Galaxy Lettering is such a beautiful technique to add color to your lettering. I love galaxy lettering with Tombow dual brush pens but I wanted to see if my other brush pens could do it. I wanted to know which brush pen works best for galaxy lettering. So in this post, I’ll be sharing a big brush pens comparison.
I have a Galaxy Lettering online course that gives all the details so you can learn it for yourself. I use the fine tip so that I don’t fray the brush tip. There are a lot of dual tip pens out there besides Tombow so I decided to compare them.
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If you want to watch the video with a demo of each pen, see it here:
Galaxy Lettering with Brush Pens Comparison
I already knew these pens worked for galaxy lettering because I’ve been using them for this technique for a while. You can see my post where I used them for Rainbow Lettering with Faux Calligraphy. They stay vibrant. This technique works great with Tombow Dual brush pens.
These are also waterbased and they worked alright, however the pink didn’t blend at all. I don’t know what it was about that ink only but it sinks right into the paper. The other colors blended alright. I used my Tombow Dual brush pens to get the pink in this word because I still wanted the pink.
There’s a brush tip and a fine tip of these. I’ve purchased the wrong ones before because they look exactly the same so you have to pay attention. These ones blended great. The colors weren’t as bright as Tombow but they blended well in a galaxy.
At first, I didn’t think the ink was going to work very well. It didn’t seem very vibrant, but it turned out really nice. I love these color combinations and how it turned out when it dried.
Amazon Basics Brush Pens
These were not as inky or vibrant but it ended up being almost pastel which was interesting for a galaxy. I really love how it turned out. It’s nice to have that option.
These are the watercolor markers, not the brush markers. I compared the two in this video because the brush markers don’t actually work for lettering. For this galaxy look, the colors are more rich and natural than the bright look. They are possibly the easiest to blend because of the type of ink that they are. They are the only ones that are pigment-based so they will be lightfast.
These were darker than Tombow, but the colors are very rich. They blend really well. I think I liked Tombow better but these are a great alternative if you don’t have Tombow.
I love these brush pens! I reviewed these pens when they first came out in this video. I still love them, but what I learned is that they don’t do well for galaxy lettering. They look like a party, playful look instead of galaxy colors. That’s just because they are meant to be mild colors like pastels. So they’re great if that’s what you’re going for but not the best for galaxy lettering.
These are the most similar to Tombow although they don’t feel as inky so the end result isn’t quite as vibrant. But they are definitely the most similar. The colors are just as bright and have almost the same shades. I liked how they turned out.
I love these markers and even recommend them as the 3 best brush pens to learn hand lettering. These worked great. I love that Crayola can be an affordable option and something that is very accessible. They don’t have a fine tip, but you can just use the very point.
These don’t have a fine tip but they are so durable that I use them on watercolor paper sometimes. I like how it turned out because these markers are very inky, juicy. They are much darker and richer than the other ones just because it is more ink. They are not going to create the pastel look. But this is more of the galaxy look.
Learn Galaxy Lettering
Check out my Galaxy Lettering class and get my faux calligraphy workbook included in enrollment. If you have a Skillshare membership or want to try Skillshare for two months free, you can watch the Galaxy Lettering class on Skillshare (this doesn’t include the faux calligraphy workbook).
I hope this helps you to be able to do galaxy lettering if you don’t have Tombow dual brush pens. Have you tried any of these? Which one was your favorite?