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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.
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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Great brush, great price
from Buckley, Wa
Comments about Escoda Versatil Round:
For water color this brush is outstanding. They last and will still deliver a fine point after hard use.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Yes I would buy it again.
By Budding artist
Comments about Escoda Versatil Rigger:
I like the bristle length on this brush. It also holds a good amount of water & pigment. It has a very fine tip. I would definitely recommend this brush.
from Southington, CT
I bought these Escoda Versatile brushes on the advice of a well-known artist whose workshop I attended. I watched him working with these brushes and knew I had to try them too. They're terrific in every way - easy to manipulate, have a great point and hold a lot of paint. Perfect!
Travel round size 12
from Santa fe, NM
Love this brush. Works really well on rough paper when I find my squirrel brushes too soft. Also works well when I want more controlled lines and to employ a more illustrative style. Very affordable! Cons is if you're used to natural brushes the amount of water it holds is noticibly less, not a big problem for me.
from hernando ms
I'm very happy with this product and I'm glad i brought it!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great product for the price
By Lucy Lu
The Escoda Versatil brushes are as close to the real deal you are going to get. The prices are very fair and work great. I got a size 20 and 14,round the 20 has such a great tip it can do a lot of work smaller brushes do.
My new favorite brush !
This brush has become my go-to brush. The hairs are a bit longer than most, allowing for more fluid , longer strokes, and it's ability to hold a fine point makes detailed work easy- no need to switch to a different brush.
from Aiken, SC
It holds a lot of water and it's tip is flexible so that you can create several different strokes.
from Tacoma, WA
This brush holds and extraordinary amount of water and color which allows for single stroke paint application. With its long bristles, it also makes beautiful sideway strokes and lovely leaf shapes. Since the tip is pointed, a small amount of paint can be placed as needed.
Not what I expected
from Brunswick, ME
Comments about Escoda Versatil Flat Wash:
A good flat brush fir watercolor should come to a crisp edge that allows you to paint thin lines and into tight corners. These brushes just get furry and bushy. I have other brushes made by Escoda which are great, in the Perla and Prado lines, but I was very disappointed by these--I returned them.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. The wash brushes tend to be thicker with the goal of holding the maximum amount of water or paint, and we're sorry if this isn't what you were looking for. If you would ever like assistance in selecting brushes, we hope you'll feel welcome to reach out to our Product Information Team. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am-5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and they're happy to assist you!
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