Straight v/s Oblique Pen (Calligraphy Pens)

Straight vs Oblique Pen (Calligraphy Pens)

Calligraphy is an art of writing words in an artistic manner and style. Calligraphy is an ancient art and can be dated back to the Roman times. It is a very easy yet skilful art. It helps you build concentration and also teaches you patience.

 For calligraphy, you need to have calligraphy pens. Calligraphy pens are specially designed tools for calligraphy. And the pens are divided into two groups - straight pens and oblique pens.

 If you're a beginner, it can be difficult to understand which pen is useful. So with this blog, understand what each pen means and which is more beneficial to you.

 Straight pens are also called dip pens. They are made up of wood, bone and plastic. An external nib is to be attached to the pen. It has ink soaking channels. Every time you use it, you dip it into the ink pot before drawing.

 The oblique pen is named so due to their appearance. The nib is slightly turned towards the left. The oblique nib helps to create correct angles and write effortlessly. It has an ink pad to fill in the ink.

 Straight pens are exclusive to some patterns as Amy and beth. They are useful to draw thin lies but it can get difficult to get angles as all patterns are towards 55-degree angle. It also cannot be used to draw a thicker line and can form difficulties while creating right angles due to its structure and the way of holding. It is good for a beginner, but when you start moving up they are not preferred.

 Oblique pens are made up of wood handles and the nib is attached parallel to the pen at a slant degree. Due to its slant angle of the nib, it makes it easy for you to hold the angle and create the perfect angles and strokes. It also makes it effortless to draw the patterns. It allows you to draw thick and clear words which help make it look neat and clean. It is the best pen used for calligraphy. Even beginners can start with this pen. It is easily available too.

 One feature which distinguishes the two pens is the amount of ink flow regulated by both - as with the dip pens the ink flow is quick and the pen dries quickly and with constant dipping in ink can spoil the pattern of letters. Whereas the oblique pen has a slow ink flow and consistent word patterns which looks neat and consistent throughout!

 Considering the above points, it is safe to say that oblique pens are the best to choose for calligraphy users.

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