Are you starting to feel more comfortable with the rhythm needed for brush lettering?
Today we’ll use the brush pen with our natural handwriting.
I know that getting used to varying the pressure while writing is a tad tricky. With more practice, it will become more natural.
Warm up your hand with a pencil to get your pressure check, then write the alphabet in print and cursive.
You can write at a slant, or more vertically, which ever is more natural to you. Your focus is going to be on the pressure, not the slant.
As I demonstrated in the Periscope chat yesterday, you’ll be barely skimming the paper on the upstroke. You’ll want to position your grip fairly close to the pen tip, to have greater control over the pressure.
Try writing a few words to play with how the letters connect.
When I write with the brush pen, I tend to mix print and cursive a bit. I find that the brush pen most naturally fits with my handwriting for creative lettering.
I sometimes have to make slight changes in the position of the pen tip while I write, to ensure I get a good hairline. The more you use the brush pen, the easier it will be to find the little tricks that make this form of writing a little easier.