2-minute tip on brush lettering

2-minute tip on brush lettering


Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday Here’s your weekly dose of inspiration 
to build a creative habit One drawing at a time
Brought to you by Sketchbook Skool I love lettering so today we’ll do some brush
lettering Today we will use ink – any kind of ink you
have – A medium size brush, and a flat brush. First, test your brushes so you understand
what marks you can make. The flat brush can make nice thick straight marks, but you can
also use its side for a thinner line, and use both the flat side and the thin side in
a curly move. With the medium brush you’ll get more of an
organic shaped line and you don’t know exactly what to expect – you just go with the flow.
I’m using the flat brush to make some big juicy letters, holding the brush straight
up and turning the brush with each curve, so the line is consistent in size. Now, I’ll use a more playful effect and use
the flexibility of the brush, writing the letters in one flowing movement. Now let’s take the medium brush.
For a consistent looking lettering, there’s a simple rule you can follow: put a little
bit of pressure on the down strokes and release on the up strokes.
Relax your hand, that really really helps. I’m using a very light touch with the tip
of the medium brush to write small letters. Handlettering can be really great to write
yourself reminders like these, for making custom greeting cards, or to spice up your
sketchbook pages, when you’re using it as a mixed media journal, for example. These
kind of bold letters can look fantastic on top of collage or paint, and you can use it
for writing a story, or simply adding the day or date. Have fun and please share what you make with
this tip, on social media, using the hashtag #dttinaction!
Bye

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