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Michael Sull 2016


Pointed Pen Palooza
A yearlong study in fine pointed pen writing with Michael Sull. First class is only a few weeks away.
The cost is $2500 for the entire year. Only two spaces remain.
Please contact Angie Vangalis at angie@txlac.org or 214-957-1736 for more information.



Please bring the following to all classes:
A good oblique penholder (H114)
Pen points: Nikko G (N113), Zebra G (N120), and Leonardt Principal (N118) are recommend.
There are other points that will work; if a student prefers other nibs, you are encouraged students to bring favorites to class.
Straight-edge
Colored pencils (at least 3 colors; suggest red, blue & green). (PL05)
Iron gall ink, such as McCaffery's Penman's Ink (I37). Students are welcome to bring other inks as well, such as Walnut ink (I53, s450), acrylic (I28) or carbon-based inks (I02).
A pad of either lined Clairefontaine (P35) or lined Rhodia paper (P54).
Paper towels for each weekend session and containers for water.
Artist's brush (#2) for loading point with writing fluid. Suggest Winsor & Newton Sceptre Gold II (BR26, BR27). Please note that a pure sable brush, which is more expensive, is not necessary.
One bottle of Dr. Martin's Bleed-Proof White (I38) or McCaffery's White ink (I37).
One sheet, 9"x 12" blotting paper, or other thick, soft paper for use as a cushion sheet (S261).
Pencil and paper to take notes.
Drafting tape.
One 9"x12" tablet of 1/8" or 1/4" graph paper (P38).
One 9"x 12" tablet of tracing paper (P43).
Soft vinyl eraser (E24).
Lead pencil, #3, or #4 (PL09).
Notebook for handouts is included with the class fee. You will receive it the first day of class.


Optional Supply List
The following are optional, but recommended.
one each:
gold, green, copper, purple, & blue:
Acrylic iridescent (metallic), ink - Gold and any other colors you like:
Dr. Ph. Martin's Spectralite – (I27)
54K 18 Carat Gold
52K Bronze
Nickel (a brownish-silver)
Black Sparkle
Green
Sequins Blue
Pewter (Brown-Silver)

Dr. Ph. Martin's Iridescent Calligraphy colors – (I16)
Copperplate Gold, Bronze, Copper
Iridescent Green, Jade
Violet
Iridescent Deep Blue, Misty Blue
Iridescent Orchid
Pewter (Brown-Silver)

FW Pearlescent Acrylic Artist's Ink – (I14)
Macaw Green, Waterfall Green
Purple
Velvet Violet
Blue
Galactic Blue, Dutch Blue
Black
Hot Mama Red

Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Ink Gold (I59)

Gouache
Schmincke Perlglanz: Great colors, especially red, blue, and green!
Holbein: very nice golds and silver (HG644, HG645)
Turner: very nice assortment of colors!


H114. Turned Wood Oblique Holder
H114. Turned Wood Oblique Holder.

The Ornamental Wood Holder has intricate ornamental turnings inspired by those on the Century Penholders. Color of holder varies.
The Tapered Wood Holder has a finely tapered classic shape. All Tapered are the same dark brown/black color.
The Ebony Wood Holder has the same design as the Ornamental version but is made out of a very dark (almost black) African hardwood. This version is slightly heavier than the other versions.
The Zanerian Wood Holder is made using the same wood (and colors) as the Ornamental version. The Zanerian design is a very slim shaft with a small finial on the tip.

Each style has the standard brass flange (fitted for the Nikko G nib) and overall length of 6.5-6.75".

Quantity discount for 12 or more.




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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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N120. Leonardt Principal EF Nib
N120.EF Principal Nib

You can now purchase a modern nib that is equal to the best of the vintage nibs. Brian Walker, a respected pointed pen enthusiast, has worked with a pen manufacturer to duplicate the quality and performance of the legendary Gillott No 1 Principality. The new nib has received rave reviews for both Copperplate and Spencerian. It's flexible and responsive and gives fine hairlines, but is smooth-writing and catches the paper less.





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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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PL05. Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils

Artists' quality colored pencils for every level of expertise, high quality pigments for a rich color saturation.
Soft, thick cores create a smooth color laydown for superior blending and shading while thick leads resist breakage.

These are the colors recommended by Bob Hurford for his IAMPETH 2018 class "Fun with Colored Pencils":
Canray Yellow, Orange, Yellow Orange, Spanish Orange, Yellow Chartreuse, Apple Green, Kelp Green, Kelly Green, Poppy Red, Scarlet Lake, Tuscan Red, White and Blender.



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I37. McCaffery's Penman's Ink
I37. McCaffery's Penman's Ink
1 oz. jar.

Formulated for the pointed pen, which is used for Spencerian, Copperplate, etc, not for the broad-edged pen used for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic), etc.

The black ink is an oak gall ink which was developed with the help of leading penmen of today to provide an ink similar to that used during America's golden age of Ornamental Penmanship in the 19th and 20th centuries. With a newly opened bottle, the black ink writes brown but turns a dense black. Good for fine hairlines.

(Colors and whites are not oak gall inks. They are made with natural pigments).

Choose from Ivory, White, Indigo Blue, Green, Brown, Red, Red-Violet, Black, Glossy Black.
Prices of colors vary.

I37. McCaffery's Ink color chart

Click to read what Michael Sull has to say about using McCaffery's



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I53-10. Walnut Drawing Ink: 10 oz
Tom Norton's Walnut (Color) Ink
Approx. 10 oz. (290ml)

A rich sepia ink. Thin with water to create a wash. For
brush or dip pen. Already liquid. Non-waterproof (but not suitable for fountain pens).




Your Price $25.99

S450. Walnut Ink Crystals JAR
S450. Walnut Crystals Jar

This item contains two 1-ounce jars, each with the appropriate amount of crystals. Simply fill it with warm water and mix. You have ready-made walnut ink without the hassle of measuring! You can use the extra crystals from the second jar to make the ink darker.
Non-waterproof.



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I02. Pelikan Fount India
Pelikan Fount India

A dense carbon black ink suitable for fountain pen and dip pen use. Non-waterproof. Good for beginners. 1oz.



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P35. Clairefontaine Lined 80 sheets
Clairefontaine Pad
Staplebound, micro-perforated at top. 24lb, neutral pH, crisp white paper. Ruled with pale violet lines! Pad of 80 sheets, 8.25"x11.75". Ruled. From France.

Highly recommended by Michael Sull and others for pointed pen work. Purchase the lined pad for Spencerian practice & correspondence, the blank one for flourishing. "Absolutely fantastic surface. You just want to write on it!"
--Michael Sull



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P54. Rhodia Lined Pad
P54. Rhoda Lined Pad.
8.25"x11" (Sheet Size). Black Cover. Lines spaced 5/16" (8mm). Spiral bound.

Highly recommended for pointed pen work. Non-bleeding, bright white, smooth satin finish, 80gsm (22lb), acid-free, pH neutral paper. Micro-perforated to provide a clean edge when you tear out the sheet. Lines are purple.

Also available as Plain Pad (P53) and Graph Pads (P55, P56).



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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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BR27. W&N Sceptre Gold 202 Designers' Short Handle
W&N Sceptre Gold 202 Designers' Brush Short Handle

Made to the same high standards as Series 101, these brushes have an elongated head shape, which gives and extra fine point and greater color-holding capacity. Ideal for fine detail work.

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 a 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 202 Designers' Short Handle Brush




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I38. Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
Dr Martin's Bleed Proof White

A dense, opaque, smooth-writing white for your dip pen. Thin with water to the proper consistency. Tint with watercolor or gouache for pastel letters. Recommended by John Stevens and Peter Thornton. 1oz.

Diane Von Arx uses a similar product, Pro-white (I62).



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I37-4. McCaffery's Ink 4 oz
A generous 4-ounce bottle of McCaffery's ink.

Choose from Black, Ivory, White.

Click to read what Michael Sull has to say about using McCaffery's



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P38. Clairfontaine GRAPH Pad
Clairfontaine GRAPH Pad
8.5"x11.75". 80 sheets.

Highly recommended for pointed pen work. Paper is bright white, extra smooth, pH neutral paper, 24lb/90gsm (sheets 26lb/100gsm). From France. Staple-bound, micro-perforated. Pale violet graph lines.

Great for Spencerian, Copperplate, and other pointed pen work.



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E24. White Vinyl Eraser for Pencil
White Vinyl Pencil Eraser.

For erasing pencil, such as guidelines. Similar to the Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser, but perhaps a little softer. Economical for use in classes, for beginners, etc.

2-3/8" x 7/8" x 1/2".



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I16. Iridescent Calligraphy Ink
Dr. Ph. Martin's Iridescent Calligraphy Colors

These are great. These colors flow out of a broad edge pen like ink. 1oz glass bottles with dropper top. Colors can be mixed. Truly waterproof when dry. The manufacturer says they are lightfast. Copperplate Gold is the most popular color (Copperplate Gold is listed here as "Gold").

Use rubbing alcohol to thin for better flow in your pens.

I16-S12. Dr. Ph. Martin's Iridescent Calligraphy Colors Set of 12, Set 1 color chart

I16-S12M. Dr. Ph. Martin's Iridescent Calligraphy Colors Set of 12 Metallic Colors, Set 2 color chart



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I14. FW Pearlescent Ink
FW Pearlescent Acrylic Ink. 22 colors. For brush, dip & ruling pens. For dip pens, you may need to thin with alcohol, and you may also want to bend the reservoir to allow more ink to flow. Pigmented, water-resistant. Lightfastness: either 3 (permanent) or 4 (highly permanent) star rating. Fully intermixable. These shimmering pigments seem to work best when put down freely rather than built up with successive layers. In addition to paper & board, will bond to glass, leather, ceramic & wood.
1oz (30ml) glass bottle.

Autumn Gold 126
Bell Bronze 110
Birdwing Copper 111
Black 032
Dutch Blue 127
Galactic Blue 112
Genesis Green 128
Hot Cool Yellow 113
Hot Mama Red 114
Macaw Green 115
Mazuma Gold 117
Moon Violet 116
Platinum Pink 118
Silver Moss 129
Silver Pearl 119
Sky Blue 130
Sun Orange 121
Sundown Magenta 120
Sun-Up Blue 122
Volcano Red 123
Waterfall Green 124
White Pearl 125

FW Pearlescent Ink Color Chart



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HG644. Holbein Brilliant Gold Gouache
15 ml. Brilliant Gold.

This gouache provides a sparkly effect. Works well in
brush and pointed pen. Not recommended for broad-edged pens; use Holbein Pearl Gouaches.

High quality artist's color. Click on image for color chart of Holbein metallic gouache.




Your Price $20.50

HG645. Holbein Silver Gouache
Holbein Designer Gouache. 15ml tube

These metallic gouaches are great for both broad edge, pointed pen, and brush work. They are finely ground mica based metallics. High-quality artist's color.




Your Price $16.00

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