If you’re interested in hand lettering, this Faux Calligraphy Practice Sheet and these basic tips will help get you started.
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When I started my hand lettering journey, it all started with faux calligraphy. Not sure what faux calligraphy is? Well it is writing that gives you that calligraphy look without having to use the fancy pens.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my fancy brush pens, but I love that for faux calligraphy you could use any type of writing instrument. Even a simple pencil.
It’s a great way to get started if you are interested in hand lettering. You already have the tools right at home. That means you can get started today!
Faux Calligraphy Practice Sheet
The whole idea of brush lettering or calligraphy is to get the thick downstrokes and the thin upstrokes. This faux calligraphy practice sheet shows you the exact areas of each letter to thicken to get that calligraphy look to your letters.
Below I’ve listed some of my favorite supplies when it comes to hand lettering. The Tombow Twin Tones are what I use in the pictures here. I just love the fun colors they come in!
Once you’ve mastered faux calligraphy, make sure to check out these free printable hand lettering practice sheets. They are perfect for getting started with brush lettering. When you want to start trying out the “fancy” pens.