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A rigger brush – home made

Do not discard your old brush

I’m sure you must have an old brush you don’t use anymore, the brush was a good one but does not form a point anymore… so you don’t use it.

On the other hand you always wanted to have a rigger brush that holds lot of water and pigment to let you paint with freedom.

This is just an idea I used with one of my old brushes, look how it was before going to the “hairdresser”

The brush before being cutted

This was the original brush, a round brush that lost its point

The idea is to cut the synthetic hair in this case, to form a sharp point with long hair, and at the same time to have a good deposit for water and pigment.

The process is to begin cutting hair all around the brush to get a thinner long hair, but you must go step by step, take your time

Rigger brush from a common round brush

Home made Rigger, first step, begin to cut hair

The process continues until you get the thickness of hair you need

Home made Rigger, first step, begin to cut hair

Home made Rigger, first step, begin to cut hair

It doesn’t look very good, but when you wet it you will see the tool you have and determine if you need to continue cutting or stop the process

Home made Rigger, first step, begin to cut hair

Home made Rigger, first step, begin to cut hair

The base of the brush continues to have lot of hair, so the brush will hold enough water and pigment to let you paint without reloading every few lines.

Home made Rigger, finished and tested

Home made Rigger, first step, begin to cut hair

This painting/drawing was done without reloading the brush, and now that brush that was resting is ready to go into action.

If you find this article of interest let us know and we’ll post other tips with brushes

Watercolors Painting

1 Comment

  1. Dear Fernado and partner of Hispacuarela, first of all congratulations on this initiative since while more ways has the acurela in this world of the best art it will be; with regard to the article of the bare brush it has taken from me the doubt that I have had when I have seen in video of English acurelistas these picels of top so thin that to use, topcoat, when pintanarboles.
    Cordial balances.
    P.D: Perdoa my English but this one is not very good.

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