Compared with squeezable barrel water brush or aquabrush:
| ||Our Fountain Brush Pen || Squeezable Barrel WaterBrushes|
|Easy to Fill || Yes|| No|
|Flow Control|| Precise control by screw || No control device, to much water flow|
| Similar to traditional brush|| Too stiff and springing,not flexible|
Designed for Sumi-e
| Yes|| No|
These water brushes use a piston filler to controls the amount of water into and out of the reservoir. Great to work with half pans, watercolor pencils, soluble crayons, and pastels.
This basic set comes with three assorted bristles:1. Leaf Vein Wolf Hair Stiff Brush B10
This brush is made of 100% natural weasel hair, which provide great flexibility and resiliency, spring back to a sharp point. A versatile detail brush that is suitable to draw veins on leaves, calyx of flowers and so on. It is known as "Leaf Vein" Brush in Chinese brush painting.
Brush tip size: 7/8"L, 3/8" D; Brush Length: 7 1/2"
2. SM White Cloud Sheep Hair Soft Brush B20
It is made of 100% natural sheep hair. A very useful soft hair for washes using side brush strokes. In Chinese it is called Baiyun or "white-cloud" brush, which is suitable to paint flower petals, birds feathers, and other small scale color washes.
Brush tip size: 1-1/8"L, 1/4" D; Brush Length: 7 3/4"
3. LG Bamboo and Orchid Wolf Hair Stiff Brush B30
This classic stiff hair brush is made of a blend of 90% weasel hair and 10% Rabbit hair(for better moisture holding). As it's name suggests, it is good for painting classical subject matters such as bamboo and orchid.
Brush Tip size: 1-1/4"L, 5/16" D; Brush Length: 8"
**You may order brush individually if you prefer(Prices are listed below).**
All three fountain brush pens come in black plastic handle with a transparent cap.The brush is very easy to clean, just squeeze out some water and brush it on a paper towel. Main care tip for the water brushes would be to clean and drain them before storing them when they are not going to be used for a while. I usually put them a in tooth brush box to store or carry to minimize evaporation and protect the brush tip.
Related Information Articles:
1) How to use the Piston Filler Waterbrush?
2) Alberto Giuliani's Watercolor Paintings done with BHA Brushes