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Offline Linda Y.

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Guide to Choosing a Brush Pen for Calligraphy
« on: April 21, 2014, 04:22:07 PM »
Interested in trying out a brush pen but not sure which one(s) to get? JetPens.com has a great article on how to go about choosing the one that's right for you.

http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-choosing-a-brush-pen-for-calligraphy/


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Re: Guide to Choosing a Brush Pen for Calligraphy
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 04:33:41 PM »
Wow! Fantastic article Linda! Thank you for sharing!  :)
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Re: Guide to Choosing a Brush Pen for Calligraphy
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 04:51:21 PM »
Sure thing! There are just so many different types and names and different hardness/softness that it can be really confusing. I was just buying them randomly and trying with varying degrees of success, so it's nice to have a resources like this :)


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Re: Guide to Choosing a Brush Pen for Calligraphy
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 12:21:30 AM »
This is great information.  I book marked it for future reference. 
Thanks Linda!
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Re: Guide to Choosing a Brush Pen for Calligraphy
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014, 02:35:07 AM »
Cool, thank you! :D
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Re: Guide to Choosing a Brush Pen for Calligraphy
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2014, 04:27:21 AM »
Such a great resource! Thankful that I stumbled on this before I bought myself a whole brush pen set. :D
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Re: Guide to Choosing a Brush Pen for Calligraphy
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2014, 05:23:43 AM »
Thanks Linda! This is very helpful!

Unlike me who chose a brush pen because of the cute bunnies on it!   ;D

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Re: Guide to Choosing a Brush Pen for Calligraphy
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2014, 03:35:16 PM »
Hi!

Very cool! But the link doesn't seem to exist or work anymore.

Am I mistaking?

Thanks!

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Re: Guide to Choosing a Brush Pen for Calligraphy
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2014, 04:31:21 PM »
Looks like they reformatted the blog - but I found it by looking up blog posts from April.

Here you go:
http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-choosing-a-brush-pen-for-calligraphy/pt/621

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Re: Guide to Choosing a Brush Pen for Calligraphy
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2014, 04:42:09 PM »
Great! Thanks! :D
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Re: Guide to Choosing a Brush Pen for Calligraphy
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2014, 10:02:35 PM »
Thanks Linda for sharing the link, it helps a lot.

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Re: Guide to Choosing a Brush Pen for Calligraphy
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2014, 02:42:41 PM »
Thank you very much Linda! I just stood in the artist shop last week and was completely overwhelmed with all the brush pens they had. This helps a lot!! :)

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Re: Guide to Choosing a Brush Pen for Calligraphy
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2014, 03:20:13 PM »
Neat! Thank you for sharing, Linda! I always stand in front of all the brush pens and blink trying to figure out which to try. This will be very helpful :) Hopefully less blinking time and more writing time!
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Re: Guide to Choosing a Brush Pen for Calligraphy
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2014, 11:35:49 AM »
I can recommend Pentel art brush or pocket brush if you're just starting out. The thing with brush is you're gonna use a lot of ink to practice and that means spending a lot of money on cartridges.
My favorite to use is a waterbrush pen loaded with fountain pen ink, I love seeing how the ink flows.
It's nice to try the Tombow / fude brush pen markers and I can easily use one pen in one week and I also hate throwing things away that often, so I opted for the ones that are refillable. Refills can be expensive too so I thought of just using a water brush pen, I've also used printer inks as cheaper alternative (this may eventually clogg the brush but I've been using mine for almost 2 years).

Here's a rough sample of what I have, done in same style and medium pressure. I'm by no means an expert, feel free to ask any questions.

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Re: Guide to Choosing a Brush Pen for Calligraphy
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2014, 09:48:03 AM »
Thanks Linda! This is very helpful!

Unlike me who chose a brush pen because of the cute bunnies on it!   ;D

Yup! I own the red sister of your pen :P ... also purchased because of the bunnies. The sailor brush pen is lovely to work with though :D