HELLO! MY NAME IS JILl…
a Fauxligraphy Expert
And I want to let you in on a little secret... I don’t know how to use a brush lettering pen or calligraphy nib and ink... yup, for real... or as I like to say #fauxREAL... I have been lettering since 2013 and I still have yet to master those swanky tools... the truth is... it takes a lot of time and practice to build the muscle memory and when I started, I just didn’t have the time.
I didn’t want to wait until I had the proper skills and the perfect technique to be able to create meaningful and beautiful art... so I created a different path…
Traditional and Modern Calligraphy use strict pressure techniques to create thick downstrokes and thin upstrokes. Fauxligraphy creates the same appearance of thick and thin lines but uses a faux or fake technique to create the letterforms. This type of lettering looks just like real calligraphy and is a great first step for beginners.
Fauxligraphy is the technique that I used when I was getting started and it is the technique that I still use now on each and every hand lettering piece that I create! Maybe one day I will have the time to learn the fancy tools. But until then, I am just going to be over here doing the best I can with what I have, giving myself permission to let that be ok and creating beautiful art!
Ready to Start Your Creative Journey?
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Want to give yourself permission
to try something new?
#fauxgrow at a Local Workshop
In this class we will give ourselves permission to try something new and will dive into all things lettering including basics, techniques, formations, layouts, different font styles, and embellishments. We will practice these new skills using a variety of chalk supplies. This class will primarily focus on using chalk pens and pencils.
Creative Hand lettering
In this class you will learn how to create hand lettering without the complications of fancy brush pens or nibs by using a technique called Fauxligraphy. This type of lettering looks just like real calligraphy and is a great first step for beginners. This technique will allow you to create beautiful art now while developing the muscle memory needed to use advanced techniques and materials later.
In this class you will get an introduction to lettering basics and techniques, terminology, strokes, adding weight, and different font styles. You will spend time practicing in your workbook and will create a final hand lettered piece.