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Myles Ink Calligraphy:
Is there any recommendations for broad nib calligraphy to produce Gothic and chancery Calligraphy?
And also, I have the Manuscript creative Calligraphy kit, I am aware that it is a fountain pen, and can this pen be used to produce authentic gothic and chancery script?

Linda Y.:

--- Quote from: 27addictionz on June 29, 2015, 09:19:24 AM ---Is there any recommendations for broad nib calligraphy to produce Gothic and chancery Calligraphy?
And also, I have the Manuscript creative Calligraphy kit, I am aware that it is a fountain pen, and can this pen be used to produce authentic gothic and chancery script?


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You can absolutely use a fountain pen to produce beautiful Gothic and Chancery Script. JB/Thundy84 does it so well!

Whenever you're ready to try dip pens, I recommend Brause Bandzug nibs. For books, Sheila Waters' Foundations of Calligraphy (available at John Neal Bookseller) is a must-have.

IowaPharm2014:
I would definitely second the recommendation for the Brause Bandzug nibs. For any of the gothic scripts or the chancery (italic) scripts you want the "c-style." You will also need a straight pen holder and ink.

I have not used the manuscript fountain pen, but you could certainly learn the forms and produce more ephemeral work with a broad edge fountain pen. For the sharpest strokes and most permanent inks, you will usually need to use a dip nib.

Here is a link to those nibs on Paper and Ink Arts: http://www.paperinkarts.com/calligraphy-pens-nibs-brause.html

Here is the link to those nibs from John Neal Bookseller: http://www.johnnealbooks.com/prod_detail_list/1066

Note that if you are left-handed, you may want to get the left-oblique cut nibs, depending on the way you hold the pen.

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