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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.

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

I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink
Moon Palace Sumi
The Ink is now in a bottle with a Gold Label

While the packaging is a bit different, this is the highly sought after and highly recommended Japanese Sumi Ink. For both broad edge and pointed pen work. Dries waterproof. A great calligraphy ink.

"I like Moon Palace better, but both Moon Palace and Best Bottle are beautiful inks. The Moon Palace has a slight sheen to it, which I like. Michael suggested this ink to me so please tell him I said, "thank you". I just finished a job of 200 invitations with Moon Palace and the ink is beautiful. I did not dilute the ink.
A client just brought me invitations (slick paper) to address. This bride knew going into this that I probably couldn't do pointed pen. However, for fun, I tried the Sumi inks and to my surprise they worked pretty darn good. I usually have to use a sharpie on slick envelopes, yikes!!!"

--Clair F., Jan 2011.

Four sizes available:

2.0 oz (widemouthed jar)
6.0 oz (180ml)

15 & 60 oz are temporarily unavailable: arriving Dec 2019

Your Price

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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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

S817. Viva Papertowels, 12 sheets
S817. Viva Paper towels, 12 sheets

Recommended by Harvest Crittenden for wiping pen points and brushes:
"I've used them exclusively for at least 8 years. They don't leave fuzz on the pen points or brushes."

We have made these available for those outside the USA or in areas where this brand is not readily available. This is a small pack of 12 sheets for easy shipping.

Your Price

BR38. WN Artists' Watercolor Sable
WN Artists' Watercolor Sable Round

Excellent for fine detail, lines and washes. The round-bellied watercolor brush is the most popular watercolor brush. Quality Kolinsky sable hair, birchwood handles and seamless nickel ferrules all put together by hand to create a truly excellent brush. Has been improved to ensure a perfect point. Matte finish handle.

Recommended by Valerie Weilmuenster for illuminated letters as a good and ess expensive alternative to the Winsor & Newton Series 7.

**To see the price of each size, select the size in the box below**

Your Price $10.99

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

Your Price

S781. Blending Stumps
Blending Stumps. For grey, you can smudge pencil lines. These blending stumps are used by fine artists but are easy to use. Pack of three. 1/4 inch.

Your Price

S308. Bone Folder: Deluxe
Bone Folder

Higher quality than most basic bone folders. Made in Germany.

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