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Offline KartiniM

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Brush Letter, where to start?
« on: October 29, 2015, 09:48:52 PM »
I've been wanting to do some brush lettering, but am not quiet sure where to start. I was hoping to find some tutorial on how to do it with just a brush. But was overwhelmed by everything out there online, most of which was brush lettering with pens.

I tried to figure it out on my own, and it turned out much like some of the wonderful projects my son came home with in kindergarten.  :-\ Not quiet what I was going for.

Help would be much appreciated.  :)


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Re: Brush Letter, where to start?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2015, 10:00:54 PM »
I find Brush Lettering by Marilyn Reaves & Eliza Schulte to be very helpful. It covers both chisel-edged brush and pointed brush.
There are a few other good books out there on the topic, including a new one I think, so maybe check The John Neal Bookseller website.


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Re: Brush Letter, where to start?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2015, 10:08:44 PM »
I find Brush Lettering by Marilyn Reaves & Eliza Schulte to be very helpful. It covers both chisel-edged brush and pointed brush.
There are a few other good books out there on the topic, including a new one I think, so maybe check The John Neal Bookseller website.



Thanks so much! Will definitely try to get my hands on that book.  :)

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Re: Brush Letter, where to start?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2015, 07:40:00 AM »
In addition to the book 'Brush Lettering' we also have their new(ish) DVD called 'the Lively Brush'.  Both are great resources:
http://www.johnnealbooks.com/prod_detail_list/s?keyword=Reaves

Cheers, Michael

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Re: Brush Letter, where to start?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2015, 10:36:16 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions.

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Re: Brush Letter, where to start?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2015, 09:46:47 PM »
I recommend this sampler set from JetPens.com http://www.jetpens.com/JetPens-Brush-Pen-Sampler/pd/12513
I started with brush calligraphy and progressed to modern calligraphy.
I found the Super Fine Zebra to be my favorite.
Good luck!

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Re: Brush Letter, where to start?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2015, 11:40:09 PM »
Not sure if you have a Daiso store in the state you live in but their Zebra brush pens are only $1.50! great to practice with!!! The stiffer pen makes learning for beginners very easy.

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Re: Brush Letter, where to start?
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2016, 10:44:00 PM »
So I had a few items on my Christmas wish list and I'm excited to say I received Brush Lettering by Marilyn Reaves& Eliza Schulte! ;D And already it's helped with my brush strokes.
Thanks Tiffany & Micheal for the awesome suggestion!

I recommend this sampler set from JetPens.com http://www.jetpens.com/JetPens-Brush-Pen-Sampler/pd/12513
I started with brush calligraphy and progressed to modern calligraphy.
I found the Super Fine Zebra to be my favorite.
Good luck!
Not sure if you have a Daiso store in the state you live in but their Zebra brush pens are only $1.50! great to practice with!!! The stiffer pen makes learning for beginners very easy.
Thanks for the suggestions. I wish I had an art supply store near by, so the internet will have to do for me.  Now all I have to do is find some free time.  ;)