Waterbrush Lettering with Tombow Brush Pens
When I think of summer, I think of citrus, bright colors, and fruity tastes. One of my favorite flavors is Lemon Lime. Which just happened to be the word in this week lettering challenge I am apart of on Instagram. I decided to use my trusty Tombow Dual Brush pens for my lettering once again.
I knew that I wanted to stick to yellow and green for my colors, & I also knew that I wanted to blend them somewhere in the middle to create a seamless gradient. My pack of Tombow pens came with a blending marker, however I wanted to try out my water brush pen. A water brush pen is a really neat lettering and painting tool that allows you to fill the actual pen with water. When you write or paint, you can lightly squeeze the body of the pen and water will flow through the brush tip. I use mine mostly for watercolor lettering however I know you can create paintings with them as well.
To start, I wrote the word Lemon in yellow. Then I went back and filled in the bottom half of the word with a lime colored brush pen. I took my water brush pen and slowly began to blend the two colors together. For the word Lime, I wrote out the whole word in the same lime colored marker. For the bottom of that word, I used a slightly darker green brush pen to create a green gradient when blended. I took my water brush pen and did the same blending step as before.
This was the first time I have ever used my water brush pen to blend the Tombow brush pens and I really love the effect it gave! Its imperfect however I do think the colors blended together perfectly to give that Lemon Lime color. I also think where the water dried and left different marks inside the letters give off the same look as the fleshy part of a citrus fruit. So I think it all tied together but let me know what you think in the comments! As a last-minute idea, I decided to paint a little lime with my water brush pen as well as add some black outlines to the words. Not really loving the finished effect but its all trial and error when trying something new 😅
I have really been loving using these Tombow brush pens lately for my lettering. If you read one of my most recent posts, I show you how to use the pens to achieve the most beautiful watercolor effect. As always, I have included a video down below of the whole process for you to watch if you would like!
Do you have any tips and tricks for using your water brush pen? Let me know in the comments down below!
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