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Post by Pilareta on Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:49 pm

I know you all acclaimed artists and pros on the forum ( Embarassed ) use different types and brands for your brushes. I know round, flat,butterfly shape,liners,rakes...brushes but my doubt is: Is FILBERT a brand or a brush type.? I tried to google it but it doesn't work and my awkward translator can't help me either. So,please, can you tell me the difference between a normal flat one (like the one I use for my one-stroke) and a Filbert? And what do you usually use it for?Thanks for helping this poor pagan Very Happy
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Re: Questions about filbert brushes

Post by MelindaT0813 on Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:55 pm

a flibert is a type of brush, it looks like a flat but with rounded edges.
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Re: Questions about filbert brushes

Post by Pilareta on Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:59 pm

¡Thanks!
And do you use it for one strokes designs or what for?
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Re: Questions about filbert brushes

Post by eva on Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:54 pm

I see people use them for flowers, but I cannot master the technique
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Re: Questions about filbert brushes

Post by artyfacesbyluz on Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:09 pm

Filbert #8 it is good to eye shadow, #4 for flowers and #2 for teardrops.
Filberts are not good for one stroke.
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Re: Questions about filbert brushes

Post by Guest on Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:30 pm

I use them for one-stroke.... it is all about individual preference and technique.

I actually like small filberts called "cat's tongues" for doing eye liner and superfine details. I use larger ones for heavy eye liner, and doing large swirling drops. Filberts are quite nice for drops actually.

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Funky brushes

Post by TheGildedCat on Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:03 pm



From Left to Right

The first 6 brushes are all #4 rounds - just to show that each manufacturer has a different method of calculating size!

1/4 Dagger/Sword
1/2 Dagger/Sword

2 different sizes of liner brushes

#10 filbert <--- Pilareta - see here!

1/2 Angular

1/2 flat
3/4 flat
1" flat

Smoothie blender (basically a large cheap eyeshadow brush)

3/4 Ridge/Ribbed/Rake Some rakes are more fine than this one, so it's more of a ridge brush than a true rake

Hope this helps!


Last edited by TheGildedCat on Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:12 pm; edited 1 time in total
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Re: Questions about filbert brushes

Post by Guest on Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:12 pm

TheGildedCat wrote:

1/2 Angular/Deersfoot


Angle yes, but deersfoot is a round cut at an angle, not flat.

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Re: Questions about filbert brushes

Post by TheGildedCat on Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:13 pm

Edited!

Now - the true brush geeks can compete on guessing brands, lol.
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Re: Questions about filbert brushes

Post by Guest on Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:11 pm

Oohhh.... is that a challenge?? Suspect

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Re: Questions about filbert brushes

Post by Kristal on Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:41 pm

TheGildedCat wrote:


Hahaha challenge accepted! (Without double checking my kit, FYI)

Rounds:
1 - Soft Grip
2 -
3 -
4 - Loew Cornell/La Corneille
5 - Mark Reid
6 -

1/4 Dagger/Sword - Loew Cornell/La Corneille
1/2 Dagger/Sword - Simply Simmons

2 different sizes of liner brushes
1 -
2 -

#10 filbert - Loew Cornell/La Corneille

1/2 Angular - American Painter

1/2 flat - Soft Grip
3/4 flat - Soft Grip
1" flat - Plaid?

Smoothie blender (basically a large cheap eyeshadow brush)

3/4 Ridge/Ribbed/Rake - Simply Simmons

Anyone know the rest?! geek
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Re: Questions about filbert brushes

Post by Denise Cold on Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:52 pm

I use filberts all the time. I use a medium sized one to make my one-stroke hummingbird with a green cake because I like the rounded effect for the feathers, I use the same size or smaller for shaded wings with my magpie cake, a small filbert to make one-stroke flames for my tribal dragon, use a medium one with a blue cake for one-stroke dolphin, dragon fly, large teardrops/water splashes, leaves, daisy petals, two-step hearts....you get the idea.

Anytime you can use the built-in rounded edge then use a filbert instead of a flat brush for one-stroke....does that make sense? So the flat brushes are great when you need to start and end on a sharp point or flat but filberts are great when you want a rounded edge that twists to a point like teardrops.

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Re: Questions about filbert brushes

Post by Pilareta on Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:44 pm

Very Happy Very Happy THANKS!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy As always, soooo helpful and nice!!! Have I already told you that YOU'RE THE BEST!? I'll buy some filbert ASAP and I'll post the results (Btw Denise, I didn't recognize you at first sight with your new avatar. Cool!)
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Re: Questions about filbert brushes

Post by Kumi's Magical Brush on Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:51 am

Pilareta, I use it for monster horns, teeth and the cross designs Very Happy





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Re: Questions about filbert brushes

Post by artyfacesbyluz on Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:32 am

I think I don't know anything about brush stroke then...
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Re: Questions about filbert brushes

Post by Denise Cold on Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:45 am

Oh, yeah...teeth and horns! I use a smaller one for skull teeth (so they are a little shaded) and then horns although I wasn't using my magpie for horns until someone pointed it out...and I'm like "duh"!

Thanks Pilareta, I was trying to create a flame butterfly and made these goofy antenna things coming off the wings and they reminded me of dragons so I used the flame cake to make dragon wings and mirrored dragons. (I still want to make a flame butterfly.)

Here's the original ugliness! and the end result Smile



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Re: Questions about filbert brushes

Post by Kumi's Magical Brush on Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:03 am

Denise, I like your dragon!!!
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Re: Questions about filbert brushes

Post by Pilareta on Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:07 am

Love when a little "mistake" becomes a great design! Yours is beautiful!
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Re: Questions about filbert brushes

Post by MeeMee on Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:36 am

I use filbert when I want to draw and color in a larger design quickly. You can draw the shape by turning the filbert side-ways and color in by using flat side of the filbert.
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Re: Questions about filbert brushes

Post by Monna (sounds like Donna) on Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:34 am

I use a filbert brush for onestroke all the time too...daisy are great...leaves...just double load them ...as you would anyother brush..you may go to Donna Dewberry site.. and she may have some ideas there as well for the filbert. You just start and end on the tip as always in onestroke painting...make great swirls etc
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Re: Questions about filbert brushes

Post by rthling on Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:04 am

I use my filbert for dragon horns and teeth, too. Also, they make great spiderman eyes and any eye shadow color, because of the round edge. I have a big one for large one-stroke swirls.
Love my filberts!
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Re: Questions about filbert brushes

Post by Psalmbook on Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:41 pm

I use filberts for lots of things.

I use a filbert for(all different sizes):

Painting out my batman mask
flowers
teeth & horns
hearts
leaves
edges on butterflies
edges on masks
Doggie tongues
Unicorn horn
Spots on dogs, giraffes, etc.
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