The more water you add the more transparent and thinner the wash will be. The wash is applied by dipping the brush into the ink and applying it in an even coat to the appropriate area. Washes can also be used in a more formal way, to create the illusion of form. This is done by a transition of tone over the object, putting one side of the object in light gradually tonally changing to the other side of the object which would be completely dark. In this type of work you have to take into account the shadow cast, which is also dark. You can see an example of this on page 181, where a sphere has been constructed using a series of washes. A series of broad marks made by the flat head brush are shown on page 177. These marks are made by dragging, twirling and stippling with the edge of the brush. These are just a few examples As with all experimental mark making you should try to expand your repertoire by experimenting with how you use the brush.
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