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BLACK - Gothic Eyes for Nibs and Brushes

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Cláudio Gil: BLACK - Gothic Eyes for Nibs and Brushes

I always recommend some materials, but I understand (and prefer) that the students use materials that they feel more comfortable using. The most important is that the materials are similar.
For pens, for example, the essential is the oblique point of the pen (angular cut).
In terms of size I see the importance of working in at least two sizes to understand some contrast and velocity relationships. But the brand of the material does not matter much.
PENS: (some of possibilities, and we don't need all sizes or brands, each student must decide which brands makes them feel more comfortable)
  • Speedball pens (C0, C1, C2 or C3) (N09)
  • Mitchell Calligraphy Nib: 6.0 mm - 2.0 mm (with reservoir) or (N04, N07)
  • Brause (Bandzug model) : 5.0 mm - 1.0 mm or (N02)
  • Leonard (Hiro Tape model): 5.0 mm - 1.5 mm or (N01)
  • Tachikawa C nibs: 4.0mm - 1,0 mm (N114)
  • Parallel pens are also usable although they are not as flexible as the pens described above. I see the 2.4 mm and 3.6 mm models as more suitable, but the student is free to choose which one to work with (FP67)
Brushes:
Short bristles:
  • Raphael Kaerell Flat Brush: size 04 and 6 (3/16" and 1/4") and/or 08/10 (5/16" / 3/8") (BR24)
  • Winsor & Newton: 995 for ½" & larger (But just for students that are thinking to produce very large pieces as an A2 format or bigger. (optional) (BR01)
Long bristles (optional):
  • Simply Simmons Brushes 1/2" (BR60)
  • Rekab Brush #5 (1/4") (BR12)
  • A brush to fill the reservoirs of pens (BR43)
Other:
  • A3 - Craft paper - 80 gsm - 120 gsm (P88)
  • A3 - Canson Croquis / XL white or XL extra white - 90 gsm
  • Towel paper (S817)
  • Adhesive tape (S1046)
  • 1 tempera or acrylic ink (I28, I13)
  • 50 cm ruler (S271)
  • Pair of squares
  • Pencil or automatic pencil (PL21, PL38)
  • 0.5 mm liner black marker (M17)
  • Water and ink reservoirs (S1005)
Ink & Colour:
  • Liquid ink: Indian ink or sumi ink or Higgins Eternal) (I70, I08)
  • Optional inks (coloured inks: Ecoline, liquid watercolours, Winsor & Newton calligraphy ink, Richstone Sepia inks, Pelikan 4001, Liquid Acrylic ink, etc.) (I153, I59, I127, I04)
  • Black Tempera (gouache) or watercolour or acrylic tube (50ml) (WNG335)
  • Coloured inks are optional but always welcome for students that love to work with colour.


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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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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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N07. Mitchell Slip-on Reservoir
Calligraphy nib reservoirs


For the Mitchell Round Hand Nibs. These slide on under the nib. You may need to adjust them slightly, but this is no problem as the metal bends easily.




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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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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.





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N114. Tachikawa C Nibs
These chrome-plated calligraphy nibs come from Japan, also the home of the Nikko G pointed nib. The chrome plating gives this smooth nib a sharp and long- lasting edge. Tachikawa Calligraphy Nibs. Specify size.


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FP67. Pilot Parallel Pen
Pilot Parallel Pen

Extremely smooth writing from this pen, offering crisp edges and sharp hairlines. Nib point consists of two parallel metal plates and allows for lettering in two sizes. Use the 0.5mm edge for sharp, monoline writing or use the broad edge for calligraphic writing. You can also produce color-blended letters by touching ink from one pen to a second pen loaded with another color. Available in four sizes, includes one red and one black cartridge and a cleaning bladder.

Specify size:
1.5mm
2.4mm
3.8mm
6.0mm

Formerly available as code numbers:
FP67-1.5
FP67-2.4
FP67-3.8
FP67-6.0




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BR01. W&N 995 Chisel Lettering Brush
Chisel Edged Lettering Brush

The standard brush recommended by John Stevens, Carl Rohrs and other instructors for chisel-edged alphabets. Golden nylon flat watercolor brush with seamless nickel ferrules and clear plastic handle. Durable and responsive.
Winsor and Newton Series 995 flat watercolor brush.

Choose from three sizes:

½"
¾"
1"

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BR60. Simply Simmons Brushes
BR60. Simply Simmons Brushes

These inexpensive, short-handle brushes are of surprisingly good quality. You can use these flat watercolor brushes for brush lettering, backgrounds, washes, and more. The Shader has longer bristles than the other brushes. Synthetic hair. Recommended by Randy Hasson.

Choose size: 1/2", 3/4", 1", or #10 Shader.




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