For anyone starting with brush lettering, the two most essential brush strokes to master are the downstroke and the upstroke (also known as the thick line and the thin line).
Downstrokes happen when you’re pulling the brush down towards you. To get a nice thick stroke, you apply more pressure.
Upstrokes occur when you are gently pushing the brush away from you. Remember to use light pressure.
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