We are starting a new weekly feature on our blog! Hooray! For now on, each week, our art staff will pick an art supply to talk about, letting you know what the product does, why you'd want to have it in your supplies and what to think about when you purchase it. If you're curious to learn more about any art supply or product. Let us know by sending us an email at this link. We'll be sure to do a feature on it.
This week, we start out with the best traveling art supply because you could take with you wherever you go: DERWENT WATER BRUSHES!
What can you do with it, and how does it stand out?
This little water brush or any similar brand is a must have for your travel art set! It’s water reservoir eliminates the need for carrying around a water container. I always tote one of these with me, along with my watercolor pencils or travel watercolor palette.
Any tips or techniques for using it? Likes/ dislikes?
There are a lot of different brands and styles out there but I would recommend investing in one of the higher quality water brushes, so it’s holds up and you don’t have issues with leakage. I would also getting a size/style of brush tip that is the most universal to carry around with you. I love the small-medium sized round. Also, carry a rag to clean the brush in between colors, or cut a small bit of sponge to stick in your color palette. Squeeze the brush and dab again the rag/sponge to clean.
Do we stock it regularly, or is it a special find?
Yes, we stock it all the time!
Link to buy it on our art supply site:
Heather Reed is the Assistant Manager/Buyer and office rockstar at IBF. She writes all of our emails, blog posts and and manages all of our social media sites. Heather is also an artist and has experience in lots of various mediums. You will usually find her researching new products, finding the best bargains, writing, painting, enjoying nature, all while chasing around her two vivacious little boys.