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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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Maybe your purchase of this brush will be better than mine
The specific brush that was delivered to me was totally defective. The brush part pulled out of the pen almost completely and it was unusable. I bought this specific brand of brush based on a You Tube recommendation so maybe your experience will be better than mine. Blick's customer service regarding this brush however was excellent. They offered to replace it without even asking me to return my defective brush. I did not want to take a chance on this brand again after this bad experience so I requested the Pental brush as a replacement, no problem. Blick's customer service is outstanding so they continue to be my go to store for art supplies.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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.
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