Modern Calligraphy Tools
Curated by Giulissa Principe, Calligrapher of Paperloveme Calligraphy
In case you run out of your basic tools here are the links for refills.
The tools I provided to you to start learning calligraphy are the basic tools. As mentioned in the class and provided in the workbook, there are many more tools out there to play with. Here are the specific tools that I would recommend you to buy to start taking your skills to the next level.
Here are some of my favorite supplies. I have experimented with all of these at one point or another in my calligraphy learning ride.
Watercolor / Gouache - I recommend my favorite watercolor and gouache sets:
• Plastic Watercolor Palette Gold
Ink - There are many gold inks out there in all shapes and forms. Below are my favorites in order of preference.
Gum Arabic - This is mixed with inks. Sometimes, you will find a type of paper or surface like a cotton envelope and the ink will just smear all over. Adding some gum arabic to the ink in a separate container, will thicken the ink and not make it smear.
Paper - Here are one of my favorite pads of paper.
• Canson 18 lb/70g XL Marker Pad, 9 x 12", 100 Sheets
• Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad, 9 by 12-Inch, 20 Sheets
• Strathmore Tracing Paper Pad, 9 by 12-Inch
• Rhodia Classic Orange Notepad
• Rhodia Classic Black Notepad 8.25X12.5 Blank
• U.S. Art Supply 9" x 12" Premium Calligraphic Practice Paper Pad, 19 Pound Bond (70gsm), Pad of 50-Sheets, Calligraphy Paper with Printed Practice Rule and Slanted Grid
Electronic & Software tools - Only if you want to digitize your work.
• Huion L4S LED Light Pad
• Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator