Brush lettering Compilation, Tombow Dual Brush Pens, Hand lettering

Brush lettering Compilation, Tombow Dual Brush Pens, Hand lettering


Hello! Welcome to another Smiling Colors video! This is Smitha here today sharing a Brush
lettering Compilation video. In this video I hand letter many short quotes
and positive phrases using brush pens. What you will need: Today I will be showing
examples of brush lettering, and I am using the Tombow Dual Brush pens. I am part of the Tombow design team and I
have all 96 colors of the pens, but really to start off you don’t need all the colors. You can start with just 10 pens and my favorite
is this set with the BRIGHT colors. Each of these pens have the brush tip that
is necessary to do brush lettering. It is important to set yourself up with good
supplies. When you begin with quality supplies you results
are so much better! With my dual brush pens today, I am using
a Mixed media sketchbook. I love this particular book- it has a nice
spiral binding and is a combat 5.5 by 8.5 inches. I do watercoloring, lettering, and marker
art in this sketchbook mainly. The paper you use with your brush pens must
be smooth and I strongly suggest that you go read my new blog post where I talk more
about the different supplies and papers you can use while using these brush pens. In brush lettering your main aim is to create
thick downstrokes by adding pressure to the brush tip of your pen and you let go of that
pressure on your upstrokes to achieve those thin strokes. The dramatic contrast between the thick and
thin lines is what makes modern calligraphy so pretty and eye catching. I started brush lettering more than a year
ago and I’ll share a secret with you- it takes practice and practice alone to get better
at your brush lettering. Someone asked me the other day if I took a
class or learnt this anywhere. No, I’m self taught and I learnt by making
a lot of mistakes. Trial and error for the win! While lettering, you don’t always have to
write your quote from the top down. Like here, I am lettering “Be your best
self” and as you saw I started in the center of the page and am working from there. I went and made the letters of the word BE
much larger here to align with the words below. In this example here, I started similarly
in the middle of the page and then since I needed to fit a longer word at the top, I
switched from the brush tip to the marker tip to create a thin font style. It is pretty neat that these Dual Brush pens
come with both the marker and brush tips. I often mix and match font styles while lettering
a larger phrase or quote. I used an all capital chunky style in one
line and then a script like font on the next line. There are many fun font styles that you can
try out and there are many free printable available online that you can print and practice
with. I will link to a few of my favorites in my
blog post. For this particular quote, I took a few extra
minutes to make it colorful and rainbow themed. I used the blender pen to pick colors off
of a blending palette to create softer shades of the bright colored markers. This is a great way to stretch your supplies
and use your bright colored pens to create pastel tones. That’s why I love that blender pen! See more videos of this blender pen in action
by clicking up here. For me brush lettering is not just about the
style of lettering, it is also a lot about the words. Simply sitting down with for a few minutes
with my pen and paper and writing down some positive thankful words changes my perspective
of the day. So that’s my tip here: write it down. This Handmade with love is one of my favorite
letterings. The orange color is a favorite of mine and
I have used it over and over. After many uses you might see that the brush
tip starts to fray. Frayed brush tips make it difficult to draw
those thin upstrokes. There are ways you can prevent your brush
pens from fraying quickly. The number one thing you need to pay attention
to is the paper you are using. The smoother the paper the more you will enjoy
your lettering time and less you will end up fraying your brush pen. I list a bunch of my favorite sketchbooks
and paper pads on my blog and if you are interested you can find all of that information and links
on my website smilingcolors.com. If you liked this video, leave me a comment,
share and and give it a thumbs up please! Also let me know if you want me to do a video
showing some brush lettering basics. Click here to subscribe to my channel, click
here to go to visit my website and click here to watch more videos using my Tombows. Hope you have a great day and get creating!

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