Probably the most frequent question I receive about hand lettering is “what are the best pens for hand lettering beginners?” When I first started getting interested in learning hand lettering, I thought if I just bought the right tools, I would magically transform my writing into beautiful calligraphy. Oh man, do I wish it was actually that simple! Unfortunately, it’s a little more complicated than that.
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On a regular basis, people email me or DM me, asking me what the best pens are for beginner letterers. And, my answer seems to surprise most people because the answer is Crayola, or similar, broad tip markers. First of all, Crayola markers are inexpensive and readily available. You can find a pack of 8 markers from less than $5. Plus, you can find the
Last month, I had the honor of teaching an Intermediate Hand Lettering class to some fun Level Up students at Seventh + Lime in Lexington, Kentucky. It was such a fun class and I loved diving deeper into hand lettering with this group! We’ll be offering the class again, through Level Up Lexington, later this summer. So, I wanted to give you a little recap