Hey y’all! I’m so excited to finally reveal a secret I’ve been holding on to for months! Today Tombow is introducing their new MONO Drawing Pens, and you guys, you’re going to LOVE them! I’ve been using the MONO Drawing Pens from Tombow for a few months now, and they’ve quickly become my new favorite pen.
(Disclosure: In case you didn’t know, I’m an employee of Tombow USA, so one of the many perks is that I get to try new products before they launch! I also have included affiliate links throughout this post. I receive a small commission on purchases made through these links, which provide no additional cost to you. None of the Tombow product links are affiliate links.)
Here’s what you need to know about these amazing pens: they’re water-based pigment ink pens with black ink and they come in tip sizes 01, 03 and 05. I’m torn between which size is my favorite, but I find myself gravitating toward 03 a lot. These are not brush pens, so no matter how hard you press down on them, you’re going to get the same width. I use them with my lettering, writing my to-do lists, taking notes (and doodling) in meetings, in my planner – you name it! Today I’m going to show you 3 ways that I’ve been using the MONO Drawing Pens. I can’t wait to see how you use them! You can buy them from Tombow today for 30% off when you use the promo code MONODRAWING at check out!
1. Use the MONO Drawing Pens for lettering outlines
It’s no secret that I love to outline my lettering. I really like how it makes the lettering pop right off the page. Until I started using the MONO Drawing Pens, I’d outline with the Fudenosuke Calligraphy Pen, which I still love to do, but it’s so awesome to have a monoline pen that I can quickly and easily use now for my outlines. I’m in love, y’all.
2. Use the MONO Drawing Pens for monoline lettering and faux calligraphy
I learned lettering by practicing faux calligraphy, which is the way a lot of people learn lettering. And now you can use the Tombow MONO Drawing Pens for your faux calligraphy practice! How do you create faux calligraphy? It’s so easy, just draw your letters in monoline lettering (everything the same width) and add thickness any time your hand moves down the page. I’ll have an in-depth tutorial of how to create faux calligraphy here tomorrow!
3. Use the MONO Drawing Pens for art and illustration
I’ve always been obsessed with drawing. Unfortunately, I’m not really naturally talented in that area so I have to work really hard to create something that looks just okay (but hey, that’s fine with me!). Lucky for me, I received a copy of Peggy Dean’s new book Botanical Line Drawing that walks you through step-by-step how to draw tons of different types of flowers and plants. My favorite are the cacti and succulents! They’re so freaking cut, and it’s a breeze to draw them using the Tombow MONO Drawing Pens and tracing paper!
Now, I want to see how YOU use these pens! Once you get yours, be sure to tag @tombowusa and use the hashtags #tombow and #tombowfeature! (Feel free to tag me too – @brittanyluiz) I know you’re going to love these pens as much as I do!