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…
I’ve always been fine with using plain old plastic palettes for my watercolor painting, or just whatever came with the set. But then I discovered porcelain. And I’m here to tell you all the reasons you need to start using them too.
Do you ever start lettering or painting with watercolor and you notice that your paint is behaving weird? Like it’s oily and won’t stick to the paper? Well, I figured it out. Read more and watch the video to see what it is, and not to do it again.
I’ve ruined my fair share of brush pens over the years, either because I didn’t know that watercolor paper was a NO NO when using felt tip pens, or my toddler decided to have fun smashing the tip. If you’re in the same boat, don’t worry. I’ll show you what I do.
Whether you want to just relax, escape from reality or pursue your dream to become the next best lettering artist. You gotta start somewhere.
Why not here!
Did you know I HATED Tombow brush pens when I first started using them? My reasons were totally my fault. I used them on sketch paper, regular copy paper and even watercolor paper 😬😱 Which totally ruined the tip. Find out how not to do what I did.
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.
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.
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.
So you got yourself a water brush, now what? Well, there are a few things you can do with it, of course, you can use it to paint beautiful landscapes, people, abstract art and more, but here, we'll use it for lettering.
But before you get to that part, (coming next week) let's talk about the different way to use it and how to take care of it so it lasts you a long time.