In my toolbox: A review of five brush calligraphy pens

Having the right tools can make all the difference in your brush calligraphy journey. It’s important to find the brush pen or set of pens that you feel comfortable with, understand how to use, and enjoy. You don’t need a hundred pens, or even ten. You just need one or two, maybe three, that are your “go-to”Continue reading “In my toolbox: A review of five brush calligraphy pens”

5 reasons you should master basic brush calligraphy strokes

Happy Holidays! It has been lovely spending time with family and friends. I wish you all the same. The past eight weeks, I have shared with you the basic strokes every brush calligrapher should know. From the entrance stroke to the full pressure stroke, you learned how to create each basic stroke, the letters they areContinue reading “5 reasons you should master basic brush calligraphy strokes”

Basic brush calligraphy strokes: The full pressure stroke

Welcome to Part 8 of my Basic Brush Calligraphy Strokes series! So far, we have reviewed the: Entrance Stroke Underturn Stroke Overturn Stroke Compound Curve Oval Ascending stem loop Descending stem loop Before you get started, be sure to familiarize yourself with these previous posts: Brush pens recommended for beginners Holding your brush pen properly FacingContinue reading “Basic brush calligraphy strokes: The full pressure stroke”