Circles on Steroids Supplies

Every item on this page is a part of my creative toolbox. Nearly every one of these is a product I’ve purchased or have experience with and would recommend, so I hope you find them helpful too. This page contains some affiliate links, which means if you decide to purchase somthing using the links below, I’ll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you (so a huge thank you if you use one of these links!).

Minimum Recommended Supplies

Calligraphy Pens

  • Pilot Parallel Calligraphy Pen – I recommend the following sizes for this workshop. If you are less experienced with blackletter calligraphy, you may find it easier to work with the smaller size.


Each Pilot Parallel pen comes with two ink cartridges, one black and one red, therefore you will not need any additional ink


The papers mentioned below are only a recommendation. You can, of course, use any paper that you prefer. Using a higher quality paper than standard printer paper is preferable because it will minimize or prevent ink bleed, making your work look better and your practice sessions more enjoyable.

Other Writing Tools

Free Template

For a free circular calligraphy template, join my newsletter community via the signup at the bottom of this page or learn more here.

There is also a library of circular calligraphy/lettering templates in my Circles on Steroid Instructional Toolkit.

Suggested Tools for Further Study/Projects

Calligraphy Pens

White / Colored Paper


Black Paper

Other Helpful Tools & Supplies