Monthly Archives: November 2014

Hair brush

 hair brushIn this part of the hair more talk portion: made from a hair brush, and in any case better to use a particular brush.

● pig bristles
Suitable for oil and acrylic painting. Quite tough, so it is very convenient to work with thick paint. The best are the Chinese bristle brush hog angkingskogo. Bristles undergoes special treatment: boiled, then bleached, and then sent to the manufacture of brushes. Another advantage is split bristle tip, whereby the brush uniformly filled, resulting in a smooth brush stroke. In the best hands for about 80% of split hairs.

Another advantage is split bristle tip, whereby the brush uniformly filled, resulting in a smooth brush stroke. In the best hands for about 80% of split hairs.

● Badger
Badger hair softer bristles. These brushes are ideal when working with diluted paint. The coat – conical shape with a paunch, located closer to the tip. Distinguish badger very easy: the tip of the brush in white, the middle part is darker. Sometimes manufacturers bristle paint or goat hair color badger to simulate it. To distinguish a fake, you should pay attention to the presence of the abdomen and tip. If the abdomen, but there are twisted hairs – it is goat hair, but if split hairs – bristles.

● Bear bristles
Made from the hair of a bear. Available with a shortened or elongated beam. Less rigid than the bristles, but more elastic and soft. Apply when working with tempera, watercolor, oil, gouache.

● Columns
Produce such brush their tail column. Variations in shape: round, flat, with a shortened and elongated beam. Combines the elasticity, firmness and softness. Indispensable in all types of painting. Used in oil painting to draw small details while working in watercolor gouache and – when necessary the elastic properties of the brush.

● Squirrel
Squirrel brushes are made from the tail proteins. There are only a round shape. Very soft and elastic. The most frequently used in the watercolor technique.

● Mongoose
Used in acrylic and oil painting. Holds a lot of paint. Hair is softer than the bristles, but tougher sable. The tip of the brush dark brown, length – black and white.

● Goat Hair
These brushes are great for watercolor, calligraphy, sumie. They have a long elastic soft hair, which does not leave traces on the surface hard. Often they are released with a light pen made of bamboo.

● Synthetic brushes
Produced all shapes and sizes. Well suited for oil and acrylic. Thanks to them, you can work with paints directly from the tube. If the first thinned paint, you can use a brush with medium stiffness. The more diluted ink, the softer brush should be used.