This brush is great for hit and miss effects. It holds water beautifully and keeps a nice point for a squirrel brush. It moves with my hand beautifully.
It still sheds some after months of use.
Some of the lower ratings are simply because squirrel hair is not as springy as other brush hairs.
This is a great brush for sketching! I love the hit and miss effect especially in very loose sketches.
While it does shed some hairs, it is reasonably durable and still up to painting with months of use. The Escoda Round watercolor brush has goo...
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Can I scrub the brush?
Is the sizing immediately gone?
Will it pull up on multiple washes?
Will masking come off easily?
Will it resist or soak up water?
How quickly can I do another wash?
This is my personal viewpoint on the brush. Do I like to paint on this brush?
How does the brush feel to work on? Does it respond well to
the brush or seem to resist it? Can I work quickly and easily or do I have to keep in mind the brush's quirks as
Brush feel is difficult to quantify but very important to the artist. Sometimes I work with difficult brushes just because I love how they respond to the paint and the overall affect.
Individual artists will have as many different opinions as painting styles!
First, is this meant for students or professional artists?
Does the price reflect this?
In these days of super sales and discounts of 50% expected off a artifically high MSRP, it/'s impossible to give accurate prices. I am using MSRP for comparative cost. Please realize that 50% off the list price is very common! These are certainly NOT the prices I paid with a coupon!