Hair bundle, as a rule, are made of natural materials, namely animal hair. Besides, there are synthetic hairs. Let us look at the types of brushes according to the material.
Quality brushes are made of squirrel tail. Besides, they are only in round shape; the color of the bristles is black or dark brown. This painting brush keeps humid longer.
Kolinsky sable brushes are more versatile than the previous one because the bristles are more elastic. However, weasel hair painting brushes keep humid not so long, so one has to wet it more often.
This type is made of cow ear hair processed in such a way that the bristles become soft, silky, but quite elastic.
Goat hair is an excellent material for a painting brush which is elastic, smooth. Besides, one of its features is temperature resistance. Also, goat hair artist brushes keep moisture well.
These artist brushes are made from pig bristle taken from the auricle. And do not think that this is the cheapest tool. The best painting brushes are made of Chinese barrow pig bristles.
brushes have been designed to simulate kolinsky sable brushes. They are very elastic, smooth, have a sharp tip. However, sometimes it is difficult to keep them moist. Use synthetic brushes of polyester fibers in such cases.
As you know, watercolor dissolves in water and has the smallest viscosity of all art paints. Thus, the watercolor brushes should absorb the paint well and apply it to paper just as well. The hair must be soft enough so as not to damage the surface of the paper.
There are two popular beliefs: some artists claim that the best watercolor brushes are made of squirrel’s hair, others said - of weasel. Both are right in their own way. However, there is another good option. Let's have a look.
A water brush is ordinary brushes with a tank of water. All their charm is that there is no need to take time out from the work to get a glass of water, wet a painting brush, go to change dirty water, etc. When you have to paint fast or make a sketch somewhere on the way then a travel watercolor brush is something that you need.
The device has a convenient design. By squeezing the elastic container, you pass enough amount of water. The tip of the water brush is represented by a synthetic nap, which holds its shape for a long time. Besides, it is narrow, so you can paint small details.