Hand Lettering: Water Brush 103

Hello everyone!

I know it’s been quite some time since I posted an article in this series.ย  I didn’t forget about my Water Brush series, I just switched platforms and forgot to tell you all!ย  I apologize for that! ๐Ÿ™

Several weeks ago, I switched this series over to my Instagram Stories.ย  Every Wednesday, I post 5ish lettering videos of my water brush practice on my Story for my followers to enjoy!

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Two weeks ago, I finished the lowercase alphabet.

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Last week, I started working on numbers and will finish up numbers 5-9 on my Instagram Stories tomorrow afternoon.

Once I finish working on numbers, I’m going to move on to uppercase letters.ย  After that, I’ll move on to practicing full words!

Follow me on Instagram so you never miss a minute of my lettering journey!

You can follow me on Instagram @pinkbowstwinkletoes ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve been having a great deal of fun recording these videos and hope you all enjoy them too!

Happy Lettering!

<3 Natalie

 

 

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Hand Lettering: Water Brush 102

Hello everyone!

I’ve made a tiny bit of progress since my last water brush lettering post!

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I’ve moved on from the basic strokes to some lowercase letters.

I’m using the Brush Letter Practice Guide from @randomolive.ย  Her guides are helping me to perfect my letter forms with the water brush!

The Brush Letter Practice Guide comes with uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and more!ย  It’ll take me a month or two to complete the guide, but I’m excited for all my progress along the way!

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I mentioned in my last post that I wanted to get a smaller water brush!ย  I was able to get my hands on one and made this little comparison sheet for you.

The top, blue strokes are from the new, small brush, and the lower, green strokes are from my original, medium brush.

The difference between the two is slight, but I think it’s making a big difference for me.ย  I much prefer the smaller brush! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are a few action shots for you!

For some reason, I prefer lowercase to uppercase when I’m lettering.ย  I don’t know why, but I do!

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I practiced the first five letters of the alphabet.ย  I’m going to tackle the rest of the alphabet next!ย  Then I will move on to those pesky, capital letters! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll be back soon with another water brush update!

Happy lettering! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hand Lettering: Water Brush 101

Hello everyone!

I have an exciting announcement to share with you all!ย  Those that follow me on Instagram have probably already heard, but for those who haven’t, I’m happy to share with you that I was chosen to be a brush lettering tutor on the Random Olive Tutor Team!

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You can read more about the Tutor Team and the other awesome tutors by clicking here.

Olivia from Random Olive is a fantastic letterer that I discovered on Instagram many months ago.ย  She does a lot with watercolor and water brush lettering!ย  I’ve been using brush pens for over a year now and after being chosen for her Tutor Team, I have decided to give water brush lettering a try!

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I’m starting my water brush lettering journey with a few basic supplies:

The Brush Letter Guide I linked above is quite large!ย  I only printed off the first ten pages or so to start.

I mainly focused on the basic strokes (down stroke, up stroke, and combinations of the two) during my first practice session.

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I started with the basic down stroke page.

Using a water brush is completely different than using a brush pen, so while this exercise may look super easy, it’s actually a tad difficult!

As you can see, I had trouble with consistentcy! That’s something that can be fixed with practice though!

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Here is some of my “U” practice.

It’ll take me a while to get used to all the moving bristles of a water brush!

Pentel makes their Aquash pens in several different sizes.ย  I bought a medium tip because that is all they had at Michaels.ย  After this first round of practice, I have decided that a small tipped brush may be easier for me and produce better lettering!

I’ve found the small brush on Amazon and will be purchasing it very soon!

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In the meantime, here is a photo of my first attempt at letters.

As you can see, the medium brush (or maybe it’s just me!) makes the letters rather chunky looking!ย  I think with a smaller brush, I will be able to produce better letters.

I’ll be back again soon with more water brush lettering updates!ย  In the meantime, follow me on Instagram for more lettering fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Lettering!

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