Today I want to start with the easiest way to begin lettering: faux calligraphy. You don’t need a fancy pen, paper, or ink. All you need is a pen and paper (it doesn’t matter what kind or brand).
1. Write a word, phrase, or sentence in cursive.
I wrote the word “artist” with a Micron 03 on blank printer paper.
2. Locate “upstrokes” and “down-strokes.”
Thicken “down-strokes” by adding a line to the stroke.
Here’s the final product. You can leave as is or darken the thickened areas.