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The Artistic Biker is me, Jonathan "Blade" Manning.
A treasure troll of a man, with hobbit feet and a sharp pointy head.
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Experimentation Final!

June 22nd, 2009
2oz Glue Moistener

2oz Glue Moistener

For the past few weeks I have been posting on Monday’s Discovery about my attempts to turn a glue moistener into a large waterbrush.  Then intent was to be able to shape the sponges and fill them with the color paint I wanted to lay down quickly.  In playing with these, however, I have found another application that I rather like.  When sketching in the field with a water brush, it is difficult to lay large amounts of color down, like sky or grassy fields.  Filling one of these with a blue mix for sky, or just using it to lay the backround wash seems to work fairly well!

WCtreesIII1Last week, I cut open the cap of this sucker and packed it with polyester batting to help control the flow of water.  With out that, the water just streamed out of the moistener and washed the color away just as fast as it layed it on.  Once the rubber cement dried to hold the batting in place, this thing worked like a charm!  Being that the sponge is synthetic with no natural pits or shapes, I will have to take a pair of scissors to cut and shape it into something more interesting.  But it holds paint pretty well and it was able to lay the colors down with some interesting patterns.

I threw this together just to demonstrate it’s effectiveness.  I ran out of patience because this is the only thing between me and a beautiful road trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas on the bike!





The Artistic Biker is me, Jonathan "Blade" Manning.
A treasure troll of a man, with hobbit feet and a sharp pointy head. You may see me traveling up and down the highways of Oklahoma looking for the next place to sketch, paint, sing, dance, write, photograph or simply meditate. I have begun a journey that once set upon, there is no turning back. You can share in my blunt force journey through the art world on my weekly U-stream broadcast
The Artistic Biker Live!

Thursdays from 6-8p central
Also, check me out on Teh YouTube!
You can "LIKE" me on Facebook!
And on Twitter, I'm @BladeTheArtist

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  1. Margaret Caton on June 23, 2009 2:40 am

    This is great – shall have to look out for one of those over here!

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