Faux Calligraphy Tutorial – Uppercase letters: A easy-to-follow tutorial to begin creating beautiful letters, aka, doing calligraphy without the need for any fancy tools or previous knowledge. Plus get access to a FREE calligraphy worksheet so you can start practicing right away!
A few months ago I created a tutorial where I showed you how to start making beautiful letters TODAY by following three simple steps. The method to create this type of lettering is called Faux Calligraphy. In the tutorial, I used lower case lettering as they are best to start learning calligraphy. Since then, I’ve had a lot of requests to show the same technique, but using uppercase letters, numbers, and even symbols.
I’m finally getting to make the blog posts that you requested. I do believe that information is better in small bites, so I will be making a series of Faux Calligraphy blog posts to help you start learning calligraphy the right way. For now, the Faux Calligraphy Tutorial series will include lowercase, uppercase, numbers, and symbols.
If you have any other requests to add to this series, let me know in the comments below.
The best part: the Faux Calligraphy tutorials are going to have FREE practice worksheets so you can start learning and practicing calligraphy right away.
FAUX CALLIGRAPHY – UPPERCASE LETTERS
In this blog post, I’ll show you how to create beautiful uppercase letters using Faux Calligraphy. I’ll show you how you can have access to the Free Calligraphy Worksheet at the end of this blog post. Next week, I will be going over numbers and symbols.
What I love about Faux Calligraphy is that you don’t need any expensive tools to get started. You don’t have to wait until you have the “right” tools to learn calligraphy. I’m confident you have what you need for this tutorial on hand: pen and paper. That’s all you need!
If you’d like to know more about Faux Calligraphy, check this blog post. I also wrote a blog post explaining why I think is essential to learn Faux Calligraphy first, before you dive into modern calligraphy, either with a brush pen or with a pointed pen.
UPDATE: 03/13/2019 – I made a video to show you the tutorial! I learn better by watching, and if you’re anything like me, I know you’ll enjoy having a video to follow along.
If you prefer reading, just pass the video and keep following the written tutorial below. Don’t forget to fill out the form at the end of this blog post, so you can get access to the FREE calligraphy worksheet that I’m using on this video.
FAUX CALLIGRAPHY TUTORIAL – UPPERCASE LETTERS
For this tutorial, the only things you’ll need are
- a writing tool
- a writing surface.
- Optional (but highly suggested): a Faux Calligraphy – Upper Case Letters Practice worksheet I have a free practice sheet you can access from my resource library. You can get access to it by filling the form at the bottom of this blog post.
Once you have the tools above, follow the steps below to create start creating faux calligraphy!
Step 1: Write the uppercase letter (s) or word.
Step 2: Draw outlines to the downstrokes*.
*But, what is a downstroke? A downstroke in calligraphy is when you move your pen downward. The way you determine the downstrokes is by paying attention to how you run the pen as you are making the letters. Every time you move the pen downward, that’s a downstroke.
Step 3: Fill in the outlines!
In this step, you can get creative with your Faux Calligraphy. You can fill in the outlines with a different color, lines, dots, or even leave them blank. It’s entirely up to you!
That’s it! Those are the three easy steps you need to follow to create Faux Calligraphy.
You can follow these same steps to complete the whole alphabet, any word or phrase you’d like to write. I also created a Free Faux Calligraphy Practice Worksheet you can access by filling the form at the end of this post. Now you can get going with your practice!
Learning calligraphy is part of a process, not a destination, so enjoy the journey!
Faux Calligraphy is the first step towards learning calligraphy. As with any new skill you’re learning, the only way you’ll become better at it is by practicing.
If you’d like to learn how to do faux calligraphy with lower case letters, check this blog post. In this blog post, I share how to do faux calligraphy with numbers and symbols.
The next step in your calligraphy journey is to get the right tools you need to get started. If you’re looking to get started with pointed pen calligraphy, then this blog post will be great for you. In there share everything you need to get started with pointed pen calligraphy.
I hope you find this tutorial helpful and you start creating calligraphy today! I’d love to see what you create and how you use your Faux Calligraphy Practice Worksheet. Use the hashtag #vd_tutorials or #vialdesigns_blog. Don’t forget to tag me on @VialDesigns (on Instagram) so I can see your work.
This is super cool, what a great idea for a blog!
Thanks so much Lindsay! 🙂
Thanks for sharing! Definitely following your blog now 😀
Thank you so much, Marieke! So happy to hear that!
Following you but still unable to download your worksheets after umpteen attempts.
Hi Kirti, I sent you a couple of emails regarding the issue. Please let me know in the emails if you were able to get access. THank you!
Thank you I will be following your blog and I’ve signed up to you as Well.
Thank you so much, Pamela!
Amazing work Maira
Thank you so much!
hi! I wanna ask what kind of pen should I use? because I’m a beginner so I didn’t know what kind of pen should I use to practise. Hopefully, you can recommend for me what kind of pen suitable for beginner to use when practising .
Hi, if you’re starting with faux calligraphy I show on this blog tutorial, I have a link to my favorite pens, but you can use any pen. Check this blog: https://www.vialdesigns.com/brush-pen-calligraphy-supplies-for-beginners/ post for the pens and other materials I recommend for beginners in calligraphy. In the blog post, I give you links to the pens I recommend.
thank you womderful
You’re so welcome! So glad you liked it!