brush lettering is a super fun way to enhance your current handwriting (without too much investment or instruction - and you do not have to be a professional calligrapher to begin!). there are a ton of different brush pens in the marketplace - so many so, that it can become rather tedious and overwhelming when choosing what brush pen to use. some pens have a very hard tip, some are incredibly soft. some are super smelly, while others have a pleasant smell (or at least, i think they do!). there are an endless supply of colors to choose from! and the costs range from $1 to $6 each.
so how does one choose? i recommend contemplating the following:
+ how hard do you write? are you heavy handed, or have a rather light grip?
+ how big is the project you want to do?
+ what will you be writing on?
+ how much do you want to spend?
all these effect where your choices go. below is a lineup if some of my favorite brush pens, and the characteristics that accompany using them:
+ tombow dual point brush pen
these are my three favorite brush pens! like i said, there are a ton of other options to choose from. have fun with it, buy an assortment of different brands and try each one to find what you like best.
get your calligraphy groove on!
humor in calligraphy - i found my hair tie shaped like this and thought - "hey, that's a pretty darn cool f!" so i wrote the rest of my business name after it using the tombow fudenosuke brush pen!!