When starting out here is a set of Brushes to start with
Script Liner 7050-18/0
Ultra Round 7020 -2 & 7020-6
Filbert 7500-4 & 7500-6
Raphael Synthetic Paint Brush (Filament Oil and Acrylic Round)
Raphael Synthetic Filament Oil and Acrylic Filbert Brushes
|Raphaël’s flagship handmade Kolinsky brush features a fine point for precision and a full belly for a high paint load. It is made of the finest Kolinsky sable that is hand washed, sorted and tested, giving it superior resiliency, spring and snap. It has multiple hair lengths to ensure the tightest possible point, and cementing and crimping for the highest quality construction. (only what is in stock)|
|6/0||RA8404-6/0||$16.00 (list $32.00)|
|3||RA8404-3||$32.50 (list $65.00)|
|4||RA8404-4||$45.50 (list $76.00)|
|6||RA8404-6||$60.00 (list $120.00)|
|8||RA8404-8||$98.00 (list $196.00)|
1/2″ Filbert #6 series 6250
Oval wash, Golden Taklon bristles, Wood handle, for use with acrylic, watercolor
Filbert Rake , Golden Taklon bristles, Wood short handle , use with acrylic, watercolor
The filbert is excellent for blending and creating soft rounded edges like flower petals. The filbert is a combination of the round and flat. It can be used for detail like a round, but also covers more space like a flat
The Loew-Cornell chisel blender brush features a golden taklon brush head . The chisel blender is used for short, flat strokes and blending, especially with heavy media.
The 7350 liner features a golden taklon, mid-length liner brush head, a short, black lacquered wooden handle, and a seamless, nickel-plated ferrule. The liner brush has very long hairs, creating consistent thick-to-thin lines for trees, vines, and foliage
The 7300 shader features a golden taklon brush head, a short, black lacquered wooden handle, and a seamless, nickel-plated ferrule. The shader brush is used for blending and bold, even strokes, as well as fine lines when used on edge.
The 7050 script liner features a black lacquered wooden handle, and a seamless, nickel-plated ferrule. The longer hair length of the script liner holds more paint than a regular liner, but requires more control. Well-suited for long scrolls, straight lines, or stroke work.
The 7020 ultra round brush features a black lacquered wooden handle, and a seamless, nickel-plated ferrule. The ultra round was designed to have excellent water holding capacity with an exceptional point. It can be used for outlining, detail work, controlled washes, and filling in small areas. Because of the water holding capacity and point, it is excellent for watercolors.
The 7000 round features a black lacquered wooden handle, and a seamless, nickel-plated ferrule. The round is an all-purpose brush used for outlining, detail work, controlled washes, and filling in small areas. It is also used to create thin-to-thick lines.
Ultra Round – Use as a liner on point. Full belly provides a reservoir for paint. Popular watercolor brush.
Round – Use on point or apply pressure to make thick-to-thin strokes. Detail work or filling large areas depending upon the size and pressure applied.
Liner – Continuous curved or straight lines. Vary thickness with pressure changes.
Script Liner – Scroll work, flowing thick-to-thin lines. Length of hair holds more paint than a regular liner, but requires more control.
Filbert – Strokes with soft edges. Blending. Natural shape for flower petals, leaves, duck, and bird feathers.
Filbert Rake – Creates the same effect as the Rake brush but its oval shape gives softer edge.
Oval Wash-Washes, base coating, final finishes, Large broad sweeping strokes.
Shader– Blocking in color, shading, blending, highlighting, and stroke work.
Chisel Blender – Short, flat strokes and blending, especially with heavy mediums.
Raphael Kolinsky Sable Brushes. This hair comes from the Siberian and Manchurian Sable, better known under the name of Kolinsky. It is a small animal that lives in the coldest areas of these regions, giving it a very strong and dense hair, an ideal hair for watercolor. It has fantastic spring, snap, and color holding ability.