Takes the student who is familiar with elementary brush strokes to the next level by providing a series of graduated exercises. The monochrome exercises focus on manipulating the brush to create curved lines and filled spaces, and to show increased depth through use of light and shadow, the color exercises on mixing of colors and elements of composition. Includes 20 full page color plates 8.5 x 11 inches, with numerous examples on each plate and directions for each example on the facing page.
First published in the early 1900s, this technique was used in classrooms to replicate materials a student found outdoors. You will need watercolors, quite heavy paper, a slanted surface, and some good brushes that will hold water. Practice the brushstrokes shown (that quite naturally look like flora & fauna) according to the brief instructions. The results are simply charming! Brushwork has more basic strokes with a grid background. Brush Drawing elaborates and expands the strokes and shows more application.