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Eliza Holliday

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DUET: The Interplay of Pointed and Edged Brush

Supply List:
  • Bond Practice Paper: at least 11" x 17" (sturdy paper with some "tooth") (P70)
  • Graph Paper Pad: Blue Grid Practice Pad - needs to be very light in tint (P21). The Westwind pad is very good. (discontinued by Westwind)
Writing Kit:
  • favorite writing tools, slant board (if that's what you are used to (S690) ruling supplies (S730, S753), pencil, eraser, quote book
Brushes:
  • Mixing brush – an older full brush for just mixing (BR43)
  • 1/2" "Brights" flat brush - Winsor Newton 995 is good (BR01). I use the inexpensive Simply Simmons brush (BR60). Having a 1/4" and a ¾ " one is nice, but not necessary for the course.
  • Pointed brushes (round ferrule) 0-6: have at least a #2. I recommend the #2 ESCODA kolinsky sable brushes (BR22). If you already own pointed brushes, bring the ones that come to a good point when wet, and have some "spring back" to a point after pressure.
  • OR, Pentel Color Brush (BLACK) (FP57). It has the most spring you can get in an inexpensive faux fiber tool! But then you are restricted to the color black.
Gouache:
  • Winsor & Newton is best. Have at least black and white (Jet black and Permanent white) with primaries (Flame Red, Ultramarine Blue, Lemon Yellow, Brilliant Green) recommended. Or bring any colors you have. Also any watercolors you ALREADY HAVE. (Click HERE for Our Winsor & Newton Selections)
Water Jar:
  • I like a little water sprayer to reconstitute dry colors (S276, S836).
Mixing tray:
  • Six depression plastic palette, shallow dishes, small plates, small muffin tin (S679).
Paper:
  • Bring at least one sheet of dark (black, blue, dark red, dark green) paper. Canson Mi Tientes (PS61, PS01) is good and some Arches text wove, for finished projects.
Misc:
  • Matboard Scrap 3"x 8": Just a small piece, what you have around, any color. Or ask for a scrap from a frame shop.


P70. Gilbert Bond 25% Cotton Practice Pad 11x17inch
P70.Gilbert Bond 25% Cotton Practice Pad. 24lb.
11"x17", 50 sheets

A great pad for broad-edged pen practice. Has a nice tooth and holds good hairlines. Acid-free. Highly recommended by Peter Thornton.

also available in 8.5"x11", see item P69

"Calligraphers in Portland [Oregon] have been using Gilbert Bond for years and years and LOVE it totally. My students and I have decided that ‘we are worth it’ and use Gilbert for practice. We think using a better paper makes our calligraphy practice seem more important (and practice is so important!). I thoroughly recommend the paper; it would be hard to recommend Gilbert Bond too highly!" - Carol DuBosch




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P21. JNB Graph Pad 11x17, 50 Sheets
JNB Graph Pad
Light blue grid (8 squares/inch). 24 lb bond. 11"x17". Approx 50 sheets.

A non-bleeding paper that is great for calligraphy. (We use the same paper in our JNB Practice Pads.) Many instructors have their students use this pad in their classes.

(For graph with slant lines P01.)

Please choose color: Light or Dark.

Light: This grid does not show on many copiers, shows faintly on others, and usually disappears when you adjust the exposure one setting lighter. If you use a copier to produce your finished art for reproduction, this is the pad for you. This pad is good for jobs done at quick printers.

Dark: For classes, some students may appreciate a slightly darker grid. This is particularly true for adult classes. This is still a light blue grid. Some teachers have commented that their students found the original pad's grid was too light.



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S690. Airlite Drawing Board 18 x 24
S690. Airlite Drawing Board 18x24.

A high quality, lightweight drawing board with a smooth hardwood surface on both sides and two metal edges for use with a T-square. The resin-impregnated kraft honeycomb core is permanently bonded for strength. Very durable and very light. Made in USA. A drawing board can be used as a lapboard or on an easel at a slant to help prevent neck and back pain.

(See S697 for a 20"x26" Drawing Board.)

Ann Miller has an Aerocore Drawing Board in her supply list. Airlite is another trade name for a similar product.



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S730. Parallel Glider 10in length
Professional quality rolling ruler/ parallel glider. 10". For fast, accurate guidelines. Specify inches or metric. This is the deluxe version of the Rolling Ruler. This items has rubber wheels the slip much less than the plastic wheels found on most rolling rulers.

Use this tool to speed up making pencil guide line. Draw your first guideline. Then make a single column of dots or small marks for each subsequent line. Line the rolling ruler or parallel guide on the first mark. Then you roll down and draw you guidelines at your marks. The ruler keeps the lines parallel. Mark your paper using a ruler, template or dividers with tick marks. Great for drawing guidelines for text blocks on larger works where a t-square is not practical.




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S753. Westcott Clear T-Square
S753. Westcott Clear T-Square

Calibrated on one edge in inches, the other metric.

Specifiy 12" or 18".

Now labeled Westcott instead of C-Thru.



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BR43. White Bristle Brushes (pack of 3)
Packet of three brushes:
Specify Flat (sizes 2, 4, 6) or round (sizes 1, 3, 5).

Great for mixing gouache or loading ink.



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BR01. W&N 995 Chisel Lettering Brush
Chisel Edged Lettering Brush

The standard brush recommended by John Stevens, Carl Rohrs and other instructors for chisel-edged alphabets. Golden nylon flat watercolor brush with seamless nickel ferrules and clear plastic handle. Durable and responsive.
Winsor and Newton Series 995 flat water color brush.

Choose from three sizes:

½"
¾"
1"

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BR60. Simply Simmons Brushes
BR60. Simply Simmons Brushes

These inexpensive, short-handle brushes are of surprisingly good quality. You can use these flat watercolor brushes for brush lettering, backgrounds, washes, and more. The Shader has longer bristles than the other brushes. Synthetic hair. Recommended by Randy Hasson.

Choose size: 1/2", 3/4", 1", or #10 Shader.




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BR22. Escoda Brushes
Escoda Brushes. Series 1212.

Eliza Schulte Holliday, co-author of Brush Lettering, highly recommends these brushes from Spain for pointed brush lettering. They have plenty of bounce and good snap and are reasonably priced. Kolinsky Sable.


Choose size:
#0.
#1.
#2.
#4.
#6.

(Sizes 8 and 10, listed in our 2014 print catalog, are no longer available.)




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FP57. Pentel Colorbrush
Pentel Color Brush

Much sought after. For brush lettering. Specify color: Light Green, Turquoise, Olive Green, Pale Orange, Steel Blue, Gray, Orange, Sepia, Purple, Black, Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Brown, Orange, Pink, Sky Blue.

FP 57. Pentel Colorbrush color chart





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