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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 Winner in my Opinion!
By Renata Wright Artist
from Perth, Western Australia
Comments about Escoda Versatil Round:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
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
Comments about Escoda Versatil Rigger:
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!
Great Versatility! ;)
from New York
These brushes are great. I purchased a no8 pointed round and compared it to a Reserva no8. I love the combination of water retention and laying down of paint similar to a sable, but also the fact that it has a little bit more snap. Feels responsive in your hands while painting.
Great brush, great price
from Buckley, Wa
For water color this brush is outstanding. They last and will still deliver a fine point after hard use.
Yes I would buy it again.
By Budding artist
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!
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