Monday, 29 July 2013

Sword Liner

I will be the first to admit that when I originally got this Sword Liner brush I was disappointed with it

it felt as though I had completely lost control - instead of firm control on the brush it was 'floppy' compared to my other brushes

then recently I picked it up again.  I was painting some trees, loose style and found this brush worked beautifully and stopped me being too precise with a subject that needed to be spontaneous.

Here are some quick sketches to show you....

and really good for grasses...

So pleased I didn't give up on this brush.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

A riveting good subject...

yes, I've sketched a vacuum cleaner!   Well, to my mind, it's a good design and a straight forward object to sketch and paint, so heck I thought I would share it with you here:

A quick pencil sketch and then a nice amount of delicious paint - and I had the sketchbook at a slight angle to allow the paint to run down a little.  The nice thing about doing a Loose sketch is that you can drop extra paint into it whilst still nice and wet and almost let the painting Paint Itself.

when the above paint had completely dried
I put in some detail...

and when that detail paint had dried
I went over with ink...

~ I better get on with some housework now! ~