Introduces the beginning student to elementary brush strokes, made by filling the brush with color and then laying it on the paper. The instruction starts with a series of vertical, horizontal, and diagonal brush stroke exercises, followed by a couple of designs created using those elements. The rest of the lessons alternate between showing how strokes may be combined to represent natural objects such as flowers, animals, insects, and birds, and then using them in designs. Only six colors are used in the lessons, with two required for each exercise, giving students lots of opportunities to work with pigments to obtain the hues desired. Includes 20 full page color plates 8.5 x 11 inches.
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.