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Post by imelda99 on Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:04 am

I see alot of topics about which brush is better, but my question is what type of material on the brush works better. For example i see theres nylon, i saw camel hair today and then synthetic. I do not know which one will work better than the ones i have. What are you'lls made up of? Because i think that might make a difference not too much on brands really.
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Post by ChangingFaceDesigns on Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:03 am

You need to go back to your store and read the desciptions given with the brushes......all brushes do not work in all paint mediums i.e. a brush meant for oils will not work for water ccolors. As with brands it will be trial and error as far as what you feel works best for you. I have a variety of natural sable, synthetics, and natural/synthetic blends.

Sorry to say there's no one magic brand/type. It comes down to individual preference.
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Post by AngieAnders on Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:29 am

I started out with kolinsky sables (round). They are a bit softer than synthetic and hold a nice amount of paint. You can get a good sharp tip on them for delicate work, even using larger brushes. I have gradually started using more and more synthetic brushes and shaping them into a flat "knife" shape at the end to "slice" my linework and I am really liking that technique now. Sables are not ideal for teardrops, so you may need at least one round synthetic for teardrops and round dots IMHO.
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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:34 am

It really ends up be personal preference.

I like rounds in sable as I have more control over them. But like angles and filberts in synthetics as they stay stiffer and I get crisper lines.

I use rounds most of the time so have many in different sizes (00 to 8!) and they are pretty much all sable.

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Re: what type of brushes not brands

Post by imelda99 on Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:56 pm

Thankyou for your responses, i guess now to keep practicing and hopefully some of the ones i have will work fine. Very Happy
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Post by Psalmbook on Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:01 pm

I like rounds for dots, tear drops, swirls & line work.
I like a short round for flower petals.
I like a flatbrush for onestroke painting.
I like a filbert for covering large areas, for making hearts & body painting.
I like a script brush for fanciful edges on butterflies.
I like an angle brush for tiger stripes.
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