Figure 1-5B. Example of pen and ink artwork
c. Use brushes to apply most liquid media to a surface. The style of drawing, the
medium used, and the technique required will determine the brush type you will use. The three
most common brushes are the round, flat, and bright (fig 1-6).
(1) Round brushes come to points which vary from sharp to blunt.
appropriately-sized rounds to apply or float on washes.
(2) Flat brushes have straight edges and broad tips. The flattened ferrule gives these
brushes their shape. Flats should be about 2 1/2 times longer than they are wide. Use a large
flat (1 to 3-inch stiff bristled) house paint brush for blending large areas of stiff tone or color
media. Additionally, there are special use brushes, e.g., a fan brush for adding texture.
(3) Brights are shorter than flat brushes in that they are only about 1 1/2 times as
long as they are wide. Brights have fairly sharp corners. Brights perform well for applying a
thick, stiff medium.