How to use a dip pen?
Posted 11 February 2008 - 21:09
I've recently purchased a dip pen set from pendemonium.com (great service!) to sate my curiosity with flourished handwriting. I'm very happy to say that the pen arrived today with 5 nibs. The description:
Brause Dip Pen with Esterbrook Nibs
Brause Dip Pen
Brause natural finished wood dip pen holders from Germany. Natural finish varies on each dip pen. We include with each Brause wood dip pen a selection of 5 different antique Esterbrook pen nibs. The Esterbrook nib assortment includes:
* 787 Fine Oval Point
* 942 Radio Firm Medium Stub
* 761 School, firm medium
* 910 Radio Pen, slightly flexible medium
* 1000 School Fine Firm
This is new to me (using dip pens) so I was hoping someone could share some tips on getting started? Any websites to learn some pretty script?
Thank you for looking!
Posted 20 February 2008 - 23:04
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 01:54
Posted 21 February 2008 - 04:00
Posted 21 February 2008 - 23:43
If you don't use copperplate nibs with the proper technique, many will stutter over the paper and frustrate you unless you know how to use them. I have a vertical style which works with calligraphic nibs but is nothing but trouble with copperplate. Copperplate requires a right-slant that I've never mastered.
Good luck with your nibs.