Before taking on the task of teaching myself pointed pen calligraphy, I started with brush calligraphy. The pens seemed less intimidating and the tips are much softer than metal.
There are hundreds of brush calligraphy pens to choose from, so how do you choose the pen that’s right for you?
I scoured the internet, watched YouTube videos and googled “brush calligraphy pens for beginners.” I had done enough calligraphy research to know the importance of control -- controlling the pressure of up and down strokes, controlling the loops of flourishes, etc.
Although I hadn’t reached that level of expertise (and aren’t we all still trying?!), I knew the firmness of the pen tip was a huge factor.
My first set of brush calligraphy pens came from JetPens.com. I purchased the Brush Pen Sampler and the Brush Pen Sampler 2. The 11 pens were a brush pen beginner’s dream come true! :)
Of the 11 pens, I found a favorite that remains my favorite “go-to” brush pen to date. It’s the Zebra Disposable Brush - Super Fine pen.
Reasons why I like the Zebra Disposable Brush - Super Fine pen:
I recommend the sampler pack, as it allows you to try different pens.
Have fun with brush calligraphy. Unlike pointed calligraphy, brush calligraphy has less forms and methods, allowing lots of creativity.
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