Notebook, 1993-


Brush Shapes

Bright. Resembling a flat with shorter hairs, it is used for short controlled strokes and impasto.

Dagger Striper. Used for making continuous strokes on smooth surfaces, it is a popular style in the automotive industry.

Fan Blender. Although rarely dipped in paint, it is useful for blending surface color in all media.

Filbert. Capable of yielding thick to thin strokes without hard edges, it is shaped like a flat or a bright with rounded corners.

Fitch. With its straight or angular edge and chiseled sides, it is ideal for outlining and painting on rough surfaces.

Flat. With its square end for broad, sweeping strokes, a flat offers great freedom and control for painterly effects and backgrounds.

Hake. This oriental style brush is used for backgrounds or broad washes.

Liner. Shaped to produce continuous lines without reloading, it offers great control for architectural renderings and lettering.

Mop. Full-bodied to hold a lot of fluid, it forms a controllable tip when wet and can cover large areas of color efficiently.

Rigger. Its elongated shape is designed for painting minute details.

Round. This versatile shape is capable of yielding thick to thin strokes and great detail. Sable rounds point more than bristle rounds when wet.

Script. Its elongated shape offers optimal control for lettering or geometric line work.

[from DANIEL SMITH CATELOG OF ARTISTS' MATERIALS, Reference catelog 1991-92, Seattle, WA]



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