Grip #2

The Hake Brush & Badger Blender

This is the 2nd short video to accompany the new e-book we’re preparing for you on how to grip your 6 essential tools. (You can find the 1st video right here.)

Update:

It's ready now: get your copy here

This Is Something We Haven’t Filmed For You Before

And now's the time to put that right

I’m glad you want to learn more about techniques like how to undercoat and trace, and how to flood and strengthen.

Here's what's behind the opening door

And indeed we love the thought that technique (not self-expression) is paramount.

But before technique – also before good brushes – there’s something else.

So let’s talk about that right now.

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And organise your palette

I’m sure this scene’s familiar – it’s how your palette often looks before you start:

  • Your lump of paint is under a small bowl.
  • Your reservoir of left-over paint is under a larger one.

And your “applicator brush” – your hake – is clean and dry.

So yes, I’m sure you’ll recognise this sight:

Hake and stained glass palette at the start of the day

Meanwhile, this is where you want to be before you start to paint:

Hake and stained glass paint

It’s different: yes indeed.

Now your hake is a wonderful brush.

But it’s like a teenager: there’s a knack to waking it up and getting it ready for a day’s work.

A method …