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A range of synthetic brushes made by blending fibers of different thicknesses to achieve the most important qualities sought after by the watercolorist — strength, spring, and color holding capacity.
The round and one-stroke brushes have nickel-plated ferrules and short blue lacquered handles. The aquarelle brush has nickel-plated ferrules, solid acrylic handles, and angled flat ends.
The Designers' Round is a variant on the regular Round brush that is designed for highly detailed application. (Another name for this brush would be a "spotter"!) It is narrower, with less of a belly and lower color carrying capacity, and the hair is shorter for fine control.
A Rigger is a specialized Round brush for painting fine lines. It can also be used, with practice, for lettering. The original Rigger was a brush that was invented in the 19th century for painting the riggings on sailing ships. It is narrow in diameter, with very long hair.
Winsor & Newton's Cotman Round is a full bellied round brush with fibers of varying widths, so that it has both springiness and high color carrying capacity.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Winsor & Newton products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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Great calligraphy brushes.
Comments about Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Aquarelle Series 777:
I am testing these brushes for lettering Roman script. So far they are spot on for sharp edges, pigment load and flex. I would recommend them!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Best brushes I have ever used.
Comments about Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Round Series 111:
I didn't know what I was missing until I used these brushes.
Greatly improved my painting experience...
By Barbara Ann
from Philadelphia, PA
Comments about Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor One-Stroke Series 666:
I called and got the recommendation and they proved to be the best brushes for what I was trying to achieve. I am learning to use transparent watercolor for the first time and needed good brushes. They make for a smooth stroke and are easy to handle....
from AUSTIN TX
Winsor & Newton make great products these brushes are great quality would buy again.
Does the job well.
Nice springy brushes that hold water well and they do not shed.
Great for water painting greeting cards
By Defy Danger
from Los Angeles, CA
I use these brushes to paint stamped images for greeting cards. I love that the round brushes keep their point, and they last forever even with frequent use. The bristles are soft and don't damage the lightweight Arches watercolor paper that I often use. Unfortunately, the most recent 6 round I received didn't have the plastic cap, which I like to keep to protect the bristles when not in use. I keep my brushes in a plastic box and they rattle around during transport. Otherwise, I love these brushes for their competitive price point and performance. I highly recommend, but I think next time I'll purchase at the store instead of online to make sure I save the cap. Great product!
Love, love, love the W/N designer rounds
from Fairview Park, OH
I love the amount of pf water and pigment that these brushes hold. Wonderful for very fine to broader, calligraphic strokes.
My Favorite Brush!
By Kathy the Experimenter
from Lexington, KY
I bought my first Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Rounds when I needed to supply brushes for a class I was teaching. I've been using them ever since. They are so durable, keeping their shape through a lot of use. They also are superb for controlling the line or wash. Cotman brushes are a solid deal, and I actually prefer them to more expensive brushes. They don't have to be babied! I definitely recommend them to my students.
Best brushes for fine line painting
from Vieques, PR
I use this to paint fine detail on ceramic tiles and vessels. They hold up better than all the others I have tried in my long life. Glazes and under glazes are hard on brushes and these go the distance.
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