Dry brush

DEFINITION

Any textured application of paint where your brush is fairly dry (thin or thick paint) and you rely the hairs of your brush, the angle of attack of your stroke, and the paper&#39;s surface texture to create broken areas of paint. Study the range of technique in Andrew Wyeth&#39;s drybrush watercolors. Used for rendering a variety of textured surfaces<br><br>Applying relatively dry inks or waterpaints lightly over a surface, creating an area of broken color ? the new color having attached to the high spots but not to the low, so that traces of the paper or undercolor remain exposed. This may be done by holding the brush so that the side of its bristles lie flat against the paper, or by pulling it rapidly across the surface. In oil painting, dragging stroke or scruffing is the name given to this effect. In Japanese art tradition, kasure are calligraphic dry brush strokes.Also see gouache, marbling, scumble, tempera, and watercolor.

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