Openinkstand Art & Calligraphy

Archive for ‘February, 2013’

I always liked gold on black, it’s very classy and elegant. Held up to the light in the right way, it can be quite flashy.

I always liked sumi ink, it creates a lovely sheen and gloss that is quite remarkable under the light. This particular brand is Yasutomo which I…

I always liked the Namiki Falcon nib shape, it looks like a little weapon. Maybe that is why I like inking it up with the blood…

My favorite part of letter writing is sealing it with my personal stamp with my name in English and surname in Chinese.

A man’s penmanship is an unfailing index of his character, moral and mental, and a criterion by which to judge his peculiarities of taste and sentiments.…

These days with all the one toned computer printed inks, it is always wonderful to find an ink that has a little golden sheen in it.…

My new zanerian holder. I like how balanced it is. This is fitted to a Nikko G.

This is a picture guide on how to hold a dip nib for calligraphy flourishing. It is very elegant and delicate how he is holding it,…

A flourishy fairylike script I used for fun in 2012. Silver ink on black card stock.