“What’s the difference between brush types?”

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“What’s the difference between brush types?”

This week you discover what makes a brush a brush!

1) Dagger Brushes

 

These are also known as “line-striper” brushes. Their main purpose is to create precise long and flowing lines. They can also be utilized to create ultra thin to bold marks in the same stroke. This makes them ideal for typography, creating smooth curves, ribbons, and much more.

 

Recommended Mediums: Watercolor, Gouache, Acrylic, and Inks.

 

2) Round Brushes

 

These brushes are all-purpose and can be used for a wide range of artistic techniques. They are primarily used to express detail and fill in large areas of color. These brushes are a must have for any artist's supply kit!

 

Recommended Mediums: Watercolor, Gouache, Acrylic, and Inks.

 

3) Flat Brushes

 

These brushes are very versatile. Their main purpose is to create chiseled lines, fill in geometric blocks of color and create watercolor wash backgrounds. These are just some of their many uses. An essential brush for any artist!

 

Recommended Mediums: Watercolor, Gouache, Acrylic, and Inks.

 

We hope you learned something new; have fun creating!

 

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