By: Lady T Powers & JetPens
Now For the letter F
Several posts ago we started you out with some practice sheets so you can start getting the feel of playing with lettering. You will also be able to print those sheets out as many times as you like to have extra space to practice the above lesson. You can get them here: Practice Sheets. You can also see the previous posts you missed starting with the Letter A here : Lesson A Get the print outs here: Letter A Printouts , Letter B Printouts , Letter C , letter D, and letter E Printouts!
Want to share these with someone else? We ask that you do not share our files, instead share our link above to this post. Thanks. Be sure to read the first post for letter A as it will have some important hints to help you along with the rest of these lessons.
Lets Move on to to the letter F.
Following the instructions laid out in our last posts on the letter A, B, C,D and E be sure to print out your letter F files to follow along. The Letter F Lesson will be available free until October 26th 2018, at which point it will then become a $1 to help support the site.
All lessons in this blog are for letter formation and tips for learning Hand lettering and may apply indirectly towards the kit you are working on. However these lessons should assist in most if not all cases in developing your lettering skills with these lessons. We will assume you now have read the posts on the letters A,B,C,D and E plus have printed out your F files and practice sheets, and are ready to work!
Today we are going to talk about best brush pens for lettering and calligraphy. PART1 Beginners
It takes practice and control to use a brush pen, but you don't have to be a serious artist or calligrapher to create beautiful script. There are many different types of brush pens to choose from and I've compiled a guide to help you find some of the best brush pen for calligraphy. Read on to see our top recommendations for brush pens that suit beginners, dramatic lettering, and Asian calligraphy.
Most people are familiar with the feel of a firm felt-tip marker and intuitively know how to control them. Good brush pens for beginners are more marker-like than brush-like. If you’re a beginner, try brush pens with firm tips for easy control and predictable strokes. With some practice, you too can create the beautiful lettering featured on social media.
In Japanese, “Kokoro” means heart and “iro” means color. This is the CocoIro which was specially created for customizing your pen to match your heart and mind. You have plenty of color options for building a pen that’s truly your own, from the pen bodies to the ink refills. the refills come in 11 colors.
The CocoIro’s extra fine tip is flexible, but also firm enough that it’s easy for newbies to create thin, elegant letters. Available in 11 different colors, the ink is water based and water soluble. The separately sold bodies have streamlined bullet shapes and soft surfaces. To assemble a CocoIro pen, remove the transparent cap from the refill and insert the nib into the pen body. Screw the threads of the refill and that of the pen body together firmly.
Our last and second favorite choice for beginners is the Pilot Futayaku which means "two uses" in Japanese. This double-sided pen has two hard felt tips, one medium and one fine. Both tips will create seamlessly tapered lines with the right amount of pressure. The medium tip is softer and more flexible than its fine counterpart.
The pen’s ink delivery is constant and juicy. The ink itself is a satisfying opaque black color. It offers some water resistance but isn’t entirely waterproof. Also, keep in mind that its 30-second ink drying time is slower than some of the brush pens mentioned in this guide.
Next time we will continue this post with Dramatic Lettering for beginners and the letter G. Will you Share your work with us? We would love to feature you. Contact us with what you have done so far and submit your images to us as well as any tips or hints you have found so far in your journey with us.
We hope we have given you some additional insight into developing your hand-lettering. Have fun working with the Letter F practice sheets. I highly suggest printing them on to HP Printer Paper, Premium 32. Now that you have the right pens (hints on practice sheets too) begin following the directions on your F Sheets. The entire alphabet will soon be ready to purchase as a complete set. Until then G it was good seeing you!
Need Additional Space to practice? Don't forget your calligraphy practice sheets, that track the pen type you use and has six brackets set up for practicing whole lines or single letters. See you next time!
Thanks! ~ Lady T
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