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Mark Making - Materials and Tools

Elizabeth Schowachert Fine Art Handmade brushes Ink on paper

Mark Making - Materials and Tools

  Touch Image above and you will be routed to YouTube.... Making marks that have energy, rhythm and are visually interesting is not easy to do (at least not for me). I sometimes feel stiff and uncoordinated when working with india ink on paper. It is funny how simplicity can be sodifficult, a limited pallet (black ink) makes each mark matter. If something is off, there is no hiding it, the message has to be clear, direct and made with intent. Something that helps me loosen up and create more interesting marks, is to work with non-traditional  brushes (like the Rooster Feather...

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