A synthetic multimedia brush for acrylic, watercolor, oil and craft paint. Features a short, soft grip handle, and seamless, matte nickel-plated brass ferrule. Various diameter filaments allow for great snap and paint load capacity.
Academy Multimedia - Angled
Angled: Versatile brush for general painting and detail work. Angled edge is ideal for fine line work as well as creating graduated lines when using the narrow edge. The broad edge creates a stroke with a crisp, clean edge on one side and a softer edge on the other, often used to create effects such as wood grain.
Academy Multimedia - Aquarelle
Aquarelle: A watercolor specific brush used for laying down large areas of water or color. The end of the handle is angled and used to scrape and burnish.
Academy Multimedia - Fan
Fan: Brush fibers are spread out making it useful for subtle blending and for textural effects. A dry brush is often used to create hair, foliage on trees and shrubs, grass and in stiffer brushes is used for scrubbing out color. Fans can also be used to blend out strokes of other brushes.
Academy Multimedia - Flat
Flat: Longer hairs than a bright, this brush has more flex and a large color carrying capability. Often used on its edge to create crisp lines or on the broad side to cover large areas with paint quickly. Often used as a primary blending brush.
Academy Multimedia - Liner
Liner: Similar to rounds, but with longer hairs. Liners have a large color carrying capacity and makes long, fluid strokes. Creates thin lines for detail work such as outlining, lettering, stippling, and highlighting. Often used for creating hair, whiskers, script, branches, vines, and other subjects requiring fine detail.
Academy Multimedia - Oval Wash
Oval Wash: A cross between a mop and a filbert, the oval wash is used primarily in watercolor painting for laying in large amounts of color, blending, and for applying glazes to oils and acrylics.
Academy Multimedia - Round
Round: Shorter hair than a liner, rounds come in a wider variety of sizes from very fine to extra large. Smaller sizes are typically used for detail work and larger sizes tend to be used for washes and filling in color. A round brush stroke is tapered and can create lines that are fine to thick. The round has less versatility than the flatter brushes.
Academy Multimedia - Stroke
Stroke: Strokes have long, rectangular ends that are primarily used for watercolor and ink applications, as well as for sign painting as they have a large color carrying capacity and create long, fluid strokes. May be used to lay-in large areas of color, create detail, and for blending depending on the brush size and fiber make up. Similar to flats, strokes tend to have a slightly more tapered end.
Academy Multimedia - Wash
Wash: A wide, flat brush used primarily in watercolor painting to lay-in large amounts of color, to wet paper, or for blending. For oils and acrylics, soft wash brushes can be used for glazing and varnishing.