How can I make swooshes in Illustrator or Inkscape

I am designing for a friend who has an established graphic profile that she intends to keep. An important aspect of that is swooshes like these:
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She is used to having several of these with variations. However, I am not sure how to make them. They have a distinctive look, and I am too much of a novice to replicate that. I need advice now. I assume some brush has been used and this is not that hard, but I am not sure what brush can make a swoosh that is flat in one direction and thick in a different. Here’s another example

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Answer

You can use the calligraphic brushes that come with Illustrator (you can get to them from the Brushes panel menu). Or you can create your own calligraphic brushes:

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If you have a tablet with a pen you can create a new brush or set an existing brush to use the pen pressure to control the size (or angle or roundness) of the brush, which may help:

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You can also achieve something similar with width profiles:

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Or you can manually adjust your strokes with the Width Tool:

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