Canson (Watercolor, Mixed Media)

HP Premium 32lb Printer Paper

Rhodia Grid Pad

Bienfang Rag Marker Pad

Paper brands I love and use quite a lot (most you can find on Amazon or general art supply stores)


Ready to upgrade your pen holder? Here are some pen makers who create beautiful calligraphy pen holders. There is usually a bit of a wait for anything custom or not immediately available as everything is made by hand. 

pen holders

Fudenosuke Calligraphy Brush Pen

By Tombow

Sakura Jelly Roll Pens

Sakura Micron Markers


Sumi Moon Palace, black

Ferris Wheel Press

Walnut Ink

Fox & Quills Iron Gall Ink

Dr. Ph Martin’s Bleed Proof White

Finetec Gold Gouache


Nikko G 

Hunt 22B

Hunt 101

Gillott 303

Just a few of my favorite nibs, but it’s always best to play around and explore different types of nibs to see which one works best for you:


These are stores dedicated to all things calligraphy and are a great place to look for nibs, pens, and inks:



Download Cursive Guideline Sheet

Here are a list of resources I have found that aide me with my viral series, Alphabet Evolution: 

History of the Alphabet Resources

Calligraphy: A Complete Guide by Julien Chazal

Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy by Eleanor Winters

The Universal Penman by George Bickham

Calligraphic Drawing: A How-To Guide and Gallery Exploring the Art of the Flourish by Schin Loong

Spencerian Penmanship by Platt Rogers Spencer

Calligraphy Resource Books

Letter Perfect: The Marvelous History of Our Alphabet from A to Z by David Sacks

A is for Ox by Lyn Davies

The Story of Writing: Alphabets, Hieroglyphs and Pictograms by Andrew Robinson

The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy by Christopher Calderhead and Holly Cohen

A to Z on PBS Nova

Ox, House, Stick: The History of Our Alphabet by Don Robb and Illustrated by Anne Smith

Calligraphers of Color: If you feel alone in a sea of white hands, please know that there are remarkable calligraphers of every demographic, and they all find a home with the Calligraphers of Color. You can find them on Instagram @calligraphersofcolor or on Facebook