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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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Wonderful for Silk Painting
from Summerfield, NC
Comments about Da Vinci Russian Blue Squirrel Quill Series 418:
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!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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
Comments about Da Vinci Brushes Da Vinci Russian Blue Squirrel Quill Series 418:
You can do large washes with the same brush do details
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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!
By Angle of Deth
The brushes perform wonderfully. They hold lots of paint and water. It is a pleasure to paint with them. After trying them out...I bought more... : )
from los angeles
Holds a lot of water, fine tip available or use on the side of the brush.
By Zeppelin girl
I really enjoy this brush! It holds a ton of water and easily you can let some out just by barely pressing it against your water container. I like how once you start painting , the brush takes the shape of your paper. IT does not just stay in its original shape. If you want a stiff brush that holds its shape even after multiple strokes without redipping, this is not the brush for you. It's soft and wonderful. The squirrel hair is very beautiful and when I use it, I feel more prone to make beautiful things! Give it a try! Make sure to buy the right size, squirrel lips are larger than just normal round brushes.
Nice brush, but...
Comments about Da Vinci Russian Blue Squirrel Flat Wash Series 991:
This brush does well in washes but doesn't have that snap back into shape quality I like so well in other flats. It does well in giving a nice loose wash, but I have to be mindful, after each use, of rinsing it well, then giving it a good squeeze to help it dry into shape. It's an average brush, but I don't mind having it in my collection.
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