Painting With Brushes Made Out of Dog and Cat Hair

Painting With Brushes Made Out of Dog and Cat Hair


Hey there it is time for another art
challenge. I only do them about once a month now because I want variety but today is
the time for the next one and I am going to attempt to make…and paint with
brushes made from pet hair If you don’t know me from before I am
Linda Ursin. I’m a mythical artist based in the Norwegian mountains and I draw my
inspiration from mythology, folklore and of course the local landscape and
wildlife. I saw kattvalk do this a couple of days ago. Well, she might have done it about a week before that but I saw the video a couple
of days ago and I wanted to do it myself I have made brushes from horsehair from
my own hair and from a bunch of different plants in the past but I
haven’t made them from pet hair. So I thought I’d try this with hair from
Bonzo, which is my dog ♪ Afternoon Sunlight published by S.I. Publishing and Tomas, which is my cat Now, wish me luck! This could either be a lot of fun or very difficult We’ll just have to wait and
see. The pets didn’t really mind being brushed. Oh well, Thomas did start to mind after a little bit and wanted to chew the brush instead but I did get some hair
from them. I got a lot more for Bonzo than from Thomas. I think it’ll be enough
for a brush though I’ve checked out some tutorials on how
to make brushes and I’ve made some brushes in the past. So I’m gonna do this
as simple as I possibly can For each brush, I’m of course using the hair but I’m also using a wooden stick, a piece of sewing thread, PVA glue and a strip of
wool. Just to hold the hair on to the stick. You can watch me do this and why
not try it yourself. I’m starting out by bunching the hair together and stringing it together with a piece of sewing thread If you think I sound a bit weird,
a bit nasal, I don’t have a cold. I actually had nasal surgery on Monday
where they used radio waves to shrink my nasal conchea. Check some nasal anatomy if you don’t know what it is. I didn’t know what it was called either. So I can
breathe better later. Should have been done 20 years ago. Remember that you can check out more of my videos in the cards above on the end screen. I’m using some
PVA glue to attach the clumped up hair to the wooden stick and then I’m wrapping the
glue and hair and stick together with a strip of wool fabric Now I just have to let this dry before I
can paint with them Well, the brushes are all dry, time to paint. I’m using watercolour for this because I don’t know how these brushes would act with
acrylics. Plus it makes less of a mess so less for me to clean up afterwards.
Here’s what they look like when they’re wet I know this one is going to shed
something terrible because apparently I didn’t tie the thread hard enough. This
one might not shed us bad. This is the cat hair, this is the dog hair. I’m thinking
this is more like a mop than a detail brush but we’ll have to see. I prepared some wells…because I don’t want to rub these up in my paint and let’s see how they
perform This is the dog hair brush ♪ Carefree World published by S.I. Publishing Yeah it sheds something terrible…but you
can paint with it. There’s hair all over this paper now so I should have tied that tighter. At least we got to try it Now for the smaller one. Let’s see if we can make some leaves for this flower. I will be removing the hair once it’s dry and
then taking a picture of it Now, this one does shed but not as bad. So yeah, there will be some hair to remove from this…flower once it’s done. Add some more pink to the centre…of the flower Maybe some yellow ochre as well just in
the middle ♪ Chasing Butterflies published by Sounds Incredible Publishing This is gonna look like a train wreck
but this was about trying out brushes not about making a perfect painting I might continue these…this painting with
a normal brush later on. That’s how they perform. They shed like crazy
unless you tie them a lot tighter than I did. And maybe also comb the hair so
they’re parallel. That also makes it easier to keep them together. But well at
least I tried. and I could paint with them, although it wasn’t beautiful. [laughter ]That’s just the way it is. You can’t really expect professional results without
professional brush making…skills and equipment, that’s just the way it is. Well, that was my experiment And my question to you is: Have you ever made your own brushes? Have you tried it? Connect with me in the comments and yeah, I hope you liked this If you liked this give it a thumbs up
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see it too I will see you next time bye bye

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