Rick Paulus - The Calligrapher's Process

Rick Paulus: The Calligrapher’s Process

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Your order will be there to be picked up at the conference. The pre-order deadline is June 28, 2022.

Supply List

  • Pen holders and nibs, minimum of three sizes of your favorite broad-edge dip pen, full set suggested (N02) (N02-S9) (N09) (N09-S6) (N04) (N04-S10B)
  • Minimum of two pen holders, best to have enough for full set of nibs (6-8 holders) (H69) (H105) (H113)--oblique holder (H114) (H129) (H51) and pointed nibs can be used if you choose
  • Your favorite black ink (Sumi Moon Palace is a good all-around start) (I70) (I08)
  • Gouache in small tube(s) or pans (Holbein, Winsor & Newton, Schmincke, etc.) minimum one color in addition to the black ink you will be using (WNG1) (WNG2) (WNG3) (WNG4) (SG27)
  • Watercolor small tube(s) or pans (Winsor & Newton, Daniel Smith, Dr. Martin, QoR, etc.) [NOTE: You will be creating much of your work in color during this class, please use your judgment as to how many col­ors you need on hand] (WNWC1) (WNWC2) (WNWC3) (WNWC4)
  • Old “retired” small brush(es) with nylon for mixing colors (can be poor quality, the more, the merrier!) (BR43)
  • Layout paper (Canson Pro Layout Marker (P32) or Borden and Riley #37 Boris Bright White Layout Visu­al Bond (P09-50) (P09-100), etc., either 9"x12", or 11"x14")
  • 1 sheet Arches 90# (PS41) (PS42) or Arches 140# (PS47) (PS48) hot or cold press, or other high-quality paper (can be cut to 1/2 size for transport, or, if you know that you work small, it can be cut to 1/4 size)
  • Tracing paper (12" roll is preferred and most cost effective, but tracing paper pads are acceptable) (P43) (P112)
  • .05 HB lead in a mechanical pencil (other pencils acceptable providing you can keep them sharp) (PL21)
  • Clean plastic eraser (such as Staedtler/Mars (E13) or Tombow (E22)), or clean kneaded eraser (E09)
  • Ruler (metal will give you more accurate measuring and a good, straight, sharp edge) (S270)
  • Artist tape, or removable scotch tape, 1/2" or ¾" roll (S412) (S699)
  • Craft knife (Excel, X-acto) with #11 blade (the sharp, pointed blade) (S417)
  • Water container (S1005)
  • Paper towels or clean up cloths
  • Any favorite writing tool that you enjoy working with
  • Text from which to work (one short poem/passage, 10-15 words, and one long poem/passage, 8 lines, 40-50 words)

Optional Supply List

  • Slant board/desk that slants up to 45 degrees (recommended by Rick, any stiff board measuring at least 18"x20", Ma­sonite, gatorfoam, or plexiglass will work well) (S690)
  • T-square (S753) (S623)
  • 90-degree plastic triangle (S613) (S464)
  • Extra brushes
  • Thin LED lightbox (S1013) (S939)
  • Scissors
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