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brushes. Synthetic or natural or combo????. Much appreciate your thoughts on bristle type

  brushes. Synthetic or natural or combo????. Much appreciate your thoughts on bristle type

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  • Mikep

    i estimate my collection of brushes to be 50/50 pig bristle and synthetic fibre.
    First choice for accurate line or shape detail would be synthetic, but if I need texture, visible brushstrokes or the ability to move big gobs of thick paint, bristle is the answer.

    Synthetic is easier to clean.

    Denis
    Mikep
  • Apart from what @dencal noted above, I would have also categorized brushes in three segments:
    1. Bad brushes: can be used for initial laying in as these cannot be affected by coarse canvas surface (cheap bristle brushes)
    2. Better brushes: for modelling, shape correction etc. (good bristle brushes, average synthetic bristle brushes)
    3. Best brushes: for important final touches, hiding brushmarks, beautifying, doing details etc. (Rosemary type brushes, best quality, sable brushes, synthetic sable)

    Mikepjswartzart
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