Nova Synthetics differ from other golden synthetics in their enhanced ability to hold water and color. Many other golden synthetics are glass smooth, but Nova synthetics use golden synthetic filaments of three different diameters with tiny ridges along the fibers that slow down the flow of water or color off the brush. These filaments have been specially shaped and tapered to adapt to the qualities of synthetic rather than natural hair.
These brushes are extremely responsive for brushes in this price range, and are offered in a wide range of shapes and sizes. All feature
Nova, Set of 5 — Da Vinci Nova Series 5407 and Series 122 synthetic brushes differ from other golden synthetics because of the small ridges among the filaments that slow the flow of water or color off the brush. The set contains five brushes, including Series 1570 Rounds in size 8, 12, and 16, and Series 122 Brights in size 6 and 12.
Nova Showcard Long Round (Series 1175) — The Showcard brush was an advertising sign painter's brush, longer and with a fuller belly to hold more color. Nova Series 1175 brushes are extra long and have a more elastic point than typical rounds.
Nova Retouch (Series 5575) — Retouch brushes have the shape of a Round, but short fiber length and an extremely sharp point for maximum control. They are suitable for all waterbased media, including acrylic. Use them for placing small amounts of color very precisely. Another name for a Retouch brush is a Detailer.
Note — Brush sizes are not standardized. The length and width of a brush of a given shape and size varies considerably by manufacturer. Since fine art brushes are hand crafted, expect some variation even among brushes from a given manufacturer.
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