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Infographic: A Beginner’s Guide to Watercolor Brushes

Watercolor is a beautiful medium for creating fluid, vibrant paintings. But do you know what brushes to use to attain various effects on paper? This infographic is an ideal beginner’s guide to the key types of watercolor brushes.

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Watercolor brushes

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Gail Lankshear

very useful info… I have 2 brushes that are my favorites
round & a flat

Jessie Oleson Moore

Gail: just out of curiosity, do you find that you always go back to those brushes? I have a bunch of brushes but feel like I really mostly focus on 2 or 3 of them


For any washes what type of brush is recommended? Round or flat?


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