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Below are some of the best brush lettering pens to make learning how to brush letter a breeze. You’ve seen the fancy lettering that’s been taking over instagram and you want to give it a try. Awesome! Feeling overwhelmed by the staggering number of options? Don’t worry, I’m here to help! I’ve tried countless pens and these are the guaranteed best ones to start with.
Hands down this is the best pen for beginners. It’s firm enough that you have complete control over your up and down strokes.
These pens are very similar to the Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip. They might be a tad softer but it’s really unnoticeable and they are quite smooth to write with. I love the vibrant colors.
Again, these are very similar to the first two pens. If you can write with those, these are equally as great. Very smooth and come in a nice variety of colors.
I received this pen in a monthly subscription box and love it. It’s a big larger than the first three but nice and firm. It’s easy to control the thickness of your strokes and has a nice rich color. Bonus – the dual brushes come with two tones of the same color!
These are by far the most popular pens for brush lettering. The brush is on the larger side so they aren’t good for small lettering. They are water based so you can blend them and they have a standard fine tip on the other end for fine details. They can be a bit pricey so wait to buy these until after you’ve practiced with the smaller tip brush pens to get the most out of them.
These are a large brush tip that is still fairly firm so easier to letter with. The black isn’t as rich as the Tombow Dual Brush pen. They have Lego-like sides so you can attach several markers together to make some fun designs.
So there you have it! A short and sweet list to narrow down your choices for your first brush lettering pens. If you’re like me you’ll probably get them all, because variety is the spice of life right? 😉
Below is a sample of what each looks like on paper. Hope you found this helpful!
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