Brush Sizes to Use, Resist the Little Brushes!

Brush Sizes to Use, Resist the Little Brushes!

Becky Joy
Whether you are painting with a bristle brush of soft-haired brush:
  1. With your paint thinned with solvent , sketch in the main shapes using a small, round brush. Now, put it away!
  2. Using a BIG, FLAT brush, and paint thinned just a little to a creamy stage with medium or a touch of solvent, block in the big shapes.
  3. Start to refine and adjust your shapes and colors, still using the large brushes.
  4. Now you can move down to a smaller brush, not small, just smaller.
  5. As a final touch move down to your smallest brush to put in a few details and adjustments. Don't overdo the small detail. Think of it as being in the focal point, not much anywhere else.
The right size brush to use is the largest one you can use to do the job. It may seem to big, but it will be more efficient, more effective and fresher looking with a larger brush rather than smaller. And remember, hold that brush by the end of the handle, not like a pencil!

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