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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 171 ART 101

Paintbrushes

BRUSHING UP ON THE BASICS

 

Perhaps not enough emphasis is placed on the importance of the paintbrush, which shapes and forms each stroke of a painting. Skimping on the quality can have significant consequences, including frayed, unwieldy bristles or stray hairs that become part of the painting.

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Brushes come in three basic hair types. Soft natural-hair bristles are made up of the hair of an animal (such as a weasel or badger). These bristles, which are very resilient and hold a good amount of moisture, are ...

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