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mudslinger
03-02-2007, 08:55 PM
what's the best kind/brand of brush for calligraphy? i need a fairly small one.i can't really use a pen on what i'm working on and the little square brush i've been using just ain't cutting it. :rolleyes:

Merry Scribe
03-05-2007, 12:08 PM
I have found that a number 00 or 0 horse hair brush works well and the reason I say horse hair is horse hair tends to be a stiffer bruah.

Blessed Be

Brian

scribblet
03-07-2007, 08:09 AM
A good brush for calligraphy or brush lettering is the Pentel Brush Pen http://www.dickblick.com/zz228/90/

For Romans et al a good flat brush.

quills
06-11-2007, 02:55 PM
A high quality quarter inch bright sable watercolour brush.
will do this :

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2007/69681-minuscule-800.jpg

Jakeally
07-05-2007, 01:05 PM
Wow ... that is amazing:clap: :clap:

archang3l
07-05-2007, 11:06 PM
wow ive never even seen brush pens before. Might have to look into that

quills
07-06-2007, 02:17 PM
Some idea of how to go about it. In brown to show the start and finish points. Every letter is made of several strokes.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jul-2007/69681-ab.jpg

scribblet
08-12-2007, 04:35 PM
Was that with a flat brush, very nicely done !

[QUOTE=quills]Some idea of how to go about it. In brown to show the start and finish points. Every letter is made of several strokes.

quills
08-14-2007, 10:19 AM
Thank you scriblett.
Used a flat bright sable from Rosemary & Co. No3 series 77

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Aug-2007/69681-Brush-550.jpg

scribblet
08-24-2007, 08:36 PM
Just wondering if your familiar with this guy, it looks very interesting.

http://www.tomkemp.com/book/index.html

The Dabbler
08-25-2007, 07:15 PM
Thank you scriblett.
Used a flat bright sable from Rosemary & Co. No3 series 77

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Aug-2007/69681-Brush-550.jpg
S/H or L/H?:confused: Can you tell by looking?

quills
08-26-2007, 11:12 AM
Just wondering if your familiar with this guy, it looks very interesting.

http://www.tomkemp.com/book/index.html

No but if Mary Noble thinks he's good he is :)
David Harris developed the method of brush written Imperial Capitals,
this seems to be based on his work.
"The Art of Calligraphy" by David Harris

quills
08-26-2007, 11:14 AM
S/H or L/H?:confused: Can you tell by looking?

sorry don't understand the question Dabbler :o

The Dabbler
09-02-2007, 01:38 PM
sorry don't understand the question Dabbler :o
My bad! Even tho it's a bright, I got the impression there is a long hair and short hair version

quills
09-03-2007, 09:48 AM
Short Hair Dabbler :)

quills
09-05-2007, 10:21 AM
More help and Construction for a brush alphabet can be found Watercolour-Paintbox (http://watercolour-paintbox.com/index.php?act=site) It is free to register.

Look in the Different lessons and Works in progress Forum (http://watercolour-paintbox.com/index.php?showtopic=1368)

Quills

inkmonkey
09-05-2007, 06:16 PM
Not necessarily a brush but....

I have also had great luck cutting down a crow quill or tiny pointed nib for small letters - giving it a little rub on some crocus (sp) cloth - jewlers sandpaper - and going to town with my magnifiers on.

InkMonkey