Re: Nice work- cones vs. j-bottles: thoughts?

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Posted by Kenzi on June 6, 2002 at 01:52:53:

In reply to: Nice work- cones vs. j-bottles: thoughts? posted by Nick on June 6, 2002 at 00:34:43:

: I've been meaning to post some pictures at some point.
: I'm having no trouble getting superfine lines with a j-bottle.
: some others can talk about this.
: I find that with a bottle, you have to treat it with much finesse.
: Treating it like a marker and not regulating the size of the line
: be a problem. By working slowly with a very light touch, i am able
: pull lines as thin as a cone. I'll post an example, when i get up
: energy to actually photograph something.
: Any thoughts?
: ~Nick

I agree with you mostly! I think you can get the variable line width
with a j-bottle simply by slowing down for thicker lines and moving
more quickly for thinner lines. To get really thin lines with j-
bottles it helps to have thicker paste that doesn't spread when you
lay it down but I find that the thicker paste means you have to
squeeze harder. I think some would find that annoying.

I can't compare it to cones because I have so little experience with
them, but give me time and I will master them!


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