Marie’s Gouache Medium Review

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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.


Buying Calligraphy Supplies from Abroad: Wills Quills Australia

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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?

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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 Surabaya

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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.