I liked the way people write quotes in calligraphy or hand lettering. I envy them. I just really found out recently that they call it as “modern calligraphy”.
My desires to learn it started when I found a blog about her journey with bullet journaling. I’ve used journals, even before because I love writing even with the fact that my handwriting is terrible. But the blog isn’t just about journaling. She also discussed things about calligraphy. She posted about what tools you’ll need to get started.
I was at the national bookstore while browsing her blog. I really browse the net while at the mall. My mom keeps on stopping me from doing that, but I can’t help it.
I found out that nowadays you can buy brush pens. Unlike when I was in elementary we had to buy a Chinese brush to do calligraphy in one of our subjects. But we don’t write cursive, back then we have written Chinese numbers. That wasn’t really a long topic, we just really tackled it for an hour I guess.
So I asked the sales lady where the brush pens are. Actually, I asked calligraphy pens, then I saw calligraphy pens that aren’t really brush tip. I saw Tombow brush pens, just beside the calligraphy pens.
Tombow is quite pricey for me. I realized that I have two kids and my money isn’t going to fit the Tombow brushes in case I decided to collect them. So I asked if there are other brush pens. The sales lady pointed to the other side and told me about Zig.
Zig pens are 40-50 pesos cheaper than Tombow but it seemed that the color options are lesser with Zig brush pens. Since it’s cheaper I purchased one Art and Graphic twin and the one with a real brush. I ended up giving the real brush to my husband’s sister because I didn’t like the color.
I tried it at home a few times. I even used it in setting up my bullet Journal but not for writing purposes.
I just can’t make it pretty when writing using the Zig brush pen. I did watch YouTube videos a couple of times. They’re really good, but I can’t even make it right.