Experimenting & the Fine Art of Controlled Scribbling
B05 INTERMEDIATE/ADV ANCED MONDAY – WEDNESDAY
B3813. Expressive Drawing: A practical guide to freeing the artist within by Steven Aimone. "I … highly recommend [the book]. It's about
drawing, but the author voiced out loud and systematically a lot of ideas that
slumbered inside of me." – Yves. Hardcover $24.95.Pre-order price $22.46
Aquarel paper (not too rough) or BFK Rives (PS91)
is fine. We will work on small sizes.
Small Speedball nibs (size 5 & 6) (N09)
Bowl for water (S784)
All kinds of writing tools (certainly pointed brush or PentelAquabrush and a pencil) (FP93, BR38)
Some tubes of gouache and acrylic (WNG3315, WNG335, WNG512, WNGD-S, I27)
Black ink (I08, I70)
Walnut ink (I53)
Masking fluid (S630)
Cropping elbows (of reasonable size) in cardboard
A few texts of diverse lengths, no matter what
paper towels to dip the ink or paint
white gesso (S677) and some cardboard to smear
it out (Golden is good)
Optional - Hairdryer
Black gesso (S678)
we will also do some excercises on "controlled
scribbling" we will need a few sheets of plain, cheap exercise paper and
of course our speedball nibs.
PS91. Rives BFK Paper (250 gsm) Rives BFK 22"x30"
This printmaking papers has set the standard for every mouldmade grade manufactured in Europe.
Perhaps its best quality is its consistency. Made with 100% cotton and no optical brightening agents, it is a bright white, smooth, soft and pliable sheet. Dimensionally stable, BFK Rives is a versatile substrate with an absorbent wove surface that is suitable for all forms of printmaking. The paper works well with inks and is heavy enough for washes and watercolor. Mouldmade in France. Grain direction is parallel to underlined dimension.
This paper ships separately from books/supplies and requires an extra shipping fee which is NOT included in the price of this product. Add item 'PS00' to your cart after adding large sheets of paper. (click to read details)
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.
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**
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.
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
I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink Moon Palace Sumi
The Ink is now in a bottle with a Gold Label
While the packaging is a bit different, this is the highly sought after and highly recommended Japanese Sumi Ink. For both broad edge and pointed pen work. Dries waterproof. A great calligraphy ink.
"I like Moon Palace better, but both Moon Palace and Best Bottle are beautiful inks. The Moon Palace has a slight sheen to it, which I like. Michael suggested this ink to me so please tell him I said, "thank you". I just finished a job of 200 invitations with Moon Palace and the ink is beautiful. I did not dilute the ink.
A client just brought me invitations (slick paper) to address. This bride knew going into this that I probably couldn't do pointed pen. However, for fun, I tried the Sumi inks and to my surprise they worked pretty darn good. I usually have to use a sharpie on slick envelopes, yikes!!!" --Clair F., Jan 2011.
Four sizes available:
2.0 oz (widemouthed jar)
6.0 oz (180ml)
15 & 60 oz are temporarily unavailable: arriving Dec 2019
S677. Golden Gesso 8 oz White Golden Gesso 8 oz White
This is recommended by Judy Melvin for white backgrounds for collage projects. Gesso and Black Gesso are ready-to-use liquid grounds formulated for use on any commonly used painting surface. They are flexible and can be applied in thin layers to conform to a variety of textured surfaces.
NOT USED FOR MANUSCRIPT GILDING.
For a modern, easy to use, raised gilding base: purchase S892. Instacoll or S596 Miniatum.