The thick strokes of the flourish should be thinner than the primary stem stroke.
Remember: Flourishing is BIG.
Rehearse flourishing before you write it.
Flourishing text: try writing words without ascenders and descenders (see below, in black). Then come back and put on the flourishes afterward (see below, blue ink).
|If a flourish doesn't work, try again.|
You never know what’s in the sentence below; you want to avoid descenders and ascenders clashing and creating a dark spot.
Typically, you know what’s above as you’re writing.
HOMEWORK: Practice flourishing capitals and also writing text and flourishing it. Try various flourishes even if it looks stupid.