Hello and welcome to Drawn to DIY!
Last week, I posted a printable using the Pentel Aquash Waterbrush.
Today, I'm sharing a quote using a spotter brush.
As I mentioned before, one of my goals this year is to learn brush lettering. I practice whenever I can, experimenting with different brushes, techniques, and inks; however, I still don't feel like I'm there yet. The cool part of this process though is that I'm totally okay with it. I mean, most times the obsessive part of me cringes at what I write but the "artist" part in me is having such a great time! Not only does lettering help relieve stress, but feeling like I'm headed somewhere is so fulfilling. Just take a look at my initial writings and see how far I've come in only three months!
Which brings me to this quote...
Take a step in the direction of your dreams.
It could be a big dream like winning gold at the olympics or buying your own house, or even something as simple as learning brush lettering. Whatever it is, make sure you 1.) take the first step and 2.) are headed towards your dreams.
For this printable, I used the Royal & Langnickel spotter brush #1 and Dr. Ph Martin's Concentrated Watercolor in carbon black, and I gotta say, this combination is my favorite so far! The watercolor is brilliant because its not a grey or faded black like that you see in other watercolors so it's perfect for making printables. The spotter brush on the other hand, is great for fine lettering (especially for those thin upstrokes), and compared to the waterbrush, I feel like I can control the flow of water way better.
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See you again this Thursday for a desk organization DIY!
Do you practice brush lettering? What are your favorite brushes / inks?