Playing around with my favourite Soft tipped brush pen. They're a lot trickier then the harder tips, but after pages and pages of practicing you start to get a feel for them. Heaps of fun #letteringnerd
Kuretake No. 13 Fountain Brush Pen - Black Body
7 months ago
... sooo beautiful!
I *KNEW* this one was yours just by looking at the thumbnail! (looking on an iPhone, where the names don't display with thumbs) You're developing quite the discernible style, Matt. Obviously, your lettering changes depending on what your working on, but the style with which you display your works - that's so characteristically you.
My foray into soft brush pens was when I was doing my Tealet logo, and I used a couple of Copic pens. One of them - the more expensive, refillable and re-nib-able one - actually didn't feel as good as the cheaper, disposable one. And that one is a twin tip (soft brush on one side, hard flat nib on the other). At any rate, I neeeeeeeed to broaden my pen horizons, so I'm adding this Kuretake to my ever-growing list!
@Jon definitely agree with you. Matt's lettering style, especially the handwriting, is really characteristic. Would be interesting how you're actually really writing.. like when you take notes or something. (I think it's italicized!)
do like the rough look to the quicker strokes
...just picked up a brush pen myself to try some handwritten type - scary how you do zip through pages & pages & pages & pages...
teach me how to be good like you
I can never get my brush stuff to look like this. Awesome work!
@Jon Stapp | atomicvibe Thanks Champion. I must admit, I do really love experimenting with different tools. This brushpen has been a fun journey. The ink displacement can be a bit dry on thicker, quicker strokes, but I think that's rectified with different inks. The ink that the pen came with worked better then some of the suggested ones I read on the jetpens comments about that pen.
@Lukas Altmann Ha! no italics mate... my actual handwriting is quite lazy actually. It's all capital letters, very upright and roundish, kind of like how you'd see in cartoon captions. My wife often says to me that she doesn't understand how my natural handwriting is the way it is when I can show her something like "chloe" or "stella".
@james.t Crazy paper. I must say though, I like to fill every square inch before I break out a fresh sheet. I even start using smaller tipped pens and squeeze them into spaces.
@Dillan Powell Haha! oh shucks!
@David Grimes Keep at it mate. Seriously just practice like mad. My first attempts with this pen were pretty ordinary. It took some time to work out the weight and speed in which it works best.
typography take a big part of the design, awesome!
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