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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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Escoda - very good brushes
from Boise, Idaho
Comments about Escoda Versatil Brushes:
These are very good watercolor brushes and a a bargain.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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
Comments about Escoda Versatil Round:
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!
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.
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