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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Watercolor Sketch - Test of Jagged Fan Brush

Watercolor Sketch - Test of Jagged Fan Brush
Watercolor in Aquabee 808 Super Deluxe sketchbook, 93-lb paper, approx. 6 x 9" (15.2 x 22.9 cm).

I bought an inexpensive fan brush today with the intent to use it to create grass effects. I took scissors and gave the brush a "haircut," creating a jagged, irregular edge. I first saw this tip in Kate Johnson's "
"Painting Watercolors"
book, and I've been meaning to try it for a long time now.

For the quickie landscape sketch above, I used a scratch page in my Aquabee sketchbook; you can still see the abandoned start of an ink sketch and a waterfastness test of two Sanford uni-ball pens.

I'm liking the results that the brush gives, and I'm looking forward to using it on some more formal paintings.

1 comment:

Claudia said...

I like this a lot. I love the colours you used.