What is calligraphy? It is not difficult to understand what the art is, considering the name derived from the Greek words, kallos meaning beauty and graphe meaning writing.
In contemporary times, calligraphy is used for many things, from embellishing wedding cards and invitations to creating calligraphic art. Till a few hundred years ago, most official documents were written by calligraphers and are some of the best works of calligraphy.
Choosing the Best Pens
Also these are perfect for beginners as there is no fuss involved with using these markers. You do not have to go through the process of filling ink in the pen.
There is a wide variety of colors that these markers are available in. While choosing markers, remember to choose one with a firm nib. The problem with calligraphy pens is that there is a limit to the size of nibs available. So, if you have a specific style in mind, then you may be at loss with markers.
You can change nibs of these pens, and with the wide variety of colors in which ink cartridges are available, there is also the possibility of writing in any color that you fancy. Attaching the cartridges to the nib assembly is a relatively simple process and is not very complicated.
You can fill ink in these pens by dipping them in an ink pot. While with some nibs you will have a built-in ink source, others may need you to attach some sort of a cartridge, to reduce the need of constantly dipping the pen in ink. With dip pens, you have the added advantage of being able to use paints which have been thinned.
All you need is a little practice. With quills too, you will need to give it time and practice to allow your hand to set to using one. You can opt to buy one of those quills that come with a metal nib holder as they are easier to use. Without the proper pens, it can be difficult to create an artistic piece of writing.