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JOHN STEVENS

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A12 Intermediate/Advanced Monday – Saturday

B2362. The Character  by John Stevens. Paper $20.00

B2982. Scribe: Artist of the Written Word by John Stevens. Hardcover $49.95. Will be available at The Summit!

 

A12 SUPPLY LIST:

Brushes: bring brushes you have (all kinds, large and small). You will NEED at least 1 pointed brush (BR01, BR38, BR12) + 1 broad-edged brush

• Pointed brushes: Winsor & Newton Series 7 #2 or 3 (BR27)

• Winsor & Newton Series 7 #000 is good to have for detailed drawing of letters (opt.)

• John recommends sable as they snap back to a point the best. Here are some optional alternatives: W&N Series 8, Handover 66, Escoda 1212 (BR22) Kolinsky #4, Sharff, Chinese/Japanese brushes, Lebenzon, W&N Sceptre (BR26), Jack Richeson 9000 Signature Series #6, Isabey 6226, Raphael 8408 (BR47), Loew Cornell 9000, Cirrus 110 (W&N)

Pentel cartridge brush (FP57)

• A broad edge-brush: W&N 995-1/2" (BR01)

• Pens

• Ruling Pens (N22)

• Small Brauses and Mitchells (N02, N04)

•Pointed Pens (pointed pens come in a 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)

• Ink/Pigment: Pelikan 4001 (I04) • Higgins eternal (I08)

• Gouache (WNG331, WNGDPS)

Gatercolor • and/or Sumi (I43, I70)

• If you have color media, like some pastels and color pencils, they may come in handy.

• Nice paper if you want to make a piece (there will be practice paper provided) Suggested papers: Arches Text Wove (PS01), Japanese papers, Frankfurt (PS04), BFK Rives (PS91), Ingres (PS05), Strathmore (P100-11), Canson. Bond paper if it does not bleed (P20).

• Long and short texts

• A magnifier or loupe for looking at nibs when shaping

• An Arkansas stone and very fine polishing paper for shaping and polishing nibs (S115, S107)

• Masking Tape

• Palette to palette our brushes (I like glass, but porcelain or hard material will work.)(S777)

• A small brush for loading pens (BR43)

•Water container (S784, S276)

• Paper towels

• Note taking stuff

• Paper weights

• Glue (S391)

• Straight edge for lines (S271)

• Crops (2 "L" crops) (You can cut from matt board) Small container (to share tempera paint)

• Soap to clean brushes

• A few simple tools for bookmaking like a (bone) folder (S308)

• Something to make holes and we may actually sew some pages together (opt.)

• Felt-tipped, or roller ball pens or ball-point pens (opt.)(M17, M08).

 



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.




Options:
Your Price $20.29

BR38. WN Artists' Watercolor Sable
WN Artists' Watercolor Sable Round

Excellent for fine detail, lines and washes. The round-bellied watercolor brush is the most popular watercolor brush. Quality Kolinsky sable hair, birchwood handles and seamless nickel ferrules all put together by hand to create a truly excellent brush. Has been improved to ensure a perfect point. Matte finish handle.

Recommended by Valerie Weilmuenster for illuminated letters as a good and ess expensive alternative to the Winsor & Newton Series 7.

**To see the price of each size, select the size in the box below**





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Your Price $10.99

BR12. Rekab Brush
Rekab Brushes Series 311

John Stevens uses these round ferrule, chisel-edged Rekab brushes for smaller Roman lettering as well as for a variety of other styles. John uses these along with flat ferrule chisel-edged brushes for his brush lettering. These quality sable brushes, imported from Israel, with proper care will last for 20 years or more. These are called "Showcard" or "One Stroke Brushes." They are more versatile than flat ferrule, chisel edge brushes, but they take a bit more skill to use. John recommends the #5 to start with. For a wider range of sizes, he suggests adding the #3 & #7.

#3 -- 1/8"
#4 -- 3/16"
#5 -- 1/4"
#6 -- 5/16"
#7 -- 3/8"




Options:
Your Price $14.02

BR27. W&N Sceptre Gold 202 Designers' Short Handle
W&N Sceptre Gold 202 Designers' Brush Short Handle

Made to the same high standards as Series 101, these brushes have an elongated head shape, which gives and extra fine point and greater color-holding capacity. Ideal for fine detail work.

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 a 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 202 Designers' Short Handle Brush




Options:
Your Price $8.29

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)





Options:
Your Price $22.26

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




Options:
Your Price $8.19

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!





Options:
Your Price $27.75

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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Your Price $8.75

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.



Your Price

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.




Options:
Your Price $1.45

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