Japanese and Sumi Brushes

    Oriental and Sumi Brushes are used in the traditional painting techniques of Japan and the Far East, such as sumi painting.

    Bamboo and sumi brushes have become popular with watercolor artists for detailing and fine lines, while the hake brush is used much like a square wash.

    Bamboo and Sumi Brushes

    Blick Guide to Brush Shapes

    Blick Guide to Brush Hair

    Blick Guide to Brush Sizes

    • How to Make Your Brushes Last
      How to Make Your Brushes Last

      Brushes are one of the most important tools a painter will purchase — and good brushes can be expensive. Kati will show you how to clean and care for your brushes so they will last longer.

    • Which Brush to Choose - Natural or Synthetic?
      Which Brush to Choose - Natural or Synthetic?

      Artists' paint brushes are made from either natural hair or synthetic fibers and can range from very stiff to very soft and flexible. Both types of brushes offer a wide range of shapes, sizes, qualities and prices. If you are considering which paint brush to buy but don't know whether to select a natural or synthetic brush, this video will help you decide.


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