It is hard to imagine that proportions are of any importance in writing. After all, those foolscap we used in school only come with a single line height per pad (ie 0.7cm spacing between every horizontal line). *Read more about the origins of the term "Foolscap Paper" at the end of this post!Read More
For those who are looking to start learning calligraphy, getting tools always seems like a task which is nearly impossible. Regular bookshops don't stock them and specialized stores often have too little description on products to help beginners get the correct tools. Everything you need to know about nibs is covered in this post.Read More
As a calligrapher in Singapore, I often have to meet clients to show them samples of work and to get a feel of what they like and dislike.
It is no secret that calligraphers in Singapore are a rare bunch, and it is often the first time these clients are speaking to a calligrapher. Hence, this question is bound to pop up during the first few minutes of conversation:
“I saw your beautiful work! I love it! Did you learn calligraphy yourself?”Read More
I am usually very quiet when it comes to calligraphy tools, as there is absolutely nothing wrong in experimenting with new tools such as pens, inks, paper. In general, I do not support one brand over another, and believe that all brands have their own merits.
However, an incident over the weekend changed my stance on this.Read More