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Watercolor Lines



Many Watercolor Paintings are spoiled by clumsy parallel lines, crudely painted outlines etc.  I very rarely use this, but as the audience is hugh, there are many artist's that can use this tip in producing Watercolors (Watercolours).

I learnt this , many years ago while producing Architectural Drawings, and creating ilustrations.

A wooden or plastic straightedge, 16" x 24" long , avoid a metal one, the metal ferrule of the brush often have a fight with one another

A writting pad with lines will also shorten the easy learning curve.

The straightedge will be held by the non brush hand, firmly in place at an angle without shifting or moving it in any way.


The brush hand does the moving.

Hold the straightedge on the ruled pad, now with a dry brush place tip on a convenient line, and move the brush across the line, now you are practicing?

Watch you don't move the brush hand which will cause the brush tip to leave the printed line.  Do this a couple of thousand times.............okay maybe three or four might do for you.

To add character to the lines, now change the pressure applied to the tip of the brush, go back and forth up the printed line.

When you are comfortable with the above motions, dip the brush in thinned watercolor paint and try painting lines with the same motion on a piece of scrap watercolor paper.

Change size of brushes, vary amount of pressure on each brush, look at the end results.

Try these ideas:-









There may come a time when you can use this, I am a very infrequent user.




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