Having beautiful handwriting is something that takes patience and practice. It also helps to have the right tools for the job, and one of the best tools you can use for this purpose is a fountain pen. Fountain pens allow you to write more slowly and legibly, resulting in more careful and deliberate strokes that maintain your style of writing. However, there’s more to improving your handwriting than simply buying a fountain pen and using it. Here are some tips on how you can improve your handwriting with a fountain pen.
Take it slow
Fountain pens usually require more diligence, especially when you first start using them. Take your time to enjoy and become accustomed to the smooth writing experience. Taking it slow is especially important when using drier inks and flex nibs as they require adequate ink flow when writing. Rushing can lead to sloppy or smudged writing and can possibly cause flex nibs to railroad.
Choose the right pen for you
It can take some time to choose the right pen, but with little trial and error, you'll find the one that works best for you. There are many varieties of fountain pens available, so it's important to choose the one that best suits your requirements. It may help to start with a standard steel nib with no flex in fine or medium sizes. Try starting with popular brands like Pilot or LAMY to help improve your handwriting while using a fountain pen.
Practice at different speeds and angles
Practice will help you get better at handwriting. Regardless of your level of experience, practicing your writing at various speeds and angles will help you become a better writer. Write slowly at first; this will help you get used to using the pen and establish a comfortable grip. Once you're comfortable with this level, gradually accelerate while being careful not to make mistakes. For more practice, try writing from various angles. Depending on personal choice, writing from above or below produces the best-looking handwriting.
Refine your technique
Knowing the basics of how to write with a fountain pen can help you refine your technique. Hold your fountain pen lightly. Holding your fountain pen between your thumb and index finger gives you the most control. The tip of your middle finger should be where the barrel rests. To maintain balance, place the rest of your hand gently on the writing surface. To promote good ink flow, you should hold the pen at a 40 to 55-degree angle with your paper rather than vertically.
When it comes to developing good handwriting, everybody has to start somewhere. Even the people with the most beautiful handwriting have dedicated plenty of time and effort to get their writing style that way. All it takes is the right technique and tools, patience, and consistent practice.
Written by EndlessPens Blogger Ramona Kabigting