Flat Head Brushes

The flat head brush has been fundamentally designed to lay down washes but at the same time it is a very useful tool for making broader marks. Washes are areas of tone that are put down onto the paper. They can range from very light, thin and transparent to dark and opaque. Washes can be used to describe atmospheric effects, typically in landscape drawings. When used in this way, they are

usually applied very freely. Sometimes they have a life of their own when they are spread on the paper. You shouldn't worry about this, but try to learn how to manipulate the effect. To make a wash, dilute the ink with water.

Marks made by the flat head brush. These were made by dragging, twirling and stippling with the edge of the brush.

Charcoal Still Life Drawings

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