My favorite lettering supplies

These are some of my trusty tools for practicing handlettering and producing lettered pieces. Some links are affiliates. 

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practice notebook

I like this notebook as the pages are graphed with subtle dots that help when aligning script. Additionally, the paper is perfectly smooth so as not to cause brush pens to wither. 


So many great ideas in this "textbook" for brushletterers, from beginners to advanced. 

TOMBOW Dual Brush Pens

TOMBOW Dual Brush Pens

brush pens

A great foundational tool for practicing handlettering. The brush pen technique builds muscle memory. A good purchase if you are not sure you want to dive into pen and ink calligraphy but want to have fun dabbling.


This inexpensive palette works well and lasts long. A must-have for any aspiring or practiced brushletterer.


Arches hot pressed is just the best. Very smooth surface and so thick and luxurious. I reserve this paper for when I'm doing a job for a client and want it to be the very best it can be. 


For more supplies, I consult Laura Hooper Calligraphy. Laura's work is amazing and I have taken the introductory Copperplate calligraphy course with her--excellent.


Basic black ink doesn't have to cost a lot. I like Higgins because it's consistent and affordable and gets the job done. 

I recommend Bluprint as a good online portal to learning a variety of watercolor skills and understanding how brushes and pigments work with the water and page.