Today it’s time to talk about brushes!
Most of you already know what mine is: Rosemary & Co Series 772 1/2 inch sable blend dagger.
I use it constantly and if I only had one brush this would be it. To find out more about it check out this article.
It is not a travel brush, but my toothbrush container works perfectly.
But if I had to be more conventional and choose a round brush, my pick would be a sable mop – Rosemary & Co R8 – but I will admit that it is a fairly pricey brush. I love its fine point, the amount of water it holds and the expressive marks that I can get from this brush.
On the more affordable end is Rosemary’s R13 – designer sable blend. I love this brush too and recommend it as a good beginners brush. It has a stronger point, is a little more firm and is a little easier to use than their R2 pure kolinsky brush. This is a brush that I discussed with Rosemary and Symi last year when I visited their studio and am so pleased that they added it to their range. It’s the brush that I use in my SketchingNow Watercolour online course. I have some free lessons available for this course here.
An updated (and expanded) collection of brushes can be found here: Brush Update August 2021
But enough about my choices… what is your go-to (most used) brush for watercolour sketching?
(I am especially interested in some good synthetic brushes)