One of the biggest complaints I hear about learning lettering is that brush markers and other supplies can be expensive. Especially if you just are wanting to try out lettering and not actually use for business purposes, the cost of the supplies can be daunting. But, there is good news. You can letter to brush letter without fancy brush markers. In fact, you most likely already have a brush lettering tool in your house, maybe even in your kid’s room. What is this fantastic lettering tool? It’s a Crayola marker!
Whether you have some regular, broad line Crayola markers or Crayola Supertips, you can start practicing your lettering using them. The first step you can take is practicing make thick downstrokes and thin upstrokes. For the thick downstrokes, you want to use as much as marker as possible, by holding the marker at a 45 degree angle. You will be able to see this better in action in the video below. For the upstrokes, use just the tip of the marker for a thinner line.
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