Brause calligraphy nibs are popular with both professionals and beginners. Stiffer nibs with reservoir on top. High quality nibs from Germany. Order these if you have a heavy hand and apply strong pressure when you write. These chisel edged dip nibs are great for Blackletter (Gothic/Old English), Italic, and other hands.
Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Straight cut. Reservoirs are purchased separately. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Carolingian, ItalicUncials, Gothic, Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.
These all-wood holders are very light in the hand, and they work with Mitchell, Speedball, and Tachikawa broad-edged nibs, as well as Gillott 303, Principal EF, Nikko G, and similar pointed nibs. 4-¾in length. Choose color: Teal, Rose, Purple, Natural.
P70. Gilbert Bond 25% Cotton Practice Pad 11x17inch P70.Gilbert Bond 25% Cotton Practice Pad. 24lb.
11"x17", 50 sheets
A great pad for broad-edged pen practice. Has a nice tooth and holds good hairlines. Acid-free. Highly recommended by Peter Thornton.
also available in 8.5"x11", see item P69
"Calligraphers in Portland [Oregon] have been using Gilbert Bond for years and years and LOVE it totally. My students and I have decided that ‘we are worth it’ and use Gilbert for practice. We think using a better paper makes our calligraphy practice seem more important (and practice is so important!). I thoroughly recommend the paper; it would be hard to recommend Gilbert Bond too highly!" - Carol DuBosch
B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy / Waters By Sheila Waters. 2006. 126pp. 9"x11.25". Concealed spiral binding. Now in its third printing. Hardcover.
The updated reprint of this title is due in early March, 2019. The new version will include an additional 8 pages of gallery images in full color. We are accepting preorders for the new edition. If you place an order, your credit card will not be charged until shortly before the book ships. If you wish to use PayPal and delay your payment, you must email your order directly to firstname.lastname@example.org rather than ordering on the John Neal Books website.
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In the 110 pages of exemplar alphabets, instruction, and hints, Sheila shares with you the knowledge she has gathered over her decades of study and practice. She provides insightful analysis of forms and constructions and helps you learn and work toward mastery of the alphabets. The presentation is honed by her vast experience teaching calligraphers how to advance their skills and art. Sheila Waters is not only a master scribe, but a master teacher. She has made both her life's work.
Chapters include: Basics & Beyond, Analysis & Practice, Design & Layout, Conception to Completion, and Applying Design Principles. Foundational, Blackletter, Gothic Cursives, Uncial & Half Uncial, Carolingian, Italic, and Italic Variations are covered, with thorough instruction for each. Foundational and Italic receive particular attention.
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Reggie has created four different instructional packets, to use alone or as accompaniments to his instructional DVDs. Included in each packet are color exemplars, a color transparency, guidelines for several size nibs, stroke sequence page, pages of instructions, and a Nib Equivalency Guide--all enclosed in a heavyweight card portfolio.