Faux Calligraphy - Calligraphy effects without a calligraphy pen

Calligraphy is the art of elegant handwriting and is accomplished using special types of writing instruments. It can be either a broad tip nip or a flexible tip nib whose width varies with different pressure. Broad strokes and thin lines can also be easily created by a brush pen. But what if you don't have the right instruments. Or you just need to experiment. Welcome to Faux Calligraphy.

Definition of Faux Calligraphy

Faux Calligraphy is a type of calligraphy where calligraphic fonts are written using a normal pen. Broad strokes are created by making two lines and then coloring the space in between. This gives the impression that the stroke has been created using a calligraphy pen.

Procedure of Faux Calligraphy

Calligraphy consists of broad downward strokes and thin upward strokes. While making alphabet using Faux method, first we write the whole letter and then see which edge needs to be made broader. General thumb rule here is that the left side of alphabet is made broader. A second line is drawn parallel to the side which has to be made broad. Then the gap is filled up with the same pen. The procedure is explained in the video below.

The word Faux means false in French. It is named so because calligraphy tools are not used.
Here are the pictures of finished alphabets.