reed pen


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reed pen

[′rēd ‚pen]
(graphic arts)
A short section of bamboo sharpened to a point at both ends and used for ink drawing.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The reed pen was abandoned in favour of the Chinese brush or wooden stylus, and Shiddha script assumed its place in Chinese culture as a special branch of calligraphy.
1654, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69), reed pen and quill pen and brown ink, 19x20.5cm.
When he was a boy of 14 in the village of Dankawali in northeast Sierra Leone, Kewulay watched his father, a member of the Finah clan of oral poets and masters of ceremony, writing down the ancient stories in the Kuranko language, in an Arabic script on an animal skin with a reed pen. His father was concerned that his children would no longer continue to pass the stories down in the oral tradition.
But soon he started using the common reed pen and wooden spatula in his works also.
In his eyes, the idea of veracity comes first which he attains using a reed pen. He doesn't use computer fonts or computer calligraphy for his work at all.
15 While the riddle can be solved as "Reed Pen" on the basis of its Latin model, its solution is not as straightforward as Symphosius's.
Besides metal pens, the authors include such tools as brushes and unorthodox writing utensils, as well as the reed pen and how to make it.
Using a quill or reed pen, the written portion was executed before any of the illustrations were finalized.
Van Gogh greatly admired Rembrandt and repeatedly turned to the work of the 17th-century master whom he called the "magician of magicians" and the "great and universal master portrait painter of the Dutch Republic." Rembrandt's drypoints and etchings no doubt were an influence on Van Gogh's expressive freedom with the reed pen, as well as on his choice of subject matter.
Using the reed pen, Van Gogh developed a vocabulary of marks--staccato lines, dots, hooks, crochets, and bars--that served as equivalents for his perceptions of light and color.
Recreating the spirit of his Japanese mentors, he used a reed pen and brown ink on wove paper.
There are many drawings, ranging from thumbnail sketches on letters to large and complex works executed in ink with a reed pen (Fig.