To create brush calligraphy you'll need a brush pen and paper, yep it's that simple. Brush pens are markers with a flexible tip that allows you to use various amounts of pressure to create different strokes and widths.
HERE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...
- For lettering - Canson Bristol / Vellum - you can also use regular Marker Paper, Rhodia Notepads (just warning you..their paper feels as smooth as butter!), Watercolor paper, really anything.. It all depends on the look you're going for. *make sure whatever you use is a smooth surface - textured paper will fray your nib quickly.
- For blending - Canson Mix Media
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens - this was the first brush tip marker i ever used and it's still my favorite. It's easy to hold and write with and is great for beginners.
- Sakura Koi Watercolor Brush Pens - Similar to the Tombow dual brush, but has a smaller more firm brush tip. These pens are waterbased and lots of fun to mix and blend.
- Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen - Hard Tip - This is another great beginner brush pen. It's tip is much smaller than the Tombow dual brush pen.
- Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen - Soft Tip - You may not notice much of a difference in how this pen writes compared to the hard tip Fude. They will both give you a smaller brush lettered look and are easy to practice calligraphy with also.
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