Getting Started

Brush Lettering

Getting started with Brush Lettering can be super scary + intimidating -- I totally understand and have been there!

Today, I am sharing my favorite tools (pens and paper) for getting started with lettering (clickable links)!

Brush Pens-- I personally find it easier to use brush pens that have a smaller brush tip because it allows you to have more control of the pen. I recommend the following brush pens:

Tombow Fudenosuke (Hard Tip)
Pentel Fude Brush Pen (Soft Tip)

Le Pen Flex Brush Pen (Soft Tip)

Zebra Brush Pens (Hard & Soft Tip)

Paper-- The reason the paper needs to be smooth to letter on is because the more we practice on "smooth" paper, the longer our brush pens will last since the brush tips will not become frayed. I recommend the following paper brands:

HP Premium Paper 

Rhodia Dot Pad

Hahnemühle Paper

Practice Sheets. I'm a firm believer in practicing different styles of lettering repeatedly to develop muscle memory. Here are 3 practice sheet bundles I would recommend to help explore your lettering style!

Explore Your Lettering

3 Different Styles

10 Different Styles

Watch my A-Z #LetsCreateLetters lettering series where I write each letter in real-time with step-by-step instructions:
Lettering Series

iPad Lettering

Ever since I started iPad Lettering, I have been obsessed with it and create 50% of my artwork on the iPad now! But, I remember when I first bought my iPad, I had no idea where to start! I was soo confused!

My favorite apps are Procreate for doodles and lettering and Adobe Sketch for watercolor wash backgrounds!

I recommend watching the following tutorial to understand the Procreate app a little bit more: Procreate Tips Tutorial

More tutorials using the Procreate app can be found here:

Watch the Playlist

I also wrote a book all about Brush Lettering to iPad Lettering: Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy

Shop my FAV Procreate Brushes + Color Palettes!

Watercolors

Painting with Watercolors is one of my most favorite things because it's totally unpredictable and the entire process is super soothing to watch.

 

Today, I will be sharing my favorite watercolor tools!
 

My favorite watercolor paints for painting:

Daniel Smith Watercolor

Favorite watercolor paints for lettering:

Ecoline Royal Talens

Favorite watercolor brushes for painting and lettering are:

Princeton Heritage (size: 4, 6, 8)

Princeton Elite Set

Velvetouch Brush Set

Favorite metallic watercolor paints for both painting and lettering are:

Coliro Colors Pearlcolors

Jacquard Pearl Ex

Favorite watercolor paper: 

Strathmore 500 Series

Legion Stonehenge

Hahnemühle Harmony

For fun watercolor tutorials: Watch the playlist

All Things DIY

My current obsessions have been painting, wax seal stamping, and lettering and applying vinyl on acrylic because it was something new to me, but also challenging and fun! 


After experimenting with vinyl, paint markers, acrylics, wax seals, etc. my current favs are (clickable links):

Acrylic Sheets

Acrylic Paints

Wash Paint Brush

Gold Paint Marker

Vinyl 

Transfer Tape

Wax Seal Stamps

Wax for Stamps

For fun DIY tutorials: Watch the playlist + the Blog!

Bullet Journal

My goal for 2020 was to start bullet journaling because I wanted a better way to track my daily tasks, goals, etc. 

It has been such a great way to reflect on myself and take time to focus on me. 

My current favs when bullet journaling are:

Journal

Brush Pens (highlighting)

Brush Pens (lettering)

Micron Pens (outlines, boxes)

I'm also sharing my process and monthly Bullet Journal Set-up for 2020! Watch the video! 

Come follow my new journey of bullet journaling!

The Resource Center

This resource center was created to specifically share my *free* practice sheets that I have made to help you get started with your lettering journey! 

I would love for you to have access to my resource center, where I share practice sheets, tips, prints and so much more!

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