CONFUSED? Different Types Of WATERCOLOR BRUSHES, Their Uses & How To Choose Them

  • Published on May 4, 2019
  • Hey guys! In today's video we are going to talk about all the common / different types and shapes of watercolor brushes, their uses and how to actually choose the right watercolor brush for yourself when you are a beginner!
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    ○ Round Brush
    Da Vinci 498 Casaneo Series * (UK) * (GER)
    ○ Small Round Brush
    Da Vinci 5580 Cosmotop-Spin Series * (UK) * (GER)
    Da Vinci 5598 Casaneo Series * (UK) * (GER)
    ○ Mop Brush
    Da Vinci 498 Casaneo Series Wash Brush * (UK) * (GER)
    ○ Flat Brush
    Da Vinci 5898 Casaneo Series * (UK) * (GER)
    ○ Da Vinci Casaneo Three Brush Set * (GER)
    ○ Short Flat Brush
    Da Vinci 1374 Series One Stroke Brush * (UK) * (GER)
    ○ Angular Brush
    Da Vinci 1373 Series Brush * (UK) * (GER)
    ○ Sword Brush
    Da Vinci 5587 Cosmotop-Spin Series * (UK) * (GER)
    ○ Filbert Brush / Cat Tongue
    Da Vinci NOVA - Series 1375 * (UK) * (GER)
    ○ Cat Tongue Brush Pointed Oval
    Da Vinci 898 Series Casaneo Wash Brush * (UK) * (GER)
    ○ Script Brush
    Da Vinci 1111 Series Lettering Brush * (UK) * (GER)
    ○ Rigger Brush
    Da Vinci 1280 Series Rigger Brush * (UK) * (GER)
    ○ Fan Brush
    Da Vinci NOVA - Series 400 * (UK) * (GER)
    ○ Rake Fan Brush
    Da Vinci 1385 Series Fan Brush * (UK) * (GER)
    ○ Rake Flat Brush
    Da Vinci 1381 Series * (UK) * (GER)

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Comments • 427

  • makoccino
    makoccino  7 months ago +151

    Happy Saturday! I'm back with a highly requested video! I really hope this will answer some of your questions! There were a ton of others but I didn't want to make this video too long so I will cover more questions in future videos! But let me know if you have any specific questions I should cover next!

    • kamran93col
      kamran93col 2 months ago

      Thanku so much
      Very informative video

    • April Joy
      April Joy 3 months ago

      Very detailed and helpful! Thanks a lot for this!

    • Seven And The Littlest Mew
      Seven And The Littlest Mew 4 months ago

      I’d like to see a video about how to properly remove the coating from new brushes (I’ve heard that you should soak them, but not get any water past the ferrule of the brush), and exactly where to buy brushes! I’ve had so many problems with brushes from art stores because people take the protective plastic sheathing off and bend and break the coatings on the brushes. I’ve had the worst time with art store brushes having bent and stray bristles and ruined tips on riggers and round brushes. I wish the store owners would just keep them all behind a glass case! 😂

    • Cosmic Planetarium
      Cosmic Planetarium 6 months ago +1

      TBH Tho,i used make up brushes to make art...😄😅😂

    • Bushra Rehman
      Bushra Rehman 6 months ago +1

      @lj k I hope this helps to clean my brush i swirl wc brush in water jar and make an eight twice and swipe them gently against a flat surface (in case of bigger brush). I dry my wc brushes by hanging them upside down ,i take a bunch of brushes and tie them with a rubber band on the lower rod of a cloth hanger. The bristle part is hanging down in the air. This way water doesn't go inside the ferrule to loosen the bristles. Also I don't leave watercolor brushes dipped in water. When using acrylics i fill only an inch or half of the container which is specifically fr leaving the brush to remain wet till end of that painting session so not to effect the crimp, only the bristle part remains wet.

  • Jodi Yauch
    Jodi Yauch Day ago

    Super comprehensive. Thank you!

  • loli_ pop
    loli_ pop 7 days ago

    Im broke so i only use like 4 types of brushes sometimes even 1 on the same artwork tho😅
    Alsooo thats why my paper has been peeling off,i used an acrylic type of brush instead of a softer water color brush sksksks thanks for the tiiiiip💕

    • loli_ pop
      loli_ pop 5 days ago

      @Educaited • aaahhckk im not from americaaaa.......but thanks for the info my duudeeees

    • Educaited •
      Educaited • 5 days ago

      If you’re in America, Hobby Lobby sells their brand, Master’s Touch, for 50% off every other week. I just got a set of 7 special effects brushes for $3.50.

  • B & W
    B & W 8 days ago

    I use alot of these brushes for acrylics

  • Rosie Pink
    Rosie Pink 17 days ago

    Thank you so much. Really informative, it's a big help

  • Cupcake chef
    Cupcake chef 23 days ago

    2:43 tho... That bit got me.😅😵😇

  • Saujanya Roy
    Saujanya Roy Month ago

    I just bought a liner brush and it is honesty life changing. I just found out that there's a shop in our locality who make their own brushes. I am blown away!!!

  • Learning Liberty
    Learning Liberty Month ago

    Amazing friend.

  • Lamisa Chowdhury
    Lamisa Chowdhury Month ago +6

    Makoccino: real hair brushes are expensive
    Me: I’ll DIY it with my own hair then 😁

  • DC world
    DC world Month ago

    Are synthetic brushed better than natural hair brush

  • G1manime
    G1manime 2 months ago

    Thank you! I finally bought watercolor brushes and I immediately noticed a difference. The bristles didn't drip the water off. It became glossy instead as if it was holding the water. I also felt more control over the direction, size, and flow of my strokes ^___^ Thanks for all that you're doing!

  • A Irizarry
    A Irizarry 2 months ago

    Thank You Mako for this very useful information, God Bless

  • Cheese Cake
    Cheese Cake 2 months ago

    This was super helpful! I've been looking exactly for this kind of explanation!
    Haven't read a guide that explained it better than you did.
    You explained it so thouroughly and concisely I felt I learned so much!
    Will definitely look out for your other videos. :)
    Thanks so much for this!

  • Mya G
    Mya G 2 months ago

    Liner brushes are also called
    "Nilon brushes"

  • Mya G
    Mya G 2 months ago

    Well my brushes can also be used for arcrylics cuz they are NOT made out of natural hair

  • iam Me
    iam Me 2 months ago

    My favorite brushes for watercolor are quill mop large and small, filbert, cat tongue and dagger, but i love All Brushes!

  • Gill Hedley
    Gill Hedley 3 months ago

    Hi. I really enjoy your videos. And I love the way you pronounce always makes me giggle

  • Akshitha Varshini
    Akshitha Varshini 3 months ago

    The video was very helpful :) I love your voice

  • Jenny Van
    Jenny Van 3 months ago

    Hi! May I know what watercolor paint did u use in the video TvT? They are so wonderful :(((

  • christina haas
    christina haas 3 months ago

    Thank you so much for this video. It made the choice for me today a lot easier... I allready had a round 2, 4 and 8 and now I got myself a 6, a 12 and 2 fans :) just eager to try them out :D

  • michaela s and dance
    michaela s and dance 3 months ago

    Your voice and facial expressions are so cute

  • Hello its Zarisha
    Hello its Zarisha 3 months ago

    Your the best ever art teacher for us. Your videos are so good. Thanks for all the good suggestions. Loves from Bangladesh🇧🇩❤❤❤

  • fatbox100
    fatbox100 3 months ago

    Bristols? Cute.

  • siddharth panchal
    siddharth panchal 3 months ago

    Very good information. It's so confusing, with so many types of brushes out there. Now you can narrow it down to a few. Thank you.

  • Eliz Donovan
    Eliz Donovan 3 months ago

    Thank you. I needed this information. Excellent video.

  • Deadslugs Li
    Deadslugs Li 4 months ago

    I really enjoyed and thought this video was amazing and helpful! Thank you!

  • MaxusFox23
    MaxusFox23 4 months ago +2

    I recently dusted off a chinese calligraphy set I got years ago and turns out the brushes work pretty nicely with watercolors~
    So Mako, I was wondering if you'd like to try calligraphy brushes in one of your videos and give your opinion on them?
    However, if these brushes' materials conflict with any principles of yours, that's okay too so no pressure.

  • Zahara Haque
    Zahara Haque 4 months ago

    which brush company do you think is best for beginners????

  • Sigrid Warren
    Sigrid Warren 4 months ago

    This video was extremely helpful, thank you taking the time to make it!

  • Pravesh Saini
    Pravesh Saini 4 months ago

    Who always take all your brushes but forget to change it again and again...!.

  • K
    K 4 months ago

    Thank you!!

  • Sanid Safan
    Sanid Safan 4 months ago

    Your phone number plzz

  • Chayanika Chaudhury
    Chayanika Chaudhury 4 months ago

    Saved from confusion..phewww..thanks love from India 😍

  • Quen JUAN
    Quen JUAN 4 months ago

    this channel is very informative! now i know which brushes to buy =) thank you! more power on your channel!

  • Tim Frey
    Tim Frey 4 months ago

    natural hair brushes also need to be carefully guarded, if you don't keep them in an airtight container, bugs can get to them.

  • dombujo
    dombujo 4 months ago +2

    i use a highlighter brush for makeup as a paint brush 😂

  • Majest Simplicatiroux
    Majest Simplicatiroux 5 months ago

    Arghhh... This is is what I need! Thank you so much

  • No: Six
    No: Six 5 months ago

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I love your presentation and in depth coverage of brush types! Have watched this 6 times, so far! Lol"

  • Steveo Smith
    Steveo Smith 5 months ago

    Hey now I’ve got the information about brushes I can pick up the right one and go for it. Ta

  • Asangla Chang
    Asangla Chang 5 months ago

    I mostly use flat and round brushes

  • Kiera Vermeal
    Kiera Vermeal 5 months ago +1

    Um... Next time you might want to separate the r and the I when writing "rigger". 7:19

  • Elizabeth Connolly
    Elizabeth Connolly 5 months ago

    great information, thanks

  • Drawingwithalex 1
    Drawingwithalex 1 6 months ago

    I needed this video so much

    And it really helped me a lot

  • Aman Kaur
    Aman Kaur 6 months ago

    Can u do a personal Q+A so we can get to know you?

  • Michelle Bandow
    Michelle Bandow 6 months ago

    02:37 The perfect upper lip!😍

  • cries in cryptic
    cries in cryptic 6 months ago

    im so excited to buy materials to learn to watercolor, hope i dont turn out a failure

  • Rainbow Unicorn
    Rainbow Unicorn 6 months ago

    Wow i didn’t realize that i needed this so much

  • Everyday Theatre
    Everyday Theatre 6 months ago

    _i feel so educated_

  • Maria Huzefa
    Maria Huzefa 6 months ago

    You're info is so useful I did not know anything you said in this video thank you so much

  • Bushra Rehman
    Bushra Rehman 6 months ago

    Thank you for the beautiful and detailed tutorials❤️

  • My Art Supply Obsession

    This was a great info video. :)

  • Jane Kennedy
    Jane Kennedy 6 months ago

    Great review. 😊 Thank you!

  • Alejandra Castaño
    Alejandra Castaño 6 months ago +1

    I love your videos! Good information and you get to the point quickly!

  • Esther Angelica19
    Esther Angelica19 6 months ago

    which brush should i use to draw a small trees?

  • Purple Kitti
    Purple Kitti 6 months ago

    I was holding some of my brushes during the video, and when you mentioned the ferrule coming off sometimes, I started checking mine. The ones I checked held together... until just a second ago when I popped one of them right off. >.

    • Purple Kitti
      Purple Kitti 6 months ago

      Oh interesting. I put it on again, but now it won't come back off. XD

  • Nanci Valencia
    Nanci Valencia 6 months ago

    Hello, could you please do a video about the comparison between natural vs synthetic brushes. Thank you.

  • Luckarian
    Luckarian 6 months ago

    Stupid ads, thanks for adblock

  • StartArtSmart
    StartArtSmart 6 months ago +1

    "Interesting Video" -- As I just upgraded my brushes. And they didn't cost that much either. Because they were on sale. (by Artist Loft.) Which did not say why the handles are different colors. So this video was very useful. -- "Thanks!" :)

  • Cat life Fig
    Cat life Fig 6 months ago

    Can you use makeup brushes????

  • Ashley Wang
    Ashley Wang 6 months ago

    Well, I just bought some calligraphy brush to start with. I can find some really decent natural hair brushes for around a pound, and the slowly add on what I need when I develope my skill.🐼