Beginner brushes for small lettering

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Tim Flury
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Beginner brushes for small lettering

Post by Tim Flury » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:30 am

Hi all, I hope this question is appropriate here. I build custom audio equipment and want to attempt to hand letter the labels and my company name on some of the gear I build for myself (not the stuff I sell). I've been watching a number of youtube videos but one thing I'm not sure of is how brush size corresponds to line size/word size. The letters I would be doing would be between 1/4" to 3/4" in total height. Is there a good way to determine what size brush I would need? Do I want a real small quill brush or something like the Alan Johnson brush he uses to write his signature (which is about the word size I'd be attempting).

Thanks in advance, sorry for any ignorance on my part.

Doug Bernhardt
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Re: Beginner brushes for small lettering

Post by Doug Bernhardt » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:12 pm

Sounds like you have the answer. If you've seen a good video and are "inspired" try it out....although I'd practice a little on something else before taking on the real thing

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