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The Brush Stroke Exercise

Posted by Koosje Koene in Draw Tip, Draw Tip Tuesday, sketchbook on December 8, 2020

Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!

Yes, I am here. On a Tuesday. With a video! I won’t be uploading weekly videos like I used to do, but hey, here I am anyway. And I’ll let you know if I have a new video for you. 

Today, let’s challenge ourselves with a fun exercise: The Brush Stroke Exercise. There is only one rule: You need to mix a new color for every brush stroke that you make. 

Materials used in this video: -Hahnemuhle Brittania hot pressed watercolor paper 300 grams -Winsor&Newton gouache paint (cadmium yellow, primary yellow, raw sienna, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, burnt umber, PhThalo blue, ultramarine)

The painting process took me about 40 minutes. Take your time and have fun!

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Koosje Koene

Hi I'm Koosje. I'm an illustrator and art teacher in Amsterdam, where I was born and raised. I went to school to study graphic design, then worked for ten years as an award-winning professional photographer. But eventually my love of drawing and painting took over and I became an illustrator. My illustrations have been published in many Dutch magazines and in 2011, I began blogging and started developing and teaching online art classes. In 2014 I founded Sketchbook Skool, which is a flourishing community of artists from around the world of all skill levels.