Ready to learn modern calligraphy with a sharpie!? In this beginner’s guide to doing calligraphy with a sharpie, I’m going to show you how to get started with sharpie calligraphy!
Throughout this guide, I reference the basic calligraphy strokes, so if you aren’t familiar with the modern calligraphy basics, please watch this video first!
First Things First…
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Now let’s get started!
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Step 1: Write out the word.
The number one rule of modern calligraphy states that an upward stroke is a light line up, and a downward stroke is a heavy line down. (as seen above with the green brush pen). Working with a sharpie is often called faux calligraphy because we must accurately replicate the work of a brush pen!
Step 2: Thicken the downstrokes.
Think about where your sharpie moved up and where it moved down.
Now go ahead and try a word!
This is a technique I would use on surfaces where I can’t use a brush pen, like mirrors, windows, chalkboards, etc.
And that’s it!
Ready for more practice with tools that are less expensive? Check out this video, where I talk about doing calligraphy with Crayola markers!