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Brush Grips and Mark Making

The way you grip your brush effects the type of mark you make; using watercolour, this film demonstrates a classic pencil grip, a sideways grip and how the marks vary when the brush is held vertically or to the side. The marks you make depend on the quality of your paper and how you grip the brush; experimenting with the range of marks that are possible is a good habit to set for yourself before starting your work.