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Great for watercolors, gouache, illustration, animation, restoration, and rendering, Da Vinci Russian Red Sable brushes are high-quality brushes and an excellent value.
The brush hair, which comes from the Ussuri River region in Siberia, has excellent snap, plus superb water-holding and color-holding capabilities. It also holds a precise point or edge for painting details. The eco-friendly wood handles come from sustainable forests.
Da Vinci Russian Red Sable brushes are handmade in Germany.
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Nice sharp point
Comments about Da Vinci Brushes Da Vinci Russian Red Sable Watercolor Brushes:
These days, it's hard to find quality, even when you pay top dollar. I recently bought series 7 and was sadly disappointed. The norm is to expect bent and stray hairs. I'm sorry, but I can't get used to that. However, I ordered the Da Vinci brushes, not expecting much, and was pleasantly surprised. I'm studying to be a botanical artist and a pointed round in many sizes is necessary. These are absolutely fabulous. In fact, they are better than the WN Series 7, which I also have.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Comments about Da Vinci Russian Red Sable Travel Brush:
The brush was very disappointing. I thought I would try this travel brush even though it is expensive, but upon getting I saw the brush did not come to a nice point, tried it for a day and very, very disappointed. I have bought much cheaper brushes that performed much better. Not sure I will try another Di Vinci brand brush. I did return it and Blicks customer service was great.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that the brush you received wasn't working as it should, and we hope this one defective brush won't keep you from giving these brushes another chance. Please know that you're always protected by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Good brush for the price
from Westcliffe, CO
As a watercolorist, I may be hard on my brushes... But these brushes are good for their price. Not the best (W/N Series 7), but very good flex and paint capacity. Tried a size 5 for a while, so bought more for myself for Christmas (sizes 3-8). Although the handles on them were weird to get used to at first (the cross-section is a smoothed hexagonal rather than a circle), after a while I came to really like the added grip they provide. It is especially important to me since I lost my index and middle fingers in an accident on my painting hand, but I think "normally-fingered" people will appreciate them, too. BTW, my paintings are fairly detailed; these brushes are comfortable for that extended painting time.
Da Vinci Sable Brushes
from Northern Michigan
Works beautifully, and I love the fact that it has a sturdy cover. The cover screws on and you can really protect the fine liner bristles.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Love these brushes
from Dayton Ohio
These are pricey, but they are by far the best brushes I've used. They hol dthe paint exceptionally well, and give a smooth, flowing line. I mainly use acrylics, and although these are "watercolor" brushes, I find them to be a multi functional painting utensil!
Like a Pet
By Abbott Arts
from Marina, CA
This brush maintains its shape after repeated use (but don't scrub). When I first opened the package I wanted to pet the sable it was so soft. Even so the hairs have plenty of spring so you can maintain a stiff line when needed and still use in a wash for quick even coverage. Love this brush.
from Baton Rouge La.
I have the 5/0 liner. It's been exactly what I needed.
A very nice brush with a nice shape
By winkie 419
from Santa Maria, Ca
Water color painting is almost effortless with this brush. It is fun to use.
from Plymouth, NH
These excellent brushes hold a point with daily wear and stand the test of time. I use them solely for my acrylic paintings on 240 lb. rag paper.
(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
from NA, NA
Comments about Da Vinci Russian Red Sable Flat Wash:
It's somewhat difficult to know how to review this brush because it is quite different from what is specified on this page. Having ordered a no. 6, I expected its bristles to correspond to the dimensions specified, 6.4mm x 11mm, which do indeed describe a flat wash style brush.What I received was more of a one stroke with bristles quite a bit longer. By my measurements, the head of the brush is 6.4mm x 16mm (with width measured at the ferrule). Checking the product number against the page, I can confirm I have the correct brush. Perhaps these "run large", though given their limited availability, I am not able to confirm this with any certainty.Another note on this brush. Once wet, the bristles fan out considerably. The effective stroke is closer to 8mm because of the way the toe spreads.Even though these points make this brush less than ideal for my use, I expect the properties that I count against it might make it suitable for someone else. As for the handle, it is among the most comfortable I have come across.
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