Illustration with brush and ink demands focus on each line – its start, its length, its shape – yes a line has a shape when it’s made with a brush.
This short video is my edit of a morning’s work – inking faces of characters I’d sketched earlier (see roughs in blue) – for a new series of illustrations.
As soon as a brush touches paper, I must decide where it’s going – I have a line and there’s no erasing it. If my brush touches the paper and I’m still wondering where it will go – I see which direction the line leads. A face or it’s expression may vary or indeed change when you follow a line – but this approach can result in a happy accident – perhaps, a more expressive quality of line.
© Annmarie Scott 2017