Thursday, September 3rd
7:00 PM CST
Shivani Regan, Instructor
In this class, you’ll learn about a multitude of different pens and markers that you can use for lettering, along with how to use them. We’ll go over faux calligraphy that can be done with just about any writing utensil and true brush lettering that can be done with any brush pen, or even a crayola marker. I’ll give you tips and tricks on how to make your lettering look natural and professional.
There are so many different brush pens and calligraphy markers, it can be hard to know what you actually need, and what you should start out with. The truth is, you can start out with just about anything. If you’ve got a piece of paper and a pen, you can letter. But, if you’re looking to take your lettering to the next level and experiment with some fun new tools, I’ve linked some of my favorites below.
- Any piece of paper you can find will do the trick, but I prefer blank, white paper
- If you’re using brush pens and want to make sure they last as long as possible, I suggest getting a Rhodia paper pad to practice on. The higher quality paper will minimize fraying.
- You can make do with any pen you have laying around, but these are some of my go tos:
- Standard Crayola markers or super tips are another inexpensive option for easy lettering
- And finally, we have brush pens. They can be a little intimidating at first, especially because of the countless options out there. While all brush pens do roughly the same thing, here are a few brands that I’ve taken a particular liking to over the years: