Watercolor and lettering is all the rage these days and the ever-popular water brush is just one of many tools used for painting beautiful brush strokes. Let’s take a look at two that I own:
Pentel Aquabrush, Fine Point Medium. My first water brush, featuring a nylon tip that has remained fairly firm and nimble since purchasing it almost a year ago. The barrel is easy to fill and I recently found this useful video on Pentel’s website for thoroughly cleaning the brush. The Aqaurebrush’s barrel is flat, preventing this brush from rolling off of the table.
Kuretake Water Brush Small (Also Zig Watercolor Brush / BrusH2O). Kuretake’s brush features a nylon tip, retractable barrel (to fill with water, unscrew the caps and place the barrel in a cup of water, squeeze and release — the water is sucked right in). I’ve had this brush for almost five months now and I’m satisfied with the brush tip’s quality. It has not frayed and is very easy to clean.
Here is a quick video comparing brush strokes :
Is there something you were hoping to see in the video that I did not cover? Is there another brush you are interested in seeing? Leave a comment and let me know and I’ll follow up.