I feel very honoured to have been a guest on the Rosemary & Co show: Artist’s Spotlight. It was wonderful to chat with Symi who I haven’t seen since the Urban Sketchers Symposium Chicago. We cover a lot of ground during the conversion and at the end we explain a fun giveaway that we are hosting. Click on image above or here to watch.
After this chat about brushes I thought it would be a good chance to review the ones which I carry around with me and use these days and share them here.
(Note: I use these brushes because I love them. I have no sponsorship or affiliate relationship with Rosemary & Co)
The brush I use 95% of the time – but I think you all know that 🙂
If you want to know why Ilove this brush so much I talk about it in thus interview and more here.
A brush I’m using a lot at the moment for my Sketchbook Design course (I’ll share more about that later in the week)
- R4 Pocket One Stroke – 1/4″ (mine is kolinsky but it appears that these are made in synthetic)
For cleaning up edges and creating textured strokes. Discussed in the interview and in this blog article.
When I feel like using a round (it does happen at times!)
- R13 Pocket Sable Blend Designer Pointed Size 8
- R3 Pocket Pure Kolinsky Sable Pointed Size 10 (I use this for skies and the rare occasion when I want a smooth wash!)
For adding details especially for direct watercolour sketches – such as these Venice sketches done for the 30×30 challenge this year. I am still experimenting with these two – I might prefer the one stroke a little more… maybe!
I hope that you enjoy this interview and getting an update on my current brushes. A huge thanks to Symi for inviting me to be on her show. Miss you so much, my friend!
What are your favourite brushes at the moment?
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My current go-to brush is the R16 3/8″ Dagger brush. I was using the half inch dagger, but found it a little unwieldy for my at times and the R12 quarter inch a little bit small. I’ve found myself reaching for the R16 over and over and seems to suit me well. 🙂 When I’m not reaching for that I grab the R2 to use.
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