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This hair comes from the Siberian and Manchurian Sable, better known under the name of Kolinsky. It is a small animal that lives in the coldest areas of these regions, giving it a very strong and dense hair, an ideal hair for watercolor. It has fantastic spring, snap, and color holding ability.
This watercolor brush has been carefully tested for professional designers and retouchers. It has a seamless nickel-plated brass ferrule, a short black polished handle, and a beige tip.
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Still getting used to it
By Valentina la tropical fashionista
from Dade City, Florida
Comments about Raphaël Kolinsky Red Sable Extra Pointed Round Series 8408:
I bought the size 7 round because I read that Queen Victoria used that size almost exclusively. I figured that the queen could have had any brush in the world, so I'll go with her choice. The brush definitely does hold a lot of paint. And the point is very springy - so much so that sometimes it sprays tiny dots of paint where they're not wanted. I'm assuming I'll conquer this problem with a little practice with the brush.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Fine detail work is no problem
Holds a great amount of paint. Keeps its point. Really fine details are easy with this brush
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By PJ BEAR
from WH California
I generally love Raphael brushes the most, but these were a new item number for me and not quite what I hoped for. I do miniature work and thought the size zero would work but they are much bigger than I work with. I will only use them for finishing varnish work so for that reason I'm disappointed. WISH you carried the 8400 line for miniatures, I'd buy a lot!!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Because brush sizes are not standardized, we do list measurements of the length and diameter of the tuft so customers can better gauge the actual dimensions. If you ever have questions on the size of a brush, please feel welcome to reach out to our Product Information Team for assistance. You can reach them weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or email@example.com, and they'll be happy to help you!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Really great brushes!
I'm relatively new to watercolor so I haven't tried that many higher quality brushes, but I can't see it getting much better. So far they hold their point really well and hold the paint much longer than my other brushes. I like to work tight so these have made a big difference in my work. If you like detail, these are a great choice.
Very nice and versatile brushes
from Barre, MA
I love that these have an extra pointed tip, allowing for a fine line but still holding a lot of paint in the belly. I also use these with liquid ink, and they work well (just clean them good before storing. Because they have the extra point, you can use them in place of a smaller brush for details, so less switching between brushes.
My Favorite Brush
from Franklin, NC
I paint small leaves and flowers so fine, even lines are essential. This brush holds such a good point and so much paint that I can continue without replenishing for an amazingly long time with excellent results.
Very nice brush.
from Forest, VA
This is my first time to own this brush--it is very nice. I heard about this brush at the IAMPETH Convention I attended in Franklin, Tennessee.
Brushes ordered were just what I wanted!
Works great with the paint to get the effect I want.
from Bloomingburg ny
Great brush for acrilics
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Raphael brushes are wonderful
For awhile these beautiful brushes have been hard to purchase due to some sort of trade problems. I am so grateful they are back. The are magnificent brushes for watercolor and egg tempera. They come highly recommended by friends of mine who are well known artists using these media. They hold their points amazingly well, retain a good body of water and pigment as one works. I have never been disappointed in their quality and response. I have several that are more than 20 years old and still work beautifully. I can't recommend them enough.
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