@kellycreates @tombowusa #tombow #dualbrushpens #lettering #calligraphy #brushlettering Learn Faux calligraphy technique with this easy tutorial

When you have the full set of 96 Tombow Dual Brush Pens, there are LOTS of green colours to choose from if you’re writing anything with a Spring theme! I have been practicing my flourishing and decided to add some swashes and loops when I wrote the word “March.”

@kellycreates @tombowusa #march #shamrocks Flourishing with March word art free download print using Tombow Dual Brush pens #brushlettering #learn #calligraphy

Then I thought of St. Patrick’s Day, and drew and coloured some little shamrocks for a fun effect. Because the Dual Brush pens are double ended, I used the bullet nib instead of the brush tip for the shamrocks. If you would like to download and print this, click HERE or on the photo below. You will be redirected to the pdf that you can download and print on 8.5 x 11″ copy paper.

@kellycreates @tombowusa #march #shamrocks Flourishing with March word art free download print using Tombow Dual Brush pens #brushlettering #learn #calligraphyI continued  the green theme with the word “Spring” and created this as a video on Instagram, with the flower pot illustration. I love using the colour green this time of year. It makes me feel optimistic that the snow will eventually disappear. ha ha

@kellycreates @tombowusa #march #shamrocks Flourishing with March word art free download print using Tombow Dual Brush pens #brushlettering #learn #calligraphy

The MonoTwin is a permanent marker with two ends of different sizes of bullet nibs, and I used the .8 mm tip to draw the flower. The ink is quick drying so you can use it with the waterbased markers and not worry about drying time or waiting. Love it!

@kellycreates @tombowusa #march #shamrocks Flourishing with March word art free download print using Tombow Dual Brush pens #brushlettering #learn #calligraphy

The third lettering design created with my Tombow pens is the word ‘lucky’, which I posted on Instagram as a video. This technique is called “faux calligraphy” and is a wonderful way to achieve some fun calligraphy effects without the precise execution of a brush pen. Anyone can change their cursive into calligraphy using this method.

@kellycreates @tombowusa #tombow #dualbrushpens #lettering #calligraphy #brushlettering Learn Faux calligraphy technique with this easy tutorial
Red 845, Orange 925, Yellow 055, Green 245, Blue 515, Indigo 565, Violet 606

I always use Tombow Mono Drawing pencils and my Tombow Monotwin Permanent marker for this technique.

@kellycreates @tombowusa #tombow #dualbrushpens #lettering #calligraphy #brushlettering Learn Faux calligraphy technique with this easy tutorial

Here is my video that shows you how:

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8 Comments on Hand Lettering with Tombow Pens

  1. Sue Jacobs
    March 29, 2017 at 9:25 am (8 months ago)

    I love working with my Tombow markers. I’m always interested in the color combinations other artist have worked with. Would you please give us the numbers of your ‘rainbow’ markers in this post.

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    • Kelly
      April 2, 2017 at 3:14 pm (8 months ago)

      Great feedback! I added the list of colours to the original post now. Red 845, Orange 925, Yellow 055, Green 245, Blue 515, Indigo 565, Violet 606

      Reply
  2. Sue
    March 29, 2017 at 9:41 am (8 months ago)

    You make it look so easy Kelly. I love calligraphy and used to do it a bit years ago. I am happy to start doing it again and you are a great teacher. Love watching your video’s!! You have a great voice for them.
    Thanks again
    Sue
    Victoria, BC

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    • Kelly
      April 2, 2017 at 3:12 pm (8 months ago)

      Thank you Sue! I love teaching and sharing videos online.

      Reply
  3. Martha Lentz
    May 19, 2017 at 8:59 am (6 months ago)

    Hi.. great video! Can you tell us how you store your Tombow markers? I threw the original stand away as I was always frustrated with trying to get the markers in straight. Mine are now in a pencil case and it works pretty well, but would really like something that stands up.. ideas? Thanks!

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    • Kelly
      May 24, 2017 at 7:37 pm (6 months ago)

      I use a Deflecto 6 x 6 clear plastic desk storage box. It can be upright or on its side. Great for the Tombow pens or other pens too!

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      • Martha Lentz
        June 1, 2017 at 10:45 am (6 months ago)

        Hi again.. are you able to get all 96 Tombows in one of your Deflecto 6 x 6 clear plastic desk storage boxes? Thanks!

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        • Kelly
          June 7, 2017 at 5:59 pm (6 months ago)

          Yes Martha, you can get the whole box of 96 Tombows into the Deflecto 6 X 6 storage desk box.

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