When you want to start with brush lettering you will first need a brush pen. Of course you can start with a brush and watercolor, but especially for beginners brush pens are much easier to handle because of a very simple reason: you can concentrate on writing and don’t need to get more paint onto your brush after every one or two letters!
Luckily nowadays it is no problem to get a good brush pen – quite the opposite, you have to find the right one for you in a wide range of colors and styles. That’s why I tested 10 brush pens for you, 5 bigger ones and 5 smaller ones.
Except for the Kuretake which I can’t handle at all (maybe because I am left-handed and write „against“ the stroke) all brush pens do their job. My favourite ones have been both Tombows and the Pentel as I have the most control over them while writing.
But see for yourself:
- Ecoline Brush Pens
- Sharpie Permanent Marker Brush Tip
- Winsor & Newton Brush Marker
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- Faber-Castell Pitt Brush Pens
- Sakura Koi Brush Pen
- Edding Brush Pen
- Kuretake Brush Pen
- Tombow Fudenosuke
- Pentel Fude Touch Sign Pen
Julia Stueber is a best selling author of coloring, journaling and brush lettering books as well as books about nutritional topics. Besides being a „social media fairy“ for an international mail order company she writes blogs, plays the harp and is a mixed media artist.
She has created 20 books in the „Colors of Abundance“ series and is one of the few people on Earth who translates coloring book into German. 😉
Her latest books „Learn Brush Lettering“ is available at Amazon.