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Brush lettering with Crayola markers

Brush lettering with Crayola markers

Hand lettering is awesome, and yes, the best tools are brush markers or brushes. But, if you are just starting out or on a budget no worries, Crayola markers can go really far when it comes to lettering. Let me show you how you can achieve that brush lettering look without a brush marker.

Why you NEED a light pad for your lettering

Why you NEED a light pad for your lettering

If you've been sketching out your lettering before your apply marker or watercolor to your paper then you know the pain of dealing with pencil marks that show up underneath. And it's nearly impossible to erase without smudging or totally ruining the color that is on top.

Let me tell you my secret…

TwoEasels Procreate brush for beginners

TwoEasels Procreate brush for beginners

Ever since I got my iPad last year I've been on the hunt for the perfect Procreate brush for my needs. I purchased a few and downloaded some free ones, but none were PERFECT for me.

So off I went and started creating my own brush…

Want it?

Small Brush Pen Beginner Worksheets

Small Brush Pen Beginner Worksheets

New worksheets are finally here! These are PERFECT for beginners, or those of you who just enjoy tracing letters. I hear it's great for relaxing too.

Each page is dedicated to one stroke, letter, or number so that you get maximum practice with each one. Those wrist muscles need to develop over time, and with repetition, you will see progress. 

Lettering tip: Lift your brush pen

Lettering tip: Lift your brush pen

I made this mistake when I first started hand lettering, confusing the rules of cursive writing with brush lettering, but I learned. And what made a big difference in how my brush strokes looked was doing this. Take a look at this video tutorial and learn a better way to letter.

NEW Sharpie Brush Pen for Lettering Review

NEW Sharpie Brush Pen for Lettering Review

it’s not often that a new brush pen joins the lettering world, but these recently became available and I’m in love. Watch my first reaction and review of these new Sharpie brush pens. I also compare them to Tombow brush markers.

3 WAYS TO IMPROVE SHAKY HANDS WHILE HAND LETTERING

3 WAYS TO IMPROVE SHAKY HANDS WHILE HAND LETTERING

As beginners we want to be perfect right away, believe me, I thought I was. But among many struggles and self-doubt comes the shaky brush stroke. You know, when you want to create smooth upstrokes or nice downstrokes but your hand seems to be vibrating. Yup, that's it. That's the shaky hand.

There can be many reasons why this happens, but, if you don't have any health issues that could be causing this, I have a list of 3 reasons why your hand might be shaky.

5 best brush pens for beginners in brush calligraphy

5 best brush pens for beginners in brush calligraphy

Want to learn brush calligraphy or brush lettering?

Have you been practicing with brush markers but just can't get the strokes right?

Are you confused and don't know what to do?

You need to start with the right tools. If you start with the wrong or advanced tools, that you don't know how to use, you may give up too early and miss the opportunity to create something beautiful.

Tools I wish I started lettering with

Tools I wish I started lettering with

When I started handlettering, about 2.5 years ago, I made many mistakes and today I will share with you the 6 tools I wish I had started with instead.Here are some of the tools I wish to have started with instead of the ones I did. Not that there is anything wrong with most of these, but I now know what I was missing. What was holding me back from improvement.