What are the shapes of the artist brush?
Artist brush plays the most basic function in the oil painting process. The handy artist brush can bring interest to the work of the artist. The choice of artist brush depends on the painting technique. Artist brushes of different textures, shapes, and models have different functions.
Circular artist brush: The oldest kind of artist brush. It has a blunt nib, which can be used to make smoother and softer strokes; the small round artist brush can be used to hook lines, and the side forward can show a large area of fuzzy color halo. It can also be used for stippling techniques.
Flat-head artist brush: The flat-head artist brush did not appear until the 19th century. It is used to make wide, sweeping brush strokes; you can draw rough lines on the side of the flat head; rotating the pen body to use the drag sweeping pen, you can have uneven strokes.
Hazel-shaped artist brush: flat and round head, also called “cat tongue artist brush”. It has the characteristics of a round head and a flat artist brush, but it is difficult to control. It is a more elegant and smooth brush when expressing curvilinear strokes.
Fan-shaped artist brush: It belongs to a new type of special artist brush with sparse brush hairs and a flat fan-shaped brush. Used for swiping and brushing in wet painting, or to soften overly distinct contours. Painters who like thin painting often use this brush. When using the fan-shaped pen to rub colors, you must keep it clean, otherwise it will hinder its dexterity.