you’re not able to make a financial investment in your calligraphy flourishing right now, we do have free calligraphy courses available. You can browse our course directory to explore your options. If you’re already familiar with calligraphy basics, maybe a free worksheet is the perfect resource to help you practice! From calligraphy flourishing to traditional pointed pen calligraphy to modern calligraphy, we have tons of free printables in our free calligraphy worksheet directory

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Flourishing Course Curriculum

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  0. Introduction to Flourishing
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  1. Drills
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  2. Base Flourishes: Stem Loops
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  3. Base Flourishes: Mid-word, End-word, and t-crossbars
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  4. Base Flourish Review & Examples
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  5. Complex Flourishes: Adding Loops & Cusps
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  6. Complex Flourishes: Extending the Endpoint
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  7. Complex Flourish Review & Examples
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  8. Composition
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The word persist written with calligraphy flourishes

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Your Instructors

We've helped hundreds of students just like you transform into confident lettering artists. You can do it too, promise.

Calligraphy flourishing can feel impossible when you're trying to wing it and randomly draw loops and beautiful twirls on your own. You're not the problem: it's lack of instruction. Let us make calligraphy flourishing achievable and FUN for you! 

We’re so excited to see what you create.

-Jillian & Jordan of Loveleigh Loops

Jordan is the flourishing expert on the LL team and your instructor for the Flourishing Fundamentals course.