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The Escoda Versatil synthetic Kolinsky brush is the modern-day alternative to natural Kolinsky.
Utilizing a carefully selected custom blend of uniquely patterned synthetic fibers, these short-handled or long-handled brushes achieve everything artists expect from the finest natural hair brush.
Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, the Versatil provides great water retention, a firm spring, and a sharp, fine point, plus enhanced durability and a more consistent shape over the life of the brush.
Rigger, Series 1549
The Rigger is a long, full-bellied, pointed round brush shape with large color capacity that was originally designed for painting the rigging of ships.
Brush sizes — The length and width of a brush of a given shape and size may vary by manufacturer as brush sizes are not standardized. Since fine art brushes are handmade, expect some variation even among brushes from within a single brush line.
Long and Short Handles — Long handles are recommended for easel style painting, while short handles are recommended for table-top painting where the artwork lies flat, especially with water media.
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A "must have" for watercoloring...a great brush
By Irish Nurse
from Orefield, PA
Comments about Escoda Versatil Rigger:
Multiply uses with this brush
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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My new favorite brush!
from Rochester, NY
Comments about Escoda Versatil Round:
Love this brush! It's my new favorite. Holds lots of paint, maintains sharp point, feels like an extension of your arm! I highly recommend it.
Escoda Versatil Rigger #10
from Perry, GA
Ordered the Escoda Versatil Rigger #10 after learning it was Angela Fehr's favorite (watercolor) brush. If you're not familiar with her, check out her Youtube videos. Her style is loose and so lovely. I've had a chance to use it now, and it just might become my favorite watercolor brush too!
Brush works the way a watercolor brush should.
Escoda brushes are the best
A Winner in my Opinion!
By Renata Wright Artist
from Perth, Western Australia
Holds water and paint very well. Bristles are a good length and stay straight. Lovely to use. The best part is that it is a "cruelty-free" brush. No animals were harmed in the making of it.
Super brush and priced right
One of the best out there for me. I am hard on brushes and these last.
great brush, highly recommend
By Beth in Maine
from Machias, Maine
Took an online course and this brush was recommended, it's the most expensive brush I've bought and I am really enjoying painting with it. The tip is wonderful and it's highly absorbent.
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Escoda Versatil Round
from Vancouver, BC
As I follow Angela Fehr's youtube videos, I get good ideas from her and I find the product really good
Escoda - very good brushes
from Boise, Idaho
These are very good watercolor brushes and a a bargain.
By Kimmy Lucas
from Feasterville, PA
I hadn't really wanted a rigger yet, but after hearing Angela Fehr on YouTube mention it so often, I knew I had to try the #10. It is my favorite now! The Versatil name definitely applies. You not only can use this for details, but also for a whole painting if you want, especially florals. It looks lovely and just feels amazing in my hand. Definitely recommend it!
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