How did the painter painted the vase ?
Finished pottery needed to be smoothed and polished by a pebble or a wooden tool. Figures were sketched on the leather-dried surface by a stick of charcoal or lead, sometimes the trace is visible.
So, let us consider the black-figure technique. At first, the outline of the figure was drawn, then inside of it was painted out. subordinate colours such as white and blown-red were applied. Details were drawn by a pointed tool.
Red-figure is a reserved technique of black-figure. The outlines of the figure was drawn and details were painted by a brush or other tools. Then outside was painted over. This new technique enabled them to draw the lines of different thickness or width.