As I continue learning to watercolor, I am getting ready to start the second part of Yao Cheng's Beginning Watercolor class on Creativebug but don't yet have all the supplies Yao recommends which is delaying my start. (Although in the interim I'm working on a different watercolor class on Skillshare which I'm also enjoying...I'll share more later.)
As I prepare to continue Yao's class, however, I purchased the 10mm angled brush she recommends. I found it at Michaels and used my 50% off coupon for a total spend of $5. Not bad.
I couldn't help myself and started using the brush to see how it feels and thought I'd show you what I'm learning.
To test out the brush I drew lines, letters, shapes and just filled up a practice sheet to see how it felt. My favorite discovery was the way it will make thin petal shapes for a basic floral.
I also like the straight edges, lines and the possibility of creating structured shapes. I will need to practice over and over to gain control and reduce the shakiness of my lines, but the potential is there. I can see myself using this for painting houses (which I currently love to sketch), florals, geometric patterns, and possibly even letters.
I'll continue practicing with it and and looking forward to seeing how Yao recommends it be used.