Costume Drama: Features and Fabric Explained, Robert Liberace
2 sheets of fine quality drawing paper: Creme (or similar) Canson “Mi Teintes” (about 18” x 24”) or Any good quality drawing paper that you like.
Colored Pencils or Graphite Pencils: Prismacolor Verithin Colored Pencils at least 3 Terra Cotta or Tuscan Red (Conte sanguine drawing pencils or Pitt pastel pencils #190 will serve as an alternative)
Graphite Pencils: 2B HB 2H
1 General’s White Charcoal Pencil
1 Pencil Sharpener
1 Kneaded Eraser
1 Drawing Board
Paint colors (oils): Rob likes Winsor & Newton oils, but any brand above student grade is fine.
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Red Light
Dioxazine Violet (also called Windsor violet)
Phthalocyanine Blue (Winsor & Newton calls their’s Winsor Blue – It comes in two shades, red and green. Either if fine but if you are newly purchasing it, get the green)
Titanium White, lead white (flake white) or Flake White Replacement
Hog bristle filbert shaped bristle brushes: #2, #4, #6, and #8 (Any brand of hog bristle is fine but Rob likes Silver Brush “Grand Prix” type).
Filbert shaped sable brushes: #2 and #4 (Rob likes both Silver “Renaissance” sable brushes or Escoda Brand sable brushes.)
Palette knife (optional)
Solvent: Turpenoid or Gamsol only
Medium: stand or linseed oil (or medium of choice), (For students traveling to a workshop, remember that solvents cannot be taken on a plane so we will have extra at the travel workshop sites – plan on bringing a small empty lidded container or jar.)
Rags (or good paper towels)
Canvas or Panel: Two 16″x20″ or 18”x24″
“Yes” canvas is an inexpensive fine cotton. “Centurian” is a fine inexpensive linen. Ampersand makes a nice gesso panel
Tone the surface mid-gray with acrylic paint. You can tone them with white plus a little ivory black and a hint of burnt umber or use Golden Heavy Bodied Neutral Gray N6 acrylic paint. Canvas should be similar in color to the gray box: