Happy Fri-Yay Brush Lettering Demo

I have been meaning to video myself doing a simple brush lettering to encourage everyone out there who wants to get their hands on lettering, whether for professional means or just to get those creative juice cranking.

I love whimsical stuff. I usually just letter away without putting much emphasis on the “rules” and the anatomy of a typography and the letters. If I do that, I will never be able to do something as free as I want. Although, it pays to know the basics of lettering and typography, and it is also best to know their anatomy so you will understand the different types and styles in letters.

I always draft my lettering. I am not as good as the others out there who can just letter away even without a draft or sketch of what they will hand letter. It is something I want to learn too but for now, I enjoy sketching on a light coloured pencil so I can erase later on. Sometimes, I just leave the marks there when they are not very visible.

So, here is a brief demo of my brush lettering. I decided to write “Happy Fri-Yay” for Happy Friday. I have been sick for a while and the weekend is all I have been longing for, and of course, some therapeutic time with my crafts. I already sped up the video but it took me around 2 minutes to finish the lettering.

What you need:

  • A smooth paper or pad (to protect your brush pens, to prevent “ink” bleeding, and for a smoother flow of the pen’s movement) I recommend Rhodia brand for your paper or pads. It has very smooth surface.
  • Tombow Dual Brush pens or any brush pen (I prefer this brand and the Kuretake Fude pens)
  • A flat surface where you can set your pad and write on (I sometimes use my laptop as a leverage. I know, that’s bad but I am comfortable with the added height it provides, but don’t follow me on this one hahaha)

Enjoy!


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15 Comments

  • Reply Jessica Cassidy

    You are so skillful Sis Ria. My Summer Babe will love watching and learned from this video as she liked arts as well.

    June 18, 2017 at 3:22 pm
    • Reply mommalogues

      Thanks sis… Hope it inspires her to do brush lettering and hand lettering as part of her arts and craft activities πŸ™‚

      June 27, 2017 at 11:54 pm
  • Reply Marianne

    Yay! For this Fri-yay brush lettering demo! I couldn’t agree more, arts/crafts is a therapeutic activity.

    June 19, 2017 at 1:47 am
    • Reply mommalogues

      Thanks sis πŸ™‚ How’s the craft store going? πŸ™‚

      June 27, 2017 at 11:54 pm
  • Reply Chubskulit Rose

    I wish I could write that good,. It’s awesome when you have all the stuff that you need.

    June 19, 2017 at 4:43 am
    • Reply mommalogues

      Sis, practice makes perfect. Mine is not even perfect but that’s the beauty of art. It’s never perfect.

      June 27, 2017 at 11:55 pm
  • Reply Nova

    I like watching how you can make those letters nice and from simple to something dashing.

    June 20, 2017 at 4:07 am
    • Reply mommalogues

      Thanks Nova πŸ™‚

      June 27, 2017 at 11:55 pm
  • Reply Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    I want to dabble in brush lettering but I don’t have time right now. Galing mo sis!

    June 22, 2017 at 5:40 am
    • Reply mommalogues

      Thanks sis! You’re a very skilled photographer and food connoisseur sis. Those are arts πŸ™‚

      June 27, 2017 at 11:56 pm
  • Reply Deli

    Wow! This is great, Sis! You make it look easy πŸ™‚ I wish I can also do this. You know, I think that even in writing, I think my penmanship has gotten bad. It’s like my hands are not as at home with pens anymore as we always keep using the computer to write things or our phones to write messages. Anyways, Sis, it was great to see your demo πŸ™‚

    June 25, 2017 at 3:25 pm
    • Reply mommalogues

      Thanks sis. Keep writing sis. It helps the joints and fingers become more β€œfluid.” As we age, our fingers become β€œrusty” and that’s what I am trying to avoid. I try to do this activity at least few minutes each day just to practice on my brush strokes.

      June 27, 2017 at 11:58 pm
  • Reply Maria Teresa Figuerres

    Lovely! I wish I could try hand lettering, too, soon, that is, if time permits. Lol!

    June 27, 2017 at 8:05 am
    • Reply mommalogues

      Give it just few minutes a day or twice or thrice of practice per week sis. It helps making your joints and fingers “fluid.” πŸ™‚

      June 27, 2017 at 11:59 pm
  • Reply mommalogues

    Thanks sis. Keep writing sis. It helps the joints and fingers become more “fluid.” As we age, our fingers become “rusty” and that’s what I am trying to avoid. I try to do this activity at least few minutes each day just to practice on my brush strokes.

    June 27, 2017 at 11:57 pm
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