Originally Posted by Jeffro Jones
So, an L-Profile, like an aluminium angle bar? They can be very useful.
I have a couple that I use for gridding up big pictures, if they are the same thing...
But I'm not understanding what you mean about not using a "special brush".
Are you just drawing thicker lines?
I don't understand "curved lines" with an L-profile either, because its straight?
I just use my regular paint brush, using a plastic L-profile (I got the idea when I worked in a factory where they produced these profiles - PVC window frames - and all I could do was thinking
of painting ).
When you use a mahlstick, it sometimes acts as a pivoting head and every small move of your hand is increased and magnified.
Unlike a tilting L-profile which has a large supporting surface, and is much more steady in use.
Moreover you can put templates or self-cut acetate/paper stencils into the inside of the profile to paint curved lines.
Since I paint thinly, I never had problems with wet paint underneath, and if necessary, you may raise the ends of the profile. You still keep 2 rigid supporting points.
Don't forget to tilt the profile (mostly up to the ferrule of the brush).