Hello, everyone. Shibasaki here. It’s time for another session for super basics of watercolor painting. I hope everyone’s doing well. Today ’s theme is… This is the second session of flat brush painting. We used this flat paintbrush in the previous session. If you compare the flat brush of the previous session and today’s brush, you’ll notice that today’s brush is a little smaller. The size is not the only difference of the two, but the tips of the brushes are also different. Tips. Is it obvious? The previous brush is made of animal hair, and it’s so soft that it stays bent over. The tip of today’s brush is made of acrylic or synthetic resin. It’s very hard as you can see. Painting that utilizes the hard brush is the theme of today’s session. During watercolor painting, you must be very careful or have difficulty when you are painting something that requires a clear shape. Something tangible like a circle for example. Or a right angle. You must pay extra attention when you are painting things like that. I imagine some people may draw the clear shape with a pencil, and carefully paint the corners of the shape with a thin brush. But this flat paintbrush… …is a tool that quickly solve such issues. I’ll show you how to handle the brush and also paint corners with angles. Demonstration Now please look at the paper. See how the brush has sharp corners? To show you how to utilize these corners of the brush, I’ve drawn a building on the paper. I’m going to use the corners of the brush and paint the building. Let’s get started then. The paintbrush we used in our previous session will be put away… Let’s dissolve some color first. Well what should I do? I’ll just show you how to use the brush so why don’t I use Prussian Blue again? This is a nylon brush. And it’s pretty hard. Bring some water over. Dissolve some color with the nylon brush. Then I’ve taken some color with the brush. Let me show you how I paint. See how the angles were created? With just one stroke, you can paint a corner. How convenient! You can use it horizontally as well. It’s so convenient. Imagine how difficult it is to create a corner with a regular brush. With a flat brush, you can do it in with one stroke. You can also create a larger area with angles if you line a couple side by side. It’s also possible to repeat it three times of course. I’m sure that you can do it in any way. With this flat brush, you can paint a rectangle or a larger area with right angles. Let’s utilize the technique and paint this picture over here. This technique should be appropriate for painting this wall for example. Let’s start. Rinse the brush first. What color should I use? I’d like to make the house look happy. Yellow would be nice. Dissolve the color of yellow with water… …and take lots of it with the brush. Here we go. It’s very simple. Go this way… and repeat it. It’s very easy. This is the advantage of the flat brush. See? It’s already finished. Why don’t I dry it? This technique can be used for this method of painting. This shape is sort of like the previous one. I’ll paint it as well. What color should I use? Green should make it look cheerful. With green, it’ll look like a flower bed. Or a flower shop, maybe. Just paint it for now. Here is a chimney. Let’s paint it as well. I’ll use this technique. The chimney should be in this color. Here we go. Oh, it’s tilted. Here! It’s a chimney. Well, now… The flat brush is very effective for painting a shape with a right angle. But it doesn’t mean the brush is only good for right angles. Here, for example. It’s more sharply angled. This brush is also valid for these angles. Let me show you. Dissolve more Prussian Blue and take it with the brush. I’m going to paint a sharp angle like this. First draw a thin line… …and then diagonally add another line. See? A sharp angle is made… …in this way. But with your ingenuity you can do differently. In the same way you can paint a wider angle as well. This method can be used to paint wide angles other than right angles. Why don’t I paint this with this method now? What color should I use for the roof? I want to make it colorful. Why not pink then? A pink roof will look cute. Like a house in a fairy tale. Dissolve lots of color and here we go. Don’t worry if the paint goes beyond the line. Paint the first line… …and add another line. Woooow! See how simple it is? You can just fill the rest by doing the same. It’s even more interesting if the roof ends up with stripes like this. It looks like roof tiles. You can also intentionally leave a gap. These stripes make the painting more attractive. Such an ingenuous idea is helpful. See, isn’t it pretty with stripes? You can paint it at once. A flat brush is very convenient. Well? Now you know how to do it. Now let’s add some shade on this side of the house. Shadows can be represented by darker tones of the original color. You may also continue painting the original color and later add a layer of blue. Let’s just mix the colors this time. Add some bluish tone in the original color… …and use it here. This area has a sharp angle, and an area that requires the both methods I used earlier. So I’ll use them both. Start with this angle and paint it into another direction… …and repeat the same way of painting…like this. Then continue painting vertically… See how simple it is with a flat brush? Paint the bottom and now it looks three-dimensional. You can also add the dark tone to the space under the eaves. The other side of the chimney is also shady. Add some blue to the previously used brown… …and paint this side in that color. You can also add a little shadow of the chimney on the roof. See? Now the house is stereoscopic. I’ll paint this wall in the same way… …like this. Maybe I can add something else… What should I do? Maybe some impression of a flower shop? Now it’s becoming a house! And also the windows. For the windows, we can use the previous stroke in a small and narrow manner. With some paint in the brush… …here it is. Another one in a different size… …but in the same method. This stroke should be applied… …in this way. Maybe in a different color? I’ll use a new color. Isn’t it nice? It’s easy to paint windows. It’s fun. That’s it. To represent space, you can remove excess paint from the windows. It creates depth. Getting rid of some paint from windows. Such ingenuity makes a difference. Removing some paint… …and inserting a different color in its place is good too. An idea could create a new impression. Now it looks like a house. Oh, and the roof… I’ll make it red. Paint it as we’ve learned… See, the house is coming along. And for this area, this method will be applied… …to paint some grass. Here is some grass… …and here also with a little walkway. See how easy it is? Here is a little trail. Add some bluish color for the shadow of the house… …and some here as well. The walkway is done. In the background… …I’ll add some trees. Some red trees as well to make it more cheerful. These are just for fun. Add some dark-tone colors… …to paint tree trunks. With some trees… …it’s finished! What did you think? Painting right and sharp angles is nerve-wrecking, isn’t it? I imagine some people draw them precisely, and paint them with thin brushes with the greatest care. All these issues will be solved by this flat brush alone… …especially if it’s with a hard tip. With a single touch… By lining painted areas side by side… With a change of the angle… Or by painting small. So, we’ll be able to paint the house easily. I believe this is definitely worth trying! I think this flat brush is readily available. This is a nylon brush and its inexpensive. If you can find one, make sure you try these techniques. Using a flat brush to paint a shape with corners… …was today’s lesson. If you think this may be helpful, please leave a comment and subscribe to my channel. Thank you very much for watching until the end. See you next time!