I take part in a shared advent calender organized in the Dani Peuss forum. Today is the day of my tiny parcel and inside was a brush pen. During my vacation in Japan I bought several different and tested them to figure out with which I get nice results. Among those was also that one from the parcel today (3rd from the bottom in the photo below. In case you know the complete name of this pen, I would be happy if you could write it in the comments). In order to get 25 of them, I needed to empty the stock of different Tokyuhands stores in Tokyo and Kyoto. Maybe someone in their marketing or purchasing is now surprised by this selling peak 🙂
As I do not know if every one, who received such a pen, knows how to write with it, I will explain some basics: During writing, when you move your pen from the top to the bottom (towards you), you push the pen down that the result will be a thicker line. And when you move the pen from the bottom to the top or horizontally, you lift it up resulting in a thinner line. Sounds easy and is also easy with a little bit of practice.
Nevertheless, I wanted to learn more about handlettering and not just do trial and error. While looking for some inspiration, I found @randomolive on instagram. She shows some short videos, where you can see how she is writing the different letters. There is no difference in the method if you use a brush or a brush pen. After a little while, my single letters looked fine, but I was not satisfied with my words and phrases. Thus, I did the online-class “introduction into brush script” by Jen Schow. She explains the basics, how to write words and also how to set them in sentences and quotes that they look nice.
Those who could open my parcel: enjoy writing. And I will continue practising….
How is your hand lettering experience?