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I've been pondering about ways of freehanding details on models without using brushes. I can never seem to find a brush fine enough, and I always seem to cock it up with too much or too little paint.
I was thinking that there might be a way of using "empty" fine felt pens for doing freehand and detail painging? (I'm thinking eldar runes etc).
I know I'm just trying to compensate for my average painting, but sometimes I think there must be better tools than brushes!
well there are tools that actually are meant for detail painting that are not even brushes but for say are dull points used to paint fine detail.
Apparently i don't have my brushes on me and won't be able to give you a reference but if you must ask say a art supplier store ask for One Knot, spell check please, type brushes, i got a set a while back to contained detail brushes ranging from One Knots to 10 Knots, and my 1 Knot came as a ball point.
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Theres no limit to what you can use to paint with.
As long as it can hold a drop of paint, it can be painted with!
Here's some examples:
The blunt side of your knife
Pens and markers of all kinds, not all are made equal, mind you.
a Wet noodle
An old and frayed toothbrush can make some nifty patterns.
If you don't mind have a long fingernail, just shape the tip of it to a point and paint with it, easier to control, since it's an extension of you and not a tool.
(actually seen one artist do this, he said "why make it harder by using a clumsy tool when you already come with the best, most intuitive tools in the world?")
There are some who swear by a type of marker called Pigment-pens.
Personally i don't like them unless a brush is utterly impossible to use instead.
They dry a bit "off" , there's a slight sheen to them, but should work ok for most freehanding squiggles.
Not recommended for more than fine lines though.
(theyre also called indian-ink pens iirc)