Do you want to learn brush lettering, but you struggle with your thick and thin strokes?
Oh, my goodness, believe me, I’ve been there.
When I first started brush lettering, I almost gave up.
I bought a brush pen that was so difficult to use and I thought I would never get it right. Your pen can make a huge difference. Let me help you decide which pen to get.
If you’re a beginner, the pen you use can make a huge difference when you’re learning your basic strokes, your thicks and thins, etc.
As you get more advanced, then you can expand what you’re using and use many different brush pens much easier.
Many times the first question someone will ask when they see a video of me lettering is, “What pen is that?”
The Secret to Brush Lettering?
Let me tell you that the secret is not in the pen.
The secret is in the skill of the person using the pen.
If you don’t have the same amount of experience and practice that that person has and you think that pen is going to solve your problems, you may be disappointed when you get that pen and the result does not come out the same for you.
There are two pens that I recommend and I use the most. The first is the Tombow Fudenosuke Hard. They have a hard and a soft but the hard is what I use the most. I also love the Zebra brush pen with a superfine tip.
The reason I recommend one of these two brush pens, especially when you’re starting is that they give you so much control.
However, these are still the brush lettering pens I use the most. I have one in my purse. I take them everywhere I travel.
The tip here is smaller and it’s not as flexible which means it’s going to be easier to control. This will be a lot easier for you when you’re learning your basic strokes, your alphabet, your thicks and your thins.
So, if you’re having trouble with your thicks and thins, try one of these brush pens.
Brush Lettering for Beginners
I have a class called, Brush Lettering For Beginners. I cover in detail every pen that I have, what I like about it, what I don’t like about it, etc. which can help you decide which pens you want to buy.
If you’re interested in that class, you can check it out here: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/classes/brush-lettering/
It’s a great class to really learn the basic strokes, the alphabet, but I also go through all of the pens and what I recommend and why.
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