First off I should mention that "the Girls" that were mentioned are studio mates Jessica Fong and Junior member Jade Danielson.
Second, I didn't realize that the reference I was making was part of a post that was sitting unposted, soooo.
A wax resist on a near bone dry surface can be a magical surface media for creating an expressive lines. Check out the tightness of these lines as they stack under the our basic studio Shino.
If there's one secret I could share it'd be "don't be stingy with the wax".
The stiffness of Shinos holds Jessica's black washed lines brilliantly.
Jade continually shows me not to be afraid to fill a space end to end.
They both make it easy to see how confidence carry a line. It's line's job to illuminate an idea and accentuate form.
A confident of form, created with the hand in mind, is one of the fundamental precepts of craftsmanship... It's when we take the time to create a narrative, we begin to move beyond the pedestrian.
Play with line!