Probably one of the most frequent questions I get about hand lettering is “what are my favorite pens?”
To be honest, I use the same pens as everyone else does. I am pretty basic, nothing fancy. But I’ll list them out here anyways
1.) My favorite practice markers that I use to write on anything and everything are your basic Crayola broad tip super markers. I also like the Crayola super tips as well. These are both awesome because (1) they’re cheap and (2) I don’t care when I fray their tips.
2.) My favorite actual flex tip markers are the Tombow Fudenosuke ones. If I could only choose one I’d pick the hard tip one, but I also use the soft tip. My favorite place to buy these is Amazon.
I also occasionally use the Tombow dual brush pens as well. I like these because they have so many colors and because the hard tip on the other end is kind of a fun accessory. My only problem with these is the flexible tip is very large. So I usually only use these when I’m working on a larger piece or a short 1-3 word quote.
3.) My favorite watercolor pen is the Pentel Aquash water brush with a fine tip. I usually use these with my watercolor palate and most of my watercolors are Windsor and Newton.
4.) I don’t use an actually calligraphy nib and ink very often but the ones I do use are Nikko G nib and black Sumi ink.
5.) And finally, the tool I actually use 90% of the time these days, my iPad Pro. I use the Procreate app to do my lettering, and my favorite pen to use is @Radandhappy’s brush pen. I also occasionally use her mono pen too.
And that’s it! Those are my go to and my favorite hand lettering supplies!
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