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Introducing Da Vinci’s Colineo Synthetic Watercolour Brushes

I love watercolour brushes and so I was extremely psyched to attempt out Da Vinci’s new synthetic, vegan watercolour brushes. Several brush manufacturers have invested methods into generating a artificial brush selection and there are now a growing variety on the sector. The growth of synthetic brush ranges has been driven by a number of components together with the price tag of sable and other animal hair, sustainability and lifestyle possibilities. Let us check out how Da Vinci’s Colineo assortment performs.


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The best Kolinsky sable brushes are manufactured from the Siberian weasel. It is red sable hair has exclusive properties thanks to the chilly atmosphere it lives in. Kolinsky sable brushes are tender, flexible and ‘springy’ which indicates that you can get a superior range of marks. Thanks to the structure of the hair they also retain drinking water perfectly in the tummy of the brush. The h2o is then bit by bit and evenly produced onto the paper.

Da Vinci claim that Colineo is a meticulously well balanced combination of distinctive lengths of straight and wavy artificial fibres with more high-quality guidelines and tapered factors, high elasticity and color absorption.

A classy searching brush

The Colineo range includes round, flat, riggers, swords & fan brushes.
The Colineo selection incorporates spherical, flat, riggers, swords & supporter brushes

These brushes undoubtedly search the element while they may induce significant bouts of brush envy in your artwork course! They have a beautiful sleek, gray, plywood cope with in a hexagonal shape so that it does not roll off your desk as effortlessly. The brush head is held in position with a double crimped silver ferrule. The brush itself appears just like it is sable counterpart.

Check 1 – H2o capability

There is a widespread misunderstanding that synthetic brushes do not maintain the very same quantity of h2o as regular sable brushes. So I made a decision to set this to the exam.

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Colineo artificial brush in crimson & sable brush in pink

I loaded a excellent high quality sable brush with h2o and pink pigment and drew strains throughout the paper till the brush ran dry. I then took the Colineo round artificial brush primed with drinking water and purple pigment and repeated the identical process. The effects previously mentioned talk for by themselves, it is clear that the Colineo synthetic brush holds as significantly as if not far more than the sable brush I analyzed.

Take a look at 2 – Mark producing selection

It’s important that a brush can create a vary of diverse marks dependent on how the brush is held and the strain applied. 1st I attempted out the Spherical no. 8 brush.

image if marks made with round Colineo brush

I was in a position to deliver a variety of traces from skinny as a result of to fatter dense lines furthermore dry brush traces. I liked the organic and natural lines I reached by keeping the brush correct at the conclude way too. The point remained sharp and did not break up. There was a excellent volume of spring to the brush head to enable me to make more energetic marks far too.

Image of brush marks made with flat Colineo brush

Following I tried out the Flat no. 12. Once again, I was amazed by the wide range of traces I could accomplish applying both of those the total flat of the brush and also on it is side. The brush head did not split, even when utilizing it on it is side, so I was rewarded with sharp lines. Gripping the brush and holding it much more parallel to the paper allowed me to make textural marks way too.

My conclusion

Equally brushes felt great to maintain in diverse grips and in unique destinations alongside the brush. The excess weight felt suitable anywhere I held the brush. Both equally brushes done well and the good quality is superb, as you would expect from Da Vinci. The price point is desirable too especially for painters seeking to leading up their selection of bigger sized brushes without having breaking the financial institution.

If you’re a vegan artist, or want to minimize down on the amount of money of animal-derived art elements you use then this assortment is a good choice.

Total I am amazed! Da Vinci’s promises reside up to their guarantee and I imagine a couple of these brushes will be discovering their way into my assortment – you can in no way have enough brushes!