The picture above should give a visual representation of each time your pen should lift while you are writing the word “hello” – the little x’s divide up each individual stroke. You may also notice that across the word the little x marks almost line up into a line because you want your exit strokes for each letter to be at about the mid-line level. This will help you to connect the letters a little bit better & more consistently throughout your words.
Everyone remembers Crayola markers from elementary school, but did you know they can be used for modern brush lettering? Yup! These cheap little markers can provide an excellent starting point for novices and a fun experiment for experts. With just a few simple tricks, you can whip out gorgeous calligraphy in no time - with literally kid grade equipment!
Looking at all the images of beautiful lettering online, it can be a bit daunting to get started. Where do you even begin? What materials do you need? With faux calligraphy, you can learn the basic principles of calligraphy without buying expensive materials or spending hours with a drill book. This technique is easy to pick up and hard to put down!