Calligraphy is the art of creating decorative lettering or handwriting using a brush or a pen. A frequently asked question is “what is the importance of calligraphy in today’s world of computers and smart phones with thousands of fonts at your fingertips?”
Why should you learn calligraphy? The most effective answer to this query would be “because you want to.” Art forms are highly personalized and what your heart wants to do can be very different from others.
However, other than the rather ambiguous reason called “desire or want” to learn calligraphy there are many ways how this art form can help you and here are some of them:
- Helps your Mind to Unwind – Calligraphy helps you forget your stressful life for some time as you focus on creating something beautiful
- Independent of Age – This art form can be learned and practiced by people of all ages; a child of 5 will find the same happiness that an old man of 75 will find in calligraphy
- A few practical benefits possible too – When you find yourself sufficiently tutored, you can actually use your skills to make your own invitation cards for occasions such as marriages, parties etc.
- A great skill to create business identities/brands – calligraphy is a great skill to master to help you create and build business brands. You can either do this for your own business or build a business of building brands for others.
Through this article, I intend to help you kick start your learning curve in this great art form. As a beginner, I hope this article gives you an insight as to which calligraphy set will work best for you.
Let’s find the best calligraphy set for beginners!
Daveliou Calligraphy Pen Set
This 12-piece kit comes with 5 ink sets and 5 nibs that can be used on any surface. Suitable for both the experienced and the novice, the Daveliou Calligraphy Pen Set is hand-crafted by highly-qualified artists using state-of-the-art technology.
This premium quality versatile calligraphy pen set comes in an assortment of nibs of varying sizes and ink colors and is at an affordable price. Each piece is made by hand using luxury birch wood. The nibs are made with stainless steel and are tipped with iridium alloy for enhanced protection from wear and tear.
The pens are robustly designed to give you ample grip and stability enabling easy and smooth ink flow. The pen body is long and well-balanced offering a comfortable writing experience.
Neither animal products nor dispersing agents are used in the ink formula thereby delivering non-toxic and safe colors that give brilliant impressions and durable steadfastness.
The Daveliou Calligraphy Pen Set is a great place to start your love affair with calligraphy or it can be a wonderfully gifting idea too.
CS-0202 Calligraphy Set – Red with Real Feather
The CS-0202 consists of quill pen that employs real feather for that sense of antiquity. This package comes with 5 stainless steel nibs and an inkpot of 15 ml black ink.
The CS-0202 pen set is beautiful to behold and offers smooth and easy writing. Leaving no ink blots while you write, the nibs are very easy to change. The set comes in a nice gift box too.
Pilot Parallel Calligraphy Pen Set
The parallel plate structure of the stainless steel nib delivers sharp and beautiful impressions. This package has 4 parallel pens in 4 different nib sizes:
- 5 mm (Red Cap)
- 4 mm (Orange Cap)
- 8 mm (Green Cap)
- 6 mm (Blue Cap)
The pack comes with 12 refill cartridges of assorted colors allowing you tomix and match hues to suit your needs and moods.
T Tocas Traditional Chinese Calligraphy
T Tocas is a great Chinese Calligraphy brush kit that is suitable and recommended for beginners. The set comes with 3 brushes; large medium and small.
The large brush has a stick length of 29 cm and hair length of 5.5 cm, the medium brush has stick length of 28 cm and hair length of 5 cm and the small brush has stick length of 27 cm and hair length of 4 cm.
Other items included in the package are:
- 1 ink stone
- 2 wooden stamps
- 1 ink stick
- 1 brush rest
- 1 water well
- 1 small spoon
- 1 seal
All the items are packaged compactly in a wooden box and can make a great gifting idea for novice calligraphers.
ECVISION Antique Feather Pen Set
The wine red of the quill pen adds a sense of old-world charm as you hold it and create beautiful impressions. Elegantly designed ECVISION Antique Feather Pen Set comes with metal nibs for sharp and wonderful writing.
There are 5 additional calligraphy nibs, an ink pot, the primary pen with owl feather, and a pen holder in this package. The six different-sized nibs give you ample versatility and flexibility to make a wide range of creations.
rOtring ArtPen – 11-Piece Calligraphy Set
The pens in this package are designed to combine the holding comfort of the modern fountain and the nib shape of an antique quill pen.
The calligraphy nibs are made with high-quality stainless steel and a wonderfully smooth precision-driven edge is achieved as they are handcrafted individually.
- The package includes the following items:
- 1 rOtring Art Pen
- 3 nibs of different sizes including 2.3mm, 1.9mm and 1.5mm
- 6 black ink cartridges
The rOtring Art Pens are reliable, accurate and very easy to use and maintain.
A good pen and a great performing nib can change your boring mundane writing into a joyous work of art. The right set of tools and diligent, committed practice (with some patience thrown in) is all that you need to become a great calligrapher.
Do browse through my article and see which of my suggestions/tips help you start off on your wonderful roller-coaster calligraphy trip.