I've been loving lettering with metallic pens on black paper a lot lately and decided to compile a baker's dozen of my metallic pens and compare their size and color qualities. The top 3 are brush pens. The rest are bullet tip or just fine tip. From top to bottom: Studio G (Michaels) Pentel Kuretake Zig Studio G Craft Smart Casemate (Wal-Mart) SRX (MegaBrands) Sharpie Bic Fiber Castell Pilot (this one works better on nonporous surfaces) Crayola Uniball Signo gel pen
Everyone remembers Crayola markers from elementary school, but did you know they can be used for modern brush lettering? Yup! These cheap little markers can provide an excellent starting point for novices and a fun experiment for experts. With just a few simple tricks, you can whip out gorgeous calligraphy in no time - with literally kid grade equipment!