Flourishing Worksheets – T Crossbars and Underneath the Word

29 Jun, 2020

Flourishing Worksheets – T Crossbars and Underneath the Word

Recently we chatted about flourishing ascenders and descenders, and you checked out the free practice pages on the resource hub. Now it’s time for flourishing on the t crossbars and underneath the word!

To help you get a better grasp of these, I added another couple of traceable flourishing worksheets to the resource hub. These new A4 pages focus on flourishing the t crossbars and underneath the word. Print these worksheets out on smooth copy paper (see what I recommend here) and trace over them with a small brush pen. Otherwise, feel free to just download them and use them on procreate if you prefer digital calligraphy! If you don’t have access to the (brand new but ever growing) resource library yet, sign up here and grab the password.


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T crossbar flourishing - Cherry Pearl Creative

Flourishing T Crossbars

Flourishing T crossbars are one of the easiest ones to flourish as a beginner because you can simply add one small loop and it can look beautiful. T crossbars can extend out to the left, right, both, and even upwards. Don’t be scared to go big with these flourishes and they are a fantastic way to fill in the large gaps on the page. It’s a great idea to sketch it out when learning to flourish so that you know where it’s going to go (and plan for it to line up perfectly with the rest of the letter) before adding ink. The flourishing worksheets I have added to the hub are really helpful with this, as they build up your muscle memory.


Flourishing Underneath The Word

Flourishing underneath the word is usually done either 2 ways – connected to a letter, or freestanding. In the worksheets I have focused on connecting these flourishes to the letters. Generally, you use letters that dip down at the end without a descender attached, such as m,n, cursive r, and u. With this type of flourishing, it generally goes one way – curves down and to the right. From there, however, you can stretch or loop the flourish to go either direction. So these are not as easy as t crossbar flourishing, but with the right practice and drills they can be easy to get used to.


Underword Flourishing Dos and Don'ts


Coming Up Next

Next we will chat about flourishing the entry/exit strokes. I will upload flourish worksheets for all these strokes too, so keep checking in with your eyes peeled. Otherwise, sign up for the password to the resource hub here and I will send you an email when it gets updated with all the calligraphy freebies!

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