How to do Faux Calligraphy to Create Unique Lettering Styles | Sarah Ensign | Skillshare

How to do Faux Calligraphy to Create Unique Lettering Styles

Sarah Ensign, Hand Letter Artist

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7 Lessons (32m)
    • 1. Welcome!

    • 2. Faux Calligraphy Basics

    • 3. 1- Shape

    • 4. 3- Weight

    • 5. 4- Spacing

    • 6. 5- Bonus

    • 7. Your Class Project

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About This Class

Hello lettering friends! Are you looking for a fun way to change up your lettering style? Maybe you want to learn hand lettering but you don’t want to just learn one person’s font? You’re in the right place.

I’m Sarah from Ensign Insights and in this class, I’m going to show you how to do faux calligraphy to create unique lettering styles. In case you don’t know what faux calligraphy is, it’s basically using any regular pen to get the look of calligraphy without any fancy calligraphy tools. If you’ve never heard of this before, don’t worry, I’ll show you all of the basics of faux calligraphy in the first lesson.

I will also give you faux calligraphy practice sheets so you can build your foundation. These practice sheets can be found in the resource section of this class. *This can only be found on desktop, not on mobile.* And on top of that foundation, we’re going to go even further.

Because faux calligraphy is such a simple trick, it’s really helpful in creating different, unique styles. I’m going to break this down for you in 3 easy steps to creating a unique style. Once you know these steps, you’ll be able to apply this to all of your lettering, no matter what lettering pens you use.

It feels so good to know that you can create your own lettering styles without relying on anyone else. This class will give you the tools to feel that way. At the end of this class, you’ll be lettering your name in all different styles. I’m so excited to share this with you and see what you come up with. Let’s get started!