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pin point lines with a brush?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Giving Tree, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. Giving Tree

    Giving Tree Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 26, 2001 Messages: 1,111 Likes Received: 0
    anyone know how to get PINPOINT straight lines with a brush? this is especially pointed at joker or anyone who knows joker's method to laying down those sick lines on canvas..

    and on a similar note.. i heard i cant really get that precise on canvas, i'd have to use masonite or something similar.. any truth to that?

    i've tried masking tape, but it bleeds *(using rusto enamels)*

    i love the gloss of the enamel so i dont wanna loose it, but i wanna keep the line exactly where i put the tape/stripe..

    links are welcome too!!!
  2. Intangible

    Intangible 12oz Legend

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  3. Kes_One_HTFD

    Kes_One_HTFD Member

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002 Messages: 659 Likes Received: 0
    use a pinstriping brush, these brushes are sick if your doin curved or straight lines. my uncle is a pinstriper and hes done some designs on canvas using enamel with the pinstripe brush and their seriously pinpoint straight lines in some areas. plus, those brushes are meant to be used for pinpoint lines and also to be used with enamel paints.
  4. Giving Tree

    Giving Tree Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 26, 2001 Messages: 1,111 Likes Received: 0
    but i want like.. drafting paper computer type straight lines.. if you ever saw joker's work you'd know what im talking about.. its amazingly precise...

    its gotta be mask or something. maybe some sort of clear over a solid color base coat.. then just add layers.. not sure.. but i could use the help!!!
  5. Giving Tree

    Giving Tree Senior Member

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    it's mostly the excess bleed and the fluxuation of the brush that troubles me.. not the brush in perticular.. but i'll try it.. anything is worth a shot..

    any other ideas? where is seek or joker when you need them..
  6. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    try some fine line tape
    like you use when laying out designs on cars
    a pinstriping brush is also a good idea but it takes alot of practice
  7. The Boss

    The Boss Guest

    i say get some paint pens, they are glossy, and then get a ruler...no bleeding and straight lines...:king:
  8. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    implanting memories

    pinstriping is badass.

    i need to paint more with the brush.its been quite a while.

    i remember my art teacher begging me not to go to graphic arts to cruz with the crew..he gave me A's for showing him picks at the last moment when all projects were due.the guy is cool, smokes dank and fucks the teacher next door to him.-also talked about being at bob marley concerts-

  9. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 622

    a really nice brush

    and tons and tons of practice, will enable you to paint that straight..

    of course, there will be a limit as to how long the line could be..

    thre is some masking type tape, that is not very sticky, that you could use..

    the imperative thing: you must let the paint dry completely before removing the 'straight edge' and only use a small amount of paint on the brush
  10. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    i've been trying to get the same effect. i'm putting a wireframe on canvas. i tried screenprinting, but the photo emulsion just doesn't get it. the lines are too thin and too many. it kinda globs up and takes off more photoemulsion than i want it to when the rinsing process begins.
    i settled with the fact that i'm gonna have to use carbon paper and an india ink pen....it's frustrating....the damned design is too complicated to draw out on the canvas freehand.
  11. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

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    another suggestion..

    lay down a very fine, thin layer of fluid paint..no clumps, nice and smooth, on a straight edge, like a nice thin ruler for example...

    then gently press the straight edge, like a stamp, onto the canvas surface..

    voila..pencil thin straight line
  12. Esai

    Esai Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2001 Messages: 612 Likes Received: 1
    If the brush isnt your problem than look at the canvas. I usually keep my pinky out against the canvas so it corresponds with my strokes. Kind of like training wheels for a straight line. I have trouble with blending in small spaces. Any tips? Do the blending strokes have to be really light, and with a certain brush?
  13. Al Green

    Al Green Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2001 Messages: 8,561 Likes Received: 1
    id use some frisket.. not necessarily for straight lines but to block out areas while doing other areas.

    ive used this technique in the past.. its effective for paper.

    frisket is a similar consistency to rubber cement.

    id also try not using canvas.

    there are other fabrics you can stretch over stretchers. if you use masonite try using masking adheasive tape.. its not "masking tape" its actually i think made by duotac(t) or someone used by graphic designers.. old school like early nineties and 80's

    i could recommend more i guess but id have to know what youre doing.. when it comes to enamels it just takes practice

    and with brushes if they are round tipped roll the brush across a surface to control the type of tip. if you dont get what i mean ill make a little digital foto demo.

    hope that helps.

  14. Spike

    Spike Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 31, 2002 Messages: 1,033 Likes Received: 4
    While we're on the topic, freehand straight lines with a pencil? I'm not talking short stuff, I'm talking about fluid straight lines across large paper. Mine always has a curve in it because you have to swing from something (elbow/wrist). No rulers.
  15. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    Joker apparently does straight lines w/o a ruler. you'd have to ask him more about that.