I am new here and I wonder if someone know how to do thin lines with brushes. I have tried without success with winson & newton numbers 2 e 3, and even with thinner ones. When I see works done by Brian Bolland I wonder how he does it, I know he used to use just brushes . If someone know any technique or any good book about it I appreciate.
Yeah, it's getting the right quality brush and size you like as well as the right ink to use. Some ink is thinner than others. I dilute ink with distilled water if it's too thick. But in getting the ink to flow better it might lighten the ink, too. You can get a quality real sable brush but you have to be sure the tip is good. LIke Jay said, control is a huge part. I've used size 0 up to size 3....I mostly use 2-3 now (either W&N series 7 or Raphael Kolinsky). Karl Story uses a size 4 or 5 (called a mop by his friends) but he can get thin lines with it. Wrightson sometime explored synthetic brushes, which are total crap, but you wouldn't be able to tell looking at the work.
Post by xzilledangel on Apr 13, 2012 6:12:23 GMT -5
The 2 main factors for a thin brush line is pressure control and ink load on the brush. Currently I ink 90% of most pages that aren't full of buildings with a #1 Winsor Newton and occasionaly with a #2 brush for those inordinately long lines that the #1 brush will dry up halfway through the stroke.