Hey guys! I hope you've been liking my blog! I'm going to be talking about my fave pens for lettering today. If you're a beginner, you might want to know what lettering stuff are good. I'm not an expert or anything (I just started in summer this year!) but I hope it helps you :)
Now, I don't have many lettering pens. For a while I only had my 10 pack Tombow Dual Brush Pens. But after I won a giveaway, I had more stuff, and I bought some more too! I'm really obssessed right now ;) So I'm going to tell you the ones I use the most, and why it's good!
1. Tombow Dual Brush Pens - the first ones I got! They are great for beginners and there are many different colors! It is a large brush pen, so you can't write small with them. You can use it also for watercolor, since it is water-based. You can also blend the colors with a blending pen or water brush! I love them, but mine are getting too frayed :( I highly recommend these!
2. Tombow Fudenosuke - they have hard tips and soft tips. The hard tips are easier to control so it is great for beginners! The soft tips are harder to control so you need more practice to master it (It's difficult for me too!) I love these also because unlike the dual brush pens, you can write small with these! These are less bendy so you can get skinny hairlines too, but that's bad if you have shaky hands.
3. Crayola Supertips and regular - these are normal markers, but you can use it for calligraphy too! If you press hard on the down strokes, the tip will bend and create a thicker line! It's great because a) you probably already have some and b) they are not expensive at all!
4. Uniball Signo White Pen - this isn't a marker, but it's great for adding details to your lettering! I use them for highlights, stars on galaxies, and dots! You can also use it on a black paper!
5. Gel Pens - there are many different kinds of gel pens, but I love sparkly ones! Gelly Roll is a famous brand for gel pens, but I only have two :( But I have mini sparkly gel pens from a grocery store, and they are like Gelly Roll pens! You can use them with faux calligraphy.
6. Pentel Aquash Water Brush - this is a watercolor brush that you can fill up with water, so the water automatically comes out. It's great because you don't have to dip it in water every time, and you can use it for watercolor lettering! But for me, sometimes too much water comes out, or really little comes out. So I'm not sure if it is the same for everyone.
7. Any regular pen or pencil! - you actually don't always need any of these special pens for calligraphy! You can use any pen, pencil or marker to do faux calligraphy which is using a monoline pen to do calligraphy then thickening the downstrokes so it looks like you used a brush pen! So if you don't have brush pens, you can do faux calligraphy with any pen you have!
That's all for now! Thanks for reading through this really long post! I hope it helps you!