I’ve embarked on a new creative journey in the form of Calligraphy writing! I’ve been wanting to do Calligraphy ever since 80% of my Pinterest feed featured the beauty of it on cards, letters, posters, etc. I never actually thought I could do it. But over the past few weeks, I’ve taken notice of local artists doing calligraphy and lettering, and I thought, “Hmm, I should give it a shot one time!” but alas, National Bookstore did not carry proper calligraphy pens (well, they did but they weren’t what I wanted) and then I saw Kimi suddenly tweeting her stuff which inspired me even more to start.
I finally got my dip pen + nibs yesterday, but because I didn’t order any ink, I just improvised and used watercolor + watercolor ink in black. Below are a few of my first few attempts and I must say, I did a pretty good job! To be fair, before this, I was practicing on a fountain pen which was also a lot harder to handle. I thought using a dip pen would be much harder, but it’s actually easier!
Using: Brause Nib Holder (light) + Brause Steno nib
As pictured above, I’ve been practicing using the Brause Steno nib. I actually have two more nibs, the Tachikawa G nib and the Brause 66 EF nib… I’ll be practicing writing with those tonight. For the life of me, I don’t really notice a HUGE different between all three nibs, but I’m fairly certain it’s because I’m either not putting enough pressure or the difference is so subtle that I’m just oblivious to it! We shall see, as I go along this Calligraphy-venture! I also really enjoyed experimenting with mixing watercolors like the middle photo in the top row. You can’t really tell but the colors mix beautifully! It’s so therapeutic, to be honest.
I can’t wait to keep creating!
If you have favorite quotes for me to write, do let me know! I could send you a photo of it when I’m done!