The artist brushes will be your magic wand for weaving colors across the canvas. Artist paint brushes become beloved tools the more you use them! As you paint, you will become increasingly familiar with the way the brushes handle the paint and what they can accomplish for you. Pretty soon the paintbrush will become a part of you that you intuitively know how to maneuver.
If you’re just starting out in acrylics, it can be a bit overwhelming standing in the paintbrush aisle at the art store, with a vast sea of artist paint brushes spread out before you. The wide selection even makes me dizzy sometimes!
No fear – the ARTIST PAINT BRUSHES GUIDE is here!
Paintbrushes for acrylics come in many different shapes and sizes. The shapes and sizes of the brushes you choose to work with will depend mainly on how large you want to work, and how detailed you want to get. Take a look:
There are 8 main types of artist paint brushes that are used with acrylics, shown above. Each one is specially intended for different uses. Before we get into the particular uses of each paintbrush, let’s get a quick low-down of the different parts of the brush:
bristles – also known as hairs. can be natural, synthetic, or combination of both
ferrule – the silvery bit that connects the bristles with the handle
crimp – the part of the ferrule that secures it to the handle
handle – usually made of wood or acrylic
Find out what ART PAINTS you should get if you want to get started with acrylic paintings. If you’re a total beginner to painting with acrylics, learn what paints are best for you!