Shape of brushes.

One of the most common and versatile forms of brushes – round. The beam of such a brush is fixed in a round cage, usually made of metal. Brushes can be of different sizes. A small beam is used for creation of miniatures, and large – for large landscapes. The round brush provides a consistent line of equal thickness, although a skilled artist can vary.

Flat brushes work large areas of the composition, they hold a lot of paint. Such brush strokes are flat and wide.

Brush called "cat's eye" has an oval or domed. This brush is very individual to use and can be used similarly round and flat.

Subspecies flat brushes – contour, they have a similar shape, but the beam is shorter and therefore more elastic. Such brushes are used for the technique of oil painting, they are easy to make flat strokes and sharp contours.

Font brushes have a round a long beam with a thin, sharp tip that allows you to make inscriptions, and to put the contours. Such brushes are used with liquid paints.

Returnee brush also belong to varieties of flat brushes, their peculiarity lies in the undercut angle of the tip. These brushes are used to create very thin strokes and a smooth and accurate transition from one color to another. This is due to the thin and sharp tip.

Linear brushes, as fonts have a round a long beam pattern and are used for lettering and creating long smooth lines. Linear brush shorter font, but longer and thinner round.

Brush fleyts in addition to painting, used when applying makeup, namely, powder or blush. It is a soft brush designed for painting with watercolors. They hold a lot of water, so they can spend long continuous uniform line without interruption.

Fan brushes have a sparse bundle in the form of a fan. They are used to create subtle color stretching, changing colors and contrasts.

Types of brushes

In addition to forms and sizes there is a significant difference between the brush types (namely, from which the hair made a bun. The most common type of brush – squirrel. These brushes are made of treated hairs of the tail proteins, as in the tail of the longest pile. Squirrel brushes are very soft and delicate, and need special care. They are used to work with watercolor paint or other water-based paint.

Kolinsky brushes are made from the processed fibers of the tail column. These brushes are soft enough and at the same time, elastic. Therefore, their use in watercolors and oil painting to create fine strokes.

For the production of bristle brushes using pig's bristle, ideally is the hair Chinese chungkingsky hog. These brushes are quite resilient and are good at keeping the paint inside. They are used in conjunction with oil paints, acrylic and gouache dry techniques.

Quite popular brushes made of goat fur. They are relatively inexpensive, easy to use, require no special care. You can use them when working with watercolor, gouache, and also to hot techniques.

The badger brush is ideal for use with oil and acrylic paints. This hair brush has a feature – light tip and a dark band in the middle. These brushes are often made in the form of a fan and flica.

Less popular brush pony, marten, weasel, Yak hair, which are made from the fur of the animals concerned and are normally used with liquid paints.

Bear, the ear of the brush, and the brush wolf, sable, magnust and synthetics are used in the working Arsenal of artists, but they are not as popular as the above types.

There are also shapers – brushes of rubber or silicone that is suitable for shading and modelling. A foam brush used to cover large surfaces, decoupage purposes, applying glue, and also used in painting works.