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Amity Parks

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B09 Graphite Techniques for Calligraphers
Amity Parks
All Skill Levels

Mechanical Pencil- 0.5 or 0.3 and leads (S681)
A few Drawing pencils in various hardness' (4B, 2B, HB, 2H) or whatever you have. (S142)
Graphite stick or woodless graphite pencil (4B or 2B) (S865)
Water-soluble drawing pencil (4B or 2B) Derwent or Caran d'Ache (S858)
Water-soluble graphite stick
(Lyra - 4B or 6B)
Kneaded Eraser (E09)
White Eraser (E23)
White eraser stick 'Tuff Stuff' or Steadtler (E25)
Waterbrush or a couple sizes of round watercolor brush (2 & 6) (FP93, BR38)
Your favorite writing tools (nibs, ruling pens, automatic pens, etc) (N04, N02, N27, N22, N30)
Blending Stump or chamois to blend (S781)
X-acto® knife or small pencil sharpener (S417, S130)
(no motors please)
Ruler (S271)
Large soft clean brush for brushing eraser crumbs off your paper.

Paper
Strathmore 400 series drawing paper (14x17) or whatever you (P100-14)
have at home.
Strathmore 400 series Mixed Media paper (9x12) or smooth watercolor or heavyweight paper you have.
Paper towel and Water container (S784)

Optional
Art Graf Black Carbon Ink Block
(I'll have some to try)
Other round or flat watercolor brushes
Few pages of any other papers you want to try (texture, color)
Drawing Board/Slant board if you work on one at home
Bone folder (S308)
Scissors (S835)
Sketchbook (PA85)
(I highly recommend the Moleskine 7.5" x 10" Plain Soft Cover Notebook)

Recommended Book List
By Amity Parks
BL11.2. "Ritual," an 8-page article by Amity in Bound & Lettered, with many illustrations of her work. B2982. John Stevens SCRIBE: Artist of the Written Word. $49.95.
B3991. Art, Word and Image: 2,000 Years of Visual/Textual Interaction by John Dixon Hunt, David Lomas, and Michael Corris. 2010. 410pp. 250 color plates, 70 halftones. 8.25"x11". Paper $39.00
Examines the use of text in art from Classical Greece through the Middle Ages and Renaissance to modern digital media, exploring how visual images and writing work together creating meaning beyond everyday communication.
"Quite interesting in its discussion of the relationship of text and image in fine art" – Amity Parks


S142. Design Drawing Pencils
Design Drawing Pencils
Design 3800. Prismacolor Turquoise.


"6H" is hardest lead. "9B" is softest lead, Specify 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B.



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S865. Progresso Woodless Graphite Pencil
Progresso Woodless Graphite Pencil.

High-density, lacquer-coated graphite for smooth strokes and excellent laydown properties. These woodless pencils can be sharpened with any pencil sharpener, have a solid, weighty feel, and outlast the standard wood-cased pencils. 7.6mm lead diameter. Koh-i-noor Hardtmuth. A favorite of Kirsten Doty for her drawing classes.

Choose 2B, 4B, 6B or HB.



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E09. Kneaded Rubber Eraser
Kneaded Rubber Eraser.

Used to erase pencil (graphite). Cherryl Moote suggested it for removing the white lines from a white lead mechanical pencil.



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E23. Tombow Mono Zero Refill
Tombow Mono Zero Refill.

Refill for E22. Tombow Mono Zero Eraser.

White vinyl. Each refill is two pieces.

Specify Round or Rectangular eraser.



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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




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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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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.




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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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N30. Folded Ruling Pen
Folded Ruling Pen

Introduced at Letterforum in 1995, this innovative lettering tool has been popular ever since. Use it to produce tight "brush lettering" with a pen or for wild, fun, expressive lettering. These are the originals made by Matthew Coffin and highly praised by Carl Rohrs and Peter Thornton as superior to others that are available.

Peter Thornton has his students use our Polishing Paper (S107) to lightly abrade the outer and inner surfaces of the Folded Pen. This allows the ink to spread out on the pen instead of beading up.




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S417. Excel Deluxe Knife (NonSlip)
Excel Deluxe Knife

It's time to upgrade. This American-made knife has a soft handle, a no-roll feature, much sharper blades, and best of all its PURPLE (or Black, Blue, Red). It's no more expensive than X-Acto's basic knife! Safety Cap, #11 Blade.



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