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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tear Drop Stroke

The tear drop stroke is basically a straight comma stroke. Learning to do this stroke will allow you to gain better control over your paint brush. There really is a benefit to learning strokework!

This stroke may be painted two different ways. You can hold your brush perpendicular to the painting surface, apply pressure so that the bristles are spread on the surface. Pull the brush toward you as you gradually ease up on the pressure. You will end on the chisel.

The second way to do this stroke is to start on the chisel and gradually apply pressure. Continue to apply pressure until you have the rounded tear drop. Lift the brush directly up from the position, ending on the tip.

As with any of the strokes, it may take practicing to get it just right. Just keep in mind, the more you practice the better you will be. As you learn the different strokes you will be able to add more interest to your designs.


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