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Lettering supplies I can't live without!


I have an art box that is overflowing with lettering supplies. Brush pens of all kinds, sizes and colors. Then I have this little red zippered pouch that I keep my essential can't-live-without supplies that I use on a daily basis. Here are my favorites (in no particular order!):

1)    Water Brush - This little water brush gets a lot of use! I use it for blending, watercolor painting, creating watercolor or galaxy backgrounds, watercolor lettering, etc. I always keep it filled with water and I’m ready to go!

2)    Sakura Micron Pen – This is my go-to pen for botanical line drawing, illustration, create drop shadow in my lettering and more! This pen is permanent and can be colored over with watercolor after it’s dried and it won’t bleed.

3)    Polymer Eraser – this white eraser cleans pencil marks completely and doesn’t leave any residue behind. I always have this with me!

4)    Pencil – just a regular old #2 pencil. I use this for sketching designs and is probably the tool I use most of all!

5)    Tombow Dual Brush Pens – this is my #1 favorite brush pen - always was and always will be! This pen is so versatile: brush lettering, blending , faux calligraphy with the bullet tip, watercolor, etc. I can go on and on about all the amazing things you can do with this pen. You will see this pen come up again and again in my blog because it’s my absolute favorite. These pens have their own larger zippered pouch that I store them in because I have so many!

6)    Tombow Fudenosuke – This is my go-to small brush pen. I have these in black and color. The size and firmness of the nib gives you great control.

7)    Uniball Signo White Gel Pen – This is my go-to white pen. I use it for adding highlights to letters and occasionally for illustrations/lettering on top of a dark surface. The ink flows really well and has a nice opaqueness.

8)    Tombow Colorless Blender – I love to blend colors so I reach for this pen often.

What are some of your can't-live-without lettering supplies? Let me know in the comments below. 

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