Hey ya’ll! Thank you for your encouraging me to put this post together! I love brush lettering and have been practicing it for about 1.5 yrs now. I still have so much to learn, but it has been a fun hobby for me, and therapeutic as well. Below are some of my favorite products and my favorite website/YouTube channel for getting started (She’s a pro at this; I am not haha). This isn’t all inclusive by any means, but a good place to start. On the pens, I’ve listed several options. You definitely don’t need to get them all, just pick one and run with it! You only need one marker and high quality paper (don’t skip this!!) to get started!
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my favorite brush lettering markers
Tombow: These are my favorite “large” brush tip markers. Most of the free worksheets I’ve come across are for large tip markers, so if I had to pick just one, these are where I’d start. I’ve listed the basics and also a few of my favorite color packs. I love these because they have a brush tip on one end and a hard marker tip on the other. They write SO smoothly and there are so many color options.
Starter Set: This has both a hard and soft brush tip marker. This is a great option if you just want to try it out.
Bright + Primary Colors: This is a set of two packs. It includes the Brights like the one above and also primary colors (kind of reminds me of a kid’s school box)
Pastel Colors: Like a pretty Easter basket
Galaxy Colors: Pretty pinks, blues, and purples
Pentel fude touch: These are my favorite “small” brush tip markers. I absolutely love these markers and how smoothly they write. These were the second markers I tried and made such a difference for me. I have the 12 color pack and really enjoy having different options available.
Black w/ 3 pen sizes: This is a great option for starting because you get different sizes of brush tips. Smaller tips are great for smaller writing, larger for larger text 🙂
12 color pack: This was the second set of pens that I purchased and I love these. They write so smoothly!
Crayola: These aren’t my favorite, BUT they are a great option when you’re just starting out with brush lettering and are on a budget. This is the first set I got and I promptly ruined them because I didn’t know I needed special paper.
Paper: Don’t skip this one!!! I learned this lesson the hard way and ruined an entire set of markers. When using brush tip pens, you need to use really high quality paper. Low quality paper has lots of little fibers that will shred the tips of your brush pens. This is the paper that I use and that every blogger I follow has recommended. If you print practice sheets from a website, print it on this paper. I also just use the paper for doodling and practicing without worksheets. Long story short though, DON’T skimp on the paper. You will regret it like I did haha
Pen Stand: This is great if you start to develop a collection of brush tip markers, but not 100% necessary by any means 🙂
FREE worksheets: These are great when you’re starting out and learning. This is one of my favorite brush lettering bloggers, plus she posts lots of videos on Instagram. She has both free worksheets you can download and print, as well as resources you can purchase. While I do love her, I did buy a set of her brush markers and they were not my favorite. I much prefer the Tombow and Pentel. If you click any of these below, it’ll take you to her site 🙂
That last link is to a playlist on her YouTube channel which is super helpful. I usually go down the rabbit hole watching videos from there and I just practice while watching. It definitely helps!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send me an email or a message on Instagram! I’m not a pro by ANY means, but I really enjoy brush lettering and I’m happy to help if I can!