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

Color your world

My recent obsession with brush pens has led me to finding this colourful bunch: Zig Clean Color Real Brush  Pens!

The set comes in 12 colors which is sort of a breather since I always write in black ink. Now, instead of bringing my watercolor set wherever I go, I can write in whichever color I can at my own convenience with these brush pens!

The bristles of each brush pen is very flexible - just like a real paint brush! You can create thick and think lines. It's just a matter of control and applying pressure.

Apply pressure to create thick lines

Apply pressure to create thick lines

Thick and Thin lines

Thick and Thin lines

To be honest, these brush pens are harder to control than the Tombow brush pens I got a few months ago. But of course, with practice, you'll eventually get a hang of it. 

Zig Real Brush pen on Muji dotted notebook

Zig Real Brush pen on Muji dotted notebook

You can also experiment and do freehand lettering with these brushes!

Zig Real Brush pens on Muji dotted notebook

Zig Real Brush pens on Muji dotted notebook

Time to practice some more!

xoxo