These brushes were each created for a different purpose. Each brush specifically addresses my personal art style and grip problems. In order to find out how to make a personalized brush ask these questions…
Questions for Body Mechanics
- What is the natural resting position of your hand?
- How does your hand feel most comfortable?
- What angle will your wrist be in when you are using this paint brush? The angle of wrist may change depending on if the brush will be used vertically with an easel or horizontally at a table.
Questions for Self Expression and Personal Style
- Is your physical ability limiting your ability to self express? If so, what is it that you would like to be able to acomplish with your paintings?
- Is fatigue or frustration hindering your ability to paint? If so, why?
- Is there a technique you want to be able to master, but feel that your physical ability is limiting you ?
- What type of line work are you trying to paint with?
The Fist Grip: easy to hold, can be used at any angle, easy to rotate
The Small Pinch: designed to easily slide and rest against the canvas
The External Finger Tip V1: theoretically supposed to stay balanced on the end of the finger, but this brush stay on the end of the finger and works more like The Small Pinch
The External Finger Tip V2: This version of the external finger tip is left unbaked in order to increase resistant and stickiness of the clay. The brush definitely sticks to the finger much better than version 1, but the brush doesn’t completely stay in play and you can’t add multiple brush heads.
The Rainbow Swooper: each brush head can be loaded with a different color of paint to get consistent lines without having consistent brush control
The Finger Dancer: perfect for shaky fingers, put this brush on any finger and get shaking, like The Rainbow Swooper, each brush head can be loaded with a different color of paint to get consistent lines without having consistent brush control