How To Create Fine Detail With A Liner brush

How To Create Fine Detail With A Liner brush


Hi guys. Today, we were going to talk to you about how to create fine detail with a liner brush. Before we get into that though, I make videos three days a week with tips to help you improve as an artist, and sharing my thoughts on art related topics. So, if that interests you, don’t forget to subscribe, and hit the bell. Okay, now on to the topic of discussion. The first steps are ensuring success when using this technique, is to use the right liner brush. This is the kind I use. Called Script Liner. And you can see that the bristles are really long. They’re probably about inch long. And that’s what you want, because this kind of brush will hold its shape. This is an example of a bad liner brush. And of course, it’s full of dry paint which of course, is bad. But the bristles are really short, and so this kind of brush – you only get a few uses before all the bristles start sticking out in all directions. And then it’s a possibility to get fine detail. I got that particular brush – I didn’t quite know what I was doing when it came to liner brushes. How do you use that type of brush? Well, first I’m going to show you how to paint super fine lines. Like barely thicker than a strand of hair. To do this, you roll the brush around in some paint. You want the paint to be spread along the shaft for the brush, like this. Not all collected at the tip. And then, when you go to your canvas, you’re just going to barely touch the tip of the brush to the canvas, like I’m showing you here. You can also see me use this technique in my painting “Turkey on the Grass,” here. And these details – these lines here – were made using that technique. Now, sometimes you might want a line that’s a little thicker than that, but still thinner than what you could get with say, a round brush. So to do that, you’re going to do the same thing as before. Roll It around in some paint. But instead of just letting the tip touch, you’re going to let part or all of the lengths of the bristles touch the canvas. Slide it down. And basically, the more of the brush you let touch, the more pressure you’re going to apply and the thicker your liner is going be. So, that’s how you create fine detail with a liner brush. There’s something I’ve struggled with for a long time, but it’s worth mastering. Also, completely off topic but at the time that I’m filming this it’s Thanksgiving here in the US where I live. So, if you celebrate Thanksgiving, then, I hope you had a great time with your family, because when you see this it will be after Thanksgiving. So anyway, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Anyway, I really hope you enjoy this video and for now, thanks for watching and goodbye.

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