Getting Started

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After a few weeks of intense reading and research, I finally took the plunge and put pen to paper!  Before I could begin my journey, however, I had to stock up on some supplies.  I've read over and over again that using the right tools is the key to a successful start in lettering.  Most of the supplies I decided to purchase were recommended by Melissa Esplin for her online calligraphy class: I Still Love Calligraphy (!/).  Although I have not taken the class yet (I wanted to see how far I could get on my own and register for the class when I need to perfect my skills), I did find that her list of supplies was a great starting point for me to get going on my lettering.   I couldn't find everything in one place so here is the breakdown of what I bought from two websites below.  Here we go!

John Neal Bookseller

Brause 66EF Nib
JNB Practice Pad 8.5x11 50 sheets
Jumbo Dinky Dips 
Mastering Copperplate / Winters
Nikko G Nib
Zebra G Nib

Paper and Ink Arts

Borden and Riley Tracing Paper
Gillott 303 Nib
Hunt 100 Nib
Hunt 101 Nib
Rhodia Pad, Gridded 8.25"x11.75"
Small Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser
Manuscript Ergonomic Natural Wood Holder
Brause 511 Medium Drawing Nib
Hunt Crowquill Holder
Kuretake Sumi Ink


Posted on February 11, 2014 .