High-density, lacquer-coated graphite for smooth strokes and excellent laydown properties. These woodless pencils can be sharpened with any pencil sharpener, have a solid, weighty feel, and outlast the standard wood-cased pencils. 7.6mm lead diameter. Koh-i-noor Hardtmuth. A favorite of Kirsten Doty for her drawing classes.
FP125. Noodler's Ahab Flex Pen Noodler’s Ahab Flex Pen. This flexible nib fountain pen produces reasonable thicks and thins from pressure. Use it for larger writing and expressive handwriting. It is not suitable for smaller Ornamental Scripts because the nib can't produce the fine hairlines possible with dip pen pointed nibs. For a slimmer barrel, purchase FP120. Noodler’s Standard Flex Pen. The same flex nib is used in the Standard and Ahab Fountain Pens.
Choose Barrel Color:
King Philip Purple
For filling the pen with ink from a bottle, the Ahab Flex pen has a plunger mechanism that you access by screwing off the barrel. .
This is a fun pen to write with and has an extremely flexible nib - for a fountain pen. You can easily go from thin to thick and back, but the unstressed stroke is far from a hairline. (An extremely light touch and some speed can produce a thinner line.) IThe pen is useless for small copperplate scripts. You can produce copperplate scripts only in larger sizes. You can only produce monoline or nearly monoline writing in smaller sizes. It has potential for wedding invitation addressing where the script is more-or-less monoline perhaps with some more heavily stressed strokes (such as Spencerian). - John
Use this 5mm (approx), flat-lead, carpenter’s pencil for broad edge lettering. Useful for practice and fun. No more sharpening with a knife, just click to move the lead forward and shape the end of the lead to a chisel edge on fine sandpaper. Striker brand. Sturdier construction than our regular Flat Lead pencil (S861) and the leads are a bit harder.
Mechanical pencil with chiselled / square edges
(Also called Striker Construction Pencil. Refills available: S879.)
B3871. Zentangle Untangled / Hall Zentangle Untangled: Inspiration and Prompts for Meditative Drawing by Kass Hall. 2012. 128pp. 8.25"x10.75". Paper
Following an explanation of the Zentangle process, inside you will find 12 step-by-step demonstrations showing you how to create enticing tangle patterns, followed by several examples of how to add eye-popping color to your pieces, as well as fun ways to use tangles in your art journals. Captivating pieces from Kass and a slew of other artists will further satisfy your craving for inspiration!
Inside you will find:
12 step-by-step demonstrations of tangle patterns to make getting started easy!
Different ways to introduce color, a variety of art materials, photography, and much more to your pieces.
How to take your pen-and-ink tangles to the next step by enhancing them digitally!
B3895. Dancin’ Pen / Imai Dancin’ Pen: Pen Manipulation and Beyond by Carrie Imai. 2012. 45pp. 8"x8.5". Book + DVD.
This manual teaches Carrie’s Italic and how to make the letters dance using an Automatic pen. As in her popular workshops, you learn how to manipulate your pen to create the forms with step-by-step instructions and clear exemplars. In the accompanying DVD, you are there as she demonstrates how to do it. Book is spiral-bound to lie flat. Signed. Dancing Pen.
PS100. Drafting Film Polyester Matte 2 sides Sheet of Grafix Drafting Film. .004", 24"x36".
A polyester-based film with a matte translucent drawing surface on both sides. This film is anti-static, accepts ink, lead or colored pencil, and erases cleanly. Used in Denis Brown's classes.
Other Drafting Film is available by special order. .003", .005", or .007"; clear, matte one-sided, or matte two-sided. Request price and delivery time. You must order in packets of 25 sheets, same thickness and same surface (no assortment).
This paper ships separately from books/supplies and requires an extra shipping fee which is NOT included in the price of this product. Add item 'PS00' to your cart after adding large sheets of paper. (click to read details)
These are similar to water-soluble colored pencils, but with graphite instead of color. They work dry, or you can take a water-wet brush and paint with the graphite marks you have made, creating washes and other effects. These are favorites of several instructors, including Laurie Doctor.
B2929. While You're Reading / Unger B2929.While You’re Reading by Gerard Unger. 2007. 240pp. 6.75"x9.5". Hardcover
This book is about everything that happens while you are reading - in front of your eyes and inside your head - and about what type designers, typographers, and graphic designers bring to a page to make reading happen. Renowned type designer Gerard Unger explores topics including legibility, invisible typography, pattern recognition, the reading process, the ergonomics of letterforms, the universe of signs, and typographic illusions.
The darkening medium is not an ink but an additive to be used to darken the original ink without losing the unique watercolor characteristics or the ability to lift color or lighten areas.
The darkening Medium is very heavily pigmented. It can also be used straight from the bottle. However, it is so heavily pigmented that it will behave like a sumi ink and stain the paper and not lift as easily as the original.