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Da Vinci Russian Blue Squirrel Brushes contain a mixture of Squirrel hair and a synthetic fiber that imitates Squirrel hair. The particular attributes of this natural and synthetic hair mix includes its water-holding and paint-holding capacity, making it especially ideal for water media.
Da Vinci's high-quality Russian Blue Squirrel brushes are significantly longer and larger than other brands, and are ideal for mop and wash techniques, for priming, and for area work. The Rounds are perfectly suited for painting flowers and blooms. Large sizes are available in every series.
® Da Vinci is a registered trademark of Da Vinci Brushes.
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Comments about Da Vinci Russian Blue Squirrel Quill Series 418:
These brushes are amazing. I use them for watercolor, but they would also work great for gouache, ink, etc. The brush is very well made, the handle has a gorgeous finish on it, and the casing around the hair is one piece, making the brush very durable. It holds a tremendous amount of water for its size (mine is size two) and the bristles do not stain. The only thing that bothers me a bit is that the wire securing the casing sticks out just a bit so when I go to wipe off excess water the wire end gets caught on the towel. This doesn't effect the brush performance, just something I noticed. Overall, a very nice high quality brush. Worth the money!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Comments about Da Vinci Russian Blue Squirrel Round Series 5590:
As an returning watercolor painter I find this brush comparable to local craft store products. The bristles don't hold much water and lose their stroke (if that makes sense). I would not buy this brand again.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. It sounds as if you may be looking for a brush with more snap than a squirrel brush can have — perhaps a sable or synthetic? Blick has a knowledgeable team of Product Specialists on staff to answer your questions about art materials, product applications, and techniques. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Just call 1-800-933-2542 (weekdays 8am - 5:30pm CST) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We're happy to help!
I would buy this product again and again
from Boston MA
Comments about Da Vinci Brushes Da Vinci Russian Blue Squirrel Round Series 5590:
My performance on watercolor has getting better and better with this brushes.
from Louisville, KY
Love these brushes! They hold lots of water and pigment. Great for washes and fine detail work.
Wonderful for Silk Painting
from Summerfield, NC
I like the way these brushes hold lots of pigment and water. They seem durable so far, and the bristles do not come out. Great for painting on silk!
Thirsty wonderful brush
Haven't try em all yet but now wants all size as collection! Great brush to stay loose in style! Awesome deal! Great quality!
Great for washes and detail
from Mexico City
You can do large washes with the same brush do details
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Perfect for glazing
from Baton Rouge, LA
Comments about Da Vinci Russian Blue Squirrel Mottler Series 510:
The Da Vinci Russian Blue Squirrel Mottler is, without a doubt, the BEST wash brush I have ever used. I use it for washes and glazing and it never fails to give a smooth, even flow of color onto the paper. I am a watercolorist so it is imperative to have very perfect glazes the first time and this brush never fails me. The bristles are soft and perfectly aligned holding a great deal of water and it has a knife edge, straight as an arrow.I can't think of anything wrong about this brush. It really is perfect.
The softness is just right.
By Gary B.
from St. Louis, MO
I've painted in watercolors for 10yrs., and plein air for about 5. It takes some time to find a favorite brush, but I think I have it now with this DaVinci squirrel. The brushes have fine, thin hairs that come to a nice point. They have more water holding capacity than the sables I've used, and this suits my painting style. My end result looks fresh and not over-worked.
Best brush ever!
By Julia flower
from Miami, Fl
Very soft, comfortable handle! I highly recommend this brush for all watercolorist!
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