Artists have a way of finding magic in the everyday world. They have a gift that allows them to take something ordinary and make it breathtaking. A talented artist can make you really open your mind, and begin to think and feel for what their art stands for. Not everyone is meant to be an artist, but those who are should embrace it and share their gift with the world. To do this, they need the best tools. For painters, this means artist brushes, usually hair bristle brushes that have high elasticity to keep the brush from losing its original shape.
Artist brushes can be used for many industries in addition to artist paintings. They can be used for lettering, photo retouching, lacquering, scroll work and graphic arts. Further industries include electronics, education, ceramics, cosmetics and even dental. In some industries such as electronics, these brushes can be used as cleaning tools. They are small allowing them to work well with small parts, and they can gently and precisely remove dirt from sensitive items.
Artist brushes can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can be composed of a number of different materials. Bristle materials commonly used include camel hair, china bristle, nylon, red sable hair, polyester, goat hair, hog hair, black sable ox hair, taklon, squirrel hair and gold nylon. In addition to the many bristle types, there are five main types of artist brushes. These are flat, bright, round, Filbert and sable brushes. From here, many of the brushes can be further diversified, for example flat brushes can have long or short bristles, and round brushes can be fat or fine. Each brush has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, making the decision on which brush to use depend on the application it will be applied to.