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Drawing & Lettering Sketchbook

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Drawing & Lettering Sketchbook – Kristen Doty

Supply List
  • One pad of Drawing paper size 14" x 17" (20+sheets) (P715)
  • One sheet of Canson Mi-Teintes in a color you like (PS61)
  • Graphite drawing pencils: HB, 2B, 4B – brand really doesn't matter (bring other pencils if you have them: 2H, 3B, 6B, etc.) (S142)
  • Woodless Graphite pencils: HB, 2B (S865)
  • Pencil sharpener (hand held or battery operated) (PL32)
  • Pentel Clic Eraser or equivalent (soft white, retractable, pen-sized) and/or a Staedtler Mars Plastic white rectangular eraser (E06, E13)
  • Ruler (S271)
  • X-acto knife or snap-away knife (S417)
  • Permanent black marker (regular tip is great, fine tip works, too — whatever you have). (M124)
  • Desk lamp (portable swing arm or goose neck – prefer incandescent or halogen lightbulb if available) and extension cord (extremely helpful, but classroom electrical outlet situation will also determine if we can use)
  • A couple of your favorite calligraphy nibs and a holder (Speedball C-2, C-3 or C-4 and pointed nibs are great) (N09, Click HERE for our selection of holders)
  • Black ink or your favorite practice ink (walnut ink, etc.) (I53-2.5, I70, I37)
  • Small water container & paper towels or pen rag (S784, S817)
  • Round watercolor brush medium to large size (e.g. #6 – #10) (BR38)
Optional: Please only bring these if you have them, or want to try them. You don't need to buy them just for this class.
  • Any other graphite drawing pencils you may have or want to try: 2H, H, 4B, 6B, etc., and other woodless
  • Mechanical pencil with graphite leads (PL21)
  • Paper stumps and/or tortillons (S781)
  • Artist's quality colored pencils and/or water soluble colored pencils (S727)
  • Pigma Micron markers (M17)
  • Bone Folder (highly recommended) (S308)
The $23 supply fee includes exemplars, drawing kit, models (fruit, vegetable and flowers), needles and linen thread, some paper and other misc. items.

Recommended Books:
  • Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards.
  • The Complete Watercolorist's Essential Notebook by Gordon MacKenzie.
  • Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor by Mary Whyte.
  • Exploring Color by Nita Leland.
  • Taking Risks with Watercolour by Shirley Travena.
  • Watercolor Basics - Light by Judy Morris. Out-of-print.
  • Watercolor Wisdom: Lessons from a Lifetime of Painting and Teaching by Jo Taylor. Out of print.
  • BL3.4. & BL4.3. Bound & Lettered Vol. 3 N0. 4 & Vol. 4 No. 3 for articles by Kristen on watercolor.

P71. Strathmore 300 Drawing 14x17inch Pad
P71 Strathmore 300 Drawing 14"x17" Pad

An artist grade drawing paper with a fine tooth surface and good erasability. Ideal for pencil and colored pencil.

This is a favorite paper of Yukimi Annand.

Your Price $17.19

S142. Design Drawing Pencils
Design Drawing Pencils
Design 3800. Prismacolor Turqouise.

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

Your Price

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.

Your Price

PL32. KUM 4-in-1 Pencil Sharpener
PL32. KUM 4-in-1 Pencil Sharpener

This pencil sharpener can sharpen 4 different size pencils (7mm, 8mm, 10mm, 11mm), all in one amazing tool. KUM is known for its high quality sharpeners, made with high carbon steel blades. This sharpener includes a small shavings catcher.

Assorted colors.

Your Price

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

Your Price

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

A highly recommended white plastic eraser. For erasing pencil.

Your Price

S271. Metal Ruler: 18in
S271. Stainless Steel Ruler. 18".

18" Flexible, cork back. Marked in 1/16" and millimeters. An essential tool for calligraphers and bookbinders.

Your Price

S417. Excel Deluxe Knife (NonSlip)
Excel Deluxe Knife

It's time to upgrade. This American-made knife has a soft handle, a no-roll feature, much sharper blades, and best of all it's PURPLE (or Black, Blue, Red). It's no more expensive than X-Acto's basic knife! Safety Cap, #11 Blade.

Your Price

M124. Sakura Microperm Marker
M124. Sakura Microperm Marker

Similar to the popular Pigma Micron, but this pen’s ink is specially formulated for writing on nonporous surfaces such as vinyl, plastic, glossy sheets, finished wood, and glass. Microperm ink dries quickly, is waterproof, and has permanent adherence on most surfaces. The pen draws an ultra-fine line, and the plastic tip is protected by a metal sleeve so the width stays constant over the life of the pen.

Georgia Angelopoulos uses this pen for marking on vinyl and plastic.

01 (.25mm)
02 (.35mm) Limited Stock

Your Price

N09. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs
American calligraphy nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic, Old English), Uncial, Half Uncial, Foundational and many other hands or alphabets. C-0, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5, C-6. C-0 is largest, C-6 is smallest. Best in larger sizes. C-2, C-3, & C-4 are popular for beginners’ classes. They rust easily so let them dry thoroughly before storing them away. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs.

For more information about Speedball C nibs, click here.

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