Best calligraphy pens according to redditors

We found 249 Reddit comments discussing the best calligraphy pens. We ranked the 72 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Calligraphy Pens:

u/Kinickie · 122 pointsr/oddlysatisfying
u/ArtfulAusten · 118 pointsr/PenmanshipPorn

But in this case, no, it’s actually quite affordable. You can get a cheap holder for around 5 dollars and a pack of 10 nibs for $7.

u/franchtoastplz · 79 pointsr/TeenMomOGandTeenMom2

Here is a link to the Etsy book that I started lettering with! I started lettering about 1 year ago after purchasing this book from Etsy. It comes with the best beginner pens to practice. It shows you multiple ways to write each letter so you can find your own style.

The pen i'm using in this video is the Micron 08. The glitter gel pens are the Pentel Sparkle Pop Gel Pens.

My FAVORITE small brush pen is the Tombow Fudenosuke hard tip.

u/Chevron · 59 pointsr/PenmanshipPorn

Looks to me a lot like the Tombow brush pens I like to use for this style of brush calligraphy.

u/made_by_edgar · 47 pointsr/PenmanshipPorn

Thank you 🤠 and I bought these exact calligraphy pens it was the best investment I made, I would definitely recommend them

u/sharpcheddar3 · 23 pointsr/PenmanshipPorn
u/TwistedEvanescia · 23 pointsr/boardgames

The colors may not match perfectly, but if you get a nice multicolor set the pieces still look good. Or you can have the edges be a different color and have them stand out. For my copy of SeaFall I colored the edges of Fortune tokens solid green and the edges of Reputation tokens solid purple and did some various other schemes with the other tokens. I think they look really nice.

Here's the marker set I bought that I've really liked. I just picked up a bronze and brown marker from Michael's and that's fit all of my needs.

EDIT: Images for those curious to see the results.

u/ihaveplansthatday · 21 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Penguin onesie - $55.89 and she promises a terrible dancing video if she gets it.

Calligraphy kit - $33.99

Penguin-opoly - $24.99

Poster - $19.99

There's $20 leftover for the small things on her list. I thought the necklace would work but it goes over with S/H. gah.

Edit: She commented that she wants this book which we could add onto these items.

u/pixelnote · 17 pointsr/gifs
u/cyz0r · 15 pointsr/AskMen

Pilot Parallel Pens learn calligraphy.

u/hazeldazeI · 11 pointsr/oddlysatisfying


/r/fountainpens is neat but be aware you will not be able to do this kind of writing with a fountain pen. You also won't be able to do what many people think of "calligraphy" (german style lettering that has thick and thin parts) with a fountain pen.

If dip pens are a little scary for a beginner, try getting the Pilot Parallel calligraphy pen. Very simple like a fountain pen, dead cheap and you'll be able to do lots of calligraphy with them.

However, dip pens are super cheap and fun to play with. You can get a nice nib, nib holder and ink for $20 on Amazon. Calligraphy is a very cheap hobby to get into.

u/estvisus · 8 pointsr/Watercolor

Hello, thank you for the compliment, I appreciate it! I used the Copic Multiliner 0.03 (black) for a majority of the outlines and the Pigma Micron 005 by Sakura of America for the thicker lines and on the bee. I linked them up just so you can see them however, I'd recommend going to your local art shop instead and purchasing the single pens for cheaper than what you can get online.

u/turn_A · 8 pointsr/StardustCrusaders

According to an old interview, at 5:40, he uses a Pentel G-pen/dip pen for lines, and multiple fudepens. You can see closeups of the fudepens at 6:16. I've been trying to get a perfect match on them, but he never shows them in plain view.

This kind of looks like the fudepen, but the stickers are off.

u/OldTimeGentleman · 7 pointsr/Calligraphy

You're new here, aren't you ?

It's a Pilot Parallel pen. By far the best broad-edge. This version is the absolute massive one, the 6.0mm (each one has a different colour, so they're easy to distinguish) :

u/artomizer · 7 pointsr/SketchDaily

Assuming your microns are the fine liner type and not the brush pens, you should get on the brush pen train!

This one is really nice and popular.

This one is nice too and would be more like what you're used to with the microns, but with a softer tip so you can vary the line weight easily.

I could be wrong, but i'm pretty sure both of these are waterproof. Playing with water soluble ink and a water brush is a lot of fun too and doesn't require much to try out. Something like this (but try to find just one for cheap.. you don't need a bunch) plus random non-waterproof pens you probably have around the house and you're good to go.

u/klavierkonzert · 7 pointsr/Calligraphy

This is what I got. It’s a bit of a pain so I can’t wait to get a pilot. Ink is whatever the cartridges are. Also, thank you for your smooth and super satisfying compliment

u/ThenWhenceComethEvil · 7 pointsr/Calligraphy

You're gonna need to get an oblique holder as well.

For the love of god, don't get one of the plastic Speedball oblique holders. I know you can get them for like $2.00. But there's a reason for that. They're terrible. They don't fit many nibs, they don't have an adjustable flange, and they're flimsy and cheap.

I would very much suggest just going for one of these holders. Other people may have other recommendations for other inexpensive holders. The construction is better. The flange is metal, and adjustable. Which is essential.

You will need multiple nibs. They will break, but it's not super common. Pointed pen nibs (unlike broad-edge dip nibs) will wear out relatively quickly. It'll depend on how much use it gets, and the type of ink you're using (iron gall inks will corrode the nib, reducing how long it lasts). But a nib will typically last me 3-4 days before I have to replace it. Sometimes ~2 days if I'm writing all day. This also kinda depends on the script. Lightly shaded scripts will be better on your nib, while bold shades will wear it out.

IAMPETH will be your best resource for everything pointed pen. Here are some lessons in Engrosser's Script. Also, just check out anything and everything that Joe Vitolo has done. Here's some videos on the IAMPETH site. You can also just search on YouTube. He also has an ebook, Script in the Copperplate Style, which is probably the definitive contemporary work on Engrosser's Script. I'd very highly recommend it.

Of the lessons from the Old Masters, Lupfer would be a pretty good place to start. Also, if you'd like some variety, I personally love E L Brown. His Engrosser's has a slightly different flair to it. Couple unique letterforms and such.

Feel free to shoot me a reply or PM if you have further questions!

u/omgitskedwards · 6 pointsr/bulletjournal

I started with these Fudenosuke pens, which are super cheap on Amazon. If you're looking for a wide variety of color, but still a pretty easy-to-use pen, check out these as well. The trick is to find a pen that has a stiffer tip. The softer brush pens are trickier to learn on, but it can be done. I like the black Fudenosuke pens because they are pretty similar, but the blue one has a harder tip and the green one has a bit more give. It should be able to help you transition into using softer brush tips!

u/konkeydong · 6 pointsr/gifs

Less than $10 and free Amazon Prime shipping! Nice deal.

u/carnaxcce · 6 pointsr/Calligraphy

If you're looking to get started, I'll give you the advice I give everyone-- go check out the wiki. It has all sorts of awesome resources, including a great book you can look through, as well as suggestions on pens, inks, papers, everything. Go check it out. The wiki (and the book therein) and this subreddit are pretty much the resources I used while getting started.

As for pens, if you're interested in broad edged scripts (Italic, Gothic, etc.), you're probably gonna want to go with some Pilot Parallels. They're fountain pens, and way more accessible than dip pens. If you're interested in pointed pen scripts (Copperplate, Spencerian)... Go check out the wiki for recommendations. I don't do pointed pen stuff xD

Oh and one last piece of advice... USE GUIDELINES. They're important. One of, if not the most important tool you can use to improve your letterforms. Seriously.

u/TheKollector · 6 pointsr/ArtistLounge

The ones you posted are pretty good, but i prefer these they blend better in my opinion plus you get 27 more colors for less money.

u/rural_veg_girl · 5 pointsr/Calligraphy

Set of 4 Pilot Parallel Calligraphy Pens 1.5, 2.4, 3.8, 6.0 mm

u/temp-892304 · 5 pointsr/Romania

Gasești online (piratat sau nu) și cursuri și exemple and all it takes is practice.

/r/penmanshipporn sau /r/calligraphy

Ulterior, dacă vrei chiar caligrafie, poți încerca cu un stilou parallel pen - de pe amazon sau ebay.

u/romanticheart · 5 pointsr/blogsnark

Hello! I got really into handlettering last year. What I did was buy some Duel Brush Pens and this set. The Duels are thicker strokes than the Fudenosuke ones. I recommend this beginner set as well, it even comes with a little workbook. Maybe start with just that to kind of dip your feet in a little. There are some good sites out there for practicing, I like Show Me Your Drills. They have printouts and daily practice sheets and such. I also highly recommend getting a pad of tracing paper from Michaels to place over the practice sheets, if only because it gives you endless room to keep practicing the same lines if you're so inclined and also the paper is much easier on the pens themselves. I also found Instagram a huge help. Looking through hashtags like #handlettering #brushpen #moderncalligraphy and related ones have SO many examples of different styles and plenty of videos where you can watch people writing to kind of get the hang of it! If you have any questions feel free to ask! I dove deep down the rabbit hole on this subject haha.

u/grizzithal · 5 pointsr/Calligraphy

I was in your position a week ago and ordered this pen from amazon. I have really enjoyed it so far and its my first pen. You get 4 ink tubes, 3 nibs, and the pen for $10.

u/md81544 · 5 pointsr/Handwriting

This style is produced by flexy nibs, most usually dip pens. For example something like this

You can get some fountain pens with extra flexible nibs (e.g. the Pilot Falcon - but this is quite expensive).

u/mongooseroar · 4 pointsr/fountainpens

Have you considered a Pilot Parallel? The pen and converter will cost you less than a #6 Jowo nib:

u/Goal_digger_25 · 4 pointsr/weddingplanning

Sure thing! It's literally the cheapest you can buy, but I love it and even prefer it over much nicer holders:

I used Nikko G nibs, as they're my favorite.

u/My_Name_Is_Steven · 4 pointsr/ArtistLounge

This might not be very helpful, but I'm gonna post anyway. I'm no expert with watercolor, but I've been creating art my whole life and love playing with new toys. It seems to be difficult to find any meaningful reviews about the markers you posted except for the ones on Amazon itself which makes me think that either these markers are so new that very few people have actually tried them and written a review, OR no one buys them.

With that said, I did see a lot of reviews and youtube videos regarding Arteza and Zig so maybe they'll a little better? The Arteza markers are also priced better on Amazon, so that could be something to think about.

Regardless of which set you end up buying, take comfort in knowing that it won't really matter which set you get your girlfriend, she'll probably just love the fact that you support her creativity!


u/popje · 4 pointsr/videos

Man I want one, will this do the job ?

u/missfitmichelle · 4 pointsr/weddingplanning

I used these tombow brush pens to address my STDs and might do the same for the invitations. They're great pens and for me I picked up how to do the modern calligraphy (brush lettering) pretty quickly.

u/team_pinapple · 4 pointsr/PenmanshipPorn

pilot parallel for anyone wondering

u/reader313 · 3 pointsr/Calligraphy

Nice, a cool uncle!

I would recommend either Zig calligraphy markers or a Pilot Parallel Pen. Both are cheap enough to mess around with while still being legitimate tools. I would definitely recommend broad edge over pointed pen because PP takes a lot of time and effort for good results and I know when I was 13 I would've just wanted fun things to mess around with.

The only thing is I would not recommend highlighters to practice with due to their angled chiseled tip. Most calligraphy markers have straight chiseled tips, like most real calligraphy tools I'm aware of.

Happy shopping!

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/Handwriting

Looks like a Pentel Fude Touch Sign Pen.

I have a set and they are amazing!

u/michaelmikeymike · 3 pointsr/drawing

Pentel Fude Brush Pen, Medium (XFL2L)

Pentel Arts Portable Pocket Brush Pen (Medium Point), 1Pen & 2Refills

u/amoliski · 3 pointsr/pics

You're looking the Pilot Parallel- it has a flat nib that lets you write thick lines when turned one way, and thin lines when turned the other. Probably the 3.8mm nib- costs under $10

u/LyndsySimon · 3 pointsr/fountainpens

I don't know if it has a name, but it looks like the one sold in Sheaffer's calligraphy sets.

Here's an Amazon link to one. The section is a dead giveaway to me :)

u/these-points-of-data · 3 pointsr/BrushCalligraphy

A little late to the game, but I have a couple of cents on this topic as well. I own Tombows, the Faber Castell's mentioned below, as well as Pentel Sign Touch Pens, and Kuretake Fudes. I think a lot of the commenters hit the nail on the head re: Tombows. They can be tough to use and hard to control transitions from thick to thin lines. In my experience, this has less to do with the flexibility of the nib and more about the type of head the pen uses. Tombows have a pretty large fiber brush head, and it's not as "springy" as some other pens. This means when you let back on the pressure, you have to really gauge how much pressure you need to reduce to get a thinner line. A lot of pens with a smaller head, especially felt tipped pens, will be a lot more forgiving in terms of pressure variation.

If you do want to get some smaller pens, the FC are decent. They have fantastic color transfer, but I feel like they're scratchier than some of the other options that I have, and also a tad bit more expensive. I really like the Pentel Fude Touch Sign Pens. The head is a tiny bit smaller than the FC pens, so you won't be able to get quite as thick of a downstroke. If you want something more comparable in size to the FCs, Kuretake Fudebiyoris are pretty similar and also writes a bit smoother.

That said, I think it also depends on what you're going for. If you want consistent lettering early on, a felt tip pen with a smaller nib is your best bet. However, because they're so much easier to control, I find that if I use those exclusively for a while, the quality of my lettering deteriorates. Tombows force you to really learn to control your pressure. If your goal is to perfect lettering with all types of pens (felt, brush, watercolor, etc) and with all sorts of nib sizes, I think using Tombows to practice with is the best option.

u/noblesse-oblige- · 3 pointsr/horizon

so r/calligraphy is really helpful. YouTube ideas of “brush pen calligraphy” is also really helpful. I recommend buying yourself a nice brush pen or two off Amazon or from Michael’s. The company Tombow makes the most popular ones. You can PM me at any time if you have any questions about what brush pens to buy, but I recommend starting off by buying brush pens, googling “brush pen calligraphy guide” and just getting started practicing! It’s REALLY easy once you train your hand. All it is is a matter of muscle memory teaching your hand when to press the brush pen down for thick lines and how to lighten your grip on the pen as you make upward strokes. The more you look at examples and practice practice practice the easier it’ll get because your muscle memory will retain how to write letters with different levels of pressure.
I can link you to the pen I used in this photo: Tombow 62038 Fudenosuke Brush Pen, 2-Pack. Soft and Hard Tip Fudenosuke Brush Pens for Calligraphy and Art Drawings

Only $5 so very affordable for 2 of them. They’re both the same pen but one of them has a more stiff brush tip and one has a more soft brush tip, so you can play around with both and see what works best for you.

Ask r/calligraphy for tips and post your work there to get some constructive criticism to keep improving! If you go to my post history you can see that I once had some pretty shaky calligraphy. But that was back in March. In only a few months, I’ve improved a lot. It’s a pretty easy hobby to pick up and comes in handy to make any letter, or notes, or sign, come out gorgeous :)

Good luck! PM me if you have any more questions. Please don’t hesitate to. It’s reddit that got me into r/bulletjournal which in turn lead me to calligraphy so I want to pass on the favor to other redditors as well. Reddit has introduced me to so many cool hobbies! I’d love to do the same to other people who are curious.

u/Acros113 · 3 pointsr/Calligraphy

Plenty of people around here, including myself, love the Pilot Parallel pens. They come in 4 sizes. You can get several different color ink cartridges, or a converter and use whatever fountain pen ink you want.

I use the 2.4mm for most of my practice/work.

u/CrossroadsConundrum · 3 pointsr/BrushCalligraphy

I love these but even they may be too thick. Pentel Arts Sign Pen Touch, Fude Brush Tip, 12 Assorted Colors in Marker Stand (SES15CPC12)

Ooh! The other one might be the Tombow small brush pen Tombow 62038 Fudenosuke Brush Pen, 2-Pack. Soft and Hard Tip Fudenosuke Brush Pens for Calligraphy and Art Drawings This one is probably more likely to give you what you want.

u/MandieMoore · 3 pointsr/BrushCalligraphy

Hi! I can’t speak for the quality of those specific pens but I think Pentel is a good brand. I can say that their sign brush pens are very nice quality. I got mine from Amazon:

These are different than the felt markers because these are basically smaller brush pens.

u/PBJLNGSN · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I don't have a lot of interesting or really cheap stuff :/ but it's worth a shot! :) gifting is fun!

Magazine featuring my favorite band

Calligraphy brush pen!

Calligraphy pen :)

u/covabishop · 3 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

It's a Pilot Parallel. $7.50 on Amazon

u/jak151d · 3 pointsr/fountainpens

amazon has a good selection of starter fountain pens. and are almost always a bit cheaper than what you would find in store or other websites.

some of the ones I have gotten in the past are:
Sheaffer Calligraphy Mini Kit,
X450 Kurve Vanilla Fountain Pen,
Lamy Safari Fountain Pen,
The lamy comes with a cartridge but you can purchase a converter for only 4 dollars (us price)

Also first post here!

u/AllKindsOfCritters · 3 pointsr/bujo

Seconding the Signo. For the black I recommend the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen. Those are all what I use, pure white on pure black.

u/Greedy_Azazel · 2 pointsr/Hobbies

I've seen kits sold on amazon like -

That provide really cheap practice pens/inks along with really well written guides and practices. I used to do them, but never put in enough time to learn. It's an awesome hobby.

u/17934658793495046509 · 2 pointsr/typography

LAASR is right... but, if you gotta a job and you gotta get it done you have to start somewhere now, no time for years of experience. I have been there and here is my suggestion.

Look at some great casual script fonts. Start typing out the words you need, do your kerning, spacing, sizing your capitols up a bit, give yourself a nice start. Now print out a ton of what you have in a very light gray. Buy some fun brush pens and mark over what you have produced. Practice line quality make each letter unique. Now save a few of the pages you like scan them in and use pieces from each sketch that you like and Frankenstein something together. You may need to go through the same steps again. Once you have something you really like take it into illustrator, trace it and clean up the vector.

People love a hand drawn feel, and short of becoming the master of a handful of styles I have used this technique with a fair amount of success.

one of the fonts I used recently for a similar look

Pens 1 2

u/ahhmayzingclaire · 2 pointsr/LearnJapanese

I like these. There's one firm and one softer one. And they're not expensive.

u/Ipsum_Dolor · 2 pointsr/Calligraphy

This Speedball kit is quite nice if you wish to go the dip-pen route. From what I've seen, it's the most stocked dip pen starter set at any art store, at least in Canada. There's also a Mitchells set floating around somewhere, and while the nibs are better quality and square cut, it can be harder to find and is more expensive.

With those, pick out essentially any kind of ink and off you go!

Have fun! I look forward to your results.

u/electric_fence · 2 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

It's a 3rd party seller taking advantage of your search. Look for the model number and it's £4.90

u/fudeu · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

for that, stay away from fountain pens. You want a "brush pen" such as (completely random result, not recommending this, just so you can see what you need to search for)

u/billybob9110 · 2 pointsr/Calligraphy
Trust me it's better to just get them all. I use the 2.4 to practice but have done pieces for people using them all.

u/martijnvkeulen · 2 pointsr/PlannerAddicts

Of course! In this video I mostly used my tombow brush pen hard tip, here is a link:

And the yellow one is just a tombow brush pen, but I think you are familiar with that one.

u/thedesertplaces · 2 pointsr/TheAdventureZone

I use a Speedball oblique holder, and my nib for this was a Hunt 22. Nothing terribly fancy. :)

u/FuzzyGoldfish · 2 pointsr/BrushCalligraphy

I've tried a lot of the pens out there. When I was starting out, stiffer pens like the pentel fude pens, Kuretake Fudegokochi, Zebra Fude, or some of the finer tombow were much easier to control. Later I branched out to larger tips like Ecoline, the Tombow dual-tips and the Kuretake Fudebiyori (and a bunch of other random pen types!) but those smaller, stiffer pens remain my recommendation for beginners.

u/Tottalynotdeadinside · 2 pointsr/doodles

you should use a micron 005 pen, those really get fine detail, even on skin.

u/SkiMoney28 · 2 pointsr/Warhammer40k

Easy, clean, and fast.
Sakura Pigma 30081 Micron Blister Card Ink Pen Set, Black, 005 1CT

u/fschae · 2 pointsr/bulletjournal

I felt the same when I first started. I'm still not the best but with lots of practice, Ive learned to love it! I haven't quite perfected using the Tombow Duel brush pens but I really like using just the Tombow pens with a hard or soft tip! You can find there here: hope this helps :)

u/yannireddit123 · 2 pointsr/interestingasfuck

He might have made the video that was used to make the gif. But it's unlikely he made the pen. You can order them on Amazon here.. EDIT: Also, google "Brause Steno nib." Being sold various places on the web.

u/ohbuggerit · 2 pointsr/CatTaps

It's similar to Pilots parallel pens, just in dip pen form - they're really fun to play around with and pretty affordable

u/toothbops · 2 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

They usually come in a pack of both if you get them from an art supply store. I’m sure they have the two pack on amazon. The hard tips just have a stiffer tip for finer control. It’s a lot easier for me to get consistent line width with the hard tips compared to the soft ones.

You can draw with anything my dude. The world is your oyster.

u/printlife91 · 2 pointsr/Calligraphy
u/WillAdams · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

Sheaffer's white dot has devolved to just branding, and appears even on the new Made in China calligraphy pen:

u/WearWhatWhere · 2 pointsr/Handwriting

For a fountain pen, I would recommend (not really calligraphy, but they do look fancy compared to ballpoints)

  • Noodler's Nib Creaper: +Cheap. +Has some line variation. +Fun. +You can learn to tinker with the nib. -Not the best for new users to fountain pens (piston filler, you'l need to buy a bottle of ink too). -Not known to be the most consistent or most reliable. -Pretty low ink capacity. -Weird smell...

  • LAMY Safari or Pilot Metropolitan: +On the cheaper end. +Reliable. +New user friendly. +Comes with ink cartridges. +Probably 2 most popular beginner pens. -LAMY has a triangle grip, so if your grip isn't "standard," it could feel weird.

  • Jinhao (x750 or x450 are popular but they have a lot of other nice looking pens) +Fancy looking. +Really cheap. +Feels kinda expensive (heavy). +Comes with ink converter. -Bad quality control. -Need to buy a bottle of ink.

    For calligraphy, I would recommend

  • Shaeffer pen set I started with an old, old set of these and enjoyed them very much. But they could be a little bit inconsistent sometimes.

  • Pilot Parallel Pens. You don't need the whole set- I started with just the 2.4mm orange one and it is still my favorite.

  • Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen The line variation that these provide are pretty clear. I prefer the hard brush.

  • Speedball calligraphy sets are supposed to be good for beginners. I've never tried them before though.

  • Colonial Oblique Holder I started with this and a Nikko G nib. Bought some walnut ink crystals with it- lasts a while even for small quantity.

    Edit: Like shugpug said, It depends what script you are trying to practice.
u/Gouhadouken · 2 pointsr/learntodraw

you can get these big thick spiral bound sketchbooks at dollarama, load tf up on those, they're great. aside from that, you can generally go cheap on most comic supplies. steadler HB pencils are fine, a nice gum eraser, and some sharpies of various widths. If you're feeling ambitious and have an arts store near-by you can get some inexpensive faber-castelle felt tip pens for fine lines, .5mm should be fine. And This! this pen is awesome and super versatile.

u/face-paint · 2 pointsr/PenmanshipPorn
u/cabbagerosecat · 2 pointsr/bulletjournal

Does she like to do paintings, pen drawings, hand-lettering, markers, tape, collage, or just a vanilla bujo, etc? There are sooo many ways to do a bujo so it's hard to recommend something general that she'll like but doesn't have yet haha. I'm going to assume she either likes to do hand-lettering or marker drawings since she was trying a Tombow blender.

If she mostly writes or does ink drawings - Copic or Micron multiliners in different sizes. The Pentel Pocket Brush is also very good for getting interesting lines down on line art or to combine with watercolor painting, but I don't recommend it as a hand-lettering pen.

Do you know what kind of pen she usually does her normal writing in? A lot of bujo-ers have kind of a favorite brand of cheap-ish pen that they like to use (Muji being one of the more popular ones). If you do, you could get her a fresh package.

If she likes to use markers - well, Tombows are pretty much the de facto bujo marker, even if the blender isn't too good. If she already has some, you could maybe take a peek at her collection and see if there are any colors she doesn't have but might like. For coloring, I also like Brushables markers because they're very pastel/soft, and Zebra Mildliners for highlighting stuff.

If she likes doing paintings and pasting them into her journal, you could get her some watercolor paper.

If she likes using decorative tape, you can find the washi tape aisle at Michaels and pick out some stuff.......but honestly it's way cheaper on Amazon. You can also try looking for flake stickers on Etsy, there are SO many options there, too!

If she likes hand-lettering, my favorite brush pen is the fudenosuke.

She may also like some small rubber stamps (for dates or tiny decorative details like floral wreathes), or stencils (especially for dates or circles).

My absolute most favorite pen to just write with day to day is a Lamy Safari fountain pen, if she's interested in that kind of thing (although that's a very expensive path to go down lol).

The one item that I would be willing to get for pretty much any bujo-er, without knowing their current collection of supplies or what they like to do, would be the fudenosuke pen (they sell it at Michaels, too). They're not refillable, so even if she already has this pen she'll likely need a replacement before too long.

u/Nancy_Boo · 2 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

Gotta love that Pilot Parallel

u/Kostanzer · 2 pointsr/metalgearsolid

Not this exact video, but one of the same footage was posted yesterday or the day before in /r/ArtisanVideos, and someone said he was using this kind of brush pen and a Pentel correction pen.

u/RadioRunner · 2 pointsr/learnart

Brush pens are difficult, I didn't intend for you to learn to draw with one, I apologize.
Peter Han is the original creator and instructor of the "Dynamic Sketching" class that is popular for many artists learning today. The creator of, "Uncomfortable", studied under Han and created the curriculum of Drawabox to be based on Peter Han's instruction, but more simplified and rigid for brand-new students. Both Han and Uncomfortable urge students to learn in pen.
It builds line confidence ,and urges you to think before placing something down. As you build line confidence and critical visualization, you rely less on the guess-work of pencil drawing, and digital-with-undo.
So, better to start off that way and force your brain to catch up, I think.

As for pens, I've been enjoying Tombow hybrid brush pens.
They're not actual brushes, more like miniature marker pens. They create very fine lines, like a fineliner, but when you press more firmly you can get some shape to your stroke.

Otherwise, Pigma Micron 08's and Faber Castell .05's are both good and recommended often. Drawabox even sells sets of its own personally recommended pens.

If you want to browse recommendations, check out Jake Parker's blog page, the creator of Inktober:

I love Jake Parker, he has such a great temperament. He founded with some other great children's book artists, and they have a lot of good instruction.

I'm personally working through the curriculum that I created. I've done Proko's Figure Drawing course, Drawabox up until Lesson 7, and Marco Bucci's "Understanding and Painting the Head".
Now that I've created the curriculum, I will be going through Drawabox again but paying for critique to make sure that I have the best evaluation of my skillset before moving on to more difficult things.

And to answer your original question again, I don't think either medium would hamper your growth. Digital allwos some nice conveniences, like laying down perspective lines really quickly and being able to try out painting without a mess.
But physical is still just as valid, and I still prefer going physical. Dynamic sketching at the zoo with some pens and markers is tons of fun, and I do think it requires the most thoughtful process.

u/AriArbitrary1 · 2 pointsr/BrushCalligraphy
u/mvong91 · 2 pointsr/bulletjournal

For the lettering I used the this tombow brush pen (soft tip), and stabilo fineliners for the flowers!

Edit: I haven’t posted much on reddit so forgive my formatting! ><

u/simpsog2 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This pen is my current favorite

And this pen

This one is my number 2

Not sure on exchange rates but this one is really nice as well

I love a good pen, I have large hands and i prefer to take notes for class by hand instead of typing them out.

u/Redbaronz360 · 2 pointsr/typography

An oblique nib holder, coupled with a flexible nib, with an ink to dip in (india ink is thick and good for dip pens, though any ink could work if cared for).

It is difficult to get used to, but very fun to try.

Then try something along these lines for paper...

Print that only HP 32lb laser paper...

And you are looking at a grand total of ~$25.00.

Granted this is a calligraphy nib holder and its VERY different than a fountain pen, and requires that you practice a LOT.

A good video on YT of this technique:


u/chmcclellan · 2 pointsr/ageofsigmar

The smallest size Micron pens work nicely, I keep brown and black in 005 for the purpose.

Sakura 30081 Pigma Micron Blister Card 005 Ink Pen, 0.20-mm, Black

Using the illuminated style, or wrapping the text around a skull or other icon can really sell it. Also, remember to add spaces in the squiggles.

u/Clean-one · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

Looks like this.

u/Mr_Abe_Froman · 2 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

Amazon. I use 1.5 mm to practice. The video shows the 3.8 mm (another option in the link)

They are usually $8-$10 each or you can get their full line for $24.

u/sasquatchinheat · 2 pointsr/Art

I think its probably the pen you're using. A lot of them have what's called archival ink, so once it dries on the paper (like 2 seconds) nothing else is gonna wash them away.

Micron Pens are really great.

These are my favorite right now:

u/Nightfalcon4 · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

If you want to build on a budget, avoid painting for now. Straight building out of the box would be the cheapest. You can come back and paint them later on and continually add to your work.

Give me a moment to take some pictures of my budget travel kit I built up from Harbor Freight. Remember these are tools, and it will take practice to get the most out of them, then step up if you need to.

EDIT: So here is my travel kit
Within it are:
Micro Flush Cutters
Precision Files
Light X-acto Snap Off knife
Sakura Micron 005 pen
All of that is held within a Cheap Holder

Here it is all together

u/whoman560 · 1 pointr/wholesomememes

If you are looking to start calligraphy I would highly recommend just taking the plunge and purchasing some cheap calligraphy pens. They aren't super expensive and while you can just do faux-calligraphy with a ball point pen I have found that there is something about having a dedicated pen that makes me so much more motivated. If you are interested in Gothic calligraphy I personally love the Pilot Parallel pens for their ease of use and portability. Good luck on finding something artsy to do!

edit: grammar

u/Eseoh · 1 pointr/Calligraphy

In calligraphy we don't call them fonts, but rather scripts, and this particular script would be considered in the Blackletter/Gothic category and Textura Quadrata more specifically.
Here is a link to one specific exemplar, and there are many other variations as well.

Other types of blackletter include Fraktur and Batarde. Each individual has their own slight variations of scripts so we call a persons unique interpretation to a script their hand. Hope this explains some of the basics. If you're interested in learning I'd suggest getting a simple fountain pen such as a Pilot Parallel 3.8mm to start off with some extra ink cartridges and see how you like it. If you decide to get serious in your endeavors a dip pen is very satisfying and a lot more true to the art. If you have any questions feel free to ask anyone here.

P.S. the wiki here has some great exemplars - the term we use for complete alphabets in a specific script- that you can use to study and practice with.

u/DailyPlanet_Reporter · 1 pointr/fountainpens

You’re very welcome! I’m going to try to answer the first question the best I can, but it’s a bit out of my area of expertise. From my experience, if your pen is skipping with writing, the two things that I can think of is that the cartridge may not be inserted all the way or the nib is not alined correctly. The first one is an easy fix, as you just press on the cartridge a bit and make sure it’s snapped all the way in, but the second one is a bit more difficult to deal with. It requires more knowledge of how the pen works, etc. The easiest way to tell is if you look hold the pen at a 45 degree angle, nib facing towards you and the metallic/writing side facing down. Look to see if there is anything that is even the slightest bit out of line. If something is out of place, that could be the problem. The easiest way to fix it is to contact customer support from the pen company. There are other ways to try to realign them, but that goes way over my head at the moment. I’m trying to figure it out, but it takes some practice.

Now for an area I’ m a bit more familiar with. As for another pen after these, here’s the subreddit’s Holy Trinity of Starter Pen Recommendations:

You have the Pilot Metropolitan which runs around $15. It comes in a medium or fine nib and the pen body is made from metal. You can get them in a plain silver, black or gold or they have a retro pop collection with more “wild” colors. It comes with a black cartridge and a rubber converter if you want to fill it using ink from a bottle.

Then there’s the Lamy Safari. This one retails at about $37 but from a quick search on amazon, you can get it for around $20. This one’s made of plastic and comes with a cartridge. If you like the Safari but want one that’s made of metal, look into the Lamy Al-Star. It’s usually $10 more, but I found this one for the exact same price on amazon as the other Safaris. If you want to use ink bottles with either of these pens, you’ll either have to refill the cartridge or buy a converter. The converter is much easier to fill from a bottle with but reduces your ink capacity a little bit. Safaris come in a lot of different colors and special edition colors and nibs range from EF to B.

Finally, there’s the TWSBI ECO. This is right around the $30 mark. Instead of taking cartridges, the pen has what is called a piston filler. You hold the pen nib deep in a bottle of ink and turn the end of the pen and it fills for you. It has a large ink capacity because of this. This type of pen is also called a demonstrator because it has a clear body that you can see the ink move around in. It’s very cool. Another thing people love the TWSBI For is that you can take the entire thing apart and easily clean/replace parts. TWSBI nibs are pretty good too, and they come anywhere from EF to B and also carry a 1.1 stub, which is something similar to the flat calligraphy nibs on the speedball there. TWSBI also makes the TWSBI GO and I’ve heard great things about it but I have not personally used it, so I can’t say much about the differences between the go and the Eco. I think it’s mainly the filling mechanism (twisting the end of the pen on the ECO vs a spring loaded press of the button on the GO.)

Out of these three, I’d recommend the TWSBI ECO because the piston filling mechanism is really cool, you don’t have to worry about a converter, the nib is great, and I love the look of the pen. (However, I might be slightly biased as this was my first pen, lol.) I got a Safari recently and absolutely love the way it writes. It’s a fun, functional pen. I’ve used the Metro before and it’s a great pen when used with cartridges but I haven’t had good luck with the converter, sadly. When choosing a nib size, I’d recommend a F or M. I started with an EF pen and now almost all my pens are M nib. The broader the nib size, the smoother it writes as it lays more ink down when writing. The finer nibs (EF and F) have a bit more feedback but work better with smaller handwriting. I’d start somewhere in the middle depending on which experience you think you’ll like (F if you have smaller handwriting, M if you write larger and want it to be smoother). If you like the stub/flat nibs, don’t be afraid to get it in a 1.1 nib.

Now, here’s a few other recommendations outside the main three that come to mind when asking for a starter pen/are newer to FPs and want something else to try.

The Platinum Preppy runs anywhere under $10 and has a really good nib and in many different colors.

The Moonman M2 is a great eye dropper fill pen and has a really sleek design. It runs anywhere from $12-$20z The one I had before I lost it (oops) was a great writer and I really loved it. However, be warned that the QC isn’t the best with the nibs so you can get a good one or a not so god one. They also have a newer model, called the C1 which is really cool. I have this one and I really like it, but, again, you might get a bad nib. They also only come in one nib size (I think) so you can’t really choose what size you’d want sadly.

My last recommendation for you is a different type of Fountain Pen: the Pilot Parallel Pen. These are for calligraphy and you can get some really cool effects from them. They come with a little lettering/info book too so you can learn some basic styles with the pens. They come in 4 different nib sizes, and each pen costs around $10, but I attached amazon’s set of the 4 pens which you can get for $24 instead of around $40. These aren’t conventional FP’s, but are awesome if you really like calligraphy.

I hope I didn’t overwhelm you with this! Happy writing and happy pen browsing!

u/LittlestKitten · 1 pointr/DecidingToBeBetter

I started over winter break, so sometime in January, and I used this workbook by Margaret Shepherd to teach myself :) I wrote this with the [2.4mm Pilot Parallel] ( I got it from my awesome 100th Exchange Extravangza Santa, /u/niashux, last week! I absolutely adore it!

How about yourself? Do you write calligraphy? :)

u/RedDelibird · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Nothing gives the look of fine calligraphy.

  2. Link!

  3. Write On!

  4. Got it!

  5. I might take you up on that! :D

  6. Will do, and thank you for the contest!
u/Kill_Me_Now_World · 1 pointr/Calligraphy

Hey everyone. New here. I have this pen, printing paper, and some blue ink right now.

I plan on getting this and this.

Is that a good next step up? What can I be practicing with what I have/will have?

I really just wanna have fun writing so please excuse my ignorance and be nice.

How did you get started?

u/cookiejdoe · 1 pointr/BrushCalligraphy

I’ve been practicing for a few months. Appreciate the comment!

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen 2 Pens Set

And white pentel gel pen.

Happy stroking ! 😉 (always thin up and thick down)

u/dnd1980 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yay! Glad you had a good day!

this is true happiness <3


Thanks for the contest!

u/jediaelthewise · 1 pointr/fountainpens

I just got started with fountain pens. I bought this cheap Sheaffer pen to get started and some cartridges. It's still a bit overwhelming seeing everyone talk about all these types of pens so I have no idea where to start with more pens. I do get the difference between dip pens, cat ridge, convertor, etc but as far as what makes a good pen for what, I'm pretty lost. If I wanted to expand my pen collection, what should I get and for what reason? Currently I own the pen and some cartridges. I do also own a dip pen set and some syringes for refilling ink. I like using fountain pens for my everyday pen, they are much easier and enjoyable for me to write with.

u/cancerbiologist2be · 1 pointr/Calligraphy

How are you finding them? I bought some Mitchell roundhand nibs, but they're proving difficult to use because I have a firm hand and the nibs are a lot more flexible than my Speedball C nibs.

u/dragonblade629 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is not as cheap as I had expected, but it is Prime enabled.

u/D3VO_Lution · 1 pointr/teenagers

Get a micron 005 ink pen for starters.

It can write very dark small writing easily. Write down formulas and examples of any type of problem you don't know very well.

u/verylate · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

:cough: pilot parallel pens :cough:

u/Appa_YipYip · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A pen like this falls under both Art Supplies and Writing!

It's also my $10 item on my artsy wishlist :p

An awesome $5 gift would be this eBook!

Thanks for the contest! I really really want it!

u/owls_ · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

i asked my brother for these. i also own an assortment of these in a bunch of different colours. and these black ones. I got most of mine from Curry's which is a store here in Canada (I don't know if they ship elsewhere, sorry!) but I know Michaels has brush pens as well :) I always tend to check out instagrammers to see what pens they're using. This woman uses a wide range of them, it says what the pen is in the comment of the vid. If you're looking into learning how to brush pen she also sells worksheets. Have fun!! If you have any other q's lemme know

u/CaliforniaJade · 1 pointr/fountainpens

This thread may help you. I recently bought the rOtring 2.3 and am not impressed. Skips a LOT. You may be happier with the Pilot Parallel, that looks like it will be my next pen.


You could get nice paper and a bulb syringe for cleaning all under $50. :)

edited to add, don't forget ink! goulet is a nice resource.

u/PartyTimeMentats · 1 pointr/Gunpla
u/distraughtmonkey · 1 pointr/fountainpens

Hello everyone. New to FPs. Picked up a Schaeffer from Fred Meyer/Kroger, probably a Sheaffer Viewpoint and I'm pretty well hooked.

I'm not so much a person who has massive collections of things but I'm wanting to get a "decent" pen. My amazon shopping cart right now has a Nemosine Singularity Medium and a Fine and a
Pilot Metropolitan Medium and a 8 PCS Jinhao 599...and I realized...

With the amount of money I'm about to spend to buy several "beginner" pens, I could instead buy a TWSBI Eco which I've read is a great "beginner/daily driver" type of pen.

So my question is twofold.

  1. Would you guys n' gals recommend a selection of less expensive pens or does it make more sense to jump straight into an Eco? I already know I like fountain pens in general.

  2. I like the feel and flow of the nib on the Viewpoint but Im not sure what size nib it qualifies as. It SAYS F on the nib but it feels rather wide? Would it translate to an EF, F or an M on the Eco?

    Any other thoughts and suggestions are welcome.

    Thanks everyone!!

    EDIT Just found out about nib nook.... helpful! looks like an F would be great most likely. Almost hard to tell a difference between EF and F on the nib nook ;)
u/itsgo · 1 pointr/oddlysatisfying

That's a Pilot parallel pen, used for calligraphy! Pretty neat.

u/Zyrthofar · 1 pointr/Calligraphy

Last week, I bought a Pilot Parallel 1.5mm (10$), refills of black ink (4$), and some non-related book to get the total to over 25$ for free shipping on (I live in Quebec).

The Pilot Parallel is suggested for beginners in the wiki. I've been using it for two evenings, and I love it so far :).

u/fountain_pain · 1 pointr/Handwriting

I'd recommend Pilot Parallel. If you want other colors you'll need bottled inks and Pilot CON-50 converters to refill.

u/ChickenKebabs · 1 pointr/pens

I don't know if you still need recommendations, but I strongly recommend the Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens! This set has both firm and soft tips, and it dries quicky so that it doesn't smear.

u/PuffAngel · 1 pointr/BrushCalligraphy

Thank you for that suggestion. I’ll have to look for those.

Sorry the Fudenosuke are made by Tombow not Pentel. This is the two pen set of one hard one soft. The soft is very similar to this is what I have from Pentel IMO. The hard is not quite as hard as Cocoiro but close. It’s also a fine point compared to Cocoiro’s extra fine. I love Cocoiros too tho!

I just bought some Artline Stix. They’re a little more firm than Tombow dual brush but I manage to mash those too. Starting to think I need to try nibs instead lol.

u/tryitout1983 · 1 pointr/handlettering

Tombow Dual Brush is great ‘large brush’ for beginners. I would say first do lots of practice with small brush pens and then move to ink and nibs. Tombow Fudenosuke ( ) or Pentel Sign Pen ( ) are great small pen options. And when you feel ready for upgrade, hunt 513 nib and sumi black ink would be great.
Nibs -
Pen Holder -
Sumi Ink -
Hope this will be helpful!

u/5772156649 · 1 pointr/de

Naja, also technisch gesehen ist da ja gerade eine Pigment-Tinte drin:

>Wasserbasiert mit Farbpigmenten, geruchlos

Aber es gibt auch Pinselstifte, die Patronen benötigen, wie der hier, oder der hier, der mit (Platinum-)Füller-Patronen läuft. Es gibt sogar sowas Ähnliches von Faber-Castell.

u/Chiafriend12 · 1 pointr/LearnJapanese

Would this be a good pen to practice calligraphy/penmanship with? I've used genuine, full-sized brushes with sumi ink but I'm looking for a smaller substitute

Amazon JP link

u/Humanity_Why · 1 pointr/Artadvice

They make brushes that are vibrant like that... Artrza is good and you can blend with water.

Arteza Real Brush Pens, 48 Colors...

u/Cawendaw · 1 pointr/Calligraphy

Sorry for the delayed reply. This one is a pretty good set of you're doing broad edge calligraphy.

u/monopticon · 1 pointr/Calligraphy

After your suggestions my current amazon cart for her is:

Calligraphy: A Beginner's Guide to Pointed Pen and Brush Pen Lettering

Hand Lettering for Relaxation: An Inspirational Workbook for Creating Beautiful Lettered Art

Strathmore 300 Series Drawing Pad, Medium Surface, 9"x12" Glue Bound, 50 Sheets

Rhodia No.16 A5 6 x 8 1/4 80 Sheet, Dot Pad.

Tombow 56191 Advanced Lettering Set.

Pilot Parallel Pen 2-Color Calligraphy Pen Set, with Black and Red Ink Cartridges in 2.4mm Nib size and 3.8mm Nib size with extra 12 assorted colors cartridges and 12 black cartridges. I assume the cartridges are not dependent on nib size as that would be infuriatingly stupid. Only dependent on the brands pen circumference? Correct me if I am wrong on that.

Hopefully that's pretty comprehensive but as far as speedball goes these are the texts I've found:

Speedball Textbook 24th Edition for $8.67.

Speedball Textbook: For Pen and Brush Lettering, 20th Edition for $113.35.

The Speedball Textbook, a comprehensive Guide to Pen and Brush Lettering, 23rd, Twenth-Third Edition for $51.01 new.

Did you have a specific edition in mind? A lot of the ones I'm seeing on amazon vary greatly as shown above.

u/blackunycorn · 1 pointr/santashelpers

A good set of pens is really fun for creative types. Pentel SignPens (either these or these) are fantastic. Sakura and Stabilo make great ones as well. I like previously offered highlighter ideas and love my new see-through ones that I linked there. Also what about a set of sketch pencils?

What about some paracord and accessories for making guinea pig leashes? There are tons of sites that tell how to make them, she might be into it.

I also just recently got a little more into makeup and found an AMAZING set of cheap makeup brushes as a starter set - These and I'm actually getting them for my 18 yo niece for Christmas.

Best of luck!

u/Dj_Simplexity · 1 pointr/learntodraw

It's really good I actually recommend a pen for you to use for inking, it's actually considered a calligraphy pen but it's the TomBow brush tip set, one is softer than the other but still firm enough to make really thin strokes or broad strokes here's a link below but these are cheap and perfect for illustration and lettering, archival ink, lettering styles and composition, these are all things you have to be interested in to get further in being a comic book artist. I've had similar aspirations pm me if you got any questions I might be able to help.

u/core999 · 1 pointr/learnart

He's using something like a pentel fude brush pen and smears the ink with his fingers to get a slight gradation in value. The brand of brush pen is likely irrelevant.

It's kind of hard to tell since the video is sped up like 1600% but you can find real time vids where you can see him smear the ink with his fingers.

He doesn't do any underdrawing now because hes an incredibly advanced artist who has probably drawn for a million hours since he was born.

u/ricctp6 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Sure! Here’s the link. They also have a set of different tips.

u/QuietSea · 1 pointr/learnart
u/MustBeThursday · 1 pointr/fountainpens

I really like the Pilot Varsity pens (though some here may consider that heresy). They're really consistent, write pretty well, and are great for having a fountain pen that you can toss in a bag, forget about for weeks on end, and have it still write perfectly when you pull it out again. But because they're disposable you don't really get the full fountain pen experience of care, cleaning, bottle-filling, etc.

The Sheaffer calligraphy pen was actually my first fountain pen, and I actually bought it at Hobby Lobby. It's pretty cheap, in both cost to buy, and in construction. The nibs are kind of scratchy, and they tend to skip. They don't make them with screw-on caps anymore, iirc, and the new caps slip on and sort of pressure fit with the rubber part of the section (the part you hold when writing) which makes it easy to crack the cap if you push it on too far. But all that said, I've bought worse pens for more money (not much more, but still). It's cheap, but it's not actually horrible. I liked having and using mine enough to go out and buy more and better pens.

I guess the tl;dr is: the varsity is probably better if you only want to see if you like writing with a fountain pen; the Sheaffer may be better if you want to see if you like owning one.

u/bkogut81 · 1 pointr/PenmanshipPorn

Thank you. The first one is with a Sharpie brush pen.

Everything else is Tombow Fudenosuke soft and hard tips

u/gooberfaced · 1 pointr/homegym
u/coffeepandatime · 1 pointr/Handwriting

Thank you! It's a work in progress. I really appreciate your comment.

Those pens are Pentel 筆touchサインペン(fude touch sign pen) SES 15C. I live in Japan at the moment so they are available at most stores that sell stationary and writing supplies.)

I think this is the equivalent version they sell in America.

Pentel Sign Pen

u/Amenisis · 1 pointr/AskMen

When I was a kid, there was a kit not unlike this that had about 20 colors and a few tips. This was where I fell in love with being proud of writing. I do not know if this is the best kit, but ones like this are all over.

I started with this and slowly moved up. The only thing with these kids are/were was if you tried to change colors, the ink would dry out or spill. So once you punctured the cartridge, I had to use it up before changing colors.

u/robotlogik · 1 pointr/drawing

The nib at the top, I think these are mostly for writing, it was the only one they had at the store I went to. Ordered another set specifically for drawing, maybe it will be better. Also ordered some cheap brushes and watercolors to try, should be interesting.

u/nomusicnolife · 1 pointr/LearnJapanese

My calligraphy friend loves his basic Pentel brand bristle pen for basic everyday use. He says they're pretty easy to get used to.

I believe it's this one:

u/zombytes · 1 pointr/oddlysatisfying

You can also get a pack of 4 on Amazon for $25 or single pens for $7

u/re_fields · 1 pointr/fountainpens

I'm not sure when Pilot started including them, but I got my via Amazon ( 2-3 years ago. Perhaps it depends on the packaging?

u/berrysberrys · 1 pointr/woahdude

Pilot Parallel Pen 2-Color Calligraphy Pen Set, with Black and Red Ink Cartridges, 6.0mm Nib (90053)

u/joshyvero · 1 pointr/BrushCalligraphy

Thanks! I used the Pentel Fude Touch Brush Pen in Gold.

u/loansindi · 1 pointr/elianscript

I went with this pen marketed as a calligraphy product, so hopefully it'll be an okay place to start. The line mostly has positive reviews, and cartridges seem to be relatively inexpensive, so I'm hoping it turns out to be a worthwhile investment.

u/DjBillson · 1 pointr/Warhammer

One thing you can do it get a .005 fine point pen, and make little marking on the scrolls easy way to put writting on them. Sample pen

u/lowpass · 1 pointr/interestingasfuck

It's nothing particularly fancy. Some nib (hard to tell because it's covered in ink but one possibility is a Zebra G Nib) and an oblique pen holder (his looks something like this but there are cheaper ones).

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u/Condemic · 1 pointr/typography
u/tani_P · 1 pointr/fountainpens

I think /u/Asian8640 is right, maybe from this set.

u/BobLoblaw- · 1 pointr/Calligraphy

Thanks for all the info! I have zero idea about what pens or nibs or anything is best right now. I'm slowly learning. (There's SO much to learn!!!) To be honest with you, I started out with some cheap ass pens ordered on amazon. ( ) and they suck because the ink doesn't flow smoothly and often stops, you scribble for a second and it comes out again. Then I bought some cheap pen that came with 4 nibs from Hobby Lobby (don't know the exact name of that one) and I don't much understand it. Do I dip it in the ink or do I take the dropper thing and do it that way? I feel like when I do it that way, so much ink comes out at once that it's just a wreck. When I dip it, it only lasts for like a word until you dip again. I don't when know if that's what I'm supposed to be doing. Again, SO much to learn.

I have some brush pens cuz I like to do other lettering stuff and I feel I'm pretty good at that stuff since I've been doing it for a while, kindof. But certain fonts I just can't get just yet... once I have the whole calligraphy thing down, I'll be alright.

u/Baskerville666 · 1 pointr/Calligraphy

Sounds very frustrating, I have to admit. I must admit that mine have worked ok, but having read some reviews on Amazon, they can be a bit hit or miss.

The Pilot Parallel pens look like so much fun, and they are definitely on my (extensive!) wishlist. I think they are pretty pricey ($24.00) in comparison to a simple ink cartridge converter though (couple of dollars). But then you'd also have to buy a bottle of ink to fill it.

For years I have used Shaeffer pens for Calligraphy. These are a bit cheaper than Pilot, and always have excellent reviews. The only downside is that Shaeffer have their own cartridge system, so you're stuck buying their cartridges instead of the standard ones. (Although again, you could invest in a converter to use bottled ink, but these seem expensive).

Hope this helps. I'm not in the US, so I've used Amazon for general pricing.

u/jdursa · 1 pointr/boltaction

This made the rain lines really easy.

For the pointy bits you'll want a super small brush, obviously! Then don't load much paint, place the tip where you want the edge to be and draw back from there towards the bulk of the patch. Hopefully that makes sense.. :D

u/digitek · 1 pointr/boardgames

For those interested in doing it, I started with a minimal set of 12 available from Amazon, but there were a few games - Evolution in particular - that benefited from a broader range of greens so ended up also getting this one as well. Word of caution - if you spill drops from these it will stain whatever it touches! So recommend being careful with the dabbing - I use a paper towel to the side and do little splotches at a time. The cardboard also tends to soak up a lot of the oil / paint so a few coats are needed to get the full look.

u/Freyman90 · 1 pointr/Calligraphy

Here is the link.
I was given a Nicole PRO 4024 Calligraphy kit for beginners. Here is a link to the product. Sorry, I am new to reddit an unaware how to make small links instead of the url.