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Materials List for Capitals: Fall Cheerio 2012 - John Stevens

1. Brushes:
Bring brushes you have (all kinds, large and small). But you will NEED: at least 1 Pointed Brush, + 1 Broad-edged brush.

A. Pointed brushes: Pointed brushes come in a wide variety. The following is what John suggests: "Winsor & Newton Series 7 #2 or 3 (BR28) to work at various sizes, I recommend sizes from 000 to 5 or more, but since these brushes are expensive, the 2-4 range should be fine.
Some alternatives (not mandatory) are: W&N Series 8 is a possibility, Handover 66, Escoda 1212 Kolinsky #4 (BR22), Sharff, Chinese/ Japanese brushes, Lebenzon, W&N Septre (BR26), Jack Richeson 9000 Signature Series #6 (not sable, but will do), Isabey 6226, Raphael 8408 (BR47), Loew Cornell 9000, Cirrus 110 (W&N)- there are others I am sure: also, it is handy to have a Pentel cartridge brush (FP57), especially good for practice, warm-up."

B. It is also good to have a 000 series 7 W&N pointed brush for detailed drawing of letters.
John recommends sable as they snap back to a point the best. So, at least the #2 W&N Series 7. Pointed brushes are not quite like nibs, meaning that they each have their own distinct character. He uses different brushes for different things and it seems very subjective at times, as with paper, one has quite a range of choices. This is the reason for the list of possible brushes.

C. A broad edge-brush (like W&N 995=1/2" or thereabouts) (BR02, BR24)

D. Smaller "round ferrule" brushes are good. BR51. Cotman 222 Round Ferrule WC Brush.
Available in size 2,3,4,6
John Stevens likes this lower priced round ferrule brush for lettering. Cotman is a Winsor Newton brand, the brushes are of the same high quality as WN brushes.

JNB Price is 25% off list price. E. Video for preparing brush: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7HYnB_A44g

2. Pens/Pencils:
Pointed Pens (any and all) Ruling Pens, small Brauses and Mitchells are good. (N118, N70, N113, N120, N22, N30, N33, N02, N04, N07)
Pointed pens: variety of flexibility and metal. We will use them as pointed pens and learn to shape them into a kind of hybrid "pointed/broad" pen. Pencils (HB) or any that you have will do.

3. Ink/ Pigment:
Gouache and/or Watercolor, (WNG331, WNG333, WNG337, WNG12)
Ink: Sumi (I70, I43), Pelikan 4001 (I04), Higgins eternal. (I08) John will have some tempra paint.
If you got color media like some pastels and color pencils, they may come in handy.

4. Paper:
There will be practice paper (brown Kraft) but you can bring paper as an option like Arches Text Wove (PS01), Japanese papers, Frankfurt (PS04), BFK Rives (PS91) or anything you like if you want to write and/or make a piece. Maybe some color papers if you like: Ingres (PS05), Strathmore, Canson (P46, P47). Bond paper(P20) is fine if it does not bleed. John Neal grid pad is good for practice.

5. Texts:
to work with (some as short as 2-3 word , then a sentence or two and other texts that are longer.

6. Special Items:
A magnifier or loupe for looking at nibs when shaping, An Arkansas stone (S115) and fine paper for shaping and polishing nibs (S107). (and some very fine polishing paper), Masking Tape (S411), Palette (to palette our brushes (S747), (I like glass, but porclein will work or hard material) Alternatively, so does paper plates (styro or plastic coated), Water container (S784), Paper towels, Note taking stuff, Straight edge for lines, Crops (2 "L" crops) you can cut from matt board.

There will be some "lite" book making. This is not a bookmaking workshop, but our work will be gathered.
A few simple tools for bookmaking like a (bone) folder (S308), something to make holes (S234) and we may actually sew some pages together. So supplies you have may be helpful, but not necessary. A glue-stick (S391), Felt-tipped,or roller ball pens or ball-point pens (opt.), Soap to clean brushes. A small brush (BR43) for loading pens are nice to have also.

Please Note:
There will be a materials fee of $25. for a workbook, and kraft paper.

For new people, please watch this YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7HYnB_A44g&list=UUHHS4kJUxaqecgh0pocXr1w&index=7&feature=plcp

No video-recording--- but photography is allowed with consideration for others.



BR28. W&N Series #7 Watercolor Brush
Series 7 fulfills the essential qualities that define the finest watercolor brush for artists: Point: The brush comes to a crisp point which is maintained during use. Snap & Spring: The brush snaps crisply back into shape with the right degree of spring to allow the artist superior control between the brush and painting surface. Flow Control: The color flows evenly and consistently from the point, with enough color carrying capacity in the belly of the brush to allow flowing gestural strokes. For artists who appreciate exquisite quality and longevity, there is no other brush than the Series 7. Today, just as in 1866, the Series 7 is made for those who understand that the quality of the brush will be reflected in the quality of their work.

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BR22. Escoda Brushes
Escoda Brushes. Series 1212. Reserva.

Annie Cicale uses these round, pointed, sable watercolor brushes for painting. Eliza Schulte Holliday, coauthor of Brush Lettering, highly recommends these brushes from Spain for pointed brush lettering. They have plenty of bounce and good snap and are reasonably priced. Kolinsky Sable.


Choose size:
#0.
#1.
#2.
#4.
#6. (Discounted - Limited quantity)
#10 (Discounted - Limited quantity)





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BR26. W&N Sceptre Gold 101 Brush
W&N Sceptre Gold 101 Brush, Round, Short Handle

For fine detail, lines & washes. A traditional and popular head shape for all-purpose watercolor work. Can be used for broad strokes yet it will also form a sharp point. They possess excellent color holding capacity, sensitivity, spring and durability. Recommended by Michael Sull.

High quality brushes made from a mix of sable and synthetic fibres. They are ideal for watercolor and suitable for use with acrylic. For watercolor media, while today's synthetic brushes perform excellently, pure sable still has the edge. With a blend you can get performance that is close to sable at a price that is close to synthetic. The blend of hair in Sceptre Gold II also gives you added benefits. Sable hair has excellent spring while the high-quality synthetic filaments ensure that the brushes are soft enough to work the color but also have a strong snap so they return back to their original shape with ease. The high proportion of sable in Sceptre Gold II gives the brushes considerably more ability to make larger washes in one stroke than normal synthetic brushes, and the hairs are tapered to a fine point, giving the brush control for detailed work.

Winsor and Newton Sceptre Gold 101 Brush Round Short Handle




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BR47. Raphael Kolinsky 8408 Brushes
Raphael Kolinsky Sable Extra Fine Point Round Watercolor Brush

The same superior quality sable as the 8404 (BR46), but an extra-fine tapered point with a smaller belly for quick, precise strokes. Extremely responsive tip. (The photo shows the shape, but not the size of the brushes)

These bushes are handmade with the finest Kolinsky Red Sable. Multiple hair lengths ensure tightest possible point and a full belly for a high paint load. They have superior resiliency, spring and snap. Recommended by Rosemary Buczek for illumination.

Prices listed are 15% off retail!





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FP57. Pentel Color Brush
Pentel Art Brush

Much sought after. For brush lettering. Medium. Specify color: Light Green, Turquoise, Olive Green, Pale Orange, Steel Blue, Gray, Orange, Sepia, Purple, Black, Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Brown, Pink, Sky Blue, Yellow-Orange.

FP 57. Pentel Color Brush color chart





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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"

Change size selector to see sale prices.




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N118. Zebra G Nib
Zebra Nib.

Similar to the popular Nikko G Nib, but a little more flexible and sharper. It will produce a finer hairline than the Nikko. Same sturdy quality. If you are using the Nikko G but would like to be able to write with thinner hairlines and thicker strokes, give these nibs a try. Michael Sull still recommends the Nikko G nib as best for learning Spencerian, but this Zebra G Nib is a good one, too, for Spencerian.

Which holders will work with this nib?
https://www.johnnealbooks.com/product_help#Zebra

Just wanted to let you know about my experience with the ZEBRA G nibs: Santa was very generous to me this year and I got a dozen. I pulled the nibs out to play with this weekend and I have found my new love. I used the nib with Walnut Ink and the hairlines, so thin, so smooth, with a light touch and the nib skated effortlessly across the page. I really enjoyed working with this nib. If you haven't had the chance to try this nib out yet, it's worth the couple of bucks. I haven't tried any of my other inks, but I will be doing that this week. So far, I'm loving these nibs. Don't know if they are workhorses yet - I only had them a few days. - Ilovepenmanship

I love them too. The nibs are great with the iron gall inks because the ink does not eat the nib as fast. Great hairlines and just enough flex for shades. Much thanks to John Neal for these!!! - Nan DeLuca



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N113. Nikko G Nib
N113. Nikko G Nib.

These nibs from Japan are hand cut, extremely smooth, and long-lasting. They are chrome plated and have a medium flex. Great for Spencerian. Smooth writing with no burrs or scratchiness. Highly recommended by Michael Sull.



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N120. Leonardt Principal EF Nib
N120.EF Principal Nib

You can now purchase a modern nib that is equal to the best of the vintage nibs. Brian Walker, a respected pointed pen enthusiast, has worked with a pen manufacturer to duplicate the quality and performance of the legendary Gillott No 1 Principality. The new nib has received rave reviews for both Copperplate and Spencerian. It's flexible and responsive and gives fine hairlines, but is smooth-writing and catches the paper less.





Your Price $2.95

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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