Add shadows to brush lettering even on dark paper

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Try adding shadows to your lettering on dark paper

Try shadows on dark paper

Adding shadows to your brush lettering gives it an extra dimension and has the effect of bringing more impact to your modern calligraphy. It's common to add shadows to lettering on white paper, but did you know you can add shadows when working on a dark background too?

In this example from Andra at Adadletters uses a silver Zig Fudebiyori brush pen on black paper to create her base word and then uses a dark blue Kuretake brush marker to add the shadow. Even on dark paper, the deep blue deepens the colour, adding a shadow to the metallic lettering and lending the key word extra punch. Watch the video below and try it for yourself! 


For more inspiration from Andra, follow Adadletters on Instagram

Pick up the Kuretake Zig Fudebiyori markers right here at Pen Pusher


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