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Kristen Doty

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ABC 2010 Teacher List

KD1 DRAWING FOR CALLIGRAPHERS (and those who think they can't draw)


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
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.
__ 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)
__ 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, (my favorite brand: Pentalic Graphite -available Paper & Ink Arts)
__ Pencil sharpener (S633) hand held or battery operated
__ Pentel Click Eraser (E10, E15, E17)
__ 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 see-through (S725) clear plastic rulers. They have red lines every ?" and some have a bevel on one edge for inking—inexpensive
__ Sharpie permanent marker (regular tip is great, fine tip works, too -- whatever you have).
__ Colored pencils (S524, S525, S526): artist quality – Prismacolor (set of 12 or more; OR minimum 1 of each: blue, red & yellow – suggested Prismacolor 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 (N02)… 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 - Higgins Eternal Ink (I08), walnut (I53) or your favorite ink
__ Small water container (S731) & paper towels or pen rag
OPTIONAL SUPPLIES: Please only bring these if you have them and if feasible to travel with.
__ Desk lamp and extension cord (extremely helpful, but classroom electrical outlet situation will also determine if we can use)
__ Xacto knife (S621, S662).
__ Folded ruling pen (N30) & holder and/or other ruling pens you have
__ Pigma Micron markers (M17).
__ 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 them)

KD2 LUSCIOUS LAYERED LETTERING


Recommended Books
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
See two issues of Bound & Lettered (BL3.4 and BL4.3) for articles by Kristen on watercolor.
__ Medium-sized watercolor brushes: #6 – #10 rounds (BR26, BR27, BR28), ½" – 1" flats (BR01)
__ C-1 Speedball nib (N09) and holder (H65, H69).
__ Your favorite calligraphy nibs & holders, loading brush and old synthetic brush
__ Sumi Ink (I70) or India Ink - waterproof
__ 1" masking tape
__ Board for support at least 11½" x 15" – gatorboard, plywood, masonite, etc. 15" x 19" or 18" x 24" (S693) is a more usable size – if flying, make sure it fits in your suitcase!)
__ 1-2 sheets watercolor paper—must be 100% cotton, No substitutions, please. May be either 90# (PS41, PS42) or 140# (PS47, PS48). Your choice of surface: Hot Press, Cold Press or Soft Press (quartered to 15" x 11")
__ Water containers (S731)
__ Paper towels
__ Colored Pencils (S524, S525, S526) any you have - 12 color set is fine, or a few of your favorite colors.
__ Pencil & eraser (E09)
__ Favorite short quotation
__ Apron (S735)

OPTIONAL SUPPLIES:
__ Unusual calligraphy tools (i.e. ruling pens, ruling writers, or butterfly)
__ Your favorite gouache (WNGxxx) color(s) and/or watercolors (WNxxx).
__ Fabriano Artistico 140# Soft Press 100% cotton watercolor paper, quartered
__ Arches 140# (PS47) Hot Press 100% cotton watercolor paper, quartered
__ Your favorite watercolor paper


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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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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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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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.






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