The Best Tools for Beginners - Brush Calligraphy
These brush markers have a shorter, narrower tip. This means easier manipulation for you as you're learning. They dry fast, and the tips are more durable than longer brush-tipped markers.
I've linked you to Amazon below, because Prime is my child's middle name.
- Tombow Fudenosuke Soft Tip Brush Marker
- Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip Brush Marker
- Pentel Fude Touch Pen
- Tombow Dual Brush Pen (This is a 10-pack)
These paper recommendations include those that are smooth, and available with a spiral binding that goes across the top of the page. WARNING: Smooth also equals a smearier mess (I'm making up words now). If you've followed my advice above on pens, they will dry pretty fast.
Paper for printing
Try HP Premium Choice Laser Jet paper in your inkjet or laser printer to print your own guide sheets
All you really need to get started are the tools noted above. But these are so fun I know you'll want to try them ALL out!
All of these tools are fun and versatile, but not all beginner-friendly. It's fun to try something new, so watch out for sales on these!
- Pentel Color Brush Pen, Black
- Pentel Aquash Brush Pen
- Kuretake Zig Coloring Brush (24 marker set)
- Koi Coloring Brush Pen (12 piece set)
- Zebra Brush Pen (10 pack)
More Necessities for Modern Calligraphy
- Bristol Paper
- Plastic Eraser
- Kneaded Eraser
- Tombow Mono Eraser (removes everything)
- Staedler Pencil
- Lead sharpener
- Cork Backed Ruler
- Protractor (because modern calligraphy is awesome but writing on an angle and learning the rules that can be broken is fun, too)
- Slider writer - a must-have for scrapbookers is also handy to line your pages without endless erasing