Welcome back to the Brush Lettering Series! We took a week off because of the Fall Party Hop, last week. If you are into Fall Entertaining and missed the Party Hop, go back and check it out. We had 18 awesome bloggers join us to share their best Fall Entertaining ideas!
Today’s brush lettering tip is to make sure to consistently practice your lettering with the fine tip end of the brush pen. When you are first starting out or are drafting a new piece, it makes sense to try it out with the fine tip end, first. Trying to incorporate a new style of creating letters and words along with trying to get used to the pressure switches of using a brush pen can be a little daunting at first. Instead of trying to do both at the same time, work on the new lettering style first.
When you start to letter, the way you make letters and words is going to be somewhat different than your normal handwriting. So, practice with the fine tip end, or other marker tip pen. Don’t worry about moving to the brush end until you have a the hang of how you are going to make your new letters.
I also use my fine tip end or even a pencil when creating a draft of a piece. Writing it out, without worrying about the thicker downstrokes, allows me to get a good feel for how the piece should be tweaked or changed when drafting.
Finally, it’s a good idea to use the fine tip end when you are first learning to flourish. It allows you to practice those flourishes more easily when you are first starting out.
Take a look at the video to see more of what I am talking about: