My name is Maia Then and I am the art Director of a Publishing Agency. I live in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where I make all my lettering! When I say that I Love Lettering it falls short! I’ve been practicing for 6 years and I’m lucky to be able to use my passion for Lettering on my job everyday!
My favorite lettering kit includes: A variety of colors of Tombow Dual Brush Pens, a Tombow Colorless Blender, Tombow Fudenosuke Calligraphy Brush Pens (Hard and Soft) and a tracing paper pad or a vellum paper pad. Using Tracing Paper or Vellum makes the life of your Tombow Dual Brush Pens longer since they have less porosity.
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Sketching is always a good option. A good sketching kit can include: Tombow Mono Drawing Pen Set or a Tombow Mono Drawing Pencil, Tombow Mono NP Eraser, Tombow Mono Sand Eraser and of course if you want to add some color to the mix you can use Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils, if you make a mistake we have the Colored Pencil Eraser for that! I love using the Black Tombow Dual Brush Pen and the Fudenosuke Pens to make my lettering and scan it to make it digital.
Use the fine tip of the Tombow Dual Brush Pen to make little flourishes around the word. Make your letters bold by writing over them a few times using lighter shades of one color. Refer to the Tombow Dual Brush Pen Selector (FREE Download Sheet!) to find which colors are on the same families. If complicated flourishing is hard for you, try making simple lines around the letters rather than making flourishes out of letters. To give different tones to a word, write it in the lightest color, write over them using more colors using the darkest last. You can also use a Tombow Blender Pen to blend the colors a little bit more.
Thank you so much Tombow for bringing me back to be a part of this week! I hope you liked what I made!
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Very nice post! I will try this at home! Thank you!
Such beautiful lettering! Thank you for sharing your talent!
This is awesome! Thanks for sharing ☺️
Awesome info Maia! Thanks for sharing and making me want all the awesome products Tombow offers!
You’re work is beautiful! I’ve been wanting some Tombow pens so bad, this definitely might just seal the deal for me!
What lovely, yet achievable, flourishing for beginners! Thank you for the inspiration!
I would like ve to letter like that. I need to practice.
I will try, I love lettering!
So pretty! Thank you for the tips!
Awesome! Can’t wait to give flourishing a try! Thank you!
Fabulous!! Thanks for sharing!
*wow* I love all the word art!!!
Enjoyed watching you use the Tombow products in the video. In love with the flourishes – such talent!!!
Your work is beautiful 🙂
Wow!!? Love Maia’s lettering!! I Would love to win so I can try out all the awesome Tombow products!
Im new to lettering, but love it. Your work is beautiful.
Wow. These are beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
Ah love it! I’ve been dying to try hand-lettering! Hope I win!
Thanks for all of the great lettering tips!
Love all your ideas! I too am obsessed with Tombow pens & I love how your flourishes look & yet are simple enough for someone just starting out to attempt & hopefully succeed with!
Love the flourishes! I have a hard time attempting to make them look too symmetrical.
WOW that lettering is fabulous, absolutely love the shading, would love to try these pens to have a go xx
Beautiful work ! I love how you do your flourishes!!
Amazing work and great tips 🙂 Thank you!
Awesome Lettering. Can not wait to practice.
HAD to giggle at Coffee is a Vitamin! Thanks for the fun tutorial!!
Wow!! Beautiful work!!
I’ve been filling up notepad after notepad trying to get my letters this pretty! Gorgeous!
Love love your work. I’m a huge fan, Maia. Wish I can write as good as you. Thank you for sharing your artwork.
So beautiful!!! Thank you!
Maia i love your work!!! I’ve loved following you on instagram. Huge inspiration!
Love your colorful lettering and all the flourishing! Thanks for the tip about starting with drawing lines around the letters 🙂
I would love to try some tomboys!
Love your flourishing style. Thanks for sharing.
Love all of the helpful info! Thanks for sharing!
Love your work!
Your work it so beautiful!!! I can’t wait to put this into practice!!! Its so gorgeous and adds so much to your work can’t wait to try!! Thank You!!
I absolutely love the boldness of your style! I have never been too good at flourishing, but your advice to use decorative simple lines instead has given me confidence and some great ideas! Thank you! I’m extremely excited to continue practicing with my Tombow dual brush pen!
thanks for the info!
Amazing talent! Love the friends stuff, but all of it is truly inspiring!
Love your use of color!
This was so fun. I keep coming back to this to re-read it!!!
this is Awesome!
Your work is amazing – thanks for sharing!
I can’t wait to try your technique! What an awesome post!
Love the bold colors and the flourishes!! I could watch all these videos for hours.
Your lettering is absolutely stunning!
LOVE the two (or more) toned letters!!! Really pretty. Love the idea of simple swirls around the letters. That might be something I actually can do.
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You have such great talent! It’s always inspiring and encouraging to see artists like you create beautiful pieces. Thank you for sharing what you have! I hope one day, I get to do what you’re doing 🙂 God bless you 🙂
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the tips, Tombow & Maia! I’m just starting to use Tombow brush pens and this is going to help my practice out a lot.
so pretty! love the flourishes
This is so cool. I’ve recently gotten over my fear of using colors and this makes me want to go out and make my wallet cry, lol.
Beautiful lettering. I am a beginner and so anxious to do nice lettering. Thank you for this post and video.
HI . My name is chika. I am amazed by the beauseful things you are doing with letters. I have been yearning to learn but I am unsure of how to begin. I teach so my schedule is tight. Are there books you can recommend? Materials I can start with and instructions on to create these masterpieces. I own my own jewellery making business and I would love to make unique messages on each box and bag I send out. Pls help.
Your work is so beautiful and inspiring! Thank you for sharing your talent!
Lover your work thanks for sharing.
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Great talent !! share some videos of how to draw with a pencil first before advancing onto the brush pens…
also , if possible, share how to link letters in order to create a flow… without becoming very obvious…. with difference textures..