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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:
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!
Watch my A-Z #LetsCreateLetters lettering series where I write each letter in real-time with step-by-step instructions:
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:
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!
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:
Favorite watercolor paints for lettering:
Favorite watercolor brushes for painting and lettering are:
Princeton Heritage (size: 4, 6, 8)
Favorite metallic watercolor paints for both painting and lettering are:
Favorite watercolor paper:
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):
For fun DIY tutorials: Watch the playlist + the Blog!
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:
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!