I’m so excited to begin sharing with you guys my journey into hand lettering and how I found my own style and avenue to use it. This is the beginning of a fun series that will happen once a week so be on the lookout!
Hand lettering definitely takes practice. I used to play around with pencil and sharpies, always wanting them to do more then they could. It wasn’t until I realized that having the right tools goes a super super long way in creating really great hand lettering. If you are even interested in starting to learn hand lettering or improving your hand writing, grab some of these tools and start experimenting!
Aquash Brush – This brush is my love and really started the obsession I have with my hand writing. Because it uses ink and/or water, it gives your lettering a lot of texture. I like to just go and see what the brush produces. Definitely a must try for anyone interested in brush calligraphy.
Tombow Duel Brush Pen – These pens are another favorite for lettering. When I want crisper, firmer lines, I use this brush.
Micron Pens – These are perfect for line drawing. I’ve used them for all of my more recent illustrations. The way these take to the paper while you are drawing is amazing. If you like to incorporate drawing or illustrations with your lettering, I recommend these.
Mix Media Sketchbook – My sketch book is a mix of drawing, paint and lettering. Mix media paper is awesome for all the types of ink and such you will use as you get deeper into your lettering.
Wacom Tablet – I was gifted a wacom tablet for my birthday a few years ago and have loved it! I do most of my digital lettering that you see on my greeting cards with this guy.
Apple Pencil – This is on my wish list. I was super skeptical of it at first because I’m a paper and pen kind of gal, but after seeing my podcast host using it, I want one. Lots of hand lettering peeps are using this with the ipad pro these days. Fingers crossed I get one soon!
Grab some of these tools and start playing around! You will quickly figure out which one’s are your faves and feel natural when writing. I love the way the aquash and tombow make my hand writing look! Share what you are working on! Use hashtag #letteringmyownstyle
Till next time!
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