Calligraphy Supply List
A comprehensive list of all of my favorite lettering supplies, with links to where to buy them!
I love calligraphy supplies. There's something truly wonderful about the feel of a new pen or marker - it's like a world of untapped possibilities! I often get asked by my students what supplies I recommend for practice. Rather than continue to give advice piecemeal, I've compiled a comprehensive list of my favorites, organized by category and where to buy them. Feel free to email me at email@example.com with any questions about the supplies on this list!
Disclosure: The links below are affiliate links, which means that I will be receiving a small commission for each sale at no additional cost to you.
John Neal Bookseller
John Neal Bookseller is my preferred supplier for calligraphy specialty items. They're so friendly and helpful! While you can purchase many calligraphy supplies on Amazon (see below), there are some pointed pen supplies that will be both better quality and more cost effective from a specialty shop. Please use the link below to access my teaching page, which has photos of all of the supplies I recommend!
Teaching page with supply lists: https://www.johnnealbooks.com/prod_detail_list/danielle-rothman
Amazon: (please note: these links are formatted to be used with Amazon Smile, which donates a portion of each purchase to charity. You can learn more about signing up for this free program here).
Brush Calligraphy Supplies:
Pentel Touch Sign Pens - 12 ct: http://amzn.to/2D7Co8n
Tombow Fude Hard and Soft: http://amzn.to/2CryHpp
Tombow Dual Tips - Brights: http://amzn.to/2DXLAta
Tombow Deal Tips - Secondary: http://amzn.to/2E1UWYL
Rhodia Dot Paper: http://amzn.to/2FAC9Rm
#32 HP Laserjet Paper (this is unlined): http://amzn.to/2DpIFtN
5x7 Smooth Cardstock (for cards and finished pieces): http://amzn.to/2Dwm5yF
Ultimate Brush Lettering Guide by Peggy Dean: http://amzn.to/2DcT52k
Modern Calligraphy by Molly Suber Thorpe: http://amzn.to/2E68Iqb
Incorporating Flourishes book by Jarrin Cheng (comes with Tombow Fude Hard): http://amzn.to/2CWEIv
Tracing paper: http://amzn.to/2DLlc90 (add-on item)
Pointed Pen: (see also John Neal Bookseller list above)
Straight Pen holder (for nibs): http://amzn.to/2DFd2Px
Kneaded eraser (for cleaning nibs): http://amzn.to/2EaoHnj
1.5 oz jars: http://amzn.to/2DLQUD1
Cloth napkins: http://amzn.to/2Br4vKD
Dr. Ph Martin's Bombay India Ink (Set 1): http://amzn.to/2Co0UxH
Watercolor Brush Lettering:
Niji Waterbrush (small): http://amzn.to/2ELVQYU
Pentel Aquash Waterbrush (small, medium, large): http://amzn.to/2CnG6Go
Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 Watercolor Set: http://amzn.to/2sF5yI3
Sakura Koi 30 Color Travel Set: http://amzn.to/2sCb26m
Plastic Palettes: http://amzn.to/2CoJXTB
Canson Mixed Media Paper: http://amzn.to/2CofjK6
Rechargeable battery (optional, you can plug the lightbox into the wall): http://amzn.to/2HkU2ok
We R Memory Keeper Laser Square: http://amzn.to/2CFzsLM
Sharpie Stained Fabric Markers: http://amzn.to/2EyUXUj
Coliro Colors Finetec Gold Watercolors: http://amzn.to/2Bz8M2C