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GrayScale – Exploring Graphite Lettering from Small and Delicate to Big and Bold

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Gray Scale – Exploring Graphite Lettering from Small and Delicate to Big and Bold Supply List

Supplies:
  • Mechanical Pencil, 0.5 or 0.3 and leads (my favorite is the 0.3 Pentel Graph Gear 500) (PL21)
  • Drawing pencils, various hardness, whatever you already have (6B, 4B, 2B, HB, 2H, 4H) (S142)
  • Graphite sticks and/or woodless graphite pencils (6B or 9B)
  • Water-soluble graphite stick; Lyra or Art Graf with the water drop on the label, 6B or 9B (S865)
  • ArtGraf Black Carbon Water-Soluble Ink Block (S949)
  • Kneaded eraser and white eraser (E09, E13)
  • White eraser stick, Tombow Mono zero round or Paper Mate Tuff Stuff (E22, E06)
  • Your favorite writing tools, including large tools for writing; nibs, ruling/folded pens, automatic pens, flat and round brushes, etc. (N02, N04, H105, N22, N30, N27, BR24, BR26)
  • Blending Stump (S781)
  • X-ACTO knife with blades (S1003, S130)
  • Cutting mat (S504)
  • Scissors (S835)
  • Small pencil sharpener (no motors) (PL13)
  • Glue stick (S391)
  • PVA (S340)
  • Double stick tape
  • Steel ruler (S271)
  • C-thru ruler (S798)
  • Large bristle brush for wetting paper (1-3") (BR53)
  • Mid-weight drawing paper; Strathmore 400 series drawing paper (around 11×17) or whatever similar you have at home, plus a few pages of any other papers you want to try (P100)
  • Heavier papers: several pieces of water-friendly heavier papers, Fabriano or Arches watercolor paper, and any cheaper watercolor (Canson XL) or other heavyweight paper that you have (PS82, PS47)
  • Clear Con-Tact Paper
  • Paper towels (S817)
  • Baby wipes
  • Water container (S784)
  • Small spray bottle (S836)
  • Short quote, few words, and texts you would like to write (5-10 words)
  • Drawing board or padded surface to work on (S690)

Note: Not required, but for your info: The sketchbook I use and recommend is the Moleskine 7.5 x 10 plain, soft cover notebook.

Amity's Book Recommendations:
  • B4087. Speedball Textbook, 24th Edition.
  • B2982. John Steven's Scribe

By and about Amity Parks
  • "Ritual" by Amity Parks. Bound & Lettered 11.2 (BL11.2)
  • "Amity Parks: Letters and Ceramics" (LR29-2.) Letter Arts Review 29.2. The Project Issue.


PL21. Pentel GraphGear 500 Mechanical Pencils
PL21. Pentel GraphGear 500 Mechanical Pencil

This technical drafting pencil with an industrial design features a 4mm fixed sleeve for template work and technical drawings. Metallic-mesh grip for precision and control. Top click, stationary eraser and tip. Pencil includes one tube of HB lead.

Choose lead size: 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 0.9mm.
Barrel colors: 0.3 Brown, 0.5 Black, 0.7 Blue, 0.9 Gray
Refill leads are item PL22
Eraser Refills are item PL23



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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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S865. Progresso Woodless Graphite Pencil
Progresso Woodless Graphite Pencil.

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.

Choose 2B, 4B, 6B or HB.



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S949. ArtGraf Graphite Stick
S949. ArtGraf Graphite Stick

A unique blend of graphite and binders allow the stick to be used dry or with water-soluble techniques. You are able to achieve a large range of washes and grays with this stick.




Your Price $4.50

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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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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E22. Tombow Mono Zero Eraser
Tombow Mono Zero Eraser.

Sleek, high-quality eraser for precision work.

Specify Round or Rectangular eraser.

Refills: E23



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E06. Pentel Clic Eraser
Pentel Click Eraser.

Cylindrical, white eraser 5" in a pen-style holder with grip. Click to advance or retract.

Refills: E07



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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.




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H105. Cork Tip Holder
H105. Cork Grip Holder.

These holders are very similar to the popular Koh-I-Noor 127 N cork-tip penholder (H38) and the General Pencil version (H99) that we also sell. (Other than the logo, I can't see any difference between those and this lower-priced version.) Scribes like the comfortable cushion of the cork, and the grip is thicker than standard wood penholders. Many calligraphers find this kind of holder a pleasure to use. Standard metal nib gripper. From Germany.

Choose from three finishes: Natural, Brown, Black.

Price break at 3.




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