The first broad edge nib that I use is a Mitchell, but I went and used the Speedball C for practising Uncial just to try different nibs.
Pre- Oblique Penholder Anxietycalligraphy, supplies, thoughts
It’s peculiarly shaped, needs some adjustments, and ‘can seem as mystical as a wizard’s staff’ for the novice. Surely it’s natural to be a tiny bit anxious about using an oblique penholder for the first time.
Is Learning Calligraphy Expensive?calligraphy, supplies, thoughts
Like all hobbies, calligraphy can be as expensive as it gets. There’s no end to calligraphic paraphenalia. Premium holders, vintage nibs, even paper and ink can cost you quite a bit. But it doesn’t have to… does it?
Marie’s Gouache Medium Reviewcalligraphy, resources, supplies
Might not be the most up-to-date product release, but… I’d been looking to get myself some gouache since reading about it in Modern Calligraphy book by Molly Suber Thorpe. More opaque than watercolour, it is said to be the preferred medium for colour calligraphy, especially when writing on dark substrate.
Eraser for Calligraphy Galoreresources, supplies
Whether for erasing guidelines or letters in pencil, an eraser is every calligrapher’s friend.
A Note on Calligraphy Markerssupplies, thoughts
Markers are great gateway points for anyone learning broad edge calligraphy. By postponing your journey to ink and nib land, you can focus more on angles and forms… supposedly.
Nib Review: Speedball C-Style Calligraphy Setcalligraphy, supplies
Here’s what you’ll get if you buy Speedball C-Style Calligraphy Set.
Buying Calligraphy Supplies from Abroad: Wills Quills Australiacalligraphy, supplies
So I wanted to buy some broad edge nibs to try out and I’m on a mission to discover a reliable supplier for my calligraphic needs. This is before I know an art supply store was open in my town. But even there the stock and range are limited, and I can’t keep buying Speedball sets (for want to cherry pick my nibs). The other local sellers I know tend to supply pointed nibs more anyhow.
Which Calligraphy Pen/Nibs Set Should I Buy?calligraphy, supplies
‘Drawing’, ‘Mapping’, ‘Calligraphy’ … There are many calligraphy ‘sets’ options on offer, but which one is the right one for you? Should you buy one-off nibs and holders instead? Calligraphy tools can be such an investment, you don’t want to buy the wrong set. Here I attempt to give a rough guide before buying what could be your first calligraphy tools.
Where to Buy Calligraphy Supplies in Surabayacalligraphy, supplies
Thanks to the blooming interest in lettering and calligraphy, more stores are helping to reduce the scarcity of calligraphy supplies in Surabaya. Hopefully this keeps up, and soon, a well-stocked, wide variety of nibs (and pen holders, and inks, and papers) will only be steps away.