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Nikko Comic Pen Nib – G Model – Pack of 3

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This is a pack of 3 Nikko G model nibs.

Comic nibs are known for producing strong and crisp lines that are difficult to duplicate with pens and brushes. They are great for creating detail in drawings. Varying nib sizes are available to suit your drawing needs. Each nib should be used with a nib holder.

Materials used in shark drawing: Stillman & Birn Alpha paper and J. Herbin India Ink

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Model Number NIKKO NG-3
Manufacturer Nikko
Nib Color Silver
Nib Holder Style Standard
Nib Material Steel
Nib Style G
Quantity in Pack 3
Size – Length 3.7 cm / 1.5 inches
Size – Width 0.6 cm / 0.2 inches
Weight – Item Without Packaging i

For a product that contains more than one of the same item, this is the weight of one single item.

0.02 oz / 1 grams
Weight – With Packaging 0.09 oz / 2 grams

Q: What is the difference between Nikko and Tachikawa nibs?

Nikko and Tachikawa nibs are both made by Tachikawa, but Nikko nibs are made to be slightly more flexible than Tachikawa nibs. We recommend Nikko nibs for people with lighter writing pressure or who prefer more line variation, and we recommend Tachikawa nibs for people with heavier writing pressure or who prefer less line variation.



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I totally fell in love…

April 29, 2015

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I totally fell in love with these nibs! They have so much flex and range of line
width that I am enjoying playing around with them. I bought them to try my hand
at calligraphy, and I’m sure the more I practice letters the better I’ll get,
but I’m really enjoying drawing with them as well.

11 people found this helpful

very nice, sturdy feel,…

March 16, 2014

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very nice, sturdy feel, with consistant ink flow. compared to the tachikawa and
zebra, it is slightly harder to flex, so choose this one if you want more
controlled line-width

9 people found this helpful

December 3, 2014

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Good beginner nib!

5 people found this helpful

I’ve worked as a professional…

October 29, 2017

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I’ve worked as a professional cartoonist/comic artist for 40 years, and these
are now my go to nibs. They hold a “ton” of ink between dips, and the flow is
outstanding with Speedball India ink, cut 1:1 with distilled water.

3 people found this helpful

Great for both beginners…

October 26, 2016

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Great for both beginners and those who have been doing calligraphy for a long
time.

2 people found this helpful


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Nikko G Nib Single | Cult Pens

Nikko G nibs are designed with comic artists in mind, and as such the nib is able to create crisp lines that fibre-tip and brush pens just can’t match.

These nibs have a little flex to them and are highly responsive, making them perfect for not just drawing but lettering too. Spencerian and Copperplate scripts can both be achieved using a G nib, as well as the ‘modern calligraphy’ style, for which in fact, the Nikko G nib is the most widely used.

The flexible nature of this nib makes it perfect for drawing incredibly fine hairlines or much bolder, broader lines on down strokes.

If using fountain pen inks with dip pens, you may find the ink to be a little too thin to work well. We’ve found that specialist calligraphy inks give the best performance with dip pen nibs.

Large nib size.

Additional Information
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Tip Material: Steel

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How to prep your Nikko G Nib

An often-missed step with beginners getting started without a calligraphy kit that details out how to get started with the tools of pointed pen is prepping your nibs.

When nibs come fresh from the manufacturer, they have a protective coating on them that must be removed before you get started with a new nib. So while you don’t have to prep a nib every time you use it, you do need to prep a new nib before the first time you use it.

There are a variety of ways to prep your nibs:

1 // Some people lick their nibs {kinda gross, but feel free to give this one a try!}, some wipe them down with rubbing alcohol

2 // Some people stick them into a potato {but what about when you don’t happen to have a potato handy?}

3 // Some use toothpaste and a Q-tip.

My recommended method?

4 // I like to simply wipe my nib off with some ink that is already easily accessible at my desk.

When you don’t prep your nib, the ink doesn’t sit in the reservoir like we need it to, but instead sort of bubbles up and dissipates out on the nib.

The Nikko G is a particularly large, slick nib, so you can see the effects pretty well in the video below: 



Check out our other posts all about NIBS:  

4 OF MY FAVORITE POINTED PEN NIBS AND THEIR COMMON USES

MY FAVORITE NIBS TO USE FOR ADDRESSING ENVELOPES


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G Nibs: a comparison

The G nib is probably the most fabled nib among people interested in the creation of manga. So what is a “G nib” exactly? Basically, it’s a Japanese-made pen nib that has cuts in its shoulders that make a “g” shape. This nib is large, but capable of creating fine lines for its size. It is also slightly flexible, making line modulation possible, but at the same time it’s stable and so feels solid and capable of lasting a long time.

As of this writing, three makes of G nibs can be obtained in the U.S.: the Nikko, the Zebra, and the Tachikawa. So which is the best? As with anything, it comes down to personal taste. But let me run through the three versions and tell you what I think.


 

Nikko G

The first G nib I ever purchased was the Nikko G. The metal of the Nikko feels a bit tinny and is the lightest of the three G nibs. When drawing, it feels a bit stiff and tends to be capable of less line modulation than the other makes. If you are new to dip pens, this may be a good thing because that stiffness would make it easier to control. However, it’s a tad scratchy. I personally love a nib with a smooth feel on the page. Overall, this may be an okay G nib if you are a complete beginner, but I wouldn’t recommend it for a more experienced pen-and-ink artist.


Zebra G

This is the second G nib I tried. Straight away, I noticed that it offered a much thinner line than the Nikko. Its line is even slightly thinner than the Tachikawa’s line. It is more flexible than the Nikko, but shares its scratchiness. Overall, I think the Zebra is better than the Nikko. Still, I don’t like the feel of it on the page.


Tachikawa G
I don’t know if these only recently became available, but I only got a pack of the Tachikawa nibs a little while ago. The Tachikawa is closer in color to the Nikko, but looks more like brushed steel than tin. While its line may not be quite as thin as the Zebra’s, this is the most elastic nib of the three. It swells much more easily, which I like. Overall, the Tachikawa feels much smoother than the other two G nibs. It’s simply the easiest to draw with. So if you’ve got a firm hand with pen-and-ink, this is definitely the one I’d recommend.


Final thoughts

While all these nibs are flexible, and the JetPens guide even warns people that they may be too flexible for some people, I find all the G pens to be pretty stiff. Yes, they offer some line modulation, but for years I used the Hunt 100, which is the squirrelliest nib out there. So I’m used to the other end of the flexibility spectrum. These days, I tend to use Brause nibs, especially the 511. These nibs tend to be more flexible and just flow better. So while the G nibs are perfectly fine and are pretty easy nibs to use in terms of skill, I find them limiting. I just feel cramped and stiff when I use them. Again, this is a matter of personal taste and my own nib using history. I just don’t want people to think they have to use G nibs just because their favorite manga artist does. They are not necessarily the best nibs out there.

Buying the nibs

These nibs are now easy to buy on-line. Both JetPens and Paper & Ink Arts have all three makes.
JetPens: Nikko, Zebra, Tachikawa. Paper & Ink Arts: Nikko, Zebra, Tachikawa.

If you buy these in a store, let me offer a warning about the packaging. Not only is it in Japanese, it can be a bit misleading. For instance, the Zebra G nibs can come in a package that says “IC Comic.” The Tachikawa package doesn’t have any English on it at all besides the letter G. Still, in both cases you can just look at the nibs themselves. All three makes have their names embossed on them in English.

 

Lastly, here’s a similar comparison of the nibs, but with a focus on using them for calligraphy (spoiler: the author agrees with me about the Tachikawa).


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Essential Pointed Pen Nibs for Calligraphy Beginners

When you’re a calligraphy beginner stepping into the vast world of Pointed Pen Calligraphy, it can feel overwhelmingly confusing. There’s so much to learn, and even more supplies to choose from. I get it friend, I’ve been there. If the dazzling variety of pen holders (straight? oblique? wooden? metallic?) and inks (acrylic? sumi? walnut? India?) on the market wasn’t enough, the number of pointed pen nibs on the market can be especially mind-boggling.

I mean, which of these nibs should you get as you’re assembling your calligraphy toolkit?! The struggle is real and I totally feel your exasperation.

Worry not, I’m here to help.

The Six Must-Have Nibs

In my experience, I’ve found that it helps to have basic knowledge about the types of pointed pen nibs available at your disposal. In this blog post, I’ll share with you the six must-have pointed pen nibs that you should definitely consider using as you’re just starting out, and perhaps even when you’re a seasoned pro! Moreover, since using the same nib repeatedly can get monotonous and repetitive, experimenting with these different nibs will allow you to find your favorite one. If you’ve noticed, every calligrapher has her favorite nib. This shouldn’t come as a surprise and below you’ll learn why.

I highly recommend these pointed pen nibs to all my students and the best part about them is that each of these can be used with any straight pen holder that has a universal nib insert. I encourage you to try each of these nibs and use them to their full capacity. Take a good look- you might just find your favorite one!

The

Nikko G Nib

The Nikko G nib – the calligraphy newbie’s first love

If you were to google ‘calligraphy for beginners’, I guarantee that the Nikko G nib will be one of the most recommended pointed pen nibs. And with good reason! With a stainless steel body that makes it sturdy and durable, plus a medium flex that works great when you’re still learning to adjust the pressure, this nib is perfect for beginners.

In fact, it is a favorite of many professional calligraphers too, including my mentor and Master Penman Michael Sull. Since it is capable of producing fine hairlines, I use it exclusively for my Spencerian practice as part of my Master Penman Certification Program. Its relatively large ink reservoir reduces the need for frequent re-dipping. And the best part? It can fit into most straight pen holders!

Summary:

  • Sturdy and durable
  • Medium flex (perfect for beginners!)
  • Relatively large ink reservoir
  • Produces fine hairlines
  • Fits into most straight pen holders

Get it here: *Amazon

The Zebra G

The Zebra G nib

Similar to the Nikko G, the Zebra G is also sturdy and durable with a medium flex. The biggest difference between the Nikko and Zebra G is their shapes. The Zebra G is slightly more curved than the Nikko G, which means that it won’t fit into all straight pen holders (except the ones with a universal nib insert).

Get it here: Amazon

The Hunt 101

The Hunt 101

This pretty one is a medium-sized pointed pen nib that is more flexible than the G nibs, making it usable for a wide variety of scripts. It’s flexibility makes it a great choice for both practice and commission work, as well as larger x-heights.

A truly versatile nib!

Get it here: Amazon

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The Hunt 22-B

The Hunt 22-B – bronze loveliness!

This nib is my go-to when I need to work with larger x-heights and a shaded script like Copperplate. Its high flexibility makes it capable of producing both fine hairlines and large shades. However, it is best used on smoother papers since it tends to snag the fibers on the rougher ones.

Get it here: Amazon

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The Hunt 513

The Hunt 513 Nib – monstrous, isn’t it?!

The 513 EF is a low-flex nib that is best used for monoline scripts like Business Writing, and speedy work. Its super large reservoir is perfect if you prefer not to dip your pen in ink every few minutes, plus it can be used on a variety of papers- both rough and smooth!

Get it here: Paper & Ink Arts

The Blue Pumpkin

The Brause Steno, or Blue Pumpkin, nib

The Blue Pumpkin, or Brause Steno, nib is easily identifiable by it’s characteristic blue color and unique shape. Similar to the Hunt 513, it also has a fairly large reservoir that is capable of holding ink for awhile. Since the tip of this nib isn’t super pointy, it is my preferred nib for working on rougher papers, like handmade ones for instance. It’s low flex makes it great for beginners, and is a special favorite for modern calligraphy.

Get it here: Amazon

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In Conclusion

Comparison of the nib sizes with a regular piece of gum
Comparison of nib sizes amongst themselves

There you have it – a nice collection of some of my favorite pointed pen nibs that can be used for a variety of purposes. Remember, you cannot use the same nib for everything. Each nib has it’s purpose and it’s imperative that you understand the differences between them. Some pointed pen nibs, for example, may be used on rougher papers where others might fail. Before you purchase your nib, remember to check its flexibility.

And always, always remember to experiment! Irrespective of whether you’re a calligraphy beginner or a seasoned pro, consider trying a new tool every month. This could be a new nib, a different type of ink or a new kind of paper perhaps. There are so many new tools to test that you’ll be doing yourself a great disservice by sticking only to one.

Comparison of the six nibs

Before you go…

Once you’ve tried a handful to supplies and found your favorite one, make sure you’re using that tool to its full capability. Allow the tool to do what it’s meant to do. This can be done by:

  • Using the nib on a variety of papers

Some papers have more tooth than others. LaserJet paper (this is the one I absolutely love using!) is way smoother than, say, handmade paper which is rough and coarse. Nibs that have pointier tips (like the G-nibs) will catch the fibers on rough papers much more frequently than those with not-so-pointy nibs, like the pretty Blue Pumpkin.

  • Trying different x-heights

Like I mentioned, some of these pointed pen nibs can be used for a fairly large x-height (upto 15 mm!), whereas some are best used for a 3 mm x-height.

  • Using different inks, including metallic and acrylic inks

This will also help you see for yourself how the consistency of the ink determines its flow. Many retailers offer ink sampler packs where you simply buy smaller quantities of different kinds of inks instead of full-sized bottles.

Also, don’t forget to prepare your brand new pointed pen nibs! When you purchase brand new nibs, most of them are coated with an oil or varnish to keep them safe from rust while in storage. Before you use your nib for the first time ever, get rid of these oils so that your ink can evenly coat the nib. Check out this blog post here that shows you exactly how to prep your new nib.

As always, if you have any questions or would like to share what your favorite pointed pen nib is, comment below! I love hearing from my readers!

*Psstt… I personally buy and use all these six nibs. However, this post contains affiliate links which means when you make a purchase using the links in this post, I get a small bonus (at no additional cost to you) to fund my monthly quota of cappuccinos.

Disclaimer: All images are strictly my own. Unauthorized distribution and/or reproduction is strictly prohibited and subject to copyright infringement laws.

The Best Calligraphy Nib for Beginners & Nib Basics

Having the best calligraphy nibs for your writing style are an essential part of pointed pen modern calligraphy. I believe that there is a nib for everyone out there and this guide should help you learn the basics of calligraphy nibs and give you the best starting point for you to jump into this art.

Nib Basics

First things first, the anatomy of a nib. For the rest of this post, I will reference a few of these parts so below is a breakdown of a calligraphy nib.

Anatomy of a pointed pen calligraphy nib

Shank – The back end of the nib that slots into the associated holder. Also, it contains the specific name of the nib and company. If you look closely you can make out “Zebra” on the image above.
Vent hole – The hole that allows the nib to “breathe” by allowing the proper proportion of ink to meet the page as you glide across. It also gives the nib some structural integrity by making it more flexible and therefore less brittle.
Slit – The incredibly small gap in between the two tines that grow when more pressure is applied.
Shoulder – The edge where the tine meets the shank and changes angles. It is important to dip a calligraphy nib to at least the shoulder but it may vary on the nib.
Tines – The separate halves of the nip that meet at the tip. The separation is exactly proportional to the thickness of your stroke.

The Best Beginner Calligraphy Nib is…

The Nikko G nib

In my opinion, the Nikko G Nib is the best calligraphy nib for beginners for three main reasons: its flexibility, its ink retention, and its strength. When I started modern calligraphy, I ordered a premade kit with some nibs and tried to give it a go, which met me with some pretty discouraging results. I and many others thought “Oh, I guess this isn’t for me” which is completely wrong. We just had the wrong calligraphy nib. What was needed was a beginner nib, with lower flexibility and a gentler learning curve than a wall!

1. Flexibility of a Nib

Nib flexibility comparison

When I first started learning pointed pen calligraphy I saw a number of nibs and didn’t see too many differences between them. Once I started purchasing and using them for myself, the biggest difference I started to notice was the flexibility. In the image above you can see the flexibility of each nib get higher as you go right. This means that the sensitivity is higher and therefore the difficulty, which means you just need more practice and generally a lighter touch. The Leonardt EF is not a bad nib, it is just if you are not careful you can drop all your ink into one blob (quite frustrating). They require a lot more practice but give you a much higher line variation for different styles of calligraphy.

2. Ink Retention

What I love about the Nikko G is that it holds a lot of ink, so you have to dip less than you would normally on a smaller nib such as the Leonardt EF. One less thing to think about when someone is learning for the first time.

3. Strength

A nib like this can last many months and with the proper care, a year and maybe more. They break eventually but if you buy a pack you get 10, so you really don’t have to worry about nibs for a LONG time (unless you want more variations).

Calligraphy Nib Care

Speaking about nib care, there are a few things you need to know when getting started and keeping them in good condition. First things first, when you take your nib out of the package it can’t be written with right away. Each one is covered in a chemical coating that helps the metal not rust over many years. This coating will affect how the ink writes on the page and will not write properly. There are a few ways online to clean the nibs of the manufacturers coating:

1. Boiling water or a lit match – It works but I do not recommend it as it can change the temper of the nib causing it to lower its life expectancy.

2. Gum Arabic – A quick dip into this solution and wipe it down with a soft cloth then wipe clean.

3. My personal favourite (Mostly because it’s easy and I already have it) is a glass of water, a drop or two of dish detergent and just brush it with a toothbrush. Totally works!

Soft toothbrushes can help clean your nibs!

It is also important to keep your nib clean from any residual ink. Before you put away your pen and nib rinse and quickly brush the ink off of your nib then dry it off. This will ensure the longevity of your calligraphy nibs.

Over to you…

Did I miss a nib you use? Is there a close contender for beginner friendly nibs that I should add? Let me know in the comments below.

I wish someone told me the things in this post when I was first learning. So here I am telling you if you are just getting started, and you pick some of these up you will not be disappointed.

Thanks for reading!

-Richard

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Zebra G Nib – Calligraphy and Lettering Blog


The Zebra G nib is manufactured by Zebra Pen Corporation, a manufacturer of writing instruments whose trademark was adopted in 1914 by Mr. Ishikawa. The story of how Zebra acquired their name is a unique one: Ishikawa wanted a name that was both memorable and easily understood internationally, so he flipped through an English/Japanese dictionary from the back, and stopped at the word “zebra.” After researching the animal, Ishikawa was please with its gentleness and strong familial instinct, two qualities that were personally important to him. He was also drawn to the zebra’s markings, which reminded him of calligraphic strokes. Today, Zebra Pen Co. sells a variety of lettering and writing tools, from ballpoint pens to mechanical pencils and everything in-between.



All calligraphy above was done with the Zebra G nib.

Artists are as follows:

Topher Kearby quote by Elke Wunsch from @wunschbriefe

“Show them How to Love You” by Claudia from @schreibkatze

White leaves by Lois Sparks from @thesparksdesigns

Flower drawing by Catherine Holland from @golandart


The Zebra G nib is one of our top choices for beginner calligraphers. When compared to other G nibs, the Zebra’s flexibility is a great middle ground between the stiffness of the Nikko G and the flexibility of the Tachikawa G. This pointed nib produces the finest hairlines of all G nibs, but holds the smallest amount of ink. Because they are more flexible than the Nikko, Zebra nibs don’t promote heavy-handedness amongst beginner users. This makes it easier for calligraphers to transition to other nibs as their skills grow; progressing from the stiffness of the Nikko to much more flexible nibs can be very difficult to get used to. Those who start their calligraphy journey with Zebra G nibs may more easily grasp using a soft touch.


Calligraphy by Esmaeil Bigdeli from @bigdeli_calligraphy


Although it still has the stiff and scratchy qualities of all G nibs, many users find the Zebra to be slightly smoother. That being said, we still recommend using these nibs on smooth surfaces like hot press watercolor paper or Rhodia rather than handmade papers or cold press watercolor paper. Zebra G nibs are also called Zebra Comic Pens, and are equally fantastic for manga, inking comics, and general illustration. These nibs are excellent for bold lines, stippling, cross-hatching, and a variety of other textures. 



The Zebra G is long-lasting, dependable, and strong. This nib makes a great introductory tool, as well as a reliable workhorse nib for experienced calligraphers. Try it for your next drawing or lettering project.

You can purchase Zebra G nibs here.

90,000 Calligraphy pens how to choose

Which nib to choose for an aspiring calligrapher?

I boldly declare: in my opinion, Nikko G is the best pen in the world and I dedicate this post to him. I have a crush on this nib and find it ideal for calligraphers for a variety of reasons.

For beginners, I always suggest starting with the Nikko G pen. This pen will save you a lot of frustration and encourage you to stick with your calligraphy! And now I will tell you why Nikko G is so suitable for the role of the first pen, where to buy it and how to use its full potential.

What is this pen?

Nikko G is a nib designed specifically for manga artists, authors of Japanese comics. And it turned out that it is great not only for drawing, but also for calligraphy! Someone uses it only for calligraphy, someone only for drawing. And there are people like me: who writes to them and draws.

The medium flexibility of this pen is ideal for beginners.

Why is Nikko G the perfect nib for getting started with calligraphy?

The main highlight is its medium flexibility.A more flexible nib is much more willing to draw wide downward strokes, easily spreading capillary slots, and just as easily transitions to thin upward strokes. Strong pen sensitivity is a dubious advantage for an aspiring calligrapher. (this is how she adapted the proposal)

When you press the pen, its capillary slots expand and create a wide stroke.

But many experienced calligraphers prefer the Nikko G nib over the highly flexible nib. The flexible nib is a real challenge for a beginner: their sensitivity is so high that they give a wide stroke even from seemingly light pressure! Therefore, for people who have not yet learned how to feel the pressure force, I do not recommend starting with a pen with a high sensitivity.And such a pen can simply catch on the paper and prevent the stroke from being completed.

Even with a slight pressure, the tips of the pen with high flexibility will simply spread apart! And for better or for worse – it only depends on your skill of using the pen!

Nikko G will provide you with a reliable support from the very beginning. With it, you can really figure out how best to work with the pen to get a great contrast between thin ascending strokes and wide descending strokes.

What are the advantages of the Nikko G pen?

Now I’ll tell you why you can fall in love with Nikko G! First, it is strong and durable. You can never tell in advance how long a pen will last, but even with my intense work Nikko Gs live up to a year!

If you want to know how to know when the pen needs to be replaced, read this article.

Secondly, Nikko G is flexible and fits perfectly in any pen holder. The same cannot be said about the little Brause EF66, for which a regular plastic Speedball holder will not work.And another significant benefit: Nikko G holds more ink than other nibs, which means you don’t have to dip it into the inkwell often. But it makes you nervous and distracts newbies!

Look how much ink it holds!

Very important to start with a suitable nib

I advise beginners Nikko G because I realized that it was with him that I needed to start learning calligraphy. So I recommend you this simple luxury, which I did not have in due time.And I used the Hunt Imperial 101 pen, which was in a cheap ready-made calligraphy kit that I unknowingly bought. This pen itself is not bad, but it is too sensitive for a beginner – it is easy to plant a blot with it and hook the tip to a sheet of paper.

Hunt Imperial 101 is great for writing, but only when you have a certain baggage of experience behind you.

You are probably wondering: why didn’t I start practicing with the Nikko G pen myself? It’s simple: when many years ago I was just mastering calligraphy, there was no information available for beginners anywhere.There were guides and tips everywhere for seasoned calligraphers and pros, and I had to sweat to find good tips and tricks that would keep my minds cool. At the beginning of the journey, I did not even understand the difference between the types of feathers. If I had then the current knowledge, I would have saved a lot of money and time by choosing the tools and materials, which are described in detail in the article “How to assemble an individual set of tools and materials for a beginner calligrapher”.

Summing up

Of course, everyone has the right to disagree with my statement that Nikko G is the ideal pen for beginners and will even be right: it may always turn out that working with some other pen will be easier for you! So don’t get hung up on one pen.But I will say that people more than once happily informed me that Nikko G really helped bring their skills to a new level or gave them confidence and strength to cope with the same trouble that I once had – with the thought: “I am not made for calligraphy, because I can’t even handle the pen ”. Now you know what a feather can ward off bad thoughts!

And please remember that the new nib needs to be cleaned of factory oil. This can be done by simply sticking it into a potato for 15 minutes.Read more here – How to clean a new pen.

Hope this post helped you!

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How to choose a calligraphy holder • ATcalligraphy

If you are a beginner in calligraphy, it will definitely be difficult for you to figure out a huge number of tools and materials on your own. Today I propose to talk about one of the most important tools of a calligrapher – the pen holder. For my review, I chose three popular budget models among aspiring calligraphers – a straight pen holder, an oblique nib with a Speed ​​Oblique plastic flange, and a classic pen holder with a metal flange.I will try to help you not to make the wrong choice.

First, it should be noted that all holders according to their device can be divided into two types – straight and inclined (oblique) holder. They are fundamentally different.

1. STRAIGHT HOLDER

When I first started doing calligraphy, I had no idea what tools are best to use. The local calligraphy art store offered only one option – a straight holder, which I bought without hesitation.

Pros of this holder:
1. Fits almost any pen.
2. Very affordable, can be bought at any art store.

Cons:
1. The main disadvantage, because of which I do not recommend this holder for beginners, is its inconvenience to use.

To write with this holder, you will need to keep your hand at an unnatural angle while writing. And here’s why: when writing, the pen should be perpendicular to the inclined line, usually the tilt is 50-60 degrees.In the photo, in comparison, you can see how your hand will lie when working with a straight holder compared to an inclined one. This will lead to the fact that the hand will get tired faster, it will be very difficult to keep the same slope all the time. In addition, if you first started practicing with a pen, it will be difficult for you to understand how the stroke is formed correctly, and then the letter. What can we say about the control of the pen, due to the listed factors, it will become very complicated.

Conclusion: If you are serious about a high-quality result, I recommend getting confused and purchasing an inclined holder.When I tried to work with a straight holder and switched to an inclined one, I was delighted with how easy it was to write, and the result immediately improved several times. A straight grip can be great if you are left-handed (then this is the best option for you). And also for sketches and calligraphic ornaments (drawing birds, curls, etc.)

2. OBJECT HOLDER WITH PLASTIC FLANGE

The flange is the main detail that distinguishes the straight holder from the oblique one. A flange is a plastic or metal piece to the left of the holder, where the pen is inserted and which creates the necessary slope when writing.
If you previously wrote with a straight holder, then, after switching to the oblique holder, you will feel that your hand writes itself 🙂 (it is so much easier to use). But, at first, it can be difficult to readjust, because if you have previously used a straight holder, then the hand is most likely already accustomed to a certain position when writing. That is why I recommend starting with a slanting holder so that you can immediately accustom yourself to the correct position of the hand and the paper sheet.

The advantages of this holder:
1.This is the most budgetary oblique holder.
2. Just like the straight holder, it can be used with almost all types of pens (but there is a nuance, which we will talk about further)

Cons:
1. This holder does not give full control over the pen due to the flange design.

And this is connected with this. In order to maximize the control of the pen when writing, the tip of the pen when placed in the holder should be visually on the axis of the holder, as in the photo. So, if we take the favorite nib of all beginners Nikko G, it will not be possible to install it correctly in this holder:

And the suitable nibs for this holder model – Gillot 404, 303 and 170 – are not quite suitable for beginners.Is this a big problem? This is a moot point. If I start using the holder with the pen not positioned correctly (off-axis), it becomes difficult for me as the pen control decreases. But, in my experience, for beginners this will not be such a big problem, because this moment is not the key point. So, abroad this holder, together with the Nikko G pen, is widely used at master classes.

Conclusion: I can say that this holder can be bought by beginners. It is definitely better for starting than a straight holder.If you are just interested in calligraphy and want to try it yourself, and at the same time, this is the best option. Plus, after this holder it will not be difficult to move on to work with holders with a metal flange.

3. OBJECT HOLDER WITH METAL FLANGE

This was my second holder after the straight holder. They come in plastic, wood or stone, in different shapes and sizes. Some even custom made to fit your hand.The most budgetary option is made of plastic, perfect for beginners and not only.

Pros:
1. This holder is fully compatible with the Nikko G pen.
2. Correctly placing the pen in the holder gives you complete control when writing.
3. It is possible to adjust the angle of inclination of the pen relative to the paper.

Cons:
1. One holder fits one type of nib. Those. If you first use a large Nikko G nib in it, then after a while a smaller nib (Gillot 303, Hunt 101, etc.)you won’t be able to use it with it, the pen won’t hold. The way out: purchase a second holder or a replacement flange for small nibs.
2. This holder is more expensive than the previous versions.

Thus, I strongly recommend that you start your calligraphy practice with an oblique (oblique) holder. I have used both options, and I can say that I will definitely not go back to the direct holder. The choice of model is yours. As you can see, they all have pros and cons. Based on your goals and budget, I’m sure you can find the right option.Hope I was able to help you a little with this!

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Broad-nib calligraphy tools – Study Calligraphy – tools and materials for calligraphy and lettering

Broad-nib metal nibs

Classical Western European calligraphy is a wide-nib pen. It is best to start training with broad-nib metal nibs. Today, metal nibs from Brause, William Mitchell, Speedball and Manuscript are very popular, and they all differ in shape (width and cut of the writing part, presence / absence of a quench holder, softness / stiffness) and purpose.

There are three types of nib cuts: right-handed, right-handed, left-handed, and straight. For left-handers, a special left-handed nib or a straight-cut rondo nib is required. A pen with a right-hand cut will be extremely inconvenient for a left-hander. Speedball, Brause and William Mitchell have left-handed nib kits designed specifically for left-handers.

Due to the high consumption of mascara, a special reservoir for mascara – the extinguisher holder – is attached to the broad-nib nibs (top or bottom, depending on the company).This allows you to write a few words without renewing the ink supply, which significantly increases the writing speed. Brause, Leonardt Hiro Tape and Speedball metal nibs have an upper quill holder, William Mitchell nibs have a lower quill holder (unfortunately, these nibs are often sold in our stores without quench holders, you can order them separately or make your own).

Please note that the Leonardt Hiro Tape Pen Cushions are easy to remove and slide over the pen. The closer the tip of the ink holder is to the slice (to the writing part), the easier the ink flows from the pen, and vice versa, the further you move it away from the tip of the pen, the weaker the ink will flow.These extinguishers often float down the sink when they are washed with the feather, so we recommend removing, washing and drying them separately. On the other hand, the Brause nib holder is tightly grooved and very difficult to remove.

It is best to fill a wide-nib pen with a small brush under the ink holder, also wetting the inner part of the pen near its cut with ink. Calligraphy masters recommend not dipping such nibs in ink, but using a brush, as otherwise the letters on the letter will turn out to be rough and numb.

There are two types of pen holders – straight and oblique. Straight nibs are suitable for writing with a wide nib. In order to start writing, the metal pen of your choice must be inserted into the holder: to the rim of the cylindrical socket, and not to its center (you need to insert it under the rim). The nib should be inserted as far as it will go so that it is firmly secured and does not dangle while writing.

After writing, rinse the nibs thoroughly with a brush (you can use a toothbrush) in warm water and wipe dry.It is best not to leave metal nibs in their holder so they don’t start to rust.

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Pens for graphics and writing

For ink graphics, special pens are used, which I will talk about here, since I myself washed for several weeks, collecting and organizing information on this topic. Hope you find this article and links helpful.

To begin with, an interesting point, we use the term “ feather “, which comes from a bird’s feather, as it is not difficult to guess.In English, this term sounds like “ dip pen ” (handle for dipping) or “ nib ” (beak, point). Link to an article in WIKI, where the classification of pens by material, line width, design and application is given. However, the downside to this article is that it is descriptive only and does not contain specific examples of pens.

Okay, we take as a basis the line of pen products of the British company Manuscript Pen Co Ltd and begin to understand what’s what.Link to the manufacturer’s page. Unfortunately, I did not find analogs of translation of most of the names of feathers in Russian.

1. Round hand nib
Classic European calligraphic nib used for round hand or Caroline Minuscule style. The basis of the style was laid in the scriptorium of the Abbey of Saint-Martin in Tours, France during the rewriting of the Bible. This style is considered good for those starting to learn calligraphy. Hereinafter, a link to the source.

2. Tape nib
Drawing pen with top tank for creating lines of fixed width. Reservoir is needed for
I think you can write to them just as well.

3. Italic nib
Calligraphy nib for the “Humanistic Minuscule” style, a simplified cursive version of “Caroline Minuscule”, which is now called “Italic”.

4. Scroll nib
A type of poster or drawing pen.It can also be used for various decorative effects, drawing frames.

5. Copperplate nib
This style of writing originally belonged to the copperplate engraver, then, such a font was taught in schools for future British clerks and was very widely used in the 19th century.
Due to the material and construction used, the Copperplate pen can write both very thin and very wide lines. The feather is very soft and requires some skill.
Copperplate nibs are usually named “EF” or “extra fine”.

There are special holders for the Copperplate nibs:

6. Poster nib
Nibs with a rounded front end and a reservoir for writing material. It is customary for us to call such feathers – poster.

7. Ornamental nib
Tank top nibs with round tip, which is used for elements of the same thickness in all directions.It is very convenient to put perfectly round dots.

8. Drawing nib & Mapping nib
Pens for sketching and drawing with a sharp tip. Drawing pens are larger in size and give a wider line than Mapping pens. The lithographic pen belongs to the same group, but it has a very thin and flexible tip that allows you to work out the smallest details of the drawing.
The famous “asterisk” feather belongs to the same group

9.General pen nib
General purpose pens for writing, sketching and drawing.
They have a sharp, often rounded tip.

10. Other nibs
Here I would include anything that does not fit into any designated category, such as modern replicas of classical instruments or something super modern.
Personally, I would mention in this category the glass nib, developed about 60 years ago.

Links for those interested:
http: // www.calligraphy.com.ua/
http://bibliotekar.ru/slovarZhivopis/144.htm

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How to properly care for pens

Many who are just starting to practice calligraphy often ask us how to properly care for metal nibs and how to prepare new nibs for writing. We’ve put together some tips to help you keep your tools in good condition for as long as possible.

I. New metal nibs

New nibs just bought are usually a little greasy to the touch – they are coated with special factory oil so that they do not rust or deteriorate while they are in the store in boxes and waiting for someone buy.As long as the oil is not washed off from them, the ink will not stick to the feather and will roll off of it. There are several ways to prepare a new pen for writing:
– Wipe the pen with alcohol;
– Clean the nib with toothpaste;
– Hold the pen over the fire of a match for a few seconds and then wipe it off with a napkin.

This will wipe the oil off the metal surface of the nib, open up the pores, and the ink will stick better and run off the nib.

II. While writing

During writing, specks of dust and pieces of paper pile periodically adhere to the pen, ink begins to dry on it, and the ink holder becomes clogged.We recommend placing a small glass of water and napkins on the table so that you can rinse the nib from time to time. A clean pen will drain ink better and will be much more enjoyable to write.

We also recommend not touching the nib heavily with your hands before writing, as a small layer of finger grease will remain on it and, as with new nibs, ink will drain less easily.

III. After writing

After you have finished writing, remove the pen from the holder, rinse it thoroughly and dry it dry.If the pen is very dirty and fits snugly in the holder, grasp it with a napkin. Take the time to wash and dry the feathers separately from their holders so they don’t start to rust in them. An unnecessary toothbrush is ideal for cleaning feathers.

If you write with a flat nib, please note that the Hiro Tape pen holder is very easy to remove – it is better to remove it and rinse it separately so that it does not accidentally fly off and float down the drain. The flat Speedball and Brause nibs can be cleaned under the extinguisher with a toothbrush.

IV. Storage

A small box, matchbox or nib container is best for storage. Do not keep nibs along with other tools – they can bend or become dull.

We also do not recommend storing wet nibs in their holders – they can start to rust and damage the holder’s attachment.

If you are putting nibs in a metal or glass container, it is best to line the bottom of the box with a napkin.This will make your feathers softer and not dull as you move the box.

V. Usage period

If, over time, the pen begins to strongly cling to the paper and drag pieces of fibers along, it means that it is dull and it is time to change it to a new one. But do not rush to throw out the old! Leave it in case you need to add decorative elements to your work with waterproof ink or acrylic. Some mascara dries up a lot inside the pen, does not wash well and thereby spoils it – an old unnecessary pen will come in handy here.

And our main advice – do not be afraid to experiment and try new things! All nibs are very different: each has its own advantages and disadvantages, its own characteristics, they are suitable for different surfaces and different writing styles, each has its own special line.

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How do I prepare a calligraphy pen for ink or ink?

Many aspiring calligraphers face challenges. The pen does not wet well, the ink on the pen runs out quickly, sometimes the ink flows down and drips like a blob onto the paper, people freak out and throw the whole thing into a far corner Friends, these problems do not apply to any one pen manufacturer.Almost any brand’s pen will behave in this “rebellious” way right out of the box / packaging.

There are several ways to bring the pen into working form, to unmount it for creativity. There are options with running a feather through a flame, processing with ammonia, etc. But I will tell you about the most, perhaps, the safest option.

So, what you need for this:

  • Toothpaste or detergent (washing powder)
  • Cotton swabs (2-5 pcs)
  • Clean rags, napkins
  • Running water

This is what a feather looks like, if you start using it immediately from the package, without processing.Pay attention to uneven wetting. The surface of the pen is as if “oily” and therefore the ink badly “clings” to the metal and is unevenly distributed, collected in large uneven areas.

We wash our hands with soap and start processing the pen itself. Despite the fact that the photo shows an example with toothpaste, I still recommend making a gruel from washing powder, stirring it well and treating both surfaces of the feather with the resulting composition.

Each side will take approximately 1-2 minutes.

After treatment with the detergent composition, proceed to rinsing the pen in running water.

Then blot and dry the pen thoroughly. Please note that no fluff or scraps of paper can get between the feathers.

After drying, you can start testing. Compare the result from the first photo and from the last one. The difference is obvious

After working with ink, the pen (and, if necessary, the holder itself) must be rinsed from the remains of ink, dried and only then put away for storage.

Successful creative work !!!

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How to choose paper for calligraphy?

10 Mar How to choose paper for calligraphy?

Added at 19:45 in the heading: training Author: Nikolietta

A beautiful letter is made up of many things: the viscosity of ink, the type of pen, the skill of the performer, even the humidity of the air! The choice of calligraphy paper is equally important.

When choosing paper, first of all it is worth deciding whether you need it for training or for presentation? And having already decided on the purpose of the paper, you should pay attention to its characteristics: density, surface quality, the presence of a protective top layer.

Training Paper

Finding the perfect combination of quality and value is important here. On the one hand, it is impossible to develop in writing on bad paper: the result will not be pleasing, the pen will behave unpredictably. On the other hand, you need to train regularly, so it takes a lot of paper, you can go broke on expensive paper. I used to train on A4 size office paper because it is cheap and sold everywhere. But the result was not at all pleasing: the lines turned out to be bold and spread.Now I do not recommend such paper to anyone.

The density of the training paper for calligraphy should be within the range of 90–120 g / m². This is an average density, such paper shines a little, you can put a prescription under it and not draw a markup every time.

If you see the inscription “For calligraphy” on the packaging of paper, most likely it will work, but no one can guarantee it with 100% certainty. Try, experiment and don’t rely entirely on the competence of the manufacturers.Over time, you will be able to determine with one touch whether the paper is suitable or not, but for now, I suggest taking a pen and ink with you to the store and checking the effect on samples.

In my experience, professional graphics paper has proven to be the best choice. I am using Fabriano gluing. Perhaps you know the best option, because it is impossible to try all types of paper. I’d be glad to read about your favorite types of paper in the comments.

Presentation paper

Requirements for invitation paper are stricter.Here you should not skimp on quality, then the result will delight both the master and the client. The main thing is appearance. The paper should not warp from ink, the lines should be accurate and even.

Good paper usually has the following characteristics:

  • composition – cotton,
  • density from 200 g / m2,
  • smooth surface, which does not cling to the pen (the exception is textured paper, if it is necessary according to your intention).

Designer paper shops help me out in choosing presentable calligraphy paper.Here you will find the widest variety of textures, the main thing is that the selected material is dense enough and cottony enough.

You can use handcrafted paper with a “live edge” to create stylish antique invitations. Of all that I have met, not a single such paper has caused any criticism, and writing on it was a sheer pleasure.

Professional watercolor paper made from 100% cotton with a weight of 300 g / m² is best suited for creating watercolors.If texture is needed, choose cold-embossed paper. If the choice is made correctly, she will never be driven away from the water. My personal choice is Torchon effect papers from Canson and Lana. I do not recommend Arches watercolor paper. It has a gelatinous coating that allows for a large number of fills, but does not react with ink in any way. Therefore, it can only be used for watercolors.

This paper is not suitable for us:

  • Too loose.Low-density paper with an uneven surface is easily torn with a pen, after which ink flows into the cracks. The result is mascara spreading in all directions, flowing strokes instead of straight lines, warped paper, an unaesthetic result.
  • Glossy paper. Too smooth surface of the paper does not allow the ink to fix, and it spreads with sloppy streaks. To prevent this from happening, pay attention to the composition of the paper: the more cotton it contains, the better.
  • Gelatinous coated.Watercolor paper is often coated with a gelatin solution to keep it from softening when working with water-based paint. But what is good for watercolor is not at all desirable for calligraphy. Gelatin creates the effect of a waxy coating on which mascara does not lie at all.
  • Coated paper. This is a paper for printing, thanks to the upper chalk layer, ink adheres well to it. But when working with a pen, it clings to the chalk layer.

Now you know everything you need to know to choose a good calligraphy paper.Buy the best and share your findings in the comments, ask questions about paper.

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Calligraphy. Where to begin? – Study Calligraphy – tools and materials for calligraphy and lettering

Classes in a group are also good because students motivate each other to continue studying, to do homework and final projects.Among the students there are always both those who are ashamed to ask a question once again, and those who will ask it for you. A group is a great place to make new friends!

Now there are more and more Russian-language online calligraphy courses. These can be ready-made recordings of courses and master classes without any support, or with the subsequent verification of homework by the teacher. And there can be lessons in real time using a video communication program. In the case of online classes, a beginner may need more time to understand the nuances of planting and handling the tool, since there is no way to directly observe the writing process.But with proper explanation from the teacher, difficulties may not arise.

If you are perfectly able to organize yourself for regular calligraphy practice, then Self Study is quite good. You do not depend on anyone for the time and duration of the session. You can master a new subject at your own pace. But in this case, one cannot do without books, curricula and a properly equipped workplace. If you have any questions, you can find answers to some of them in public videos on youtube or in blogs of experienced calligraphers.

The best results can be achieved by combining several teaching methods. For example, you can start with a tutor to avoid common mistakes and feel more confident. And then, already continue your studies at home at your own pace.

Experienced calligraphers go to independent practice. But even then, they continue to improve their qualifications in new courses or intensive classes. During training, calligraphers communicate, share experiences and inspire each other for new work.

90,000 I love calligraphy, but I’ve never done it before, what tips on what calligraphy tools should I use (for beginners)?

My first contribution is here.
I have no idea how to start learning Chinese, brushes, calligraphy. When it comes to western calligraphy, I have compiled a list taken from my blog @ BILL’S SPACE
I highly recommend newbies to read this post first and then click on the first lesson.Get to know the round alphabet first. I’m sure this will save a lot of heartache later.
First of all, there are so many products on sale and all of them should be a must for the aspiring scribe. For now, my advice is to forget all this. Keep it simple. Buy or make only what you need to get through the next leg of your journey. All pens and brushes around the world are useless if you don’t know what to do with them.
If you follow the Calligradoodles videos and use the accompanying worksheets, you will notice that all the elements are composed of pencil marks on paper.So, all we need to get started is a sheet of plain carbon paper, a ruler, and two pencils tied together with rubber bands. (Better than tape when it comes to sharpening). A board of some description, raised at an angle of about 20 degrees on your desk, or even in your lap (not good for your back!) Will be sufficient for the first few sessions.
So now you can build a semi-decent Roundhand and Latin alphabet and are ready to progress. You will need a pen and some ink, and again there are so many products that confusion can easily arise, so simplicity is better.
A fountain pen set with 4 to 6 nib sizes and a good supply of cartridges or ink is a good addition to your toolbox. A pair of pen holders and some wide nibs, plus a bottle of black calligraphy ink (not waterproof, they’ll clog your nib easily).
I won’t apologize here for directing you to Bill: art and calligraphy supplies. I get a small commission from Amazon for any sales, but please don’t feel like you have to buy here.The main reason for creating this A Shop was to illustrate the mind-boggling choices we only have in this discipline. The book section is stunning! If I can collect a few kopecks to recoup the costs, thanks for your order. The
Technik Art Layout Pad A / 3 is a handy addition right now. Only 50g / m2 means you can make one recommendation sheet and put it under each page. A good tip at this stage is to run the lines at 1/8 ″ intervals from top to bottom on this page.If you do it in landscape format, it will be much more versatile. When stacked under the actual work page, it’s easy to mark X more than 1,2,3 or as many lines as it takes to make up the x-height you need for the specific nib size you’re using. It will help you for the rest of your life. If you really need to draw lines, always draw them in multiples of 1/8 ″ according to the pen size. More on this as you progress.
Brause Calligraphy Set or William Mitchell Italic Right Hand.(Left-handed versions are available and you will find a really good left-handed book in the book department.) (See also Left-Handed Calligrapher, here at Bill’s Space, and for more support and information, try the Left-Handed Calligraphy Facebook group).
Handwritten pens by Leonardt Calligraphy are of particular value – set in italics and posters. A bottle of black handwritten ink or a set of three black, gold, red W&N ink will keep you busy for a while.
Now you need better quality paper to showcase your new skills, so the Daler Rowney A / 3 block might be your next choice. Why A / 3? It’s just that this size gives you more room for layouts. If you need a smaller format, it is not a problem to cut the page.
For line drawing, Rowney or any of the many boards or wire drawing machines available will make life a little easier, but I find that a square line running along a 2-foot ruler glued to my board is sufficient.Incidentally, I use a homemade lightweight table whenever possible. If you try this PLEASE USE ONLY IRON GLASS. Bill’s billiard and art supplies for artwork and calligraphy have a commercially available box featuring the Artograph. The “T” square is a handy addition and possibly a few essential drawing tools. You see. Your collection is already accumulating. But only with what you are using. Not just things!
Scribblers have kindly released 50 Calligraphy Tips.You may find them helpful.
By the way, when conducting a seminar, I usually ask participants to bring the following articles with them, if at all possible.
Drawing board, approximately 18 “x 24”. MDF or something similar would do, something that could create a bias for writing, i.e. a 4 “x 4” piece of wood, or perhaps a brick wrapped in a bag.
A ruler, preferably 2 feet, and a square.
Round nib set with pen holder and reservoirs.
Calligraphy fountain pen is a convenient addition for practice.(Any left-handed person will benefit by opting for oblique left-handed feathers.)
Calligraphic ink. NOT WATERPROOF. Avoid Indian ink, waterproof or not.
Gouache or watercolor. Coeruleum Blue and Vermilion. Winsor & Newton Gold ink. (Optional, but very handy.)
2, HB and I, 2H pencil. Brush 00. Cheap mixing brush. Palette or saucer. Water jar and kitchen roll.
A3 notebook or even a cheap sketchbook. If you have, good HP watercolor paper for your finished job
If you’re having trouble purchasing any commercial equipment, you can try going back to basics and making your own.Anyway, it’s a good idea to experiment with feathers, reeds, bamboo, tin cans, etc.

Calligraphy copybook print fedienko. Calligraphy for everyone. Romantic and artistic

Do you want to learn calligraphy but don’t know where to start? Then this post is for you. I’ll show you what tools to buy, how to hold the pen correctly, and provide a video on how to assemble and use it correctly.

Over the past few years, I have held seminars where I have taught beginners in modern calligraphy. I have also answered countless related questions by email. Therefore, I realized that it is necessary to create a post that will help you learn calligraphy from scratch! Today I will show you how to master this art in a few simple steps.

1. Mastering fake calligraphy

In my opinion, fake calligraphy is created with a regular pen (gel, ballpoint, etc.)rather than a pen is the best first step towards working with a pen. I think so for two reasons:

  1. A regular pen looks more familiar. You use it all the time, and you can use it to build muscle memory (later it will come in handy).
  2. Fake calligraphy isn’t just for beginners. Whatever your level, it will be a great aid when working on some projects. For example, the nameplate in Amy Style is pictured below.

Any calligraphy template set available for download from thepostmansknock.com starts with fake calligraphy boxes. If you don’t have one yet, I recommend the Amy Style set. This font is distinguished by straight vertical lines. Therefore, it is ideal as a starting point for both pen and stylus work for right-handers and left-handers. After practicing a couple of weeks in fake calligraphy and getting a good hand, you can grab the pen.

2.Putting together a starter kit for modern calligraphy

A detailed description of this set can be seen in the post “The optimal starter set of pens for modern calligraphy”. Here is a list of the most essential tools and links to them:

  1. 2 Nikko G pointed nibs
    . – You can find out why I think this type of feather is the best for beginners at this link. (Not sure how to distinguish between nibs? Look at the markings on the nib shank. It shows the manufacturer, for example “Nikko G”, “Brause EF66”.)
  2. 1 straight pen holder.
    – I am using Manuscript holders with universal flange. Any direct model will do, though. I love the General Cork Holders because they are comfortable to hold and also versatile.
  3. 120 gsm Laser Paper (32 #)
    is an inexpensive, high-quality paper that will prevent ink spreading and smudging.
  4. Sumi Ink and ink bottle with screw cap for storing ink
    .(You can also use Indian ink.) Both varieties are quite rich and with optimal viscosity.
  5. Art glass
    . “Basically, just take a glass of water. You will need it to rinse the feathers.
  6. Non-fibrous material
    (for example, dinner napkin). – Paper towels are fine too. But their fibers will constantly get stuck in the slot of the feather.

I suggest you assemble the calligraphy set yourself, and not buy a ready-made one.They usually consist of low quality tools that are not suitable for beginners. Moreover, their price is often overpriced.

3. We wash the feathers

All feathers are covered with a layer of factory oily grease, which retains their presentation until the time of sale. Remove it before use. To do this, I often just stick a feather in a potato! You will learn how and why to do this in the post by the link.

Once the grease is removed, ink will flow smoothly and evenly over the pen.If you do not do this, the pen may not write at all, or leave blots.

4. Cooking the pen

You can use a plastic Speedball holder. But I advise you to get a model with a universal flange. It is equipped with four metal “petals” and a ring, as in the photo below. This holder can be used with many different sized nibs, not just one kind. To learn more about the different types of direct holders, read the post here.

This is what the pen holder with universal flange looks like.

If your holder looks like the photo below, then you need to slightly bend the petals inward. They are often sold in this form.

To learn how to do this, watch the video below.

Having coped with this, you can proceed to pinning the pen. Insert the pen shank exactly under the hole in the ring as shown in the photo below.

If you fail, watch the video below.

With the correct positioning of the pen, it should sit firmly in the holder without wobbling.

Your pen is ready to go!

5. How to hold the pen correctly

Hold the pen in a standard way, like a normal pen. Squeeze the holder between your thumb and forefinger, leaving your middle finger on the back of the grip. Let your pinky and ring finger rest on the paper as you write. Read more on how to hold the pen correctly here.

6. Dip the pen into ink

Whichever pen you use, always dip it into the ink no deeper than the hole in the center of the pen. Otherwise, you will get too much ink, and it will fill the entire sheet as soon as you touch the paper.

Using the pen of ink, lightly tap it on the glass of water, shaking off the excess.

7. Start mastering modern calligraphy!

This is the Intensive Word Study section of the Janet Style Spelling Template.

The main difference between ballpoint pens and nibs is this: When tracing letters with the nib, keep the same angle between the nib and the paper. Do not keep it upright, try to stick to a 45-degree angle. If the angle is too large, the nib will cling to the fibers of the paper, causing the ink to lie unevenly. It is difficult to learn the correct technique of work without seeing it. To make it clearer for you, I shot this video.

Before starting any calligraphic project, I advise you to practice using the templates (again, the Amy Style set would be an excellent choice, because there is a video course on working with it).Print the recipes on laser paper and enjoy the process!

Common problems

The experience of teaching modern calligraphy gave me a unique opportunity to understand the difficulties and frustrations faced by beginners. Here is a list of the top six problems and their solutions:

  1. The pen clings to the paper. – Decrease the angle between the pen and paper. The higher you hold the pen, the harder it will be for you to work.
  2. Ink does not flow smoothly.- The way out is the same as in the previous case: try to maintain a smaller angle of inclination of the pen.
  3. Unable to draw a line of equal thickness. – Make sure the tip of the pen is firmly and evenly against the paper and you are holding it correctly. A video course can help you.
  4. The ink spreads. – This is due to the poor quality of the paper. Make sure you are writing on high quality paper (such as 120g / m2 laser paper).
  5. Your hand is shaking. – Read the post “Solving Calligraphic Problems: Pen Pressure and a Shaking Hand.”
  6. Other problems. – Read the post “The five most frequently asked questions about modern calligraphy.”

What to do next

In modern calligraphy, as in other pursuits, the most important thing is to constantly improve your skills. Everyone starts somewhere. I started like this:

And here is one of my last works:

To begin with, the best practice is template recipes. Again, for beginners, I recommend Amy Style, although any kit from thepostmansknock will work.com. While you are just getting to know the shapes of the letters, choose interesting projects for yourself. Take up other calligraphy-related arts (like this way of creating signs) and / or write nameplates on the table for a nearby event. Use the search engine at thepostmansknock.com. Now there are over 300 articles dedicated to teaching calligraphy and various projects. As long as learning brings you joy, your skills will improve.

Hope you enjoyed this beginner’s guide to mastering modern calligraphy.You can ask any questions in the comments. Thanks for reading my post. Have a great day!

Evgeniy

A team of teachers – activists of the public organization “Parent All-Russian Resistance” (RVS) – at the request of parents dissatisfied with the existing teaching methods in elementary school, adapted to modern realities and republished in 2016 the textbook “Arithmetic” for grade 1 authors A.S. Pchelko and G.B. Pole.

Why exactly the textbook Pchyolko? Read the review that we, the Vladimir branch of the RVS, received from a highly qualified primary school teacher – Raikova Larisa Nikolaevna, and which we publish today with her kind permission, and you will immediately understand why.+ Textbook “Arithmetic” for grade 1 in 2 parts / – “New edition” / RVS, 2016 In front of me lies the textbook “Arithmetic” for grade 1 by authors A.S. Pchelko and G.B. Pole. I turn over the pages and feel: it blows with something dear, kind and very familiar. I catch myself thinking that this is the smell of childhood, and vivid pictures of the wonderful school life of a Soviet first-grader pop up in my memory. I don’t remember which mathematics textbooks we studied in grade 1 in 1976, but for some reason the pictures from “Arithmetic” create the feeling that I saw it once upon a time … + As a teacher with 29 years of experience in teaching in elementary school I can say that the textbook “Arithmetic” by A.S. Pchelko (hereinafter TEXTBOOK) is sustained in the best traditions of the Soviet classical school and is aimed at ensuring that children form a solid arithmetic base, which would further contribute to the formation of a successful mathematical education of the child. The secret of the textbook is not in simplicity, but in accessibility, gradual presentation of the material. Someone will say that this textbook is primitive for modern children. I can object to this: who said that our children require difficulties, into which we plunge them from the first days of school life, pronouncing abstruse words and introducing the child into an incomprehensible world of abstract terminology for him? We, adults, for some reason decided for the children that the more a new child learns in a lesson, the smarter he will become? Is this so? … + It’s no secret that sometimes, in order to achieve high results, elementary means and techniques are required, and not something “over and above”.So this TEXTBOOK is able to help children achieve significant success in the study of mathematical sciences, because learning in it is based on the existing experience of children and in accordance with the mental and physiological development of children. It is also very literate that the authors skillfully use the visual-figurative thinking of first-graders and place an emphasis not only on the clarity of the textbook, but also on the objects and phenomena that surround the child in everyday life. And tasks of the type: “Show as many sticks as drawn sacks”, “Put as many circles as drawn cucumbers”, “Draw as many as …”, “Make such a figure out of sticks …” not only diversify the lesson, but make it active and activity, increase the motivational aspect of learning, reduce the threshold of fatigue in younger students.+ THE TEXTBOOK is quite saturated with tasks, which from lesson to lesson become complicated from simple to complex, which allows in practice to implement the principle of accessibility “from simple to complex”. All problem texts are based on the child’s life experience and contain great potential for the implementation of the educational side in lesson activities, for example: “Brother helped his sister make sticks for counting …” – mutual assistance, help to a friend, cooperation, friendship, etc., or “4 birches grew in the clearing, and the same number were planted in the fall…” – ecology, hard work, gardening, respect for nature, etc.e. Students gradually learn to solve problems, reason, prove the correctness of the solution, compose inverse problems, abstract and express themselves using mathematical terms. The TEXTBOOK is a really good tool and in the hands of an experienced teacher can make a serious breakthrough in the formation of mathematical education of junior schoolchildren and become a worthy competitor for other textbooks in mathematics, but … there is one point that may worry some: how will the geometric base of junior schoolchildren be formed? After all, all kinds of control, independent and verification work include geometric material? For myself, I would certainly find the answer, because it is possible to form the geometric component of mathematical education not only in the classroom, but also in extracurricular activities, which is an integral part of the implementation of the Federal State Educational Standard of the LEO, therefore, I would gladly offer children the optional “Visual Geometry” T.V. Zhiltsova and A. Obukhova. + In conclusion I would like to say: + “Dear” ARITHMETIC “! Welcome to the modern school! ” L.N. Raikova, teacher of the highest qualification category MBOU “Secondary School No. 1 named after Hero of the Soviet Union N.P. Kamanin ” Melenki, Vladimir region + Listen also to what those who worked on the revival of “Arithmetic”, with the goal of reviving classical education in our country, told about this textbook at a presentation seminar that took place on 20.10.2016 in Dubna. The video can be viewed at this link.

And to read the speech of one of the project participants – on this one. + Of course, RVS enthusiasts, who dream of returning classical Russian education to Russian schools, are not going to dwell on one textbook. At present, intensive work is underway to prepare for the publication of the entire range of textbooks for primary schools. Its results can be found on the RVS website. As V.V. Mayakovsky, “the work of hell will be done and is already being done.” If you are heartbroken for the education of our children, join us.The work is carried out on a voluntary basis. + Galina Solovyova, RVS

If so, then you’ve just come across the perfect article to do it.

Learning calligraphy is not an easy process, but with the right teaching materials it can take less time than you think.

What is calligraphy?

This term is borrowed from the ancient Greek language and means the art of beautiful writing.

Rather than just writing pretty letters, calligraphers are expected to follow a number of rules and traditions, including those that govern the placement and placement of letters in text.

How to master calligraphy? More importantly, does it really make sense to do this?

For example, if you are a designer, modern calligraphy is a great skill to add to your resume and the fastest way to attract clients with elegant logos, signs, cards, invitations, etc.

Our article on calligraphy for beginners will help you get to know all these things will both help you learn calligraphy and give your work a recognizable and individual style.

Here is our compact guide to calligraphy:

Learning Calligraphy – Getting Started

How to learn calligraphy? The first step along this path is to get the right equipment, including the best calligraphy pens. Calligraphy with a pointed pen will require you to learn how to use a fountain pen. Including one that is made of a metal tip – a feather, and attached with a special holder.
All similar calligraphy basics guides recommend these pens as they contain no ink inside and cannot do any damage – instead, you dip them in a special container while writing and benefit from their flexibility to experiment with different line variations.This way, your nib will never corrode or clog, despite the sheer amount of different inks you must use to complete your project.

How to use calligraphy pens? Here are the tools you will need:

  • Pens
  • Pen Holders
  • Paper that fits fountain pens
  • Ink

Feather

For beginners who are learning how to use a calligraphic pen, we recommend the Nikko G-Nib nib.It is relatively rigid and draws nice lines with the desired level of flexibility.

Pen holder

There are two types of pen holders: straight and oblique (oblique). The first look is better suited for vertical calligraphy styles, while the slanted holders make it easier to combine several different styles.

A high quality, affordable alternative is the Speedball Oblique Pen Nib Holder and the Tachikawa Comic Pen Nib Holder for Various Pen Nib – Model 25 (great for vertical styles as it holds more firmly than other similar pen holders ).

There are designers who use the same pen holder for all calligraphy pens, but we advise beginners to try a few different options before choosing one holder.

Paper

The roughness of plain paper will prevent you from using it for calligraphy. Other challenges include situations where your nib clings to paper and leaves annoying ink blots.

In addition, regular printing paper has more fibers and therefore absorbs ink and allows it to diffuse within the sheet, which is likely to be an obstacle to the sleek and clean lines that calligraphers aim for.

To make your calligraphy more effective and enjoyable, buy paper that is suitable for nibs and fountain pens. For example, the popular brand Rhodia, whose paper is very smooth and ink resistant. Several types of paper are available: blank, inline, or dotted.

Ink

There are several types of ink suitable for fountain pens, but beginners should always choose good quality black samples. Our choice is Speedball Super Black India, as this ink is very dark, waterproof, and in addition to that at a reasonable price.

As with any creative process, calligraphy is best done in a pleasant work environment.

A comfortable and well-organized table where you can place all your supplies and feel positive and relaxed is the best place to practice your calligraphy skills.

Choosing the best place to work

To get the most out of your calligraphy practice, choose a comfortable and relaxing place where you can rest your feet comfortably.Organize your supplies well and keep the area clear of clutter to allow enough room for your arms to move.

Writing paper should be placed on a special writing board or at least 5-6 sheets. This way, you have a soft surface that will allow you to write more naturally than on a desk, and the surface will not allow your paper to fidget.

Preparation of instruments

Make sure there is a non-fluffy towel and a cup of water nearby so you can clean the pen.Paper towels are also great, but keep in mind that the fibers can snag on the tip and cause irritating blots.

Your ink should be placed in a wide-mouth bottle or jar so that you do not touch the sides with the nib. And place the bottle where you can’t knock it over easily. Basically, your work tools should be within reach, but still at a safe distance. For example, we put them on a roll of tape or even close them to avoid risk.

As mentioned earlier, you must place the pen inside the holder. The easiest way to do this is to take the nib somewhere near its base and then insert the nib into the holder using its outer ring.

Make sure not to hold the nib by the nib, as this may bend and deform. To get it right, find the YouTube manual and follow the instructions.

Basic
strokes
calligraphy

The building blocks of calligraphy are thick downward strokes and thin upward strokes.Subtle upward strokes are easy to draw as you effortlessly hold the pen and move it upward.

Thick strokes, on the other hand, require more pressure as the pen is moved down. Of course, you must balance and combine both movements to get the best line change.

Before starting, dip the nib deep into the ink bottle, making sure the breathing hole on the back of the nib is completely closed. Wipe off excess ink from the side and you can start writing.

Here are the rules you should follow:

Downward strokes come first. Do not press too hard – this will help to observe the change in line thickness. This way you will also protect your pen.

Experiment with different loops and combine thinner ascending strokes and thicker descending strokes. Continuous loops will help you connect them and come up with the perfect combination.

Continue with thick downward strokes and slowly release the pen, working downward.

Change the order. Draw downward strokes so that they appear to flow downward.

Continue with ovals. Apply firm pressure on the left side and lighter pressure on the right side.

It often happens that a new pen draws two parallel lines instead of one, or “railways,” as experienced calligraphers call them. The reason is that you either pressed too hard on the nib or there is not enough ink left.

Equipment & Stroke Tips for Professionals

For those of you who are confident that you are starting to write professionally, we have prepared some embellishments to add to your beautiful lettering.

Variable letters

An easy way to give your writing a proficient look is to change the tilt. You can easily change the width of the strokes and the length of their connections. Start by changing the letter spacing and give the baseline a slanted, stepped, or curved look.

Changes like these can help change the feeling your letter produces, as well as the message it conveys. Is it formal, dynamic, or eccentric? Think about it!

You can also change the way the letters are formed, make them a little thinner, rounder, or even connect them differently.Do this a few times and you’ll come up with a completely new design for sure.

Swirls and decoration

You are learning calligraphy, so you need to make some squiggles. Squiggles can be added to your text like curls and loops to make it more beautiful and eye-catching. For example, you can cross heavy lines with lighter ones to show that you care about the visual balance of the text.

Another option is to decorate the calligraphy with special designs that match your words, or use banners to highlight important lines.The more complex your design, the smarter it will be to start drawing with a pencil and testing it.

Traditional calligraphy

Spencerian and Copperplate are excellent examples of traditional calligraphic handwritten fonts. There aren’t many font options out there right now, but their classic elegance is undeniable. Special projects may require you to become familiar with them, and it is also useful as a workout.

Perfect nibs

Your ideal nib should be sharp, flexible and responsive.This way, you can draw thinner lines and enrich them with spectacular and graceful finishes. For projects requiring delicacy, we recommend, in particular, three excellent nibs:

  • Speedball No. 101
  • Brause 361 Steno Blue Pumpkin
  • Brause 66 Extra Fine Arrow

None of these pens will be easy to use, but the effort will be worth it.

Useful tricks

You’ve just started to monetize your calligraphy skills, but something still looks completely wrong.You may be having problems using the pen, in which case you may find the following tips helpful:

If you have problems with strokes:

  • Instead of doing like everyone else, try faux calligraphy and see how the strokes look and are drawn. Write neatly and fill in the blanks. This way, you will simulate perfect lines and see what you actually have to do.
  • Practice on printable sheets until you learn how to make perfect letters.It is not hard to find samples of basic strokes and uppercase letters on the Internet.
  • Start with lighter pencil sketches and tracing them slowly with the pen. Once the ink is dry, erase all traces of the pencil.
  • Big letters make it easier to see critical errors.

If your letters have a sloping slope:

  • Use the incline guidelines as you exercise. Draw one of your own using a protractor, or even use plain paper.Place the sample page under the sheet to make the process easier.
  • Rotate the paper to create the correct slant. You will immediately see which position is best for you.
  • To avoid rotating the paper, replace the current pen holder with a tilted one.

If your hand is unsteady or tired:

  • Use the training strokes to warm up
  • Hold the pen loose and shake your hand
  • Move your entire hand, not just your wrist, as you write.
  • Spend more time training. Get more exercise even when you are just using your phone. This will help make your hand move smoothly and naturally.

If ink just doesn’t stay on the pen

  • Some of the newer nibs have a very thin layer of oil that may not match your ink. To prevent a serious problem, wipe it with rubbing alcohol (or a soft toothbrush and paste) or simply run it through a flame.
  • The problem may also be that there is dried ink on the nib interrupting ink flow. If this is the case, take a nib cleaner and clean it out.
  • Please note that a regularly used pen requires periodic cleaning and maintenance. To clean it properly, take it out of its holder, brush it gently and let it dry before using it again.

If your job may require some update:

  • Change nibs and try some new ones.
  • Change ink. You can find many types of ink suitable for calligraphy, but fountain pens can usually carry any liquid that can leave marks when applied to paper. Some designers even prefer to use unconventional methods and make their drawings using watercolors, coffee or berry juice.

Select style

Unlike calligraphers of the past, designers today can choose any style they like, or even master multiple styles professionally to complete a variety of projects.As discussed earlier, knowledge of several styles of calligraphy is useful for showcasing a writer’s personality, conveying an important message, or simply complementing a formal occasion. Here are some popular ideas that might inspire you:

Combining styles

Just because the tone is classic and vintage doesn’t mean the font won’t look modern. Combining these styles will impress everyone who sees your work, from your friends to the Queen of England!

Elegant calligraphy

Writing can be fun and challenging at the same time, and elegant calligraphy is proof of that.Mixing classic lettering with energetic swirls is the best choice you should use in your wedding invitation design and other special occasions.

Romantic and artistic

Has it happened to you that a particular thin font reminds you of romance?

These lace lettering features beautiful steep swirls that are suitable for sophisticated caps and invitations that will grab your guests’ attention.

Eccentric

Whimsical lettering feels light and relaxed and usually inspires us to think about fairy tales and escape from reality. This is because of their flowing baseline and dynamic angles that this font style defines our mood, how a well-written poem makes us dream of adventure.

Cheerful font

Regardless of age, you are always attracted to pretty invitations – a trick that designers often use.The ideal typeface for invitations like this is fun, done with playful baselines and rounded letters to set a good tone for the times.

Important
facts
o
calligraphy

  • Calligraphy is not learned overnight. You must practice as often and often as possible.
  • It will take no more than two hours and a few tries to find out if you can really do calligraphy.
  • If you’re not 100% focused, it won’t work.And this is the end of the story.
  • Calligraphy is not only how you write, but what you write. This is why you should always write “real” words and convey a meaningful message.
  • You must learn continuously. By doing this, you will discover a vast world that will captivate you and make you search for more. This entertaining process is simply unmatched.
  • There is a difference in quality, so make sure you buy high quality materials and accessories.
  • Calligraphers are generally friendly people and great conversationalists. As such, they are your best source of information and inspiration, and you should start looking for a mentor immediately.

Top Five Calligraphy Options

In the following we outline the most important basic principles of calligraphy, categorized into five different approaches, sets of lines and letterforms. This section will also help you learn about the different tools and techniques that can be used for your projects, and we encourage you to try them all.

Twin pencils

Twin pencils are simple and very useful for those who draw calligraphic letters. They can also be used to create large and attractive lettering for posters, banners, and similar promotional materials.

You need a pair of well-sharpened pencils and two rubber bands. First, scrape off some of the side of the pencils so that they fit snugly together.

Leave them together in an upright, downward position and make sure their tips are at the same level when touching the paper.For this purpose, you can secure them with tape or rubber bands at both ends.

Then take the double pencil and hold it in the usual drawing position. Ideally, it should be pointed at an angle of about 45 degrees.

While both pencils are placed on the paper, lightly press down on them and slide them forward and to the left. The distance between their points is what forms the so-called “invisible feather”.

When you move your hand, you will draw a double line, and if you choose to draw circles by pointing them in one direction, your double pencil will create unique thin and thick ribbons with unmatched precision.

If you are not comfortable with the angles of the pen, think carefully about all movements and directions.

This process requires three different skills: working with the pen angle; direction of hand movement; and the correct pressure on the paper.

Markers

These handles are more than comfortable, very bright and, most importantly, much cheaper than all similar tools.

Of course there are downsides, and the ink of these pens tends to fade over time, or maybe look too heavy and can be easily damaged by the slightest pressure.This is why these pens are a great training tool, but not the best alternative for important projects.

To choose a marker for yourself, take a pen and a piece of paper. First, take two markers: 3-5 mm and 1.5-2 mm. Start with the wider

You also don’t have to worry about paper: markers write well on printer paper, parchment (not the best for beginners) or similar materials.

Pressing should be light and even, as many calligraphers undergoing training make the mistake of pressing too hard.This will not improve the work of the marker, but will only ruin it. On the other hand, maintaining contact with the paper will yield much better results.

Touch the paper with only one corner of the nib, then try another to see what your letter will look like.

Place the nib all the way down on the page, and then rock it slowly: do you feel that one corner is not touching the paper and the other is still on the paper? It’s almost like magic!

This time, place the full width of the nib onto the page, making sure both corners touch it appropriately.Remember that this is the perfect writing contact, and if you push harder, any corner of the nib will come off the paper.

Pen tilt and pressure are two different points, and the pen should point to the left and forward approximately 5 degrees. While doing this, the hand should be moved to draw the faint and beautiful ribbons.

For clearer lines, consider buying a higher quality marker, but you should only think about it after you feel confident in practical calligraphy professionally.

The best set at the best price we recommend is the Sharpie Calligraphic, which contains 12 nibs in different colors and sizes; and the Staedtler Duo – a set of 2 good quality markers. An excellent set that won’t smudge or drip is called the Calligraphy Pen Set and comes with four lightfast inks in primary colors.

As discussed earlier, there is no point in buying specialty calligraphy paper while you are learning, as printer paper is cheaper and suitable for our purposes.

However, if you find persistent ink stains annoying, you may want to consider buying Ampad office notebooks or heavy drawing paper such as those used in the UK, but keep in mind that this will cost a little more.

Calligraphy with refillable and cartridge pens

You will need: pen, separate ink supply (refill bottle or included cartridge).

Refillable fountain pens and cartridge fountain pens work as follows: Each pen has a large reservoir filled with more liquid ink, and this ink will flow through the body baffles controlled by an internal mechanism.This way, the ink will flow directly into the nib unit and easily be applied to the page.

With this pen you also get several different nib sizes and a wide variety of cartridges for use with the main body of the pen.

The biggest advantage of using refillable and cartridge pens is that they are easy to work on horizontal surfaces thanks to their advanced mechanical ink flow control mechanism.

Unlike fountain pens that need to be dipped in ink, these pens run out of ink in the middle of a word and are certainly a much safer option for awkward beginners.

The cartridge ink is thinner so it doesn’t dry out and clog the insides of your pen. It also gives them a lovely delicate look when applied to paper.

The nib itself is also quite stiff, considering that its mechanisms must be screwed into the body. This means that cartridge ink, combined with a flexible and responsive nib, can truly transform your entire calligraphy experience.

Just like fountain pens, cartridge-refilled pens flow effectively.

This does not change the fact that ink remaining inside the pen over time can dry out and clog, making it necessary to maintain it properly. You will need to wash the nib thoroughly, but you can never remove all the ink stuck in their reservoir.

Refillable and cartridge pens are considered by calligraphers to be the most comfortable to use and are common on many popular websites. For this reason, beginners are strongly encouraged to use them.

Fountain pens and quills

There are many different types of pens, but there are a few basic principles that apply to all fountain pens. For example, all fountain pens are made up of the following:

  1. Pen Holders
    – The holder is the area that the writer will squeeze while working, and therefore should be comfortable and soft on the hand. Most often, holders have internal metal fittings on either end of the pen so you can move them around safely.
  2. Feathers
    are the metal ends of the handle that have two separate pieces and an elongated “tongue” that holds them together. Their nib has a square slit to make full contact with the paper, and is usually flexible enough to allow ink to be distributed smoothly and evenly over the surface.
  3. Reservoirs
    The
    is sometimes found within the structure of your nib and looks like small tilted bowls on the side used to feed ink into the slot.Some of them look like individual metal cups that you must clip onto the nib before you can use them, including the ones on the top and bottom of the nib. The main function of the reservoirs is to collect some ink and support it at the top of the slot so that you can write at least a few words before refilling them with ink again.

The reservoirs will not always be inside the pen, which allows you to buy each of the three elements separately, namely to mix and match them with each other.The options are endless and cannot be combined in one guide, but the experience of popular calligraphers can help you make the right decision.

As a beginner, you may also want to save time and effort, and therefore consider purchasing a pre-assembled calligraphy kit. In most cases, you will be given 4-6 different nibs with holders and reservoirs, and they will cost less than if you bought them separately. Once again, we recommend the Speedball Calligraphy Kit, which has a holder and even 6 different nibs.

Ink may not be included in your kit, so start looking for a suitable ink.

Best Fountain Pen Ink Types

Best results are obtained with opaque and thick inks such as Chinese, India or even gouache paints that you have previously thinned to achieve the consistency you want.

For faint strokes, you might consider the watery ink typical of fountain pens.

Instead, you can grab a medium sized brush suitable for watercolors and then refill the reservoir at the top of the nib slot.

Sloped Calligraphy

The fountain pen makes it easier to write on inclined surfaces than on a regular writing desk. This includes easels and a board that rests on your lap and is supported by the edges of the table. Calligraphy is time consuming, so make sure you’re comfortable with it.

  • First, select a stable writing surface that will not slip.
  • Adjust the seating position and make sure you are comfortable and relaxed.
  • If possible, fix the surface of the paper to an incline (you can use office play dough (Blu Tack) and duct tape).

If you are using a quill pen or fountain pen:

  • Keep the ink / paint open and place it next to a hand you are not writing about.
  • Choose a good “parking spot” to safely dunk the pen and avoid splashing ink onto other surfaces. You can bring a small saucer that will hold your tools when you are on a break or when you have a phone call.

Please note: Refilling the pen by dipping into an open ink bottle will cause ink to spill onto the holder and eventually get your fingers dirty as you work.

How to thread the nib:

  • Place the handle in your hand and hold it horizontally
  • Lower the priming pipette or brush so that you can collect only a few drops.
  • Keep the pen horizontal while drawing ink into the reservoir.
  • Replace the saucer and place the pipette / brush on the saucer and leave the handle in a horizontal position. Otherwise, you may have to clean ink stains from your knees.
  • Take a sheet of scrap paper and check how the ink drains on each side of the slant board. Only then will you be able to complete basic tasks.

Your choice of ink, nib and writing surface will determine how often you need to refill the reservoir. At best, you will do this after a few words, not a few letters, but it can also depend on the speed at which you are working.

The same rules apply when you use a quill pen. Unlike steel nibs, a quill nib is more flexible and wears out faster, especially when you use it on cheap and stiff paper.

The layman can tear paper with a quill pen and fountain pen.

If you are not sure if you know what you are doing, we recommend that you look for similar calligraphy techniques that require less effort to learn.

Calligraphy with sponges and flat brushes

Here comes the dirtiest (approx.- because you’re more likely to get your hands dirty) The approach to calligraphy we prepared in this guide is:

The thinner the sides of the hand, the better results you will achieve. Recommended width is 6 to 20 mm, preferably with a stiffer texture (eg sable and nylon instead of bristles). Flat brushes are long and short, the latter being considered the best option that maintains control over the line due to the fact that they are short and stiff.

You can take a regular cleaning sponge and cut it into cubes, then turn it into the most amazing calligraphy tool.Remember to protect your hands from ink with rubber gloves when using.

There are several important differences between writing calligraphy with a pen and a flat brush.

The brush, for example, is very flexible and soft and will respond to more pressure, creating thicker lines, and this is not what traditional nibs actually do. Another feature of brushes is that they tend to run out of ink quite quickly, and they happen to create a modern texture and a unique, rough look.

The best way to use brushes is on an inclined surface (approximately 30 degrees). However, horizontal surfaces will also work well.

However, you must control the pressure you apply, as any change can affect the legibility of your lines and cause ink to flow down the page. But of course you can do it on purpose (looks absolutely amazing!).

Another interesting effect of sponges is that when working with ink, they create blotchy (non-uniform) effects similar to lines drawn with a brush, and create interesting contrasts and fading lines that look very attractive.

Ideally you should use a viscous and matte ink such as India, very watery poster paint, or thinned gouache paints for your sponges and brushes. The liquid and watery ink will not last long on the sponge, and thus your letters will look sloppy and uneven.

The biggest advantage of using sponges and large brushes is that they leave enough space and wet ink on the letter line for you to add additional colors, mix them in an interesting way, or just let them drip.

When mixing several colors in one letter, take a small volume – any bright color (white is fine too) and draw the base of the letter shape. Then place it on a horizontal surface and pour in a few drops of darker and more contrasting colors. Do not move it until it is completely dry, unless you originally intended to mix the paints and achieve a unique color.

Mastering artificial calligraphy

Artificial calligraphy is essentially modern calligraphy created with a standard pen (gel, ballpoint, etc.)etc.). For many designers, standard pens help to fully familiarize themselves with calligraphy, and there are two important reasons for this:

The point is that standard pens do not intimidate the beginner and are often more flexible and more accessible than fountain pens. After all, these are the tools you’ve been using ever since you can remember, and you already have enough muscle memory to work and create beautiful calligraphy.

However, fake calligraphy isn’t just for beginners. Regardless of your professional level, you may find it useful for your important projects.

Build your own calligraphy fountain pen set

Here’s what you need:

  • Pair of nibs from Nikko G – At the beginning of this post, you had the opportunity to learn more about the quality of these nibs, often cited as the best choice for beginners.
  • Straight handle. The Manuscript pen is a good choice as it has a versatile pen insert. We also recommend General cork holders for their flexibility and ease of use.
  • 32 # Laser jet paper – Or just take printer paper. It is an economical solution that still prevents ink bleeding.
  • Screw cap bottles and Sumi ink (India ink works well as well). Both ink grades are matte and will provide the desired viscosity.
  • Water – You will need a cup of water to clean the pen from time to time.
  • Non-fibrous towels and textiles. You can also use paper towels, but you must be careful not to allow the feather to catch on the fibers

Rather than buying expensive, overpriced beginner calligraphy kits, we recommend that you build your own and choose only those tools that are beginner-friendly, affordable, and truly useful to you.

Feather cleaning

When buying, all feathers are in factory oil, as this oil helps them to maintain their presentation and prevents them from deteriorating. At the same time, it is almost impossible to have oil and ink on the nib at the same time, so clean the nib thoroughly before using it.

Once you’re done, you will see the ink flow down the nib smoothly without blotting the paper like it would with oil on it.

Fountain pen assembly

Most beginners choose plastic Speedball pens because of their Nikko G nibs, but there is nothing wrong with using universal pen holders.

These holders have a rim and 5 metal petals, allowing you to use many different sizes and types of nibs.

How to hold the handle

Holding a fountain pen is no different from holding a standard pen. This means you still have to use your thumb and forefinger by squeezing the holder and placing your middle finger behind the handle for extra support. When drawing, use your ring finger and pinky to draw faint lines.

Dipping the pen into the inkwell

It doesn’t matter which nib you use – the quality of your writing will still depend on how deeply you dipped it.

Technically speaking, this means that you submerge the nib just above the vent (center) so that you don’t put too much ink on the nib and let it drip while you write.

You should also shake the nib vigorously over a cup of water to make sure any excess ink has dropped.

You are ready to go!

The main difference between regular ballpoint pens and fountain pens is the tilt angle: modern calligraphers must be careful to maintain the angle of the pen relative to the paper.

You should never hold your pen upright, but write at a 45 degree angle between pen and paper.

Also, do not hold it too vertically, as the pen can catch on the fibers of the paper and affect how the ink flows.

Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin … Do you hear? These are our fingers tapping on the keyboard of a laptop or smartphone. We are typing SMS, typing a post and, it seems, are completely banishing handwritten letters from our lives. But handwriting is great exercise. Develops concentration, attention and relieves stress.

It’s so good that we have calligraphy. Beautiful letters. Refined lines. Delightful lettering. You can master it yourself. We have just released a copybook for calligraphy and cursive writing in Cyrillic. “A” and “B” in all their glory.

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Cyrillic beauty

Yes, it’s easy to get your phone out and fill in a note. But calligraphy is more than just writing down information. This is art therapy and pleasure. Let’s not deny ourselves it.

For some, calligraphy is a meditation that helps to find peace of mind. For some – creative recharge. And for some it is a way to multiply design forces. An inexhaustible source of beauty and self-improvement.

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How to teach a first grader to write beautifully? Writing will help here. Daily exercise will help you develop calligraphic handwriting.

Danila went to first grade. In the first two quarters of the letter he learned, learned to read, there are no problems with the account either.

Difficulties arose only with the letter.Well, he does not get beautiful letters, even cry.

The current recipes for first-graders for some reason do not at all provide for the development of a beautiful calligraphic handwriting.

Not long ago, notebooks for such kids were in a frequent oblique ruler, each letter fit into its own frame. I’m not even talking about the fact that at first the first-graders wrote sticks, hooks, squiggles for a long time and persistently, and only then moved on to writing the letters of the alphabet.

It is clear that in our computer age, it is much more important to be able to quickly type texts on the keyboard than to write beautifully by hand.But the first grader is praised or scolded precisely for the written text.

This is why we decided to download and print the correct recipes. But it turned out that on the Internet it is not so easy to find what suits the first graders.

Here is a more or less suitable option:

90,000 Online course by Maya Lebedeva. Calligraphy with a sharp pen around

An effective course of calligraphy with a sharp pen, full of practice. We’ll start with the basics and work our way up to creating letter patterns, leaf-format compositions.As a result, you will learn how to make beautiful signatures and enjoy the writing process.
Get beautiful writing skills by plunging into the world of calligraphy!
What is this course about?

A rich course of calligraphy with a sharp pen, in which you will learn not only to confidently write the letters of the Cyrillic alphabet, but also to combine them into words and text. The program covers the minimum necessary for a beginner: tools and materials, how to sit and hold the pen, warm-up, upper and lower case letters, interesting exercises and tasks for decorative patterns.The course examines the general rules and laws of calligraphy, examines in detail some “special” graphemes, and at the same time there is space for your creativity.

What will you learn?

The result of this course will be practical skills. You will learn how to sign postcards, seating cards, as well as arrange your favorite phrases in a format.
Methodological manual

Students of the online course are given a methodological manual with prescriptions of letters and exercises, as a cheat sheet for the future.You can return to the course materials at any time.
What do you need?

Minimum set of tools: sharp pen, oblique or straight holder, ink, practice paper.

Detailed list:

1. A sharp nib (I recommend Nikko G or Tachikawa G for beginners, but if these nibs are not available at your local store, any other sharp nib will do).

2. Oblique or straight pen holder.

3. Black ink: Gamma.

4.Calligraphy gouache, black and white (or any available white).

5. Dry watercolor (finetec, kuretake) for final work.

6. Printer paper (80 gsm) for practice (Navigator).

7. Colored paper without relief, density 250-300 g / sq.m.

8. Ruler, pencil.

9. Tracing paper for the bonus lesson

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90,000 Recipe for adults to print. How to learn to write beautifully. Romantic and artistic

Do you want to learn calligraphy but don’t know where to start? Then this post is for you.I’ll show you what tools to buy, how to hold the pen correctly, and provide a video on how to assemble and use it correctly.

Over the past few years, I have held seminars where I have taught beginners in modern calligraphy. I have also answered countless related questions by email. Therefore, I realized that it is necessary to create a post that will help you learn calligraphy from scratch! Today I will show you how to master this art in a few simple steps.

1. Mastering fake calligraphy

In my opinion, fake calligraphy – created with a regular pen (gel, ballpoint, etc.) rather than a pen – is the best first step towards working with a pen. I think so for two reasons:

  1. A regular pen looks more familiar. You use it all the time, and you can use it to build muscle memory (later it will come in handy).
  2. Fake calligraphy isn’t just for beginners. Whatever your level, it will be a great aid when working on some projects.For example, the nameplate in Amy Style is pictured below.

Any calligraphy template set available for download from thepostmansknock.com starts with fake calligraphy boxes. If you don’t have one yet, I recommend the Amy Style set. This font is distinguished by straight vertical lines. Therefore, it is ideal as a starting point for both pen and stylus work for right-handers and left-handers. After practicing a couple of weeks in fake calligraphy and getting a good hand, you can grab the pen.

2. Putting together a starter kit for modern calligraphy

A detailed description of this set can be seen in the post “The optimal starter set of pens for modern calligraphy”. Here is a list of the most essential tools and links to them:

  1. 2 Nikko G pointed nibs
    . – You can find out why I think this type of feather is the best for beginners at this link. (Not sure how to tell the difference between nibs? Look at the markings on the nib shank.It lists the manufacturer, for example “Nikko G”, “Brause EF66”.)
  2. 1 straight pen holder.
    – I am using Manuscript holders with universal flange. Any direct model will do, though. I love the General Cork Holders because they are comfortable to hold and also versatile.
  3. 120 gsm Laser Paper (32 #)
    is an inexpensive, high-quality paper that will prevent ink spreading and smudging.
  4. Sumi Ink and ink bottle with screw cap for storing ink
    .(You can also use Indian ink.) Both varieties are quite rich and with optimal viscosity.
  5. Art glass
    . “Basically, just take a glass of water. You will need it to rinse the feathers.
  6. Non-fibrous material
    (for example, dinner napkin). – Paper towels are fine too. But their fibers will constantly get stuck in the slot of the feather.

I suggest you assemble the calligraphy set yourself, and not buy a ready-made one.They usually consist of low quality tools that are not suitable for beginners. Moreover, their price is often overpriced.

3. We wash the feathers

All feathers are covered with a layer of factory oily grease, which retains their presentation until the time of sale. Remove it before use. To do this, I often just stick a feather in a potato! You will learn how and why to do this in the post by the link.

Once the grease is removed, ink will flow smoothly and evenly over the pen.If you do not do this, the pen may not write at all, or leave blots.

4. Cooking the pen

You can use a plastic Speedball holder. But I advise you to get a model with a universal flange. It is equipped with four metal “petals” and a ring, as in the photo below. This holder can be used with many different sized nibs, not just one kind. To learn more about the different types of direct holders, read the post here.

This is what the pen holder with universal flange looks like.

If your holder looks like the photo below, then you need to slightly bend the petals inward. They are often sold in this form.

To learn how to do this, watch the video below.

Having coped with this, you can proceed to pinning the pen. Insert the pen shank exactly under the hole in the ring as shown in the photo below.

If you fail, watch the video below.

With the correct positioning of the pen, it should sit firmly in the holder without wobbling.

Your pen is ready to go!

5. How to hold the pen correctly

Hold the pen in a standard way, like a normal pen. Squeeze the holder between your thumb and forefinger, leaving your middle finger on the back of the grip. Let your pinky and ring finger rest on the paper as you write. Read more on how to hold the pen correctly here.

6. Dip the pen into ink

Whichever pen you use, always dip it into the ink no deeper than the hole in the center of the pen. Otherwise, you will get too much ink, and it will fill the entire sheet as soon as you touch the paper.

Using the pen of ink, lightly tap it on the glass of water, shaking off the excess.

7. Start mastering modern calligraphy!

This is the Intensive Word Study section of the Janet Style Spelling Template.

The main difference between ballpoint pens and nibs is this: When tracing letters with the nib, keep the same angle between the nib and the paper. Do not keep it upright, try to stick to a 45-degree angle. If the angle is too large, the nib will cling to the fibers of the paper, causing the ink to lie unevenly. It is difficult to learn the correct technique of work without seeing it. To make it clearer for you, I shot this video.

Before starting any calligraphic project, I advise you to practice using the templates (again, the Amy Style set would be an excellent choice, because there is a video course on working with it).Print the recipes on laser paper and enjoy the process!

Common problems

The experience of teaching modern calligraphy gave me a unique opportunity to understand the difficulties and frustrations faced by beginners. Here is a list of the top six problems and their solutions:

  1. The pen clings to the paper. – Decrease the angle between the pen and paper. The higher you hold the pen, the harder it will be for you to work.
  2. Ink does not flow smoothly.- The way out is the same as in the previous case: try to maintain a smaller angle of inclination of the pen.
  3. Unable to draw a line of equal thickness. – Make sure the tip of the pen is firmly and evenly against the paper and you are holding it correctly. A video course can help you.
  4. The ink spreads. – This is due to the poor quality of the paper. Make sure you are writing on high quality paper (such as 120g / m2 laser paper).
  5. Your hand is shaking. – Read the post “Solving Calligraphic Problems: Pen Pressure and a Shaking Hand.”
  6. Other problems. – Read the post “The five most frequently asked questions about modern calligraphy.”

What to do next

In modern calligraphy, as in other pursuits, the most important thing is to constantly improve your skills. Everyone starts somewhere. I started like this:

And here is one of my last works:

To begin with, the best practice is template recipes. Again, for beginners, I recommend Amy Style, although any kit from thepostmansknock will work.com. While you are just getting to know the shapes of the letters, choose interesting projects for yourself. Take up other calligraphy-related arts (like this way of creating signs) and / or write nameplates on the table for a nearby event. Use the search engine at thepostmansknock.com. Now there are over 300 articles dedicated to teaching calligraphy and various projects. As long as learning brings you joy, your skills will improve.

Hope you enjoyed this beginner’s guide to mastering modern calligraphy.You can ask any questions in the comments. Thanks for reading my post. Have a great day!

How to teach a first grader to write beautifully? Writing will help here. Daily exercise will help you develop calligraphic handwriting.

Danila went to first grade. In the first two quarters of the letter he learned, learned to read, there are no problems with the account either.

Difficulties arose only with the letter. Well, he does not get beautiful letters, even cry.

The current recipes for first-graders for some reason do not at all provide for the development of a beautiful calligraphic handwriting.

Not long ago, notebooks for such kids were in a frequent oblique ruler, each letter fit into its own frame. I’m not even talking about the fact that at first the first-graders wrote sticks, hooks, squiggles for a long time and persistently, and only then moved on to writing the letters of the alphabet.

It is clear that in our computer age, it is much more important to be able to quickly type texts on the keyboard than to write beautifully by hand. But the first grader is praised or scolded precisely for the written text.

This is why we decided to download and print the correct recipes.But it turned out that on the Internet it is not so easy to find what suits the first graders.

Here is a more or less suitable option:

Forming a letter is a complex process. It is associated with painstaking, hard work. It is also important to keep your handwriting as individual as possible, but to make it as legible as possible. Not everyone is able to remember how this important skill was developed. Gradually, adults notice that their handwriting has seriously deteriorated. If this fact is on the face, it is necessary to download the recipe for correcting the handwriting of an adult, because the consequences of such a conclusion can be very sad:

  1. A person cannot capture even a short text.
  2. Bad handwriting is often used to draw conclusions about the author’s organizational and executive abilities.
  3. At the slightest emotional stress, handwriting deteriorates, and it is necessary not only to improve it, but also to normalize the mental state.

It is also impossible to remember when the handwriting became bad. Many people think that this happens during training, when you need to write a lot and quickly. The opposite circumstance is no less mysterious – that is, it is impossible to understand when a person began to write legibly and beautifully.

The importance of clear handwriting is difficult to underestimate. It is impossible to take seriously the text, consisting of incomprehensible signs and squiggles. The manner in which characters are written is related to a number of factors. It is difficult to determine the reasons why it is getting worse or better. Scientists are trying to identify here the role of hereditary genes, perseverance in the classroom, the conscientiousness of the teacher. This is just a number of conditions, all of them are very difficult to identify.

It is much more accurate to identify what each person’s handwriting is talking about.If you want to change your destiny, try changing it. In order for adults to create understandable texts, we have developed special recipes for adults to improve handwriting, solving this difficult task. They are purchased by those who decided to correct the spelling of letters and numbers, to improve the writing, making it simpler and clearer.

Excellent teaching material, written in a special font, was created for those who have set themselves the goal of achieving a fast, beautiful, adult handwriting. In teaching children this knowledge, the traditional school has long adhered to two basic fundamental principles.Effective learning, in the first of them, is not an end in itself. It is much more important to structure the educational process, to explain to students why they are obliged to circle the signs, instead of striving for an end in itself.

Writing quickly, but beautifully is difficult, and it is, rather, within the power of an adult. To control your actions, you need to have a certain responsibility. And, of course, it is very important not to back down and strive to achieve the goal by practicing regularly and persistently.

Print copybook for correcting adult handwriting

Evgeniy

A team of teachers – activists of the public organization “Parent All-Russian Resistance” (RVS) – at the request of parents dissatisfied with the existing teaching methods in elementary school, adapted to modern realities and republished in 2016 the textbook “Arithmetic” for grade 1 by authors A.S. Pchelko and G.B. Pole.

Why exactly the textbook Pchyolko? Read the review that we, the Vladimir branch of the RVS, received from a highly qualified primary school teacher – Raikova Larisa Nikolaevna, and which we publish today with her kind permission, and you will immediately understand why. + Textbook “Arithmetic” for grade 1 in 2- x parts / – “New edition” / RVS, 2016 Before me lies the textbook “Arithmetic” for the 1st grade by the authors A.S. Pchelko and G.B. Pole. I turn over the pages and feel: it blows with something dear, kind and very familiar.I catch myself thinking that this is the smell of childhood, and vivid pictures of the wonderful school life of a Soviet first-grader pop up in my memory. I no longer remember which mathematics textbooks we studied in grade 1 in 1976, but for some reason the pictures from “Arithmetic” create the feeling that I saw it once upon a time … + As a teacher with 29 years of teaching experience in elementary school I can say that the textbook “Arithmetic” by A.S. Pchelko (hereinafter TEXTBOOK) is sustained in the best traditions of the Soviet classical school and is aimed at ensuring that children form a solid arithmetic base, which would further contribute to the formation of a successful mathematical education of the child.The secret of the textbook is not in simplicity, but in accessibility, gradual presentation of the material. Someone will say that this textbook is primitive for modern children. I can object to this: who said that our children require difficulties, into which we plunge them from the first days of school life, pronouncing abstruse words and introducing the child into an incomprehensible world of abstract terminology for him? We, adults, for some reason decided for the children that the more a new child learns in a lesson, the smarter he will become? Is this so? … + It’s no secret that sometimes, in order to achieve high results, elementary means and techniques are required, and not something “over and above”.So this TEXTBOOK is able to help children achieve significant success in the study of mathematical sciences, because learning in it is based on the existing experience of children and in accordance with the mental and physiological development of children. It is also very literate that the authors skillfully use the visual-figurative thinking of first-graders and place an emphasis not only on the clarity of the textbook, but also on the objects and phenomena that surround the child in everyday life. And tasks of the type: “Show as many sticks as drawn sacks”, “Put as many circles as drawn cucumbers”, “Draw as many as …”, “Make such a figure out of sticks …” not only diversify the lesson, but make it active and activity, increase the motivational aspect of learning, reduce the threshold of fatigue in younger students.+ THE TEXTBOOK is quite saturated with tasks, which from lesson to lesson become complicated from simple to complex, which allows in practice to implement the principle of accessibility “from simple to complex”. All problem texts are based on the child’s life experience and contain great potential for the implementation of the educational side in lesson activities, for example: “Brother helped his sister make sticks for counting …” – mutual assistance, help to a friend, cooperation, friendship, etc., or “4 birches grew in the clearing, and the same number were planted in the fall…” – ecology, hard work, gardening, respect for nature, etc.e. Students gradually learn to solve problems, reason, prove the correctness of the solution, compose inverse problems, abstract and express themselves using mathematical terms. The TEXTBOOK is a really good tool and in the hands of an experienced teacher can make a serious breakthrough in the formation of mathematical education of junior schoolchildren and become a worthy competitor for other textbooks in mathematics, but … there is one point that may worry some: how will the geometric base of junior schoolchildren be formed? After all, all kinds of control, independent and verification work include geometric material? For myself, I would certainly find the answer, because it is possible to form the geometric component of mathematical education not only in the classroom, but also in extracurricular activities, which is an integral part of the implementation of the Federal State Educational Standard of the LEO, therefore, I would gladly offer children the optional “Visual Geometry” T.V. Zhiltsova and A. Obukhova. + In conclusion I would like to say: + “Dear” ARITHMETIC “! Welcome to the modern school! ” L.N. Raikova, teacher of the highest qualification category MBOU “Secondary School No. 1 named after Hero of the Soviet Union N.P. Kamanin ” Melenki, Vladimir region + Listen also to what those who worked on the revival of “Arithmetic”, with the goal of reviving classical education in our country, told about this textbook at a presentation seminar that took place on 20.10.2016 in Dubna. The video can be viewed at this link.

And to read the speech of one of the project participants – on this one. + Of course, RVS enthusiasts, who dream of returning classical Russian education to Russian schools, are not going to dwell on one textbook. At present, intensive work is underway to prepare for the publication of the entire range of textbooks for primary schools. Its results can be found on the RVS website. As V.V. Mayakovsky, “the work of hell will be done and is already being done.” If you are heartbroken for the education of our children, join us.The work is carried out on a voluntary basis. + Galina Solovyova, RVS

Today, a person’s character can be determined by handwriting. How this or that letter will be displayed, each special curl will tell about what the temperament and attitude to life is. Still, there is an opportunity to change the handwriting in adulthood, to make it more beautiful. There are many methods: calligraphy courses, auto-training, self-study and even neurolinguistic personality programming. Let’s dwell on self-study.

The process of mastering writing in childhood is one of the most difficult. You have to train a lot, apply all the skills acquired earlier (fine motor skills, coloring, writing for kids). But it was so long ago, and over the long adult years it is not easy to remember how this or that letter was derived. It is a proven fact that many handwriting deteriorates with age. And do not ignore these changes. They have a lot to say. for example, psycho-neurological problems. A bad, incomprehensible and awkward text can tell an employer about a disorganized and unbalanced person.Of course, this is not a categorical problem. But it will not be so easy for an outsider to understand scribbles, squiggles and circles at the same job. And then you won’t be able to go on vacation only if you print a statement.

Calligraphy specialists and graphic artists say that changing the handwriting will change the world around us. It is worth checking this statement. Today it is not at all difficult to download recipes for adults on the Internet. And by the method of constant repetition, positive results will begin to appear.And over time, it will become noticeable, albeit not significant, but such a significant change will affect the course of fate.

Working with recipes for adults is an exciting activity for matured students

When a person practices even 15 minutes a day, there is a tangible benefit from writing to correct the handwriting of an adult, he not only remembers the initial skills, but also calms down. Indeed, in this matter, not a little concentration, attention, perseverance and calmness are required in order for the pencil to go on paper without separation.You can do self-improvement not only at home, but also as a short break at work. Because when you try to draw beautiful letters with a pencil, your breathing should be uninterrupted and calm.

Nice capital letters, fast writing is not easy. But it is this that will make it clear to others about the composure and self-control of a person. Classes should be held regularly. And only persistence and desire will bear fruit. And even if at the beginning of the path of correction it seems that it is a useless waste of time, then these doubts will go away.

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