In the past few months, I have gotten really into hand lettering. What is hand lettering, you ask? Well, to me, hand lettering is like the cheater's version of calligraphy. It's taking handwriting and turning it into drawing letters. What I love about it is that the possibilities are endless! You can create beautiful cursive hand lettering styles, but you can also make creative and unique printed styles. As I've been delving into the hand lettering world, I've started to discover my favorite markers and pens to use.
Many of the popular markers and pens out there for hand lettering are super high quality - but they are also expensive. I'm starting to try out more high-quality writing utensils, but I find that some of my favorites are all reasonably priced and can be found at many different stores! So I wanted to share my favorite markers and pens that won't break the bank!
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I love these pens because the colors are vibrant and really pop on the page. They are fine-tipped, which makes them perfect for making thin lines on your letters, but also work well to create outlines to fill in.
These felt tip pens have always been a favorite of mine, even before I started hand lettering. They write thicker than the Staedtler pens, but still make pretty thin lines. And they come in really cute colors!
These are hands down my favorite pens ever. When they came out last year, I couldn't wait to try them out. I am left-handed, so I love that these are gel pens. They never smear when I am writing! The colors are also great and super bold. I typically use these when I am using my more traditional hand writing for hand lettering projects.
These are super popular markers for brush lettering. There is a learning curve involved when you're first using them, but once you get the hang of them, they make brush lettering pretty easy! They write really smooth and the colors are very pretty. I use them when I'm writing larger-sized letters.
Believe it or not, classic Crayola markers work really well for hand lettering! When you hold the marker at an angle, you can make thick lines, and when you hold it straight up and down, you can make thin lines. The best part is that they are super cheap!
I really like using the Crayola super tip markers. I think they are a little better than the classic markers for hand lettering because they are thinner so you can use more detail. I'm finding they work really well for brush lettering. Plus they come in so many different colors!
So those are some of my favorite hand lettering pens and markers! Do you have any favorite pens and/or markers that I didn't mention? Share in the comments below!