Handlettering: How to

Hey Y’all!

I constantly get asked about calligraphy and handlettering: what I use, how to and so on. I decided it is about time that I did a tutorial here on the blog. I know not everyone has real brush pens and etc, so I will be showing y’all how to do fake lettering, real lettering with some household art supplies (different Crayola markers) and with my favorite lettering pens/markers. {There is even a surprise advanced tutorial!} For each tutorial, there will be pictures and videos to walk you through. I used the word “hello” for each because it is a basic, simple word to write.

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1ST: FAKE HAND-LETTERING W/SHARPIES

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2ND: FAKE LETTERING W/FINE POINT SHARPIE

 

 

3RD: REAL LETTERING W/SUPER TIP CRAYOLA MARKERS

 

 

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4TH: REAL  LETTERING W/CRAYOLA WASHABLE MARKERS

 

 

 

 

5TH: REAL LETTERING WITH TOMBOW DUAL BRUSH PENS

 

 

These are my absolute favorite pens of all time! Tombow dual brush pens are, in my opinion, the best hand lettering pens out there. I 100% recommend these and their dual tips! (one is a brush and one is a felt pen)

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6TH: BONUS REAL LETTERING – EMBELLISHMENTS

BLENDING/OMBRE WRITING (TOMBOW DUAL BRUSH PENS)

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Take a light color (I used yellow) and then a darker (I used red). You are going to blend these to create an ombre effect.

 

 

Take the darker color and marker on the lighter colored marker’s tip. Don’t worry about ruining the marker- Tomboy dual brush pens are basically self-cleaning and will go back to the original color.

 

 

Now you have a gorgeous ombre, blended word!

7TH: BONUS REAL LETTERING – EMBELLISHMENTS

HIGHLIGHTING/DETAILS (WHITE GEL PEN ON TOMBOW PENS)

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White gel pens are perfect for all things highlighting and detailing! They show up so well and I LOVE adding a little something extra to my art with these. I got mine from Amazon as well as my black Copic Multiliners.

 

 

 

 

Once you get the hang of these, you can start to do some pretty awesome detail work. This combo of Tombow pens and white gel pens is my fave and I love doing work like you see below with them:

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An old sketchbook lettering experiment with gel pens from over a year ago

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you liked it and want to see more tutorials like this here on the blog, give it a like and comment and tell me how you feel! I am hoping to do more projects and posts like this to show you what I really love to do!

Thanks for reading! Feel Free to check out the rest of the blog and take a look around!

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