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  • how to make flourishes?

    I'm working on a project in which I'd like to use flourishes. If I'm using the right term, I mean those beautiful swirly lines that curl around one another to border text.

    Can someone recommend a book that talks about developing techniques for illustrating flourishes? I haven't been able to find anything online.
    thank you

  • #2
    I have also heard them called ornaments and I am sure there are books out there somewhere. I just googled flourishes and got a few things, as for creating them yourself I would draw them by hand and just let your imagination run wild, then whip out the pen tool if you need them in vector.
    How about a chain pickerel in your bath tub?

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    • #3
      Sounds like a good place to start. Ornaments sounds like a more appropriate word.

      I'm going to go to the library and check this out.
      thanks.

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      • #4
        No problem, I love those little things also.
        How about a chain pickerel in your bath tub?

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        • #5
          I too like them and wonder if everyone draws them or uses fonts or where people are piocking these up.
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          • #6
            Or instead of pen tool you could draw them all on paper and then "live trace" them in illustrator.
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            • #7
              Dover Publishing produces books with cds that have these things and all types of things, however they are all bitmapped, don't let the fact that it states eps fool you, like it did me. But as templates, with no royalties, it really isn't too bad. They seem to be a bit overpriced, but I like 'em. I think you can find some on stock sites, and of course... check into some fonts, some of the wingy dingy types have them.
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              • #8
                Your local library may have "Atkinson Sign Painting" (1909) and "Strong's Book of Designs" (1910) which are loaded with the kind of stuff that you're after. These and other similar titles were reprinted in the 80's by Signs of the Times, though all seem to be OOP now. Brilliant stuff, regardless.

                Do an image search for Art Nouveau and Alphonse Mucha as well.

                -van

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                • #9
                  I was looking for flourishes a while ago, and googled another design board where someone posted a link to some free flourishes
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                  • #10
                    try looking at art noveau ornaments

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                    • #11
                      thanks for the link. i will see how well they are.

                      again, thanks.
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                      • #12
                        http://mograph.net/board/index.php?s...24&hl=flourish

                        i was actually looking at this earlier...

                        although drawing them yourself then scanning adn tracing in illy is the best way...
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                        • #13
                          no problem, I just remembered that www.dafont.com has some good flourish fonts.

                          wm designs

                          floralia


                          marcelle - kinda cool


                          there is a wealth of inspiration from the shapes fonts, so much good stuff. have yourself a ball
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                          • #14
                            I have used Marcelle before it is a nice sport look. I had a booklet to make for a non-profit baseball organization and it worked very well.
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                              yeah, it will probably be going in this art/poetry magazine im working on
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