Igniting Sparks/ Laurie Doctor & Steven Skaggs/ May 2015
A fine point permanent pen: e.g. Copic Multiliner or Pigma Micron .3 or so- or any brand you like
M17. Pigma Micron Black. 03.$2.89
M51. Copic Multiliner Pens. .3mm $3.99
M52. Copic Multiliner SP Pen. .35mm $9.95 (refillable aluminum body)
Black Sharpie (fine point)
NOTE: You need a standard Sharpie Permanent Marker. The original supply list had Medium Point in error.
Tools you enjoy writing with, or want to experiment with
white china marker
S916. China Marker (white) with pull string. $1.10
I70. Moon Palace Sumi. 6oz $12.95
I43. Best Bottle Sumi. 6.75oz $15.85
These are our two bestselling sumi inks. – John
12" or longer metal ruler
S270. Stainless Steel Ruler 12". $3.75
S271. Stainless Steel Ruler. 18". $5.50
S503. Stainless Steel. 24in. $7.69
permanent white gouache
WNG512. Winsor & Newton Gouache: Permanent White. $9.59
Watercolor or gouache: (Windsor-Newton, Graham, and Daniel Smith are good brands. Stay away from cheap watercolors that don't have much pigment). All you need is a red, yellow, and blue of your choice (but not primary red, primary yellow, primary blue). This will be the palette for your book.
Laurie recommends this 3-color palette: Windsor-Newton Watercolor Payne's Gray, Lemon Yellow OR Quinacridone Gold, and Cadmium Red. But the color palette choice is yours, based on your color preferences (and perhaps what you already own.)
2 oz tube of transparent yellow iron oxide acrylic: Golden or Graham brand
I137. Golden Open Acrylic Paint, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide. $10.99.
scissors/ glue stick
S835 Detail Scissors. $5.00
S391. UHU Glue Stick. $3.60
Drawing Pencils including 3B and 4B or 8B. "I love the Derwent wash pencils (they have a blue stripe on the end).
Regular graphite drawing pencils are okay, having water-soluble pencils is optional. You do not need both.
S858.Derwent Watersoluble Sketching Pencils. Specify HB, 4B, 8B. $1.99 each
S142. Design Drawing Pencils. Specify HB, 4B, 8B $1.25.
One mechanical pencil for detail: HB, 0.3mm lead.
I like the 0.3mm Pentel Graphgear 500, but whatever you may already have will work fine.
S745. Draf-Tec Retrac Mechanical Pencils. 0.3mm lead. $9.75
PL09. Pentel Graphgear 500 Mechanical Pencil. 0.3mm lead. $7.09
& white eraser
E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser. $1.45
Bring a fat stick of graphite for making a rubbing, or a black carbon block (ArtGraf is a good brand for all kinds of graphite and carbon). You need just one stick.
S949. ArtGraf ArtGraf Water-Soluble Graphite Stick. $4.50. JNB $3.99
1 white and 1 black conte crayon (or charcoal)
You only need one of each color, either crayon or charcoal.
S953. Conte Crayon. Choose Black or White, both are 2B hardness. $2.17 each
Brushes for watercolor: There are 3 types of brushes good for mark making: round, rigger and flat. If you are on a budget, you can get by with just the round: (no. 4 and a larger one) and 2 flat brushes 2-3 inches or so wide: (Inexpensive sponge brushes, hog bristle brushes or house painting brushes are fine).
You don't need to have a fine sable watercolor brush for this workshop. Less expensive brushes like Winsor & Newton Gold Sceptre II would be fine.
BR26. Winsor & Newton Sceptre Gold II #101 Brush (for both watercolor/gouache and acrylics).
#4 $11.69. JNB $8.77
#6 $16.59, JNB $11.77
#8 $23.39, JNB $17.54
#19 $32.19, JNB $24.14
Plastic plate (white food tray) or palette for mixing color
You need a palette that will accommodate the 2-3" wide brush.
Paper: About 4 full sheets of Arches text wove 25 x 40 (depending on how quickly you work– if you work slowly, you will need less) and 1 large sheet of Rives BFK (44 inches wide, 2 can share, but you need the 44" length for our book) (If you have paper or fabric scraps you want to experiment with, bring them)
PS01-FS. Arches Text Wove Full Sheet. $7.15. JNB $5.45
PS105. Rives BFK. White. 44"x30". $20.10 JNB $16.50
Tracing paper: in a roll or tablet (8.5 x 11 is big enough, or whatever you have)
P43. Borden & Riley #41 Parchment Tracing. 50 sheet pad. 9"x12". $7.57. JNB $6.43
Containers: for water, for ink (wide), for acrylic (wide with a lid) and for watercolor (small and deep for dipping)
For ink and acrylic, you will need a container wide enough for your 2-3" flat brush(es). You will want a container with a lid for the acrylic, as acrylics dry faster and dry waterproof. The Dr Martin's 30-well plastic palette would be one option for watercolor –this will be for smaller tools such as the #4 brush.
S120-30. 30 Well Plastic Mixing Tray. $1.99
S784. 3 part Water Container
S276. Glass 1 oz Jar $2.00
S843. Glass 2 oz Jar $2.50
Bring 100 (or so) of something small and relatively flat– like toothpicks, seeds, flower petals, etc.
*Notes on color:
"Hue" means it's a cheap substitute-not really that pigment e.g. cadmium hue is a cheap substitute, and not the same color. Get a good brand, like Windsor-Newton, Daniel Smith, Holbein or Graham- the cheap student grade colors are diluted and have much less vibrant color.
**Note on paper:
Having the right paper (all rag) is important. Arches text wove is often sold in 1/2 sheets (20 x 25) rather than the full sheet (25 x 40)
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