Hi all! It's been a month since I first bought the Brush Letter Practice Guide (links on the sidebar) so I thought I'd do an update post.
Here's a comparison pic of the same sheet that I did on Jan. 14 and Feb. 14 (the Feb ones are the 2 on the bottom):
Both were done with round brushes - it took me a while to get the hang of it and I'm still practicing! You can see that I had a *really* hard time with the brush on Day 1 - I wasn't getting enough variation between thicks and thins and I had the bristles going all over the place and distorting my letters. Today I have much better control - not many extra paint marks where I don't want them and much better variation between thick and thin. Also you can see that I'm playing with mixing colors during lettering - it makes it even more fun!
So here's what I've been doing: I finished all the traceables for the lowercase letters and am slowly working on the uppercase (I've skipped the numbers for now). I have to admit that some of the uppercase letters are really hard and that's why I'm working sloooowly.
In January I had printed 3 copies of the Traceables because I really needed the extra practice. Now that I'm getting the hang of it, I've cut down the Traceable for February to 2 copies. I've also printed a bunch of blank lined papers to practice freehand.
To me, what makes me practice more is making it fun. And I do that by using a wide variety of paints. Different types of paints (cheap pan watercolors, more pricey tube colors, shimmery paints, etc.) and lots of different colors. I'll do a linky below of the stuff I've been using.
If you're trying out the brush lettering, please leave a comment and tell me how you're doing! I'd love to hear about what's working for other people on this same journey! TFL!