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This handy brush carries the water for you!
Designed for easy transport and storage when you're working on the go, the Koi Water Brush from Sakura separates into two parts — a fine, flexible brush tip and a barrel handle with a plug to carry water. The comfortable grip is great for controlled blending, shading, and highlighting.
All three sizes have a 9 ml (0.3 oz) water tank.
® Sakura is a registered trademark.® Koi is a registered trademark.
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LOVE these waterbrushes!
from Harpers Ferry WV
I have used Koi water brushes for my watercolors before. They are amazing! They release just enough water with each squeeze, but not too much. I love the small sized brush (vs. medium) because I can paint smaller areas with greater accuracy. I only need a baby wipe or a paper towel to change colors--I just squeeze out some water and wipe the brush to rinse it off. Great deal at DB's!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Just what I was looking for
By Craftsy for life
from Bellingham, WA
I tend to get lots of ideas well traveling so I looked around for some good quality water loadable paint brushes and this one stood out; sturdy, does not leak and lays water down well. A very nice traveling brush. I was going to purchase a cheaper three set pack but I am so thankful I went for this!
Review of Sakura Koi Water Brush
from Tucson, AZ
I've never used water brushes before so they are like a new toy for me. They are also a convenient way to carry water to use with watercolor pencils when painting en plein air.
Precise, well-made and fun to use.
By Tea Kettle Studios
from Highland Park, NJ
Enjoyable brushes to use and handy to take in the field. Great for precision and detail.
A definite must
I am just starting out with watercolours and this brush is wonderful. I use it with my prisms watercolour pencils and the control is great. It takes a couple of uses to properly figure out how to manage the water that is dispensed after a squeeze. All in all once I've gotten better at water colouring I will definitely be purchasing the small and large sizes.
Sakura Koi Water Brush
from Minneapolis, MN
I use the product with watercolor from a palette and used the paint on watercolor paper. The feel of the brush is nice and allows you to decide how much water you want mixed with the paint. The quality of the handle is not the best quality and the grip is not super great but it does the job.
Good for on the spot
from Savannah, GA
Good to have on the road.
If you like water color but hate charging your brush...
from Marion Arkansas
The brush well holds plenty of water. I am not used to turning the brush the wrong way when I put the cap on. Its a neat little tool to use.
Great portable water brush
I love using the sakura water brushes for my travel watercolors because you can carry in in pieces filled with water using the included plug. It is my favorite.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Takes a while to get used to
When I first started using the brushes, (I got the large and small) I was disappointed. The water regulation in the small was not quite enough for me. I like my paint (I use it for gouache) to be more opaque than watery. I was finding that I couldn't get a solid color to look even. With more practice, however, I've come to love the brushes. I have to dab the brush frequently, but it keeps the brush clean. I find squeezing the brush quickly makes the bristles become damp but not overly wet. It's a great feeling to walk around without a water cup and dry brushes. Don't think I'll go back to traditional brushes. I can't get finer lines and details with these water brushes if I remember to use them carefully.
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