Tombow Beginner Lettering Kit:
Dual Brush Pen: N15 Black, N75 Cool Gray
4H Mono Drawing Pencil
Mono Twin Permanent Marker
Fudenosuke Hard Tip
Mono Permanent Adhesive
Use the simple alphabet shown below to get you started or create your own. Simple changes to letters such as adding a curl, elongating a stroke or changing the position of a cross stroke can dramatically change your printing. Use fine tip of the Dual Brush Pen or the thick tip of the Mono twin marker for this whimsical alphabet.
Draw simple embellishments such as the sparkle or a leaf shown below using the Fudenosuke Hard Tip pen. The flexible tip allows you to draw very thin to thick lines for a pleasant variation in your drawing.
The gray Dual Brush Pen is perfect for adding a shadow to your lettering. Using the brush tip, add the shadow close to the letters or mirror the letters slightly away for a ‘pop off the page’ effect.
With the 4H Drawing Pencil, create curved based lines for your letters. Keep the letters, upper or lower case or mixed, within these lines to create movement and direction to your words. Erase the pencil lines when finished.
This simple step really can add dimension and interest to your words. Use the thick tip of the Mono Twin to draw your letters, then turn it around and use the fine tip to outline.
Bouncing the letters, or having the letters go above or below the base line adds a wonderful whimsy to the composition or your words. Don’t bounce too much as to make the word hard to read!
Practice lettering on scraps of cardstock and make a supply of tags to add to gifts. The best paper to use is lighter in color and with a simple, non-busy design. Add lettering and border panel with markers. Fold 2x3 panel in half and adhere to tag with permanent adhesive. Punch a hole and add cording to finish.