To bring the nib's tip closer to your grip, making its positioning more precise, more controllable, you can add another 45° bend to this layout, forming a reverse beam.
Experiment with angles, distances, hardness of the structure, nibs, inks and papers: all of these would produce a different scripting behaviour. Prepare the nib, ensuring ink holding on it well, and its edges are not too sharp as to scratch paper. Note that this holder designed to allow you to place an ink reservoir under the nib.
calligraphy · cursive · italic hand · cyrillic · script · self-made 0.8 mm nib
Weird curly Cyrillic sans
to the chapter 'Strange characters of Cyrillic'
display typeface · geometric sans · curly font · cyrillic
Si hortum et bybliothecam habes, deerit nihil.
— Ex Ciceronis epistulae ad Varronem (Epistulae ad Familiares CDLXIV / IX:IV)
Photon display typeface
You can preorder this typeface. Contact.
Pre-order price for each font in family: $4 (80% off the regular price of $20). After purchase you'll receive all future improvements for free. As the typeface development progresses the discount will be decreased.
The following family members are ready in v.1:
Soft Unicase (English-Russian-Greek)
Soft Standard (English-Russian) with alternates and small caps
Soft Oblique (English-Russian)
Soft Italic (English-Russian)
Work in progress:
display typeface · geometric sans · redis nibs
An illustration for book 'Interesting fonts'
Brush — vector — vector.
It often happens that the first rough sketch is both the final one — all that remains is to trace.
The composition is following the official emblem by Haramotoki Sensei, calligraphy master and friend of Masutatsu Oyama.
An illustration for the book, where calligraphy is compared to martial arts.
'It is said the warrior's is the twofold way of brush and sword
('Brush and sword is the same', bunbu-itchi, 文武一致),
and he should have a taste for both ways.'
The Book of Five Rings
(五輪書, Go Rin No Sho, circa 1645)
oriental calligraphy · brush · japan · china · kanji · kyokushinkai