Previously, I wrote a post covering my top three favourite brush pens of all time. Those brush pens however, may not be the best for those starting out with brush lettering (or brush calligraphy). When you start learning brush lettering, you don’t really want to fuss around with the brush pen you’re using. Rather, you want to focus on getting the letter forms correct and getting your thick and thin strokes in the right place. For this, you’ll need a brush pen that is flexible but still stiff enough to give you the control you’ll need when brush lettering. A well designed brush pen will have a tip that holds its shape; it flexes easily but still returns to its original shape for hairline upstrokes.
For the past year, I’ve been learning new tips and techniques to further improve my brush lettering. Through this journey, I’ve found some of the best brush pens to use for a beginner trying to learn brush lettering.