Discover which Brush Lettering Pens you need for different types of hand lettering. Learning to Letter is so much easier with the right tools!
I’m going to tell you why I’m I know these are the Best Brush Lettering Pens for Beginners…because I still am one.
Okay, maybe not just starting out, but hand lettering is still easier for me, and I rock at the iPad…but brush lettering is hard to get right.
The brush lettering pens you use really does make a difference. I’ve tried A LOT and this list includes my VERY favorites.
And yes, some of these are technically pens, and some are markers and one is essentially a paint brush…but for SEO purposes and my sanity, we’re going to call all these brush lettering pens.
The BEST Brush Lettering Pens:
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- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- Sharpie Brush Marker
- Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens
- Ecoine Brush Pen
- Pentel Aquash Brush
If you still want to hand letter, I also highly recommend getting the Tombow Monotwin Markers. They write so smooth, and I love that they have two sides. You can see them below.
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Why I love these Brush Lettering Pens
Let’s break it down shall we? I’m going to explain why these are my favorite brush lettering pens and why they may work for you:
Tombow Dual Brush Pens
For brush lettering, you really can’t beat the Tombow Dual Brush Pen. They’re super smooth, the ink is really vibrant (you can tell a difference between the blacks of the Tombow and the sharpie), and they have two sides.
I actually like to use the smaller end for clean up. They also blend beautifully with the blending kit. They have over 90 colors to choose from and they’re all gorgeous!
Sharpie Brush Pens
Sharpie Brush Pens are a fun alternative. The tips are kind of spongey, so I feel like they’re a little better if you have shaky hands…for some reason, it’s easier for me to keep them steady.
I’ve heard they run out fast, which I believe because sharpies often do…but they’re inexpensive and the colors are really fun, but has fewer options. Make sure you have paper underneath because they do bleed.
Tombow Fudenosuke Pens
Tombow’s Fudenosuke pens are a little more advanced, but they’re fun to practice different styles of lettering. It comes in a pack of two, one with a soft tip and one with a hard tip. I go into depth with how to use them in my Casual Calligraphy Course.
Or you can get them in color. I would use these for smaller items, like name tags or envelopes. I think I like the hard tip better (enter “That’s What She Said” joke here) because they’re easier for me to write with.
Pentel Aquash Water Brush
The Pentel Aquash Water Brush is a really fun brush lettering pen because you have no restrictions for color or blending. It’s like a paint brush, but you fill it with water and clean it off by rubbing it on a scrap piece of paper.
Ecoline Brush Pens
These are not in my images because I discovered them later, but I love working with these brushes when I want a little dimension to my designs.
Ecoline Brushes have this Ombre effect, so the harder you push on it, the darkr the color is. Really pretty and so fun!
I use Kuretake Watercolors because they’re really vibrant and not too expensive. I feel like if you really cheap out on your watercolors, it’s not worth doing it! Also, this brush is great for creating watercolor flowers! If you use regular paper, the water will bleed all over the page
If you want to learn how to use brush lettering pens for Calligraphy, Check out my Casual Calligraphy Course and workbooks!
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Teach Kids Hand Lettering (purchase the whole set HERE)
Valentine’s Day Brush Lettering Practice Sheet
I need to keep practicing because I really struggle with getting the thin upstrokes and transitioning the pressure on the downstrokes. I just ordered 2 Fudenosuke pens and then picked up a cheap one at Daiso to play with. Thanks for the comparisions!
Hi there, I’d love to download the Valentine’s day printable practice sheet, but the link seems to be broken. Has it moved? : )
The link for the valentines letter practice page works. Click the image of it above and it will take you to a new page and the just scroll down to where it says download.