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How to use a calligraphy pen?
Choose a nib for your pen. Fountain pens, dip pens, and brush pens use nibs to hold the ink in the pen and provide a supply of ink as you write. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a good idea to literally dip your calligraphy pen into a pot of ink. This will lead to blots and uncontrolled ink flow.
Can you write calligraphy with a square brush?
Writing calligraphy with a square brush is different than using a pen with a nib, as the brush will respond to pressure by producing a thicker line and the brush will make a scratchy or lined look when it starts to run out of ink. These pens are also messy to use for beginners and may be more challenging than using felt pen or a fountain pen.
How do you make a curved stroke in calligraphy?
If you want to make a curved stroke, hold the pen at a 45-degree angle. Apply more pressure to the pen if you want your strokes to be thick, and ease up on the pen if you want them to be thin. For help choosing a calligraphy pen, keep reading!
What kind of ink do you use for calligraphy?
Calligraphy ink is more viscous and will cling to the nib better, which will give you more control over the ink as you write. Look for thicker inks like India ink or Chinese stick ink. Avoid India inks that contain shellac, as this substance dries quickly and can damage the nib in your dip pen or brush pen.