Calligraphy practice with a bamboo pen! April 15, 2016 19:31
I found this calligraphy writing set in a quaint little art store in Melbourne and I immediately fell in love with it! I had been thinking of buying more coloured inks, so this was a good deal--the set was pretty complete with 4 inks in different colours, a brush, a bamboo pen, an embroidered cleaning cloth and a writing pad. I was particularly excited about the bamboo pen because the last time I encountered it being used was for an Arabic calligraphy course. Plus you can't really buy that off the shelf in any stationery store!
I finally found some time this week to try out the bamboo pen and the inks and I loved the results! The bamboo pen writes pretty differently from your normal calligraphy nib and holder... somehow I couldn't really create the swells and hairlines in the lettering, but the pen glided really smoothly on paper and was such a pleasure to write with. Will definitely try to use it more regularly now in my work!