I've started another art course - just a short one, only 5 weeks. This one is learning Line & Wash.
Our first exercise was to try the two extremes - one which is mainly line with a little bit of watercolour wash, and the reverse, mainly watercolour with a bit of line.
I had no idea of the range of implements that can be used to make the line - apart from the usual fine line pens, and dip pens - and I ended up trying a twig! I love the unpredictability of it.
You can also use bamboo, feather, or anything that will make a line mark!
Here's the twig I used, whittled to a point, dipped into acrylic ink.
And here's the two together -
I do like the mainly line version, and have already whittled down a few twigs - I discovered it takes a bit of skill and there are a few nicks in my kitchen worktop now! But there is no shortage of twigs - every time I go out I come back with one or two!
I'm now working on a landscape, where the line has to show distance - easier said that done!
Loving that heat when the sun comes out ... even left my coat off yesterday ...