Ep. 24, Page 32

smbhax on Jan. 24, 2015

Boy! You can do all kinds of crazy things with a pointy new brush, like spending way too long painting and repainting teensy weensy bits of things! But I think this is probably good; I'm not even sure if I've replaced my brush since I started doing the pages in watercolor (I don't want to look up how long ago that was >_<)—maybe once? Although come to think of it that might have been just swapping it out for a slightly less used brush. Anyway it's uh been a while. Back when I was working in ink, I pretty much *had* to replace the brush every oh 20 or 24 pages or so, because the waterproof ink got down into the ferrule and pushed the bristles apart, making the tip of the brush become, like, two tips, which is not in fact twice as useful! Watercolor doesn't do that to brushes, so that's nice, but the tip did just wear down gradually anyway from brushing across fuzzy watercolor paper every day…but hopefully the tip'll last decently for hm a good chunk of a year? And…yow! What with the great sable shortage I guess, once these things do get back in stock, they're going to be way more expensive than they were before. Maybe I'd better not get used to pointy new brushes. : PP Oh well, we'll just have to enjoy it while it lasts! ^_^