You should use a carpenter's or layout pencil for large lettering. Use a
carpenter's pencil with a chisel point to apply different styles of
lettering, such as text, Roman, or some script (figure 1-62).
(2) How to use the pencil. When applying lettering with a pencil,
you must hold the pencil correctly and comfortably. Hold the pencil with
the thumb, forefinger, and second finger in the normal writing position,
or a position that is comfortable for you. Draw vertical, slanting, and
curved lines with a steady, even finger movement.
require a similar motion; however, add a small pivot of the hand at the
wrist. The pressure you use when lettering should be firm and uniform,
but not so heavy as to cut or leave grooves in the paper.
b. Pen Lettering.
Before the invention of the printing press,
authors hand lettered all books using a broad, flat pen.
lettering with a technical fountain pen, standard fountain pen, speedball
lettering pen, or a flexible quill with