What are the materials of the artist brush?
The brush hair is the most important part of an artist brush. Artist brush hair needs to have strong water storage and elasticity, and the degree of convergence is also very important. According to this standard, the order of brush hair from good to bad (at the same time the price is from high to low): mink hair> squirrel hair> other animal hair (such as wool, wolf hair, etc.)> artificial fiber hair
Mink: These brushes are relatively soft and flexible, not suitable for whitening, and have good blending and coloring ability. The best partner for watercolor painting, water storage, elasticity, and convergence are all in a perfect balance. However, the price is relatively low. The most expensive.
Squirrel hair: moderately soft and hard, moderate color and blending ability, good price/performance ratio. Super water storage, easy to use when laying large backgrounds. The level of excellence and price are second only to mink.
Other animal hair: It can be used in Chinese painting and watercolor painting at the same time. The lifespan seems to be shorter than the above two ratios, and it is prone to wear and hair loss after a period of time.
Artificial fiber wool: relatively cheap. Poor water storage capacity.