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Old 10-22-2017, 11:28 PM
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Re: Any thoughts on what this 3" mystery brush is and what it would be good for?

I just discovered something I love using this big 'ole brush for! I'm doing a series of value study exercises and got inspired to try using white and two shades of graphite pencil on a light grey toned paper. It's something I read about in Andrew Loomis' book Creative Illustration.

Instead of buying a toned paper I mixed up a really watery wash with black gouache to lay down in my sketchbook. This brush was wonderful for that purpose! My other largest flat brush is a 1/2" flat and it would have been kind of a pain to use on the 7x10 paper. But this one was awesome.

Granted, I wasn't going for a lot of control or anything, but now I want to tone a bunch of pages with it

(post to more about the process I'm using for these quick value exercises)
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