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The Fullness & Emptiness

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The Fullness & Emptiness – Massimo Polello

Supply List
Pens and Nibs
  • Different size and kind of nibs you prefer to use, Brause, Mitchell, Speedball, Automatic pens, ruling pen, folded pens, cola-pen, invented or unusual tools, everything you like to write with (N02, N04, N09, N27, N22, N30, N155)
  • Extra fine liner or ball pens very fine line 0.5 or 0.2 mm black color (M17)
Brushes
  • A normal pointed brush (with plastic reservoir is fine too) (BR49)
  • 2 flat brushes : 1 better quality very flat any size from 5 to 8 cm (BR24)
  • 1 bad quality (to use onto the glue) any size from 8 to 10 cm
Medium
  • Gouache extra-fine quality different and your favorite colors (Click HERE for our selection of gouache)
  • Black sumi-ink (or india ink) waterproof (I70, I152)
  • 2/3 (or more) different colors pigments on powder, not need very expensive color ( cheaper are ground colors ) but only if you have it in your kit
Paper/Canvas
  • 10 canvases 20 x 20 cm stretched on wood (not need good quality)
  • 5 sheets of printmaking paper at your choice…… Velin Arches 160gr – OR- CARTA VELIN RIVES BFK 200gr – or – ZERKALL 150 gr (PS92)
  • Block of sketch pad paper A3 size
  • 3 pieces of black mat board cut 12" x 12" square with an 8"x8" window.
Materials for Collage
  • Old books, printed and decorated paper old or new, old calligraphy exercises and sketches, old photos (original or on photocopy), old letters and greetings cards, stamps... Everything you want to glue
Miscellaneous
  • 1 X small metallic spatula (S538)
  • Ox gall (I135)
  • Arabic gum (I84)
  • Knife/cutter for paper
  • Cutting pad (S504)
  • Apron (APRN39, APRN41)
  • Some glass cup or paper cup, dishes for mixing gouache (for water and color)
  • Some short quotes or texts: haiku, songs, your own texts or quotes you like
  • A normal sponge
  • Drawing material: ruler, pencils, eraser (S270, S142, E13)
  • Only if you have it in your kit (not to buy) some letters stamps, wood letters type, letters stencil
Material list to share for everybody (for the whole class)
  • 1 X jar acrylic medium 1000 ml.
  • 2 X jars gesso white 1000 ml (black optional) (S677)
  • Colors pigments on powder
Optional:
  • false gold leaf and glue (S904)
  • 4 X hairdryer
No Recommended Books.
By or about Massimo Polello:
  • B4129. Traité de la Peinture: Extraits (Treatise on Painting: Excerpts) by Leonardo de Vinci. Calligraphy by Massimo Polello.
  • B4228. The Brush: Scripsit 39.2. Edited by Maureen Squires.


N02. Brause Calligraphy Nibs
Sizes in millimeters (0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0). Oblique-cut.

Brause calligraphy nibs are popular with both professionals and beginners. Stiffer nibs with reservoir on top. High quality nibs from Germany. Order these if you have a heavy hand and apply strong pressure when you write. These chisel edged dip nibs are great for Blackletter (Gothic/Old English), Italic, and other hands.




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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, ItalicUncials, 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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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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N22. Ruling Pen
N22. Ruling Pen.

Julian Waters, Gottfried Pott, and many others are using ruling pens to produce expressive letters. This calligraphy ruling pen is designed specifically for lettering. You vary the line width by tilting the pen. Wood handle with brass collar & writing unit.



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N27. Automatic Pen
N27. Automatic Pen.
Sizes: 1 (1/16"), 2 (1/8"), 3 (3/16"), 3A (1/4"), 4 (5/16"), 4A (3/8), 5 (1/2"), 6 (3/4"), 6A (1").

These poster pens are made of a non-rust nickel silver with a plastic handle. They produce very thin thins. Use them with the tooth blade uppermost. Clean with warm water after use. A new pen should be filled and worked gently on paper
until the color (ink) flows. Any possible sign of scratching will soon wear off with use.

Click here for a how-to information sheet.



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N30. Folded Ruling Pen
Folded Ruling Pen

Introduced at Letterforum in 1995, this innovative lettering tool has been popular ever since. Use them to produce tight "brush lettering" with a pen or for wild, fun, expressive
lettering. These are the originals made by Matthew Coffin and highly praised by Carl Rohrs and Peter Thornton as superior to others that are available.

Peter Thornton has his students use our Polishing Paper (S107) to lightly abrade the outer and inner surfaces of the Folded Pen. This allows the ink to spread out on the pen instead of beading up.



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N155. Luthis Pens
N155. Luthis Pens.

Folded metal pens for expressive writing and formal calligraphy. The tips are aluminum; the handles are unfinished wood. Approximately 6" long. Four styles are offered; each writes differently. The pens are from Argentina; they are labeled with their Spanish names.

"They give great edges and hairlines and flow beautifully. For as thin an edge as it has, it's amazingly stable. And the thin handle makes manipulation easy. I can recommend them highly." - Carrie Imai

Butterfly (Mariposa). Has two writing edges.
Moth (Polillita). A smaller version of Butterfly (Mariposa).
Fan (Abanico). The writing edge curve is similar to a standard folded pen or calligraphy ruling pen.
Dragonfly (Libélula). The writing edge has a unique curve that allows you to change writing styles quickly. Carol DuBosch’s favorite of the four.

Purchase all four and save: use code N155-S4.

Click here to see sample writing of the Libelula

Click here to see sample writing with the Mariposa.

We have added a new, larger pen:
Moth XXL (Polilla XXL). This is a larger version of the Moth.

Click here to see sample writing with the Polilla XXL.

Click here to see more sample writing with the Polilla XXL.




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M17. Pigma Micron Black
M17. Pigma Micron Black

The Pigma Micron is a fine-point drawing and illustration pen that utilizes the highest quality archival Pigma ink. Highly recommended and often on supply lists for workshops and classes.

For serious technical and artistic applications and for fun projects, these pens are available in six line-width sizes: 005 = 0.20mm, 01 = 0.25mm, 02 = 0.30mm, 03 = 0.35mm, 05 = 0.45mm, and 08 = 0.50mm,

The Pigma Micron is ideal for archival recording, illustration, graphic art, freehand manga drawings, and decorative fabric design*. All Micron pens have archival quality Pigma ink, are non-smearing when dry, waterproof and chemical proof, fade resistant, and don't bleed through most papers. Meets ACMI non-toxicity standards. (*Not recommended for fabrics that will be washed.)



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BR49. Raphael Kaerell 8394 Pointed Brush
BR49. Pointed Round Synthetic Brush for water media.

Harvest Crittenden uses this brush for applying Instacoll in gilding.

Select Size:
#00.
#0.
#1.
#2. Limited Stock
#3. Limited Stock




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BR24. Raphael Kaerell Flat Brush
Raphael Kaerell 8796 Flat Brush.

These brushes can be used for chisel-edged brush writing and watercolor painting. Carl Rohrs finds these water media brushes to be good for lettering. He recommends the W&N 995 (BR01) for ½" & larger. Synthetic bristles.


Brush Sizes:
1/8" size 02
3/16" size 04
1/4" size 06
5/16" size 08
3/8" size 10
1/2" size 12
5/8" size 14

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