Hi, everyone, this is. Vivian, welcome back to my channel in this video. I’m going to answer a question. I get a lot and that is Vivian. What place should I use to start learning calligraphy? If you are also asking that question, then keep on watching because this video is for you now. Most of the time. What style of calligraphy they’re talking about, but just to cover the basis. I’m going to show you different styles of calligraphy, so you can make a better informed decision on what style of calligraphy you want to learn so the first? I’m going to show you is probably most most likely the one a lot of people want to learn is the Copperplate style. Sometimes we call the Round Hand or the other style is the Spencerian it’s similar, but it’s all very descriptive and fluid. You see this a lot in wedding invitations or certificate something more formal with these type of calligraphy. You will need to use a pointed nib like this one. The pointed nib either come in a straight holder or oblique holder. So this is oblique holder and we’ll talk about how to use these pen later on And the other style we see a lot is the Italic Hand. This is also very easy on the eyes. It’s easy to read. This also goes very well with with the Roman capital letters. So, with this style, you will need to use the broad-edged pen like these. You see how the NIPS are has a flat edge. And same with this pen. You can also write another style that is called Blackletter or Gothic styles. You see, sometimes on tattoos or in logos that use a lot, so these are the most popular three styles of calligraphy. So let’s go back to the pointed pen, which is these? With these pens with all of these pens, the nib and the holder can be separated, they can be pulled out and there are different types of nibs with different flexibilities and different brands. So you can try a different type of nibs. And with these nibs then you will also need to buy an ink that you really just dip your pen in there and then write so for beginner. This is a little tricky because this is not normal. How we right and dipping. It can also with a jar of ink. It can get messy like right now. My hand is dirty because I’ve been testing out things a whole afternoon with this nib. There is there is a slit in the middle of the nibs. So when you are typically writing with no pressure, your writing can be as thin as the point. But then once you press it down, you get a thicker stroke and like you just witnessed with these pen. You need to pretty much dip your pen quite often. So this can be a little annoying, but you can also make very beautiful, scripted and fluid writing. So for traditional calligraphy, you would need this kind of pen. And with the broad-edge pen, it’s slightly better because it has usually comes with the reservoir to hold more ink. Just a little bit more. So you can write more words. And because with this type of pen, the thick and thin does not really depend on the the pressure that you applied, but because of the pen is already has a flat edge. So if you write in certain way, it’s going to be sick and write another way. It’s going to be thin, so you don’t have to worry too much about the pressure and how you create the thick and thin is just changing the way of your writing. It just naturally will happen. So these are the two types of pen. You will be choosing from if you want to use the dip pen, But I would suggest you if you’re really just a beginner. I would suggest not to go this route. There are easier way to start learning calligraphy and that is using (if. You want to go the broad-edge pen)? You can use this pen. This is a parallel pen. It’s it uses cartridge. So you don’t have to dip your pen in ink. You just need to change your cartridge once a while. And the pen is just a lot easier to maintain, and, alternatively for the pointed pen. You can also buy this brush pen. These are felt two pens that it’s flexible. So if you press harder, they will get thicker, but if you are easy on the pressure, it is thin and that’s how you can create thick and thin when you’re doing calligraphy. I hope you like this video and find it helpful. Let me know in the comment. What pen are you using? Or are you going to use? Or what style are you learning, or are you going to learn? And if you just start learning calligraphy in the next video, I’m going to show you the most important thing you need to know what practicing calligraphy that will help you improve faster. Ao liked this video and hit subscribe. I’ll see you next time.