The very best travel brushes on the market, so good in fact, I use them at my home studio as well. The case is good even though it is not leather, it has all one needs in a case. Love the compass. For plein air painters, these are the best! FABULOUS CUSTOMER SERVICE AND WEBSITE!
Thanks for the kind words! We work our hardest to make sure you're happy! Looking forward to creating our next generation with your feedback!
I love these little suckers! They always come back to a point, very important! I take them to Starbucks and do little paintings. So fun!
Great to hear you're making use of them! Would love to see some of your Starbucks creations! And yes, a sharp point makes line work so easy and fluid.
Although fully aware of what I was purchasing I do wish they had made the case out of real leather. They have used particularly cheap looking faux leather. I also wish they would swap out a couple of brushes for a rigger and maybe a 1/4' flat. Would make it far more useful as a true field set. However the brushes are nice quality and fit the holders well for the most part although be warned they are more the length you would expect of an oil brush than a water color brush.
Would make a great gift item because they do look special and I suspect the cheapness of the case would be overlooked by most. The important part, the bristles themselves are very nice and handle well.
Hi Ruth, Thanks for the helpful points. Just out of curiosity is there a specific length you prefer working with for your hand? I suppose one of the caveats of the given length may be the requirement to fit the brush inside the extension handle, but as they are fairly precision fit to accommodate the length of the brush end, there may only be so much room (.5cm- 1cm) to potentially remove if they were shorter and without affecting the brush tuft lengths or potentially damaging the brush tuft.
For any other watercolor adventurers reading this, current brush lengths in the open position are between smallest (Size #2 & 4) 18.5 cm - 22 cm (Size #10 & 12).
We're considering (as complements/extensions to) sets for the future with additional brush options such as finer details sizes 000, 00, 1, a rigger, and potentially a flat brush. For our custom brush roll case, we spent time on design with both the faux leather and real leather, but for this initial set (Cheetah Series) we decided the more nimble and flexible faux leather fit the packaging and offering best, as the real leather was bulky within our plein air kits.
When we get closer to releasing some of the new featured brushes we'd be glad to have you test them out for us! Feel free to keep up with us!
Happy painting! - Ryan.
I received my set this week and they are beautiful, high quality brushes. I couldn't be more pleased with them. They have nicer points than the pictures show. I really only wanted a size 10 or 12 sable travel brush since I already have a few travel brushes in various smalleer sizes but the other brands are very expensive for a single large brush. For the price of one of them, I got this whole set of six(!) in different sizes and they are of comparable quality to the other sable travel brushes that I have (Escoda, Connoisseur, and Da Vinci sable brushes) . I like the cheetah print too; the brushes are rather elegant looking. The smallest one has rather long bristles and looks like it could well be used as a liner brush and for detail work.
The carrying case is not leather of course, but it is fairly nice. There is room to slip a few more travel brushes in the slots if you are so inclined.
Excellent product for the price. A touch soft for my taste, but the product is well made and I had a great customer service experience with the company.
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