Sometimes I like to add some quick flair to my lettering, and I’m often asked how I add a bit of a Galaxy effect to my words. So in a few steps, here’s how you can too!
- Your favorite brush pen – in this case the bigger brush the better. In this tutorial I use Tombow Dual Brush Pens, and I’m also a huge fan of Sai brush pens or Zig Brushables.
- A ruler
- A white gel pen – I’m using a Uniball Signo which I LOVE.
- Any paper will do – I’m using a sketchbook from TJMaxx.
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- Go slowly with the white pen to get even and opaque ink flow
- Vary your angles a bit throughout the strokes
- If you are a pro with your Tombows, blend some purple onto your blue brush to get an even better galaxy effect! (that’ll be another day!)
- Add more ink to a few random dots for the “bright stars” by dabbing the tip a few times on the dot
- Get some more INSANELY beautiful inspiration from the person who inspired me, @ascorbiceline.
Easy enough! Are you trying it out? Let me know in the comments or tag me on Instagram @prettyprintsandpaper.
If you liked this post, you might also like my tips on how to create beautiful gradients with colored pencil.