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Whether your artistic specialty is in gouache or watercolor, the new Faux Squirrel by Dynasty is a must-have for your brush collection.
Made with a blend of synthetic hairs, these brushes are much more durable than natural Squirrel hair and can hold a good amount of paint for perfectly even application. The resilient brush continues to hold its shape and shows far less wear over time than natural fiber brushes.
The exclusive soft touch silver handle provides a sure grip through hours of painting, versus handles with a glossy grip.
Are you looking for the perfect brush for tight shading and highlighting? The angular brush is especially coveted by artists who love to paint roses and flowers because they can get into all those little nooks and crannies. So, if you’re painting a realistic rose, consider trying this brush.
These artist’s paintbrushes require a little bit of practice to use at first … think Filbert, but with half the bristles missing! They are terrific once you get the hang of them — truly a multi-purpose gem. Load the brush with multiple colors, create great ribbons and petals, and do lines all in the same stroke.
A fan brush is a brush with a thin layer of bristles spread out by the ferrule, commonly used to blend colors, but also perfect for painting hair, grasses, or thin branches.
A flat brush is, as the name would suggest, one where the bristles are arranged so the brush is quite wide but not very thick. The length of the bristles can vary, with some flat brushes having long bristles, and some very short bristles (also called a square brush). When buying a flat brush, artists generally look for one where the bristles have a spring to them, or snap back when you bend them gently. Not only does a flat brush create a broad brushstroke, but if you turn it so you’re leading with the narrow edge, it produces thin brushstrokes. A short flat brush is ideal for small, precise brush marks.
This brush is square and flat in shape, and resembles brushes used for house painting. These brushes are made for applying washes over large areas and can also be used to modify existing washes.
This brush is ideal for putting down very broad areas of watery wash very quickly (skies, for example). Such a brush does not require hairs that return to a fine, sharp point. The oval wash brush has rounded hairs, a flat ferrule, and produces a soft edge, useful for laying in large areas of water or color, for wetting the surface, and for absorbing excess media.
A rigger or liner brush is a thin brush with extremely long bristles. These may come to a sharp point, have a flat or square tip, or be angled. Rigger brushes are great for producing fine lines with a consistent width, making them ideal for painting thin branches on trees, boat masts, or cat’s whiskers. They’re also good for signing your name on a painting.
A round paint brush is the most traditional brush shape, and what most people imagine when they think "art paintbrush". A decent round brush will come to a lovely sharp point, enabling you to paint fine lines and detail. Artists generally look for one that’s got a good spring in the bristles, where they snap straight when you take the pressure off the brush.
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My favorite brush
from New Orleans, LA
Comments about Dynasty Faux Squirrel Brushes Series 1827:
Considering price relative to quality of brush, there's no better way to paint watercolor than with this company's faux-squirrel brushes, I think. Usually, fundamental skills instruction would suggest that sable (or sable-type sythetics) is for your more usual hold-the-water and pointy work, and squirrel (or squirrel-type) should be reserved for a floppier stroke because the bristles will have less "snap." But I like to use the Dynasty Faux Squirrel brushes for every task that a typical sable-type synthetic brush would perform. The price is lower, the floppy smoothness and the water capacity are much higher, I love it! Bigger also is better with this type of bristle (don't know why but sometimes synthetics lose their magic when you go up in scale).
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Very good inexpensive brushes
While fairly new to watercolors, I am happy with these brushes and they work great for me.
I love the springy feel of these brushes.
A Great Brush!
Comments about Dynasty Faux Squirrel Flat/Shader:
I used this brush for hair.
from Naples Fl
Comments about Dynasty Faux Squirrel Rigger Series 1827:
Use for letteringBest lettering brush I have used
Best Kept Secret in Watercolor Brushes!
from Golden, CO
Comments about Dynasty Faux Squirrel Round Series 1827:
As a commercial watercolor artist that loves that rough, heavy cold press paper, I have been very disappointed in the short life-span of all other brushes, except these. I can paint for miles with these Faux Squirrel Dynasty Brushes without loosing shape of my point and the bristles are strong enough to stand up to the rough paper while being supple enough for fine detail. And they hold loads more water than other synthetic brushes with makes painting much more fun!I first found these brushes on a trip to Santa Fe and since my local art supply stores don't carry them, I am happy that I can buy my favorite brushes again and again on DickBlick.com at an affordable price.
Love this brush!
I was a little worried when I read the reviews for these brushes but I just couldn't pass up the price point.I am so glad I ordered one because the brush is just absolutely amazing! I am not sure if I just got lucky or they changed things around. My brush didn't have any sticky stuff on the handles and it paints beautifully. Though I am still getting used to how much water it sucks up. I ordered the #4 round brush. I plan on ordering at least 1-2 more (don't need more than that). Hopefully I have no problems with those either! :)
from Southwest Colorado
I use this brush mostly to wash difficult to reach areas . . .
By S. Howe
from Flint, Michigan
It is great for fine details. Nice snap!
I recommend this for students
The bristles are really nice and relatively soft. Picked these u because the price was really cheap compared to other brushes in its category and I'm glad I did. While the handles feel really cheap and the stickiness mentioned did occur for me(I was able to just rub it off with the label after letting it sit for a moment in hot water), I do recommend because the bristles are soft and hold a fair bit of water.
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