Mutable Majuscule: Contemporary Decorated Letters Transformed
BO2 ALL LEVELS Monday – Wednesday
B3935. Color: A Natural
History of the Palette.
Paper $17.00 B3047. Encyclopedia of Colored Pencil Techniques: A Comprehensive
Step-By-Step Directory of Key Techniques by Judy Martin. Out
of print.A few used copies
available.$19.95 B2744. Colored Pencil for the Serious Beginner: Basic Lessons for
Becoming a Good Artist by Bet Borgeson. 1998. 128pp.
Art House by Graham Percy. Out-of-print
B2712-Afrikan Alphabets. Out of print
it is not recommended for this class at odyssey, Nancy likes this book. B3353. Botanical
Portraits with Colored Pencils by Ann Swan.
2010. 128pp. 9"x10". Hardcover $18.99
Practical, step-by-step instruction for creating professional quality colored
pencil illustrations of flowers, foliage, fruits, and other botanical subjects.
Instruction for the use of both traditional and watercolor
colored pencils.Presents progressive illustrations
showing the artwork form start to completion.
All aspects of working with colored pencils are covered, including underpainting, layering and burnishing, mixing and building
up color, and adding finishing touches. 200 color illustrations.
words & texts
Your usual supplies
Pens- Speedball C0, C1, B0, B1, B3 (N09, N16)
Copperplate pen points (Rexel is fine) (N113,
N120) and a few broad pen points (Mitchell or your choice) (N04, N80)
Brushes - an oriental brush, a #1 small pointed brush (BR26), and #14 or
larger inexpensive brush. (I will bring some)
Paints - 3 tubes of gouache or watercolor (WNG331, WNG335, WNG512, WNGDPS)
mix brushes (BR43)
water jar (S784, S276)
Papers: One sheet black Canson(PS05)
A selection of Prisma color pencils (S521) -
(12-15 or more) Pencil (S142)
Small snap off knife (Olfa or other or exacto is OK too) (S417)
glue stick (S391)
scrap paper for gluing
tweezers and small cut mat (mat board is fine)
8x10inches or larger (S504)
12 to 16 inch ruler (S270).
of the following you ALREADY have and can easily bring:
water color pencils
music pen (N28)
ruling pen (N22)
one large broad pen 1/2 to 3/4 inch( like Coit or Automatic )(N27) and several brushes you
like to work with.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
WNGDP-S. W&N Gouache: Double Primary Set Winsor & Newton Gouache: Double Primary Set
Colors (all Series 1):
Sheila Waters teaches color mixing using a double primary set: a warm and cool of each of red, blue and yellow. With the six primaries you can mix brighter colors. (a) The cool yellow tends toward green. The cool blue tends toward green. These two are used for mixing all the colors between yellow and blue. This includes all of the greens, greenish yellows such as chartreuse, and greenish blues such as teal. (b) The warm red tends toward orange. The warm yellow tends toward orange. These two are used for mixing all the colors between yellow and red (oranges and all orange-reds and orange-yellows). (c) The warm blue tends toward purple and is mixed with the warm red for the purplish colors. Winsor & Newton is our most popular gouache and is highly recommended. It is excellent for calligraphy.
For a lightfast Double Primary Set, purchase WNGPDP-S. It contains a similar palette of warm and cool colors, but the pigments are more permanent when exposed to light. The colors are not exactly the same, but they mix in a similar fashion.
Great for mixing and storing color or ink. Straight sides. Wide mouth is works well for dipping pointed and broad-edge pens. Lined lid. The 1 oz. size is similar to the McCaffery's Penman Ink jars and has a plastic cap.