Today’s brush lettering tip might just be one of the most important. It’s also one that is a little difficult to get used to doing. When you are holding a brush pen, you want to hold it at a 45 degree angle. When you are doing your regular handwriting, you probably hold your pen or pencil at close to a 90 degree angle. With lettering, you are not able to get those pronounced thick downstrokes and thin upstrokes if you are holding the brush pen at a 90 degree angle. By just changing the way you hold your pen, you will be able to quickly improve your brush lettering.
It’s much easier to just show you how to hold the brush pen, rather than trying to explain it. So, you can see it in the video below. And, once you have watched the video, make sure every time you pick up a brush pen, you check your grip and how you are holding the pen before you start lettering. After a while, it will become natural to you, but for now, do a double check each time.