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Faux Calligraphy - Art Challenge

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Faux Calligraphy - Art Challenge

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Traditional calligraphy plays with the contrast between thick and thin strokes within letters. In faux calligraphy we fake this effect by duplicating our downward strokes, so that they look thicker than the upward strokes.

First, write out your word in cursive script lettering. Make sure the letters are wide enough and that your loops in letters such as ‘h’ or ‘l’, are as big as possible. Duplicate all the downward strokes by drawing a second line. Do this on the same side of all the stem strokes.

Fill in the space created by the duplicate strokes. For traditional calligraphy effect, just fill in the whole of the space. You can also play with decorative elements, for example by drawing little patterns such as stripes within the spaces, or adding metallic highlights by colouring in the spaces with the metallic marker.

Keep upward strokes thin, and duplicate downward strokes.

Here are some samples for your inspiration:

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