How to: Fake Calligraphy Materia Writing ls Utensil Pen • Pencil • Marker Paper • Procedure 1. Choose your weapon. 2. Choose a letter, word or phrase that you would like to write. 3. Write it in cursive. You can find inspiration on the internet but I suggest that you practice calligraphy with your cursive penmanship. 4. Double all the down- strokes, and then shade. This will make the word look like written in “true” calligraphy. Remember that everything takes time. Do not feel discouraged if you didn’t get it the first time. Practice makes progress.