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The Pen & Ink Illustrated Portland Sketchbook


THE PEN & INK ILLUSTRATED PORTLAND SKETCHBOOK – Janet Takahashi

Destination: Inspiration! Sketch, Draw, Paint, Letter. Explore and experience pen and ink as a sketching medium, breathing the magic of line into illustrations that record your observations in a journal. Learn tips and techniques to create illustrations that you will love adding tone and color with light washes. Lettering will be combined alongside the imagery as a design element on the page. Create depth and dimension in your sketches that will walk of the page. Learn to quick-sketch your observations as you venture into Portland.

Skill Level: All

Supplies:

Your favorite pointed nibs (N113, N118) and a straight pen holder (H113);

Micron Pigma waterproof pen, size 02 (other sizes optional) (M17);

Fountain Pen with black fountain pen ink (a nice option for portability or water-soluble pen) (FP67, FP120);

Ink (for dip pens) of your choice in black (I08) or sepia (I127).

Water brush or small round paintbrush size 4 or 6 (FP93, BR26);

small water cup(S784) and few paper towels;

pencil, pencil sharpener(PL13) and soft eraser (E09);

watercolor pencils (S776) or a small set of watercolors (S609);

few sheets of tracing paper;(P43)

paper or a sketchbook with a paper that takes multi-media, suitable for watercolor and pen and ink (PA80).


 


N113. Nikko G Nib
N113. Nikko G Nib.

These nibs from Japan are hand cut, extremely smooth, and long-lasting. They are chrome plated and have a medium flex. Great for Spencerian. Smooth writing with no burrs or scratchiness. Highly recommended by Michael Sull.



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N118. Zebra G Nib
Zebra Nib.

Similar to the popular Nikko G Nib, but a little more flexible and sharper. It will produce a finer hairline than the Nikko. Same sturdy quality. If you are using the Nikko G but would like to be able to write with thinner hairlines and thicker strokes, give these nibs a try. Michael Sull still recommends the Nikko G nib as best for learning Spencerian, but this Zebra G Nib is a good one, too, for Spencerian.

Which holders will work with this nib?
https://www.johnnealbooks.com/product_help#Zebra

Just wanted to let you know about my experience with the ZEBRA G nibs: Santa was very generous to me this year and I got a dozen. I pulled the nibs out to play with this weekend and I have found my new love. I used the nib with Walnut Ink and the hairlines, so thin, so smooth, with a light touch and the nib skated effortlessly across the page. I really enjoyed working with this nib. If you haven't had the chance to try this nib out yet, it's worth the couple of bucks. I haven't tried any of my other inks, but I will be doing that this week. So far, I'm loving these nibs. Don't know if they are workhorses yet - I only had them a few days. - Ilovepenmanship

I love them too. The nibs are great with the iron gall inks because the ink does not eat the nib as fast. Great hairlines and just enough flex for shades. Much thanks to John Neal for these!!! - Nan DeLuca



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FP67. Pilot Parallel Pen
Pilot Parallel Pen

Extremely smooth writing from this pen, offering crisp edges and sharp hairlines. Nib point consists of two parallel metal plates and allows for lettering in two sizes. Use the 0.5mm edge for sharp, monoline writing or use the broad edge for calligraphic writing. You can also produce color-blended letters by touching ink from one pen to a second pen loaded with another color. Available in four sizes, includes one red and one black cartridge and a cleaning bladder.

Specify size:
1.5mm
2.4mm
3.8mm
6.0mm

Formerly available as code numbers:
FP67-1.5
FP67-2.4
FP67-3.8
FP67-6.0




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FP120. Noodler's Standard Flex Pen
Noodler's Standard 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 fatter barrel, purchase the FP125. Noodler's Ahab Flex Pen. The same flex nib is used in the Standard and Ahab Fountain Pens.


Choose Barrel Color
Shown in photo, from left to right:
Clear- Our most popular "color," which makes it easy to see how much ink is left in the pen.
Maximilian Emerald
Burmese Ruby
Medieval Lapis
Burgundy
Also stocked, not pictured: Purple, Ivory Darkness, Black Pearl, Black

Not Shown
Black
Black Pearl
Ahab's Pearl
Ivory Darkness
Purple

For filling the pen with ink from a bottle, the Standard Flex Pens have a twist-fill piston mechanism that is part of 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.) The 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





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I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem, try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

"For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8-inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




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I127. Richtone Sepia Inks
I127. Richtone Sepia Inks.

Four beautiful, vibrant browns: Java, Walnut, Terra Cotta, Eucalyptus. These rich, natural dyes are non-waterproof. Lightfastness varies; Walnut is the best. Very concentrated. Can be used straight or diluted with water. For calligraphy, these inks are best on watercolor paper and other similar, highly sized papers.

Specify color. 30ml (1oz) plastic bottle.




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FP93. Pentel Aquash Waterbrush
Pentel Water Brush

Same excellent nylon brush as the Pentel Color Brush. Large barrel. Fill barrel with water or water-based media: ink, watercolor or gouaches. Designed so that it won’t roll off your table.

Specify size:
Fine (10mm)
Medium (13mm, regular barrel)
Large (18mm)
Flat



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BR26. W&N Sceptre Gold 101 Brush
W&N Sceptre Gold 101 Brush, Round, Short Handle

For fine detail, lines & washes. A traditional and popular head shape for all-purpose watercolor work. Can be used for broad strokes yet it will also form a sharp point. They possess excellent color holding capacity, sensitivity, spring and durability. Recommended by Michael Sull.

High quality brushes made from a mix of sable and synthetic fibres. They are ideal for watercolor and suitable for use with acrylic. For watercolor media, while today's synthetic brushes perform excellently, pure sable still has the edge. With a blend you can get performance that is close to sable at a price that is close to synthetic. The blend of hair in Sceptre Gold II also gives you added benefits. Sable hair has excellent spring while the high-quality synthetic filaments ensure that the brushes are soft enough to work the color but also have a strong snap so they return back to their original shape with ease. The high proportion of sable in Sceptre Gold II gives the brushes considerably more ability to make larger washes in one stroke than normal synthetic brushes, and the hairs are tapered to a fine point, giving the brush control for detailed work.

Winsor and Newton Sceptre Gold 101 Brush Round Short Handle




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E09. Kneaded Rubber Eraser
Kneaded Rubber Eraser.

Used to erase pencil (graphite). Cherryl Moote suggested it for removing the white lines from a white lead mechanical pencil.



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S776. Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils
Use these versatile, high quality colored pencils dry for strong, vibrant color; add water for a vivid, translucent watercolor effect; or blend the colors for rich, subtle tones - either wet or dry. These English-made pencils produce more intense colors than regular watercolor pencils. Each set come in a tin case.

Set of 24: Sherbert Lemon, Sun Yellow, Tangerine, Poppy Red, Chilli Red, Shiraz, Fuchsia, Violet, Iris Blue, Bright Blue, Deep Indigo, Sea Blue, Teal Green, Apple Green, Field Green, Leaf Green, Mustard, Baked Earth, Willow, Bark, Charcoal Gray, Ink Black, and Antique White. A non-soluble Inktense Outliner pencil is also included.

Set of 36: All of the colors in the Set of 24, plus Sienna Gold, Cherry, Red Violet, Mauve, Peacock Blue, Iron Blue, Iron Green, Ionian Green, Felt Green, Tan, Saddle Brown, and Indian Ink. A non-soluble Inktense Outliner pencil is also included.




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S609. Prang Watercolor Set (16 half pans)
Prang Watercolor Set (16 half pans).
These inexpensive but good watercolor sets are recommended by many including Barbara Close. Easy to take to workshops or on trips.

This selection of choice pigments, blended with specially formulated binders and dispersing agents, results in a true transparent paint in brilliant colors. White segment non-beading mixing lid attached with stainless steel hinge pin for years of use. Each set comes with a #7 natural hairbrush.



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S784. Water Container - 3 Piece
S784. Three Piece Detachable Plastic Brush Washer

Three plastic water containers that detach and fit into one. Use this handy item for rinsing pens and brushes. Great for workshops.




Your Price $5.55

PL13. Long Point Pencil Sharpener
PL13. Long Point Pencil Sharpener.

This sharpener crates a long extra-smooth tip. The large hole removes the wood casing of the pencil. The smaller hole sharpens the lead to a superfine point. Comes with 1 spare blade. From Germany.




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