The Calligraphy Pen And The Wire Twist06/28/2011
Traditional calligraphy nibs can be great fun but they only hold a few drops of ink. Nature of the beast since there is no sac or converter. On the plus side the holder can accommodate any nib and the variety of nib styles is absolutely huge. Sound intriguing?
Proof that there can be good info on Twitter, Leigh and Gentian put up links to their versions of ink reservoirs. This simple wire twist solves the capacity problem and allows the nib to enjoy a proper ink flow. You can see from their examples proof that this is a terrific way to make a calligraphy nib into a fabulous art tool.
Of course, you would have to be as talented as they are to achieve such results but I’ll bet more than a few of you are up to the task. Even if you aren’t, doodling with a calligraphy pen can be an enjoyable way to play with all those inks you’ve been hording. Well, you are an inkophile aren’t you?
- Brause Rose Nib Reservoir from Gentian
- Leigh’s version of a reservoir
- Video – Wire dip pen reservoir