Bang for the buck – a phrase that means getting the most value for the price you pay. It’s a phrase that I often repeat when talking about Princeton brushes. Princeton Artists Brush company sent me five of thei
I love this study, and I will come back to read it again, and again. It is informative, educational for my knowledge of brushes, and I feel it is coming from someone who has the time to share details with other artists. I love detail, and I choose brushes that have the ability to do what I want. The more expensive ones seem to do better. I love the multi-colored piece. This is detailed art at its best.
Very nice review! I didnt know they’d added a mottler or dagger to the Aqua Elite range–two of my fave brushes in the Neptune set. A lil’ jealous of those travel brushes, gotta be honest 😉. I’ll have to pop those on my wish list.
Thank you, Anna! The brush control did take a little practice, lol, but so worth it! The watercolor is QoR’s Mars Orange Deep. It is a bit more orange in real life but I couldn’t get my scanner or photos to pick up the real color. I love it, but it’s very opaque so it can dominate a painting if you aren’t careful. I like it for initial washes or for doing studies like these.
Have you ever used iridescent color, whether pen or paint or marker, and ended up with something that is hard to see? Literally. Light hitting iridescent color is much like light hitting a mirror. You can end
What a great tutorial! All your steps and information are so helpful (even down to your sketch of the bird). I felt I was sitting in a clas with you. (I wish that was the case.) You sold me on trying the iridescents! Thank you Sandra for this review.
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