5 Tips You Must Know About Pointed Pen Calligraphy


5 Tips You Must Know About Pointed Pen Calligraphy Before You Start Writing

Hello! Since you’re here, that means your’e interested to learn or know more about pointed pen calligraphy. I’m here to share with you “5 Tips You Must Know About Pointed Pen Calligraphy Before You Start Writing”! Get these pre-basic knowledge to kickstart your calligraphy journey!




I’d been doing calligraphy since 2017, and had been teaching pointed pen calligraphy for a period of time. In many of my classes, at least one student will say it’s more difficult than it looks!  And I can’t agree more. it can be tricky to start tackling this interesting thing called the pointed pen. Even with brush calligraphy background, the skill may not translate, and can cause a lot of frustration.

I understand everyone is eager to start writing. And there are a lot of awesome information out there that covers the basics of pointed pen, ie what tools to use, how the guideline looks like, how you do the basic strokes, etc. But I feel that it is extremely important for you to understand what it is you’re trying to achieve first before you start, and that will make it easier for you to achieve the result you want!

That’s why I want to share with you 5 important things you must know about pointed pen calligraphy before you start writing.  
 in my five videos, I’ll talk about 1) what you’re looking for in pointed pen calligraphy letters, 2) the mechanism of a point pen nib and how it produces what you see, 3) how to hold the pen and hand positioning, 4) sitting position to help with the hand position, and 5) how to place the paper and adjust the angle to start writing.  
Hopefully these tips will give you a better understanding so it can help you resolve some of the frustrations you’ll encounter with pointed pen calligraphy.



2 thoughts on “5 Tips You Must Know About Pointed Pen Calligraphy

  1. Looking for recommendations on any types of “protective papers” to insert in between pages of coloured ink when I get my Illuminated Letters completed….would you use wax paper, photo type paper, regular waxed paper?

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