Best Hand Lettering Pens You’ll Adore
When you’re starting with any type of Bullet Journal lettering, the first thing to consider is what kind of supplies you’ll need.
In this blog post, we’ll be covering some amazing hand lettering pens that you’ll absolutely love using for your hand lettering projects!
You wander into the world of pens, and all of a sudden, you’re lost in a sea of styles, sizes, colors, and brands. When I first began my lettering journey, I couldn’t believe there were so many options!
But once I’d found the right tools, I was able to color my world with letters and experiment with different styles. So, take a deep breath and dive in – once you know what to look for, you’ll be able to swim through the pen aisle like a pro!
If you’re a beginner or professional hand letterer, sometimes finding the right pens for your work can be challenging. After all, not all art supplies are created equal, and when it comes to hand lettering, one wrong pen choice can make all the difference in achieving that unique and beautiful effect you’re looking for.
Don’t worry – I’ve got your back! After testing hundreds of different pens, I will share with you some of my top picks for best-quality lettering pens worth every penny!
And don’t forget to scroll until the end to get more resources and a freebie.
Hand Lettering Specifics
Before we dive into pens, let me just remind you that hand lettering is the art of drawing letters rather than writing them like you would with calligraphy and brush lettering.
You can basically use any supplies you want for that, from a usual fineliner to a water brush and watercolors.
If you use a brush pen for your hand lettering, it doesn’t really mean that you’re doing brush lettering. So don’t let the name of the supplies keep you away from using them in your hand lettering projects.
Now that we’ve got this out of the way, let’s talk pens!
Best Hand Lettering Pens
Calling all lettering enthusiasts! Before you head out to buy every fancy pen under the sun, let me tell you a little secret.
The key to beautiful lettering lies in the skill of your hand, not the quality of your pen.
Sure, it's nice to have a few fancy pants pens in your collection, but you absolutely do not need them to get started.
Don't stress about spending a fortune on pens because you can begin practicing lettering principles right now with whatever pens or pencils you have lying around.
But here are some of my favorite lettering supplies that are worth buying and I'm sure you'll love using!
Pilot Mechanical Pencil Dr. Grip
When doing hand lettering, a pencil is really a must-have. You'll use it so much while drawing your letters!
An important factor here is to have a pencil with a comfortable grip s you can comfortably do your art. This one is probably the most comfortable I've ever had!
These are probably my absolute favorite pens when it comes to hand lettering. This little gem comes in a rainbow of colors, from bold and bright to soft and muted pastels.
Not only is it perfect for hand lettering with its precise tips, but it can also get down and dirty with coloring large spaces.
Sakura Pigma Micron
These sleek little pens are like the superhero of the art world - smooth, reliable, and always ready to rise to any challenge you throw their way. The black ink is absolutely stunning, making your lines pop with bold, dramatic flair. Plus, they're built to last, holding their shape no matter how hard you put them to work.
Tombow Twin Tone
Are you a fan of vibrant colors and detailed artwork? If so, then you have to try Tombow Twin Tone markers. These pens are not only great for coloring, but they also come with two different tips - one marker and one fine liner - allowing you to add intricate details to your artwork.
Faber-Castell Metallic Marker
These bad boys come in a gorgeous array of metallic colors that will make your hand lettering pop. And not only that, they can write on so many surfaces - from paper to fabric to ceramics.
Plus, with Faber-Castell's reputation for high-quality products, you know you're getting something that will last.
Tombow Dual Brush Pens
If you're looking to add some serious color to your hand lettering, then you need to check out Tombow Dual Brush pens. These pens are seriously vibrant, and the best part? They have both a brush and a marker tip.
These pens are perfect for brush lettering as well, so if you're into calligraphy or just want to add a personal touch to your journaling, then these pens will be your new best friend.
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens
These amazing pens have got a huge variety of colors to choose from, all without breaking the bank. Plus, there's just something about the texture of felt tip pens that makes writing even more fun.
So if you're ready to ditch the boring black ink and add some vibrancy to your work, grab a pack of these colorful pens and get creative!
Crayola Super Tips Markers
Whoever said you couldn't have it all clearly hasn't heard of Crayola Super Tips Markers! These babies are not only affordable, but they also come in a huge variety of colors.
But wait, there's more! With a little practice, these markers can actually work for brush lettering as well.
STAEDTLER Triplus Fineliner Pens
These high-quality fineliners come in a variety of colors, making them perfect for any project. Plus, their smooth and steady ink flow makes them a dream to write with.
Free Lettering Resources
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Do you want to learn more about different types of lettering and supplies to use? I have plenty of resources here on Masha Plans.
Here are just a few I think you’ll love:
- The Best Brush Lettering Pens For Calligraphy Beginners
- Free Hand Lettering Worksheets
- Easy Fonts For Bullet Journaling
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