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Drawn to Writing

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A-11 Drawn to Writing
Peter Thornton and Jürgen Vercaemst

Supplies    
Layout Pad (P59)
A few sheets of tracing paper (P43)
Paper: several sheets of Arches MBM, or similar fine art paper, 20″ x 25.5″ (51 x 65 cm) (PS104)
2 sheets of Rives BFK, 280 gsm paper weight, 22″ x 30″ (56 x 76 cm)
Black and/or walnut ink (I08, I53)
Smaller sizes of Brause (N02), Tape (N01) or Rexel nibs (N04)
Pen holders  (H104, H113)
1 or 2 pointed nibs (your choice of brand)
HB and 2B graphite pencils (S142)
4B and/or 8B Derwent Wash pencil (S858)
Eraser (E13)
Ruler (S270)
Old brush for loading pens
Mixing palette (S679)
Zig Millenium black waterproof fine line markers,  sizes 01 (.25mm) and 05 (.45mm) tips
Fine sharpening stone, if you have one
Cutting mat, if you have one (S504)
X-Acto knife (S417)
Water container (S784)
Sandpaper block or pad
Bone folder (S308)
PVA or Sobo glue (S340)
Cleaning rag or paper towels

Recommended Books:
B2982. John Stevens SCRIBE: Artist of the Written Word
B3244. Calligraphy: A Book of Contemporary Inspiration, by Denise Lach
B3940. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
B2052. The Art Spirit by Robert Henri
Design with Type by Carl Dair. Out of print.
Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green by Michael Wilcox.
CR7-2. Calligraphy Review 7.2. $11.00.
B2081. Uncommon Numbers: A Sourcebook for Artists.
B3418. Thoughtful Gestures by Yves Leterme
Alphabetically speaking by Peter Thornton - Red Deer
B3231 The Book of Signs by Rudolph Koch
B900. Words of risk by Thomas Ingmire
B2982. Scribe by John Stevens


P59. Chalk White Layout Bond
Chalk White Layout Bond.

Smooth surface art paper. More opaque than Boris Layout. Good for practice. 50-sheet pad. 16lb.

Specify Size:
9"x12".
11"x12".
14"x17".




Options:
Your Price $9.52

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




Your Price $5.75

I53-2.5. Walnut Drawing Ink
I53-2.5. Tom Norton's Walnut (Color) Ink

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).
70ml, 2.36 oz.






Your Price $10.49

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

N01. Hiro Tape Nib
0.5mm to 4mm

These are more flexible than Brause nibs but stiffer than Mitchell and take to the ink better when new. Reservoir on top. Right Hand sizes only. Oblique cut. A good nib for classes and beginners.





Options:
Your Price $1.25

N04. Mitchell Nibs (Round Hand)
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs
Straight cut. Sizes 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm),
2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm),
4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm).

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Straight cut. Reservoirs are purchased separately. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Carolingian, Italic, Uncials, Gothic, Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

See N05 for Left Hand Mitchell Nibs.




Options:
Your Price $1.45

H104. Standard Pen Holders
H104. Standard Pen Holders.

These tapered wooden penholders from Germany are the same size as our popular Mahogany penholders (H62) and our Marbled ones (H63). Approx. 5/16" diameter at the nib end and 6-7/8" long. Standard metal nib gripper. The Black and Brown holders have an opaque, slightly textured finish. The colorful stained finishes are not opaque.

Choose: Natural (beech wood), Brown, Black, Red Stain, Green Stain, Yellow Stain, Blue Stain.

For the sets (at even better prices), see item H104-S, H104SC.





Options:
Your Price $3.75

H113. Turned Wood Straight Holder
H113. Turned Wood Straight Holder.

Choose from three beautiful styles:
The Ornamental Wood Holder has intricate ornamental turnings inspired by those on the Century Penholders.

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 Tapered Wood Holder has a finely tapered classic shape. All Tapered are the same dark brown/black color.

The Zanerian Wood Holder has a slimly tapering shaft and a teardrop finial.

Each style has the standard metal nib gripper and overall length of 6.5-6.75". Quantity discount at 12+.




Options:
Your Price $14.95

S142. Design Drawing Pencils
Design Drawing Pencils
Design 3800. Prismacolor Turquoise.


"6H" is hardest lead. "9B" is softest lead, Specify 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B.



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E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser
E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser

A highly recommended white plastic eraser. For erasing pencil.



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