New Writing Materials

Hey oh hey! I just want to share to you guys my pen haul for the last 2 weeks. If you don’t know, I am a huge modern calligraphy hobbyist. I do a lot of script stuff using my brush and china ink to do my commissions and personal stuff. Recently, my mother told me it’s ok to invest on writing materials because I need it for my sideline, hehe.

 

If you’re gonna ask where I bought these, I bought these at Living Well – Podium. It’s also available at Gourdo’s but I’m not sure if available in all branches. Well anyway, I bought 3 brushes… 2 brush pens and 1 water brush for detailing.

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Both are from Zig Kuretake brand. I got myself the famous No. 22 and a sweet No. 91 for shading purposes for my drawings.

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No. 22 is very pigmented but my only comment is, why is it so dry, even if I pressed the thing that needs pressing? Or am I just using it wrong? But nonetheless, it’ll be my go-to brush pen for sure.

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Here is No.91. Originally I planned to use this on my drawings but I love the color so much it gives me this “watermark” effect. I love the opacity and flow. I like the fluidity of this pen tho to compare with No. 22.

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Finally after a bazillion years, I now have a quality water brush /throws confetti/! It’s a detailing brush and I think I need to practice more using this brush because…

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My writing’s kinda messy and it’s unforgivable. I’d like to give myself a hug tho because I tried to pull off that gradient lettering HAHAHAHA.

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Lastly, I bought a fountain pen from Inoxcrom, from Scribe Megamall,  because I cannot find my old fountain pen. I remember I asked my parents to buy me a fountain pen back in grade school because calligraphy was a thing in my school back then. hehe

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I love the point and grip of an Inoxcrom pen. The thing I like about my new fountain pen is I can use a converter (if that’s the term) for it and just do unlimited ink refills.

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There you have it! I’ll try to blog about my OG modern calligraphy materials sometime and share to you drear reader some of my works from my lettering commisions 🙂 Until next blog post!

 

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