If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’ve been going through the alphabet, step by step, for awhile now! As a calligrapher who has studied the foundational hands of Copperplate and Spencerian script, I have eventually come to write in my own style. Mixing both of the traditional hands, and giving it a modern touch at times. Calligraphy is full of variation!
My favorite ruled pad for practice is by Rhodia. It’s velvety smooth! Once you have filled your page with letters, you can flip it over and write on the back side too.
I use black Sumi ink (the bottle that has the green lid!) And my favorite nib is Nikko G. All can be purchased from Paper & Ink Arts. Keep practicing. If you’re new to pointed pen, I highly recommend you study a foundational hand before going modern. It’s important to learn the principles of the script first! The IAMPETH website is full of helpful resources.