- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS -
Are calligraphy and hand writing related?
Short answer: No. When you are writing in calligraphy, your speed is much, much slower, and you are copying a decorative alphabet. Think of it more like drawing lines and shapes rather than writing....If you have lovely hand writing, it may mean that you have the attention to detail that is required with Modern Calligraphy, so you may be at a slight advantage, but believe me, I've seen other calligraphers' hand writing, and some of it's terrible. Anyone can learn as long as you have lots and lots of patience and attention to detail.
What equipment do you use?
I switch between a straight and oblique penholder, a Principal EF or Blue Pumpkin or Zebra G nib, and I use Higgins Eternal Black Ink.