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Judy Melvin

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Judy Melvin

Brushing the Surface

May 4-5

Columbia Art Center

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

 

Level: Intermediate

Note from Workshops Chair: Small brush writing takes some mastering, but the beautiful fluidity and graceful style

will make the effort worth it.

 

The pointed brush is an amazing tool for the beginning or experienced lettering artist. Versatility, speed and movement

are some of the advantages of the pointed brush – not as easily achieved with the nib or ruling pen. Whether working

small, medium or large, wild or exotic, formal or casual, we will test the brushes.

From pressure – similar to pointed pen or roundhand – to working without lines and writing over most any surface due

to the light touch of the brush, it truly is a versatile tool. Basic strokes and warm-ups for a script alphabet and another

simple brush ductus will help to develop a personal style and encourage you to create your own magic! Time will also be

spent to test a variety of surfaces and media for future reference, and actually writing words and quotes ... perhaps some

to be treasured.

 

SUPPLY LIST

• Brushes: one Pentel (FP93), Niji (FP64, FP65, FP66) or Koi Waterbrush (FP94) (fine) (to get the feel of the brush)

• One of these choices in Size 2: Sable Winsor Newton Series 7 (BR28) or Escoda Round W/C brush (BR22) or Winsor Newton Sceptre Gold II Series 101 (BR27) or Connoisseur Series 007(only synthetic brushes can be used with bleach)

• Inks: Moon Palace or Yasutomo Sumi ink, or your favorite (I70, I24)

• Paper: layout bond/or laser bond (office paper at least 11 x 14) (P20)

• A few sheets tracing paper (P43)

• Colored, black, rough and smooth papers (PS102, PA44, PA43)

• Marbled paper or any papers you want to test, especially Canson or colored papers

 

Other supplies: water containers (S784), paper towels, gouache (WNG512, WNG335, WNG337, WNGDP-S), 1-2 colors, small palette (S679) or containers for gouache and ink,

Daler-Rowney Pro White (I62) or Dr. Martin's Bleedproof White (I38), tool box supplies (anything you can't live without), x-Acto knife (S417), eraser (E13), newspapers.

 

 



FP93. Pentel Aquash Waterbrush
Pentel Water Brush

Same excellent nylon brush as the Pentel Color Brush. Large barrel. Fill barrel with water or water-based media: ink, watercolor or gouaches. Designed so that it won’t roll off your table.

Specify size:
Fine (10mm)
Medium (13mm, regular barrel)
Large (18mm)
Flat



Options:
Your Price

FP65. Niji Waterbrush Med (12mm)
FP65. Niji / Yaustomo Waterbrush, Medium 12mm

We often complain that they don't make things like they
used to. Too often an item that was great is no longer as fine a tool or material, or manufacturers simply stop making a good product. However, sometimes new tools come along that exceed our expectations, like the Niji Waterbrush. It is a high-quality waterbrush that can be filled with your choice of liquid media.



Your Price

FP66. Niji Waterbrush Bold (15mm)
FP66. Niji / Yasutomo Waterbrush, Bold 15mm


We often complain that they don't make things like they
used to. Too often an item that was great is no longer as fine a tool or material, or manufacturers simply stop making a good product. However, sometimes new tools come along that exceed our expectations, like the Niji Waterbrush. It is a high-quality waterbrush that can be filled with your choice of liquid media.



Your Price

FP94. Koi Waterbrush
FP94.Koi Waterbrush.

Water brushes can be used with water in the barrel (and use with pan watercolor or with watercolor pencils). Or you can fill the barrel with color and use like a brush fountain pen. Specify: Fine (#2, ½ inch long brush) & Medium (#6, 1/2 inch long brush). Large (#8, 5/8 inch long brush) .



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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.

#000.
#00.
#0.
#1.
#2.
#3.
#4.
#5.
#6.
#7.
#8.
#9.
#10.




Options:
Your Price $18.99

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

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

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




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I24-2. Yasutomo Sumi Ink: 2oz. Black Bottle
Yasutomo Sumi
2oz.

Matte black. non-waterproof. Comes in a tall rectangular black bottle. KY Series.



Your Price

I24-6. Yasutomo Sumi Ink: 6oz. Black Bottle
Yasutomo Sumi
6oz.

Matte black, non-waterproof. Comes in a tall rectangular black bottle. KY Series.



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