14 Best Supplies For Hand Lettering
Copy Paper: inexpensive and more convenient than a sketchbook for initial pencil sketches
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Mechanical Pencil: again, inexpensive and super convenient for sketching
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You can do a TON with pencil & paper, no need for more! Even so, here are more supplies I love...
Strathmore Bristol Paper: a bright white, smooth, heavyweight paper. Perfect for marker illustration
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Tracing Paper: refine sketches, like an analog version of Photoshop layers! Great for drop shadows
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Baron Fig Confidant Hardcover: markers don’t bleed to the next page and these look great in photos
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LED Tracer: convenient for copying sketches onto heavy paper, like bristol, and costs less than $25
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Microns: my favorite black fineliner, available in several sizes, perfect for details & outlines
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Sharpie Pen: these also work great and are less expensive than Microns, but only come in one size
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Fine Point Black Sharpie: good for filling in large areas of black
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Block Eraser: you’ll be erasing a lot, a block eraser lasts longer than your pencil’s eraser
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Colorful Fine Point Sharpies: favorite for filling in, great on bristol & Baron Fig notebooks
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Metallic Paint Marker: fun for adding some shine & variety to your illustration
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Gelly Roll Glaze Pens: just really fun to use! Very wet, stays shiny & slightly 3D when dry
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iPad with Apple Pencil & Procreate: fun & professional, draw digitally in a variety of styles
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Mechanical Pencils
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Strathmore Bristol Paper
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Tracing Paper
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LED Tracer
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Microns
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Sharpie Pen
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Fine Point Black Sharpie
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Colorful Fine Point Sharpies
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DecoColor Gold Paint Marker
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Gelly Roll Glaze Pens
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Apple Pencil
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iPad Pro
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