Tombow recently came out with several new colors of Dual Brush Pens and they are beautiful! These dual brush pens are great for handlettering and modern calligraphy due to their vibrant colors and flexible brush tips. In this video I swatch all of the colors for you and give you examples of what they look like in handlettering.
New Tombow Dual Brush Pen Colors Video
As you can see from the video above, handlettering with these markers is achieved by placing extra pressure on your downstrokes and letting your pressure get lighter as you go back up. This can be tricky at first, but with practice, it can help you to achieve that beautiful brush lettering style that you commonly see!
One thing that I did notice when testing out these brush pens was that some of them seemed to give me a thicker downstroke than others. I’m not sure if that is because every pen is just a little bit different or if specific pigments can soften the tip more. Either way, this is something I’ve noticed over time and have been curious about.
I thought that with a brand new pack, I’d make mention of it to see if any of you have noticed that as well. And if you have, did you notice it on the same colors that I did or was it random? I am definitely not saying that is a negative as I think that’s just the nature of manufacturing. But more that I’m testing out my little theory with your help, so… thank you! Let the hand lettering experiment begin! 🙂
If you are struggling with your new tombow dual brush pens, don’t worry. I do think that there is a bit of a learning curve with these markers. The tips are extremely flexible and as a new beginner, that can be difficult to control. But it is so worth putting in the practice time because they truly do help to create beautiful brush lettering!
If you haven’t already, make sure to check out this tutorial for using Tombow Dual Brush Pens. You can also find my favorite practice worksheets for Tombow Dual Brush Pens here. This one is great for beginners and this one is great for those looking for a little extra modern style!
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