Buffalo Plaid Lettering With Dual Brush Pens 1


Hi there Tombow friends! It’s Grace from Grace Anne Studio. One of my all time favorite fall trends is buffalo plaid. So, today we’re going to walk through how to easily create buffalo plaid lettering with Dual Brush Pens! Let’s get started.

Supplies

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Step 1: Sketch Letters

First, use your MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil to sketch your lettering. I chose a sans serif style and made each letter three rows thick. Using a dot grid notebook helps me create even and consistent lettering with ease!

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Step 2: Vertical Stripes

Next, scribble some of the Dual Brush Pen color onto the Blending Palette. Then, use your Water Brush to squeeze a few drops of water onto the color. This will dilute the color and create a watercolor you can paint with. Next, use your Water Brush to paint vertical stripes on your letters. The Flat Water Brush is the perfect thickness to create stripes that are the same size as the Archer & Olive dot grid notebooks! I painted them every other row. Then, let the stripes dry.

TIP: To paint the angled areas of the A, turn the Water Brush on its side to paint a thinner stroke.

Create buffalo plaid lettering with @graceannestudio and @tombowusa!

Step 3: Horizontal Strokes

Next, use your Water Brush to paint vertical stripes. I painted them every other row again to create the buffalo plaid look.

Create buffalo plaid lettering with @graceannestudio and @tombowusa!

Step 4: Exaggerated Intersections

Once the paint is dry, use your Water Brush to add another layer of color to the stripes’ intersections. This will help exaggerate the plaid and really give it a buffalo plaid look! Let the paint dry completely.

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Step 5: Erase & Outline

Next, use the MONO Knock Eraser to erase the remaining pencil marks. Then, use the bullet tip side of your Dual Brush Pen and outline each letter.

Step 6: Add a Shadow

Finally, use the brush tip side of your Dual Brush Pen to add a drop shadow to the letters. To decide where to draw a shadow, chose a light source and draw the shadow on the opposite side. I chose a light source in the top left corner, so I shaded the bottom and right sides.

Create buffalo plaid lettering with @graceannestudio and @tombowusa!

And that’s it! I added a little gray foliage to my lettering, but I love the look of it on it’s own also! If you use this tutorial to create your own buffalo plaid lettering with Dual Brush Pens, be sure to tag @tombowusa and @graceannestudio on social media so we can cheer you on! For more lettering tutorials, check out these posts:

Happy Lettering!

Grace


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