When you choose your writing brush, you can decide how authentic you want to be. There are three main categories to choose from.
- Easiest to use is a brush marker (at left), which offers a somewhat flexible felt tip and its own internal supply of ink.
- A fountain brush (middle), like a modern fountain pen, holds a supply of ink inside its handle. *
- The classic brush (at right) is made of fine animal hair held in a hollow bamboo handle; you dip it in a shallow dish of ink to keep it supplied with ink. Its size can range from tiny to mop-size, and its price from a few dollars to a few hundred.