Toothbrush technique

Coarse gradations and textures similar to spray work can be achieved using an old toothbrush and a small stick rubbed across the inked bristles. Before applying paint or ink, mask areas you don't want it applied to.

the board.

3 The dark background areas were sprayed.

4 Next, he removed the central mask and cut a new mask to protect the background areas while working on the central design.

5 Bob cut a series of masks within the central area to enable him to spray different

areas with a variety of gradations of color. 6 When all the surface of the board had been painted, Bob began 'drawing-in' the detail with a fine brush. He made sure that there were no white areas left where the edges of the masks had been. He finished off by applying carefully placed, small areas of bright spraywork.

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