quick ink sketches of a Great Blue Heron Sept. 17, 2014
I like using my lanky Winsor & Newton #1 striper brush to do these types of drawings. So there you go: art tip of the day. It would be good for painting decorative lettering, scrollwork and ship's rigging. Or serious noodling on your fancy fingernails. But I'm no purist: I'll paint moonbeams with a brick if I think it'll make for a lively drawing.
My striper looks like this:
It has these very long bristles that hold lots of paint and keep a fine point. Good for paining lanky and pointy Great Blue Herons!