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Monday, April 20, 2009

Doing a Comma Stroke with a Flat Brush

Most of the different strokes may be accomplished with different types of brushes. You do not have to use a certain brush. The technique may vary depending on the type of brush, but still may be achieved.

In order to create the comma stroke with a flat brush, you will start on the chisel edge. Place pressure down on the bristles so that they are flat on the surface. Pull the brush toward you and begin to curve the brush slightly as you ease up the pressure. This will start to narrow the line created by the bristles. Continue to do this until you end up back on the chisel edge. Your stroke will end as a fine line.

If you do not apply the proper pressure, you will find the stroke to look inconsistent. Your stroke may not go from a thick line and end in a fine one. If you do not have enough paint on your brush, the stroke will not be fully covered with paint. If you end the stroke too early, your ending may not be a clean crisp look.

It may take a little practice to get this stroke down. That's is natural, so do not get upset. Even experienced painters need to continue practicing to keep their skill up. The more you practice the better you will become!


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