How to select paint Brushes and Painting Skills
Generally speaking, the watercolor brush meets two points:
1. Can hold water
2. You can control it
The relatively soft brushes can hold water in theory. You can use clean water to test the touch and water holding capacity of the pen. And the second point basically depends on running-in and practice, so don't abandon it right away if you don't use a pen that doesn't go smoothly. Everything has a running-in process, even if you buy the same pen as the Master.
What kinds of paint brushes are generally used in watercolor & acrylic painting
? How should it be used?
Tongue-shaped brushes are mainly made of horse hair. Bonvan Style tongue-shaped brushes have moderate elasticity, soft texture, and strong water absorption. They are suitable for expressing curved brush strokes, a more elegant and smooth brush.
Tongue stroke using skills:
A: Use the tip of the brush to draw various shapes.
B: Hold the pen lightly and only touch the paper with the tip of the pen to see what the effect will be, and then completely touch the pen nib of the pen with the paper.
C: Use a round-tip brush to smoothly paint watercolor.
D: Express the painting strokes with the pen belly of the brush.
E: Use dry painting method to smoothly paint watercolor.
F: Use the tip of the brush to draw small dots.
G: Try to draw a sketch with only the pen tip.
H: Use the pen belly of the brush to paint, first dip the brush into a kind of watercolor, and then dip the pen tip into another kind of paint.
I: Dip the paintbrush with watercolor, let it dry slightly, separate the bristles, and push the paintbrush upward.
J: Draw grass-like brushstrokes and lift the pen when the brushstroke is about to end to reduce the distribution of paint.
Fishtail fan brush
Fan-shaped brush hair is mainly made of pig hair, which is relatively sparse, strong in elasticity, and smooth in painting. It can be used for cleaning or brushing in wet painting, or to soften too clear contours in dry painting.
Fan-shaped stroke skills:
A: Use a fan-shaped pen trimmed into jagged brushes to make downward strokes.
B: Use the tip of a fan-shaped pen to pounce on the drawing paper to paint watercolor.
C: The beautiful long strokes drawn by dry painting can represent hair.
D: Try to paint long strokes with wet watercolor.
E: Use rough scrubbing brush strokes to create the texture effect of the dry scum method.
F: Poke the end of the brush bristles to the drawing paper to express short grass, moss, lichen, rock texture, gravel or other effects.
G: Use the end edge of the fan-shaped pen to express the shape of a longer blade of grass with a slightly upward stroke.
H: The dance-like brushstrokes pounce on the drawing paper to express moss, sand, loose soil, or other effects.
The flat-tip pen bristles are mainly made of nylon bristles. They have moderate elasticity, soft texture, and strong water absorption. You can draw rough lines on the side, and use the brush body to drag and sweep the pen to show uneven brush strokes.
Flat-end stroke skills:
A: Use the end of the brush bristles to draw flat paint strokes. This can be used to depict sloping roofs, barn boards or wood texture.
B: Use the corners of the brush to draw small dots and small painting strokes.
C: Only the tip of the brush hair is used to express the painting brushstrokes.
D: Use the outer edge or side of the brush to create an incoherent dry painting effect.
E: Try to paint various shapes using the shape of the brush.
F: Use the end of the brush bristles dipped in watercolor to emboss.
G: Turn the brush while using the side of the brush and the end of the brush bristles.
H: Use a flat-head brush to apply watercolors.
I: Use the side of the brush to create a dry painting effect.
J: Use the corner of the brush to draw a small sketch.
K: Dip the two sides of the brush with watercolors of different colors and draw.
L: Try to draw a circle by dragging the brush in a circle.
The pointed pen bristles are mainly made of nylon bristles, with fine appearance, strong color absorption, and good elasticity. They are suitable for detailed description. A slight pressure on the pen shaft can produce a thick line effect.
Tip stroke skills:
A: Understand how to draw neatly curved lines with a pointed mink brush or line-drawing pen.
B: Use a pointed mink brush or line-drawing pen to paint bare branches.
C: Try to use the side of the long bristles of the mink brush to obtain the effect of the dry scum method.
D: Linear effect can express hair and small details.
E: Long weeds drawn with mink brush will look more natural.
F: You can also use the tip of a mink brush to express short points and short strokes.