There are many different styles of Calligraphy and Lettering to be discovered, some are more traditional and require precision while others are more free flowing and show a little more of the letterer’s personality. I love and practice them all, I can’t choose only one to stick with so I bounce back and forth. In my opinion, Brush Lettering is the easiest to try when you don’t have a lot of experience. It’s great for beginners because even if you mess up, it can still look good! Hopefully my Brush Lettering Beginners Guide will help you get started!
An example of some brush lettering I did that wasn’t exactly perfect but still works is in this Instagram shot. It’s not supposed to be perfect, it’s supposed to be a little messy with a lot of personality.
A popular style of brush lettering uses modern calligraphy. The bulk of calligraphy is all in the strokes, thick and thin. Technically, you don’t need to have thick and thin strokes to create some awesome Brush lettering but it does add a really elegant look (similar to the photo below).
So, how do you get started? Good question! You’ll need to grab a few supplies and then watch my tutorial video below:
Any of these pens:
Pentel Artist Pen: http://amzn.to/2gx5UrL
Watercolor Pen: http://amzn.to/2gpWJeu
Copic Ciao: http://amzn.to/2gpQbwr
Tombow Dual Pen: http://amzn.to/2gpP8wz
Faber Castel: http://amzn.to/2hjp972
Tombow Fudenosuke: http://amzn.to/2hjqTNu
Sharpie Brush Pen: http://amzn.to/2gpYQPl
Canson Marker Pad: http://amzn.to/2hDgwnU
Practice Sheet: https://www.etsy.com/listing/485353490/brush-lettering-practice-sheet
If you have any questions or need some more tips and tricks, please comment below or on the video and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!