July 18, 2024


Art For President

Introducing Da Vinci’s Colineo Synthetic Watercolour Brushes

I adore watercolour brushes and so I was extremely enthusiastic to try out Da Vinci’s new artificial, vegan watercolour brushes. Several brush producers have invested resources into building a artificial brush assortment and there are now a growing variety on the sector. The progress of artificial brush ranges has been driven by a range of factors such as the rate of sable and other animal hair, sustainability and lifestyle decisions. Let’s check out how Da Vinci’s Colineo assortment performs.

Introducing Da Vinci’s Colineo Synthetic Watercolour Brushes

The finest Kolinsky sable brushes are manufactured from the Siberian weasel. It’s pink sable hair has exceptional qualities owing to the cold environment it lives in. Kolinsky sable brushes are delicate, versatile and ‘springy’ which implies that you can get a very good vary of marks. Thanks to the structure of the hair they also keep h2o very well in the belly of the brush. The h2o is then gradually and evenly produced onto the paper.

Da Vinci claim that Colineo is a meticulously balanced combination of distinctive lengths of straight and wavy synthetic fibres with more fantastic guidelines and tapered details, substantial elasticity and color absorption.

A classy on the lookout brush

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

These brushes absolutely search the component whilst they may well induce significant bouts of brush envy in your art course! They have a pretty clean, grey, plywood handle in a hexagonal shape so that it does not roll off your desk as very easily. The brush head is held in position with a double crimped silver ferrule. The brush alone appears to be just like it’s sable counterpart.

Exam 1 – H2o capacity

There is a frequent misconception that synthetic brushes do not keep the same amount of drinking water as standard sable brushes. So I made the decision to place this to the test.

water capacity test image
Colineo artificial brush in purple & sable brush in pink

I loaded a excellent high quality sable brush with drinking water and pink pigment and drew traces throughout the paper until eventually the brush ran dry. I then took the Colineo round synthetic brush primed with drinking water and pink pigment and recurring the very same process. The results over communicate for on their own, it is clear that the Colineo artificial brush retains as a lot as if not additional than the sable brush I tested.

Check 2 – Mark earning selection

It’s vital that a brush can generate a vary of unique marks dependent on how the brush is held and the pressure utilized. Initial I experimented with out the Round no. 8 brush.

image if marks made with round Colineo brush

I was in a position to produce a variety of traces from skinny by means of to fatter dense strains in addition dry brush strains. I liked the organic and natural traces I reached by holding the brush right at the end far too. The stage remained sharp and did not break up. There was a very good sum of spring to the brush head to enable me to produce additional energetic marks far too.

Image of brush marks made with flat Colineo brush

Future I tried out out the Flat no. 12. Again, I was impressed by the variety of traces I could achieve utilizing both of those the total flat of the brush and also on it’s facet. The brush head did not split, even when utilizing it on it’s side, so I was rewarded with sharp lines. Gripping the brush and holding it additional parallel to the paper authorized me to produce textural marks too.

My conclusion

Both of those brushes felt great to hold in different grips and in diverse destinations along the brush. The excess weight felt appropriate wherever I held the brush. Equally brushes done effectively and the excellent is superb, as you would anticipate from Da Vinci. The rate level is desirable way too specifically for painters wanting to prime up their collection of more substantial sized brushes with no breaking the financial institution.

If you’re a vegan artist, or want to reduce down on the total of animal-derived art components you use then this assortment is a great solution.

General I am amazed! Da Vinci’s claims dwell up to their promise and I believe a number of of these brushes will be locating their way into my assortment – you can never ever have adequate brushes!