So now we know how to properly maintain and use our brushes. (Part 1)
And we know the basics of handling the brush. (Part 2)
So now lets talk about symmetrical images.
There is a very interesting method to this art form that requires time and patience to perfect.
First thing to consider is your position to the canvas. When possible, Start from the center and brush from top to bottom and from the center outward. Start on small flat surfaces.
Every stroke on the left, must be immediately followed by the mirror image on the right.
“Wildman” recommends following the pattern in single strokes. Left stroke, Right stroke……. This rhythm will insure the strokes resemble each other. Working from short memory rather than having to remember several strokes.
If you have trouble with proportions and visualizing space, use a water soluble pencil and draw a grid to help as a guide.
It will take some time to get use to the mirroring, but lots of practice is sure to pay off.
For all your pinstriping needs, stop by Area-1 in Honmoku, Yokohama. “Wildman” is usually brushing on something and can help you pick the right tools to get you on the right path to becoming a pinstriper!