Calligraphy Tips

CALLIGRAPHY TOOLS: My Daily Calligraphy Toolkit

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There are SO MANY calligraphy tools out there.

But I bet if you ask any professional calligrapher… there’s only a few that they use on a daily basis.

These tools are the workhorses. The ones that really matter. So I thought I’d show you mine.

You can click below to watch the VIDEO TOUR, or keep reading for just the highlights.


CLICKABLE TOOLS LIST

I put all the tools I talk about in this video into an easy, clickable guide - so you know exactly what they are and where to buy them!

Just click the blue box and enter your email - then check your inbox for your free PDF!


Here’s a summary of what’s inside my Toolkit!

Arbin Storage for Pointed Pen Calligraphy Tools

1. ARTBIN STORAGE BOX

This is an Artbin Solutions Box in the Medium Size. It comes with thin plastic dividers so you can really customize your storage - create as many long rectangular or small square cubbies as you want!


Colorful calligraphy inks for pointed pen

2. INKS

BLACK: Sumi Ink

WHITE: Dr Ph Martins Bleedproof White

COLORFUL: Gouache (here’s a video tutorial on how to mix this into ink!)

METALLIC: Dr Ph Martins Irridescent (here’s a blog post on how I mix these into custom colors)


3. NIBS & NIB HOLDERS

NIBS: Nikko G, Blue Pumpkin, Brause EF66, Hunt 101, Leonardt Hiro 41

HOLDERS: Various adjustable* and adjusted oblique holders

*Note: Adjustable oblique holders can be adjusted to hold many different sizes of nibs. Adjusted oblique holders can only hold the one size of nib that they have been specifically adjusted for.

Adjustable Oblique Nib Holder for Calligraphy
Adjusted Oblique Holder for Pointed Nib Calligraphy

4. TOOLS FOR SKETCHING

Tools for sketching before calligraphy

ERASERS: Clic Eraser, soft plastic eraser, kneaded eraser

SAND ERASER: More abrasive, to gently rub away small ink mistakes

PENCILS: Mechanical pencil and White Mechanical Pencil (originally made to be used on fabric!)


I hope this helps you on your calligraphy journey!

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YOUR FREE CLICKABLE TOOLS GUIDE!

Wanna know exactly where to get all the tools I listed above?

I put together a detailed list of all my favorite calligraphy tools, with clickable links so you know where to buy each item.

Click the blue button below and enter your info to join my calligraphy learning email list - as a bonus, you'll get a FREE PDF of all the tools in my Calligraphy Toolkit - so you have all the info you need to get started right.