“Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you.” –Rumi
Ed, my client, called me on the telephone and tentatively asked if I could letter an excerpt in calligraphy as a gift for his new girlfriend. I smiled and said, “I do that all the time.”
This post stems from a question a friend asked me, and it was worded pretty much the same as the title of the article. I’ll give you a brief overview of how a nib works and describe two of my current favorites.
This article is geared toward the aspiring calligrapher, someone inspired by letters but unsure about where to begin. I will go over materials and information I suggest to those looking to begin with calligraphy.