The standard brush recommended by John Stevens, Carl Rohrs and other instructors for chisel-edged alphabets. Golden nylon flat watercolor brush with seamless nickel ferrules and clear plastic handle. Durable and responsive.
Winsor and Newton Series 995 flat watercolor brush.
BR48. Princeton 20/0 Brushes These are small, precise synthetic sable brushes for precise tasks. They are superb for fine detail in watercolor, as well as gouache, acrylic and oil. The wooden handles are specially finished to allow a comfortable but firm grip and ultimate control. The finest synthetic sable assures perfect pointing. The Liner Brush has long fibers, the Monogram Brush shorter ones. Used by Rosemary Buczek for fine detail in illuminated initials.
These inexpensive, short-handle brushes are of surprisingly good quality. You can use these flat watercolor brushes for brush lettering, backgrounds, washes, and more. The Shader has longer bristles than the other brushes. Synthetic hair. Recommended by Randy Hasson.
These brushes can be used for chisel-edged brush writing and watercolor painting. Carl Rohrs finds these water media brushes to be good for lettering. He recommends the W&N 995 (BR01) for ½" & larger. Synthetic bristles.
Replacement for the much loved BR50 Miracle Wedge brush, which has been discontinued by the manufacturer. This brush has a similar ferrule and resilient synthetic bristles.
Phyllis Macaluso recommends the brush saying, "This triangle brush is a miracle tool for creating quick little watercolor motifs for envelopes or any hand lettered piece. A great watercolour brush for beginners. With a few simple strokes it is possible for everyone to create beautiful florals and foliates."
For fine detail, lines & washes. A traditional and popular head shape for all-purpose watercolor work. Can be used for broad strokes yet it will also form a sharp point. They possess excellent color holding capacity, sensitivity, spring and durability. Recommended by Michael Sull.
High quality brushes made from a mix of sable and synthetic fibres. They are ideal for watercolor and suitable for use with acrylic. For watercolor media, while today's synthetic brushes perform excellently, pure sable still has the edge. With a blend you can get performance that is close to sable at a price that is close to synthetic. The blend of hair in Sceptre Gold II also gives you added benefits. Sable hair has excellent spring while the high-quality synthetic filaments ensure that the brushes are soft enough to work the color but also have a strong snap so they return back to their original shape with ease. The high proportion of sable in Sceptre Gold II gives the brushes considerably more ability to make larger washes in one stroke than normal synthetic brushes, and the hairs are tapered to a fine point, giving the brush control for detailed work.
Winsor and Newton Sceptre Gold 101 Brush Round Short Handle
John Stevens uses these round ferrule, chisel-edged Rekab brushes for smaller Roman lettering as well as for a variety of other styles. John uses these along with flat ferrule chisel-edged brushes for his brush lettering. These quality sable brushes, imported from Israel, with proper care will last for 20 years or more. These are called "Showcard" or "One Stroke Brushes." They are more versatile than flat ferrule, chisel edge brushes, but they take a bit more skill to use. John recommends the #5 to start with. For a wider range of sizes, he suggests adding the #3 & #7.
Excellent for fine detail, lines and washes. The round-bellied watercolor brush is the most popular watercolor brush. Quality Kolinsky sable hair, birchwood handles and seamless nickel ferrules all put together by hand to create a truly excellent brush. Has been improved to ensure a perfect point. Matte finish handle.
Recommended by Valerie Weilmuenster for illuminated letters as a good and ess expensive alternative to the Winsor & Newton Series 7.
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