I have been studying calligraphy and know how to do it, but it will be years before I’ll have had enough practise to be a fluent, artistic calligrapher. So I fake it…

Start off with your basic handwriting in pencil. faking calligraphy post 1

Then heavily outline only the downward strokes.

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Fill in the pencil with ink. faking calligraphy post 2.5
Add a few flourishes that make it uniquely yours and you’re done!
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So easy!