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Kristen Doty

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Odyssey Conference Class Listing

A9: DRAWING FOR CALLIGRAPHERS


Recommended Books
B3030. The Drawing Book: Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist by Richard McDaniel.
B3031. Keys to Drawing With Imagination by Bert Dodson.
B2859. The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards.
B2860. How to Draw What You See by Rudy De Reyna.
B3342. Perspective Made Easy by Ernest R. Norling.
"A great little book" - Kristen Doty.

Other: calligraphy books I recommend to students, even though the class I'm teaching Odyssey is not a lettering class:
B039. The Speedball Textbook by Joanne Fink & Judy Kastin.
B2811. The Art & Craft of Hand Lettering by Annie Cicale.
B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters.

When Kristin teaches watercolor classes she recommends:
B2598. The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook by Gordon MacKenzie.
B2861. Exploring Color by Nita Leland.

Pens/Pencils: Graphite drawing pencils (S142): HB, 2B, bring others if you have them: 2H, 4B, 6B, etc. brand doesn't matter; woodless graphite pencils: HB, 2B, (there are many good brands, my favorite woodless brand: Pentalic Graphite, available Paper & Ink Arts); colored pencils (S524, S525, S526): artist quality – Prismacolor (set of 12 or more OR minimum 1 of each: blue, red & yellow – suggested Prisma¬color colors - True Blue #903, Process Red #994, Lemon Yellow #915); nibs & holder: Speedball "C" (N09) or "B" (N16) smaller size i.e., C-3 or C-4, or Brause, whatever you have or are your favorite nibs; flexible pointed nib & holder (only if you have), not too sharp, Brause Steno Pen No. 361(N90) is nice.
Ink: Hig¬gins Eternal (I09), walnut (I53) or your favorite.
Paper: Sketchbook, spiral bound, 11 x 14" (paper with a little tooth is nice); drawing pad 11 x 14" Strathmore Series 400 (P100); surface regular (not smooth).
Misc: Pencil sharpener (S633)hand held or battery operated, Pentel Click Eraser (E06), Staedtler Mars Plastic white rectangular eraser (E13), ruler about 12" (S270) 30.48cm in length – any ruler will do, but my favorite all-purpose rulers are those C-Thru (S725) clear plastic rulers. They have red marks every 1/8" and some have a bevel on one edge for inking – inex¬pensive. Sharpie permanent marker (regular tip is great, fine tip works, too – whatever you have). X-acto knife (S621, S662); Small water container (S731) & paper towels or pen rag.
Optional: Desk lamp (portable swing arm or goose neck) and extension cord (extremely helpful), Pigma Micron (M17) marker(s), folded ruling pen (N30) & holder and/or other ruling pens you have, stylus or embossing tool (S478), small cutting mat (S504) can use back of drawing pad, Mechanical pencil (S681) .5mm HB or B doesn't need a sharpener; Pan pastels with applicator, a few colors – please don't go out and buy these just for this… only if you have already.
Materials Fee: $20


B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy / Waters
B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters. (2006) 2018. 134pp. 9"x11.25". Concealed spiral binding

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Sheila Waters is a master scribe and a master teacher. For over thirty years of her summer workshops, Sheila has taken scribes through their paces for a week or more of in-depth instruction in letterforms (historical and modern). Students have come from as far away as Australia and Japan for these intensive classes. And for many years, she taught numerous weekend workshops sponsored by calligraphy guilds throughout the USA and Canada and was a frequent instructor at the international conference held each summer. In Foundations, Sheila provides insightful analysis of forms and construction, taking the mystery out of learning calligraphy. You learn how to analyze a script, which helps you toward mastery of an alphabet. In the 110 pages of exemplar alphabets, instruction, and hints, Sheila shares with you the knowledge she has gathered over her years of study and practice. The presentation is honed by her long experience teaching calligraphers how to advance their skill and art. This 4th printing, much revised from the 2006 printing, now has a 16-page color gallery of Sheila's work.

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For E-Packet shipping to CANADA see B2769-CANADA

For E-Packet with insurance shipping to other countries see B2769-AIRMAIL

For shipping via uninsured PQW mail to other countries see B2769-SURFACE



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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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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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N16. Speedball B Series
Specify size: B0, B0.5, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B5.5, B6

B Series is a round nib ideal for Gothic or outline letters. Also often used by illustrators for cartoons, uniform line drawings, borders, and display posters.

For more information about Speedball B nibs, click here.



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N90. Brause Steno Nib 361
N90. Brause Blue Pumpkin (Steno 361).

The Brause Steno is also called Brause 361 or the Blue Pumpkin nib, from its rounded shape and blue color. It look likes and basically writes like the Hiro 40 (also called Blue Pumpkin), but the Brause Steno is stiffer, better made, and gives thinner hairlines and is more beginner friendly. Some calligraphers find it also holds more ink than Hiro 40 and that it works better with thicker inks like sumi and not as well with thinner inks like Pelikan 4001. The Brause Steno has moderate flex, and needs but a little pressure for shaded strokes. While suitable for Copperplate, it may be now used more often for Modern Calligraphy. Excluding the "G" pens, Brause Steno nibs last much longer than most other current pointed nibs.

This nib is in the JNB Pointed Nib Samplers (N154 & N117-1).

Quantity prices available at 10 & 50.



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I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem, try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

"For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8-inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




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E15. Black Pentel Clic Eraser Ink Eraser
Black Pentel Clic Eraser
Grey metal case

For erasing ink from paper. The narrow size makes it ideal for corrections. It is gritty and works for tough corrections but is surprisingly gentle on paper. A neat, well designed tool. Highly sought after, but almost impossible to find in the USA. (This eraser is NOT for erasing pencil guidelines. For that, use S86. Magic Rub Eraser or Grey Pentel Clic Eraser E18).

Clic Eraser Pentel ZE33

For refills, E16
For Hypereraser, E10




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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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S270. Metal Ruler:12in
S270. Stainless Steel Ruler 12"

Flexible, cork back.



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S725. Westcott Graphic Arts 18in Ruler
S725. Westcott Graphic Arts 18" Ruler

In addition to measuring in inches or picas, this clear plastic graphic arts ruler has a centering feature. Use it to find the center of a line of calligraphy or type.

Now labeled Westcott instead of C-Thru.



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