The K-42 is a classic paint marker. It comes in 17 colors, here Larson uses Light Blue, Orange, and Yellow. The alcohol-based paint is permanent, opaque, and non-toxic. The marker features a broad-tip with valve-action so that the artist can lay down an abundance of color while strictly regulating the paint’s flow. Handmade in the USA.
This marker is a great all-around marker for everyday use. It has a large capacity and valve-action tip, so it can easily be re-inked and last a long time. Additionally, the nib is double sided, with a 3mm bullet tip on one side and a 5mm chisel tip on the other! High quality alcohol-based ink is permanent, opaque, and excellent for use on paper, cardboard, metal, and painted surfaces. Available in Super Black, Cyan, and Magenta. Handmade in the USA.
Today we’re going to show you a modern and pretty style of script and mixed script lettering that adds depth with blending, outlines and shadows using two of our favorite Tombow Dual Brush Pen colors, 873-Coral and 803-Pink Punch.
Using Dual Brush Pen Coral (873), letter out your name or any word you want! A little side note: I find mixed media paper to be the best for blending. It’s made to handle multiple layers of color, but it’s also smooth enough to protect your precious Tombow pens!
Using Dual Brush Pen Pink Punch (803), color in the top half of your letters covering the Coral. It’s best to work on one letter at a time. If you fill in all your letters at once with your second color, it will be dry by the time you get to your last letter, making it harder to blend the ink.
Using the Colorless Blender Pen (N00), start at the top of your letter (in the Pink Punch area) and use downward strokes to bring the Pink Punch color down to the bottom of the letter.
Outline the outside of your letters with the Fudenosuke Pen. I use very light pressure when tracing around the letters. Next, apply some pressure to the pen and add thicker lines to all the down strokes of your letters. This will give your letters some depth with a thicker shadow.
Lastly, using Dual Brush Pen Cool Gray 3 (N75), add a somewhat thick line to all the down strokes of your letters to add a gray shadow effect. Here’s a tip: pick either the left or right side of your letters to add the shadow, so they all look consistent.
Handwriting can be as personal as a fingerprint and as expressive as a dance. Celebrate National Handwriting Day with us; consider January—and the new year—as a chance to get back to the rhythm and flow of writing. Here are a few awesome products that we heartily recommend:
The Tradio Calligraphy Pen features a firm, but resilient iridium nib that allows you to draw thick to thin lines depending on the angle of the pen. Ideal for calligraphy and lettering. Available in three nib sizes, refillable with international standard ink cartridges. Comes with a black water-based ink cartridge.
Created specifically for people seeking creative balance away from the daily grind, the Blackwing Slate Journal was designed to be the ultimate Blackwing pencil companion. Every 5½” × 8½” Blackwing Slate features 160 pages of high-quality, 100gsm paper, a durable dual-sewn binding, wear-resistant polymer hardcover, canvas spine and unique pencil holster that comes loaded with a Blackwing 602 pencil. Available in ruled, plain, or dot-grid paper.
EnerGel Alloy Pens by Pentel are exquisitely designed with an alluminum alloy barrel for those who want to make a statement. These pens feature EnerGel high-performance ink technology that combines the best qualities of liquid and gel ink for a super-smooth writing experience. Experience greater writing control with the distinctive, textured grip. All pens come with black ink with a medium (0.7mm) tip, regardless of barrel color, but are refillable with any size and color of EnerGel refill. Also, these pens come in different colors, but our favorites are red, violet, and gold! Very sexy.
What makes Midori MD Notebooks so special? There’s the paper, for starters. The MD paper was developed for Midori’s original diary in the 1960s, and has been constantly improved upon to this day to create even higher-quality writing paper. Resistant to bleeding and strikethrough, it is designed for comfortable writing, and it also has the perfect balance between smoothness and a little resistance, ensuring comfort and making writing a pleasure. Midori MD Notebooks utilize threaded binding, with 16-page quires bound at the back with thread. Threaded binding makes the pages both robust and easy to open. Usually used for items such as notebooks and journals that will be used for a long time, this binding’s ability to open to a full 180 degrees provides the ultimate comfort when writing, making writing a stress-free experience from start to finish. Each notebook has 176 pages, a Parafin paper cover, a bookmark string, thread-stiched book binding, and label stickers.
Tombow Dual Brush Pens are a double-headed brush-pen with a flexible nylon fiber brush tip on one end and a fine tip on the other. With non-toxic, fast drying, water-based odorless ink that blends to create any color desired. Just in case you wanted to write something a little colorful and extra.