Hair Cut for Feather Edge Brush

There comes a time in every artists' life that there is a need for something that doesn't exsist. When that happens you "improvise" with what you have on hand.
Such was the case when I was working on a Teddy Bear. I wanted something narrower than what I had, and what I knew was available. I took a Langnickle feather brush and cut down both sides leaving just the middle "hairs" for painting with. Now I find that I use this brush a lot for grasses, small work that I enjoy doing, Santa's beard, mustache, etc. I don't recommend using a brush bigger than 3/8" for the feather brush as the bristles are the longest in the middle. Too long and they won't be as "stable". This one works great for what I need.

1 comment:

  1. Great fantastic and what ever stupendous word you can come up with describes this great idea you came up with. Its not a just a hint its a statement. There is no way a brush maker could make this, it would still have too many hairs. Thanks for putton your thinking cap Diane....you done good! Hugs, Marcia

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