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.)
I’m glad you want to learn more about techniques like how to undercoat and trace, and how to flood and strengthen.
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.
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:
Meanwhile, this is where you want to be before you start to 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 …