See why these are the BEST Brush Lettering Pens for Beginners! 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 really does make a difference. I’ve tried A LOT and these are my 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 pens.
The BEST Brush Lettering Pens for Beginners:
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.
Let’s break it down, shall we?
For brush lettering, you really can’t beat Tombow Dual Brush Pens. 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 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’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 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.
The Pentel Aquash Water Brush is really fun 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. 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
I also highly recommend practicing with Random Olive’s Brush Lettering Practice Sheets. You can get free sheets (exclusive to Printable Crush) HERE and HERE, or head over to her shop to get the whole Brush Lettering Practice Guide.
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