Here’s what to do when you need to use a tracing brush to paint a really fine line:
- Load your brush by twizzling it in the paint as usual
- Then draw your tracing brush against the palette and twirl it as you go so that the hairs all roll up like a rolled-up umbrella
This gives a beautiful point to the tips of the hairs.
It also slows down the descent of paint, because the paint must now go round and round in a spiral (rather than dropping straight down the vertical hairs of your tracing brush).
Here’s a close-up shot. Look at the umbrella-like shape. Look at the pointed tip of the brush.
See how, with a shape like this, the paint must go round and round until it reaches the glass?
Imagine the delicate line that it’ll paint.
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