Welcome to the pre-class lesson – all about supplies!
This video was posted on YouTube, but contains the pen comparison info needed for this class. Recommended are a TWSBI Eco Extrafine or Fine fountain pen and either a Micron 005 OR Rotring Isograph .20 technical pen; other brands are of course fine – even just a Sharpie! But in the video you’ll see the visual differences:
The comparison sheet for reference:
While the Pentalic sketchbook may or may not be available (see link below), never fear – you can make your own! I went through the process of creating one using a 9×12 pad of paper, and discovered the nice thickness of the paper means finding a way to make score marks that accommodate that thickness so the book won’t come out wonky. The Pentalic book, by the way, has drawing pages slightly smaller than 4×6 inches – the book cover itself is 4×6. The handmade one is slightly larger to keep the numbers easy to measure and score, so the cover is 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″. If you already have all the supplies it’s not an expensive book to create; otherwise buying the Pantelic is likely cheaper. Pentalic has a page on their site where you can search on to see if there’s a store near you that might carry it.
In this lesson are links to the supplies I am using in class videos. Compensated affiliate links are used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of this class! Read more.
- Fountain Pens:
- Technical Pen:
- Nonrefillable pens:
- Accordion sketchbooks:
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