Monday, 14 October 2013

Choose your brush type…..

Most of the beginners have a tough time choosing the type of brushes to use for their painting. Brushes play an important role in painting. It is very important that the artist uses the right brush to create the effects. The hair of the brush denotes the type and purpose of the brush. The Sable hair brush is the most commonly used brushes. These brushes are great for watercolor. The hog hair brushes are stiff brushes for heavy paint and will leave brush strokes behind. They are commonly used for oil painting because they hold more paint. Synthetic brushes are less expensive. They produce the best quality of work. These brushes are commonly used by the artists. The artists use the paint brushes depending upon their artwork.

Long handle brushes are commonly used for oil painting. For watercolor and acrylic painting short handled brushes are used.

Round tipped brushes

They are perfect for comprehensive work like to give outline, filling in smaller areas, the viscosity of the line created can be easily organized from thin to thick reliant on the stress applied, for the finest of lines the artist can use the very tip by pushing down further to create more width.

Pointed tip brushes

They are much similar to the round tipped brushes in appearance except as the name would suggest, they are finer and conclude with a fixed point. This makes these brushes perfect for ultra-fine meticulous work and lines.

Round detail brushes

It has shorter bristles than the typical round brushes and is used detail work and short skillful brush strokes, they incline to clamp more paint than the pointed tip brushes. The shorter bristles are preferably appropriate for working close to the substrate.

Flat brushes

They have a square end and create virtuous gallant strokes, great for filling large areas of color but also to create streaks and equitably fine straight lines. Bristles are usually medium to long in length.

Bright tipped brushes

They are related to flat brushes that have ends that can curve in towards the tip. They commonly have from medium to short length bristles which make it easier for working diligently. They are exceptional for applying thick and heavy color.

The Filbert brush

It is a kind of hybrid of the round and flat. The marginally rounded tip empowers it to be used for detail and as it is also flat it can also be used to conceal larger areas, the shape also lends itself to mixing and masking too.

The Angular brush

There is a disparity on the flat tipped brush cut across at an angle making it perfect for filling areas such as tight corners precisely, as a flat brush it can also cover large areas and its cut off shape lends its self well to producing curved shapes.

The Fan brush

It is a flat brush that encompasses an arrangement of bristles spread out in the shape of a fan. The fan brush is not as malleable as the other groups listed but can be vital for shading and feathering and also adding quality and smooth textures.

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