Today I’m sharing some tips and examples of hand lettering using the Crayola Supertips Markers in this hand lettering tutorial.
I personally love using these markers and they are especially good for beginners. They have firmer and shorter tips and are easier to control than some of the brush pens when you’re first starting out.
These markers work really well with my Large Lettering Set Worksheets (seen in the video). These are the perfect practice printables for thicker markers and pens when learning how to hand letter.
I did want to mention that these markers are meant to be used as art markers rather than calligraphy so there is some differentiation in the different color pens – some seem to get thicker down strokes for some reason. But you’ll notice as you start to use them, they tend to get softer and you’ll get thicker down strokes.
Supertips versus Broadtips
I love using both of these Crayola markers. The Supertips are smaller and come in a large array of pretty colors. They are also great for highlighting and color coding things! I purchased the 100 pack and although some of the shades look pretty similar, they are still stunning and I love them. The one thing I do find is that the Supertips seem to have a harder time getting the thinner upstrokes.
The Crayola Broadtips Markers are thicker and produce larger hand lettering with think up strokes. The look isn’t totally different to the Supertips and with both markers you can get pretty thin up strokes.
With both of these markers it’s important to rotate your pen as you are lettering. You tend to get a better look this way as the tips aren’t very flexible and won’t bounce back if you’re applying pressure. This helps you get those think up strokes.
Supertips versus Tombow Brush Pens
I am by no means saying the Crayola’s are a better quality than the Tombow Brush Pens as these are entirely different pens completely. I just wanted to note that you can still get beautiful lettering using these inexpensive materials. The Supertips do have a wider variety of colors though.
We won’t achieve thick and thin strokes by simply rotating the marker and the same brush lettering rules still apply. You’ll need to apply pressure when forming your letters for those thick down strokes.
Hand Lettering successfully is not at all about the markers or materials that you are using and practice is what will bring you progress. Nice pens are great but they definitely don’t make or break your lettering and you can definitely create some beautiful lettering with these Crayola Markers.