Introducing Da Vinci’s Colineo Synthetic Watercolour Brushes

Introducing Da Vinci’s Colineo Synthetic Watercolour Brushes

I love watercolour brushes and so I was quite excited to consider out Da Vinci’s new artificial, vegan watercolour brushes. A lot of brush makers have invested methods into producing a synthetic brush array and there are now a expanding variety on the marketplace. The improvement of synthetic brush ranges has been pushed by a range of factors such as the rate of sable and other animal hair, sustainability and life style options. Let us examine out how Da Vinci’s Colineo assortment performs.

Introducing Da Vinci’s Colineo Synthetic Watercolour Brushes

The best Kolinsky sable brushes are built from the Siberian weasel. It is red sable hair has one of a kind features because of to the chilly natural environment it lives in. Kolinsky sable brushes are smooth, adaptable and ‘springy’ which suggests that you can get a very good selection of marks. Owing to the structure of the hair they also retain drinking water very well in the stomach of the brush. The h2o is then gradually and evenly unveiled on to the paper.

Da Vinci claim that Colineo is a thoroughly balanced mixture of diverse lengths of straight and wavy synthetic fibres with extra great tips and tapered details, superior elasticity and colour absorption.

A stylish searching brush

The Colineo range includes round, flat, riggers, swords & fan brushes.
The Colineo array consists of spherical, flat, riggers, swords & lover brushes

These brushes definitely look the component although they might induce significant bouts of brush envy in your art class! They have a wonderful easy, grey, plywood handle in a hexagonal condition so that it doesn’t roll off your desk as easily. The brush head is held in spot with a double crimped silver ferrule. The brush itself appears to be just like it is sable counterpart.

Test 1 – Water ability

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

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

I loaded a fantastic excellent sable brush with water and pink pigment and drew strains throughout the paper till the brush ran dry. I then took the Colineo spherical artificial brush primed with water and red pigment and repeated the identical method. The outcomes higher than converse for themselves, it is clear that the Colineo artificial brush retains as much as if not a lot more than the sable brush I analyzed.

Take a look at 2 – Mark generating assortment

It’s vital that a brush can make a array of distinct marks dependent on how the brush is held and the force utilized. First I tried using out the Spherical no. 8 brush.

image if marks made with round Colineo brush

I was equipped to produce a range of traces from slender as a result of to fatter dense strains additionally dry brush strains. I beloved the natural lines I accomplished by holding the brush correct at the end far too. The place remained sharp and did not break up. There was a superior volume of spring to the brush head to permit me to generate more energetic marks as well.

Image of brush marks made with flat Colineo brush

Future I tried using out the Flat no. 12. Once again, I was amazed by the wide variety of strains I could attain applying both equally the complete flat of the brush and also on it is facet. The brush head did not split, even when using it on it’s aspect, so I was rewarded with sharp strains. Gripping the brush and holding it extra parallel to the paper allowed me to generate textural marks much too.

My summary

Both brushes felt great to keep in distinctive grips and in unique places together the brush. The bodyweight felt right where ever I held the brush. Both of those brushes done very well and the excellent is great, as you would be expecting from Da Vinci. The price tag place is beautiful way too specifically for painters wanting to prime up their assortment of much larger sized brushes with no breaking the bank.

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

Over-all I am amazed! Da Vinci’s promises stay up to their promise and I believe a handful of of these brushes will be obtaining their way into my assortment – you can under no circumstances have sufficient brushes!