A badger paintbrush is traditionally used to blend oil paints on canvas. The hair is sourced from various places around the world, although the quality varies greatly. It is thickest at the point, and relatively thin at the root, so it has a distinctive "bushy" appearance. Badger hair paintbrushes are popular with oil painters. Find fan, mottler, and softener bright brushes made from badger and badger blends from Escoda, Da Vinci, and Silver Brush. Advances in brush technology have resulted in synthetic alternatives that perform as well or better than their natural counterparts. Find out more, including information about fiber types, brush shapes, and measurements.