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More Dry Brush: Portraits

I wanted to revisit the idea of dry brush watercolor used in portraits again today. This portrait, also made with leftover paint has light, transparent base washes still showing through at the edges of the next and around the beard and hair. But here also you can see the exaggerated way in which I use […]

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Thinking about Dry Brush Portraits

One of my favorite things to do is to paint with watercolor in a dry brush fashion. What does that mean? Dry brush means that there is relatively little water on your brush. You move the pigment carrying brush across the paper and the brush picks up the texture of the paper.  For the best […]

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Shading and Values with the Dry Brush Pen

Left: 9 x 12 inch sketch of Dick as he sat at his computer desk and looked over at me. Pentel Brush Pen with pigment ink and squeezy barrel. Flex Book paper. Today's post is for my current "Drawing Practice" students. We've been discussing whether it's possible to get some shading done with the Pentel Brush […]

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Playing Around with Dry-Brush Effects

Above: Sketch made from the TV, watching a "Top Chef." This is one of the competitors. Pentel pigment ink squeezable brush pen. In a Flex Book sketchbook, which I'll review next week. Choices about ink delivery can be important to the over all look of your sketch. And while this sketch has a definite messy […]

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The Akashi-ya Bamboo Barrel Brush Pen: Some Tests

The post reviews this brush pen.

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