FAVE FIVE

Hey everyone, to answer all your emails re: brushes to use for Brush Lettering, I'm listing down my favorites:

 Left to Right: Sailor 1911 Brush pen, Pentel Touch sign pen, Winsor and Newton watercolor brush, Pentel Aquash fine, Zig Brush Writer.

Left to Right: Sailor 1911 Brush pen, Pentel Touch sign pen, Winsor and Newton watercolor brush, Pentel Aquash fine, Zig Brush Writer.

 

1. Sailor 1911 Brush Pen. Bristles are synthetic and acts like a real paint brush. Ink can be refillable (cartridge or converter). I use fountain pen inks for this pen (Noodlers Ink or J. Herbin).

Available at Scribe Writing Essentials, Php 975.

2. Pentel Fude Touch Sign Pen. Felt tip, Fine but semi-flexible. Great for fine details. Ideal for Script/Calligraphy style of lettering.

Available at Createcrafts.ph, Php 1450 set of 12

 

3. Watercolor paintbrush. Perfect for lettering/brush calligraphy using watercolours, gouache, or ink. Use the smaller round tip brushes (2/0 or 3/0) for finer details/thinner lines. Requires more control.

Brush brands: Winsor and Newton, Princeton, Hans, Sakura, Momiji

Winsor and Newton available at National Bookstore, Php 375 set of 6 assorted brushes. Princeton brushes available at National Bookstore Php 100 - 500. Momiji Brushes available at Deovir Php 115 - Php 400.

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4. Zig Kuretake Waterbrush (or other waterbrushes like Pentel/Holbein/Sakura). Synthetic bristles that mimics an actual paintbrush. Used for watercolors. Can be filled with fountain pen ink to act as a brush pen. Comes in varied tip sizes (detailer, medium, large). I usually use DETAILER

Available at @zigphilippines, Php 205

 Zig Kuretake Detailer used with watercolor

Zig Kuretake Detailer used with watercolor

 Pentel Aquash small tip used with Gouache

Pentel Aquash small tip used with Gouache

 Sakura loaded with Noodlers Ink

Sakura loaded with Noodlers Ink

 Holbein used with watercolor

Holbein used with watercolor

 

5. Zig Kuretake Brush No. 22. Synthetic bristles but mimics a real brush. Pigmented black ink, ideal for writing/drawing. I use this for everyday practice, and for drafts of commissioned brush artworks. Jet black ink, waterproof, refillable.

Alternative: Zig Kuretake Brush Writer, Zig Kuretake Bimoji.

Available at National Bookstore / Scribe Writing Essentials, Php 280.

 

There are tons of brush pens in the market and it is really up to you to experiment and try which ones you like best. 

 

Happy hoarding ;p

xo