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Mark Reid Signature Brushes

Post by Sam on Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:47 am

Has anyone worked with these? Do you like them? I am placing an order soon (hooray for birthday money!!) and thought about adding them to my list. Any thoughts? Thanks!
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Re: Mark Reid Signature Brushes

Post by daydreamer on Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:51 am

I have the #4 and like it very much. It is a stiffer brush with a nice point and it keeps its shape. I purchesed 2. One had a stray bristle sticking out but I clipped it off and it works fine. I also liked the balance. It is very nice to hold and work with.
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Re: Mark Reid Signature Brushes

Post by SuzySparkles on Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:00 pm

I heard that they hold paint better than other brushes (from somewhere?) But I don't really think they do. Pretty stiff
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Re: Mark Reid Signature Brushes

Post by BarbieSmith on Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:42 pm

Are these Loewe Cornell 7000 series brushes... why do I seem to think that?
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Re: Mark Reid Signature Brushes

Post by daydreamer on Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:43 pm

The brush doesn't say. It is a black handle with an orange band and Mark Reid Signature written on the side. The bristles are white fading to orange then black on the tip. I think the 7000 series was labled as Mark Reid's favorite brush.
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Re: Mark Reid Signature Brushes

Post by Sam on Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:19 am

Maybe I will try one of each, thanks guys!
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Re: Mark Reid Signature Brushes

Post by PatB on Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:03 am

I bought the #2, #4 and #6. I love the #4; the #6 is a bit to wide for me and the #2 is pretty useless... just my opinion.

They look pretty much like the Majestic brushes.
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Re: Mark Reid Signature Brushes

Post by Spectrum on Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:51 pm

the brushes by M.R. are really nice, also the paradise brushes are really great, they come in a wide variety and the quality is very nice
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Re: Mark Reid Signature Brushes

Post by Anita's Faces on Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:14 pm

I mostly use Majestic brushes and just bought two of M.R.Signature brushes
I think they are really great.
I also love my Majestic brushes but they are a little softer.
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Re: Mark Reid Signature Brushes

Post by Michelle Heffner on Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:13 pm

I agree, the #2 is too long to use nicely. They are also a bit stiff for linework for me but I do use the #4 for dots as they retain their tips nicely.

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Re: Mark Reid Signature Brushes

Post by Judy on Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:18 am

One of the instructors at Bodyssey has found that brushes... the same size/model/brand can be quite different and the only true way to know what you are getting is to try it out in person.
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Re: Mark Reid Signature Brushes

Post by Criss on Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:54 am

I received 2 of his brushes at bodyssey, a #2 and a large body brush. I actually really like them both. They do hold paint and the balance and length are nice.
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Re: Mark Reid Signature Brushes

Post by chicneek on Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:23 pm

I tried Mark's brushes(#4 round) in his class at Bodyssey. I'm used to using a wide ranges of sizes for different tasks and it was quite a challenge to work with just one brush - (I did pull out my well-loved kolinsky elite #4 from Metina's shop for the lighter colours)
The brush I used may have been starting to wear out a bit because I had some trouble with the lines and it seemed smooshed to one side. It did have nice weight though and I could probably get used to it. I plan to order some to see if having my own and taking care of it myself would make a difference. Like I said it was a challenge to work with just one size of brush and now I'm practicing that a home and it may trim a few seconds off of designs here are there.
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Re: Mark Reid Signature Brushes

Post by Sweet Loretta on Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:05 am

Mark's new signature brushes from Mehron are not Lowe Cornell brushes - which are brushes Mark likes very much the #4 and #2.

The length of these for some takes getting used too - and for fast everyday face art may not be the best for many starting out. The stiffer brushes as in his new line is usually preferred for face art. As when folks are painting fast faces they tend to lose the light touch soft brushes require. Mark really drags along his brushes and these long bristles work for him.

I use the #2 LC because he bought me one - now having used it for over a year I love this size brush. I have all MR Signature brushes but haven't been using them. I got a Royal # 5 a few years back and lately is it my favorite brush. Sorta' soft ans stiff and what a sharp point that just stays.
With staring to carry Royal brushes I can't wait to get another few of these.

Stiff brushes as opposed to softer are certainly preference. I used and still do use the LC brushes when painting in Austria with Mark. When Kurt and April from Wolfe Fx and I painted together they dislike these brushes - preferring to use stiffer brushes and they certainly do masterful line work.

Most quality brand brushes stay the same - Royal, Lowe Cornell, Kryolan, Mehron...... but some brushes have and do change. Paradise chisel is one that has not stayed the same. But overall it's rare they are too different - I disagree you need to try them in person.
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Re: Mark Reid Signature Brushes

Post by LoneWolf on Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:34 am

I find that the biggest difference is how well they last. Some I have had for years and other (normally the ones sold by facepainting not art companies) have lasted from a few month to half a year. Then the tip start to split when doing swirls.
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