You do not have to know calligraphy or have access to hundreds of fonts to be able to draw your name artistically. All you need are the materials to write with and a little bit of creativity. Even if your handwriting looks like chicken scratch, you can make your name look beautiful. Here is one way to write your name in an original and fancy way.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
Write your name in pencil on a clean sheet of paper. Write large, and in your own handwriting. If you want a very fancy result, use cursive; for a less fancy image, print. Feel free to experiment and use a mix of both.
Trace your name in pencil, directly over what your just wrote. Do not worry if the lines are not identical. In pencil, colour in between any lines that do not match up perfectly.
Use pencil to make the lines of your letters thicker where desired. You might want to make all the letters a uniform thickness, or you may want some parts to be thicker than others.
Add designs to your letters. Experiment with adding dots around the curves of d, p, g, q, and b. Try putting loops and curly Q's on the first and last letter. Put dashes where you wouldn't expect them, like through the curved part of a lower case e or j. Underline your name with a squiggle or a lightning bolt.
Finish up by tracing over everything in marker. Be sure to cover up or erase all the pencil marks. Now you have the finished product - your name in fancy writing, and it is completely original.
Tips and warnings
- Don't be afraid to mess up. You can always erase or start over. Remember, each "mistake" is practice for the next time.
- You might want to loosen up before you start writing. Like any art, drawing takes practice, and it may help to warm up by scribbling your name and other words for a few minutes before getting started.