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Faux Calligraphy Tutorial For Beginners: Learning Calligraphy Alphabet

By Chameleon Art Products
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Calligraphy is such a beautiful art form, but many people can be put off trying it simply because it looks complicated or you don’t like your own handwriting.

Well, with the help of today’s featured contributor – Maurelle, we’re here to tell you that anyone and everyone can learn calligraphy no matter your age, skills, handwriting, or products.

All it takes it a bit of practice and patience, and before you know it, you’re a master of lettering!

Meet today’s featured contributor

Portrait photograph of Maurelle

A creative soul, calligrapher. Lettering artist, and teacher at heart. She works with brands and wedding clients in creating timeless calligraphy pieces.
Her creations are full of energy, yet delicate, imperfect, and minimalist.

Beauty in simplicity, movement in texture.

Maurelle’s Website | Instagram | Facebook


What you will need for our masterclass from a professional calligrapher:

  • Chameleon Fineliners
  • Paper and Maurelle’s guidelines – which we have available for download below.


Lesson 1: Introduction to calligraphy and Chameleon Fineliners

Before we get really into all Maurelle’s amazing tips and techniques for creating gorgeous lettering, we’re going over how the Chameleon Fineliners work and how they benefit letterers.


Lesson 2: Explanation of Faux Calligraphy

You’re ready to learn what faux calligraphy is!
Watch Maurelle’s video to find out the differences between calligraphy and faux calligraphy as well as learn what makes up calligraphy and how you can imitate it using a Chameleon Fineliner.


Download Maurelle’s Basics of Calligraphy PDF here!

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Lesson 3: How to use the Guideline

What is a guideline? What do you mean you have ascending and descending letters?? Don’t worry, the answers to these questions and many more lie in the video below. 😊


Download Maurelle’s Guideline Practice PDF here!



Lesson 4: Lowercase and Uppercase

So, we’ve covered how to use the Chameleon Fineliners, what faux calligraphy is, and how to space your letters. Now, it’s time for you to practice writing the alphabet!

Watch Maurelle’s videos on how to write the upper- and lower-case alphabet in a cursive faux calligraphy style.


Download Maurelle’s lowercase PDF here!


Download Maurelle’s Uppercase PDF here!



Lesson 5: Shading Examples

You’re doing amazingly!

Now that you’ve got your writing down to an art, you’re ready to learn how to shade and flourish your lettering.


Yay! You’ve completed Maurelle’s 5 lessons on creating faux calligraphy with Chameleon Fineliners. 😊Now it’s time for you to put what you’ve learned into practice!

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