LETTERING + GRAPHIC
DESIGN LEARNING

If you’ve been following my Instagram, you know how obsessed I’ve been lately with lettering using a waterbrush! It combines two strong passions of mine – watercolor and typography and I can’t get enough! Since I’ve been experimenting like a crazy woman, I wanted to share some tips I’ve learned over the past few weeks. I’m no expert by any means, but I’ve gotten into a rhythm and I’ve been really happy with how I’ve improved by remembering a few simple things. If this is something you’d like to try, my hope is that this video will save you time, money and supplies. Speaking of supplies, everything mentioned in the video that I’m currently using is listed below the vid 😉 For more on brush lettering with watercolor, check out my master course!

Tips for Lettering Using a Waterbrush

Here’s the full list of links for everything mentioned in the vid:
Assorted Waterbrush Set
12pc Pentel Watercolor Set
Paint Palette (or the craft section of any retail/department store)
Cardstock (or the office section of any retail/department store)
– Paper towel/napkin/tissue (your home 😉 )

Here’s the link to my Brush Lettering with Watercolor master course!

p.s. check out more of my favorite art supplies here! Have you tried waterbrush lettering out after this video? I’d love to see it! Tag me on Instagram!

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Every-Tuesday designer + founder. I help ambitious graphic designers and hand letterers level-up their skills and creativity.

Latest comments
  • Thank you for this tutorial. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at water brush lettering and now you’ve inspired me! Ordered my supplies and can’t wait to get started. Thanks, again!

  • After watching this video I can NOT wait to go buy some water brushes!! This is awesome- thank you so much!!!

  • Will you be making an online font with it? I would love to create some wallpapers for customers with your letters 🙂

  • Oh man your an amazing teacher. I’ve been looking and playing with calligraphy but I’ve come to the conclusion that brush hand script is what I really love. And this water color is giving life to my creativity. Now I need to find an alphabet example to practice. Thank you for your guide videos!!!

  • Thanks so much for the tutorial, the speed is just perfect.
    Do you have any advice on how to make nice letters? Do I begin with copying certain fonts? I see a lot of hand/brush lettering artwork that have similar letter designs. I don’t find applying pressure an issue – I get stuck with the letters itself because I don’t know how to make them look.

  • Hi! So I watched your tutorial on brush lettering where you filled your water brush pen with ink instead. I was just curious about the cleaning of the brush! Do u just wash the nib piece and leave the ink in the reservoir? I bought the pieces, but I just want to make sure I take proper care of them. Thanks! 🙂

  • Also,, I don’t know if it’s the brush or the ink I got, but for me when I used the water brush with ink in it, it looked more like I was painting with black water color than using ink. It’s like the nib didn’t keep enough ink it it, and it would often streak. But if I squeezed more ink into it, then it would just drip 🙁 what should I do?

      • Gotcha.. Thank you!!

  • Hi there! I would like to ask how to properly hold the brushes. Thank you

  • Hello!
    I was wondering if you can use these brushes and paint on a canvas. Thanks! I loved your video.

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