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Drawing in Black & White by Deborah Velasquez

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Exercise 14: BRUSH DISCOVERY

IN THIS EXERCISE, YOU WILL EXPLORE YOUR BRUSHES, THE MARKS THEY CAN MAKE, AND THE BEAUTY YOU CAN CREATE. I WILL SHOW FOUR BASIC BRUSH TIPS AND THE MARK EACH MAKES. I OWN MORE THAN 150 BRUSHES, BUT I ALWAYS GO TO MY FAVORITE SIX FOR PAINTING. I HEAR THIS A LOT FROM FELLOW ARTISTS TOO.

MATERIALS

Newspaper or large craft paper

White or black gouache

Palette

Inexpensive brush for mixing

Pointed round brush

Black, gray, or tan heavy cardstock or watercolor paper

Mop brush

Round brush

Flat brush

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