From master lettering artist BJ Betts comes 100 Words to the Wise. Well-known for his hand-lettered designs and tattoos, this collection of lettering flash stamps includes classic idioms, informal quotes, and common customer requests.
BJ Betts' collection of how-to's and tools is comprehensive, starting with his eBook series Lettering Guides 1 - 5, the Penmanship brush and stamp set, and now his Words to the Wise flash set. After spending decades tattooing and teaching, BJ has now made these tutorials and digital tools available to you to study the fundamentals of creating illustrated lettering tattoos in a broad range of styles.
Use the Words to the Wise Procreate stamps as stencil-ready flash to tattoo as-is or quickly incorporate into requests for months and dates, or a wide range of common lettering tattoo words and phrases. BJ included designs in his signature flourish-adorned script, less ornate brush script, Old English and beveled letters, horror and grittier fonts, and more. He drew each word or phrase with the meaning in mind, considering the meaning in his choice of type styling, and in some cases the addition of imagery to spice it up or enhance the design. The diversity expressed within this collection should inspire any artist viewing the designs with a wide range of approaches both stylistically and thematically.
You can also use these flash designs to practice drawing and develop the muscle memory of shapes, how to connect letters, spacing, and adding flourishes. Many of the designs in the set feature more than one font, allowing you a look into how BJ has made choices about how to combine lettering styles within a single design to highlight or create visual distinction amongst words.