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.
With their tips of an advanced rubber composite, these tools can be used like a brush (with fluid media). Our favorite use is to write with masking fluid and, when dry, create a colorful wash over the writing. When you remove the masking fluid, you have white (paper-colored) lettering on your colored background. Unlike true brushes, these durable tips are not damaged by the masking fluid. We have selected two tapered sizes, which are similar to a pointed brush, and a small cup size, which is good for monoline lettering. Made in the United Kingdom.
(Colour Shapers are available in Soft or Firm; all avalaible through John Neal Bookseller are Soft.)
For fine detail, lines & washes. A traditional and popular head shape for all-purpose water color 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.
High quality brushes made from a mix of sable and synthetic fibres. They are ideal for water color 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
These applicators are ideal for applying and blending Diane Townsend Pastels. They are also ideal for use with pastel sticks, charcoal, and graphite. The sponge tips can be gently rinsed out with warm water, extending the life of each applicator. You can even use these with watercolors and inks!
BR47. Raphael Kolinsky 8408 Brushes Raphael Kolinsky Sable Extra Fine Point Round Watercolor Brush
The same superior quality sable as the 8404 (BR46), but an extra-fine tapered point with a smaller belly for quick, precise strokes. Extremely responsive tip. (The photo shows the shape, but not the size of the brushes)
These bushes are handmade with the finest Kolinsky Red Sable. Multiple hair lengths ensure tightest possible point and a full belly for a high paint load. They have superior resiliency, spring and snap.Recommended by Rosemary Buczek for illumination.
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 water color brush.
BR25. Raphael Kaerell Flat Brush Set Raphael Kaerell Flat Brush Set
Five sizes (02, 04, 06, 08, 10)
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.
Set contains these brush sizes:
1/8" size 02
3/16" size 04
1/4" size 06
5/16" size 08
3/8" size 10
BR24. Raphael Kaerell Flat Brush 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.
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.