Brush Lettering: The Beginner's Guide

Peggy Dean, Top Teacher | The Pigeon Letters

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8 Lessons (49m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:16
    • 2. Choosing a Brush Pen

      8:06
    • 3. Basic Strokes

      11:12
    • 4. Bounce Lettering

      13:58
    • 5. Ombré Effect

      1:44
    • 6. Watercolor Background Using Brush Pens

      1:50
    • 7. Project Time!

      10:18
    • 8. Conclusion

      0:36
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About This Class

This class breaks down the fundamentals of basic strokes necessary to correctly use brush pens of all sizes. Beginning with brush pens is a learning curve itself, aside from hand lettering. You must get familiar with how to properly use the brush tip, as its varying pressure and thickness will make or break your piece.

This class does not cover how to hand letter, so if you need to establish your letter formation (which I highly suggest before jumping into using brush pens), first take Hand Lettering: 4 Easy Steps to Modern Calligraphy

You will learn easy methods such as when to perform different motions with your fingers, wrists, and applying varying pressure, along with the highly desirable techniques such as adding bounce to your hand lettering, blending color throughout your letters while drawing them, an creating additional effect.

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