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    Hi everyone,
    Trying to reach the next level in painting by working on my freehand skills. So what kind of brush do you recomend? Preferable with an image or link! :)

    cheers!

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    http://www.artsupplies.co.uk/ci_brushes.php?item_id=528

    anything from 2 down to 000 should be fine.

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    i would recommend a brush with fairly long hairs also to help hold the paint longer.

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    i\'d go for something fine with long bristles - about 1cm. preferably a good quality sable

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    Originally posted by matty1001
    http://www.artsupplies.co.uk/ci_brushes.php?item_id=528

    anything from 2 down to 000 should be fine.
    second that - avoid the typical newbie mistake (like I made) of thinking a teeny weeny brush will work. The paint will dry on it before you get to your mini.

    If you\'re in the US you can get good deals from Dick Blick art supply.

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    I use 000 :D

    // Larre

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    Originally posted by Bastetcat
    Originally posted by matty1001
    http://www.artsupplies.co.uk/ci_brushes.php?item_id=528

    anything from 2 down to 000 should be fine.
    second that - avoid the typical newbie mistake (like I made) of thinking a teeny weeny brush will work. The paint will dry on it before you get to your mini.

    If you\'re in the US you can get good deals from Dick Blick art supply.
    Yeah, I was going to do that mistake. So I\'m really thankfull for the replies that I got here. Thank you!

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    If you are going to be ordering from Dick Blick as Bastetcat suggested consider giving one or two of their Master Series Kolinskys a try, they\'re very good (made for them by a high-end Spanish brushmaker).

    Personally I actually prefer them to a few name brands.

    Anyway, here are the three I would recommend you pick from (or try a selection):
    http://www.dickblick.com/zz058/98/
    http://www.dickblick.com/zz058/52a/
    http://www.dickblick.com/zz061/26/

    Einion

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    Originally posted by Bastetcat
    Originally posted by matty1001
    http://www.artsupplies.co.uk/ci_brushes.php?item_id=528

    anything from 2 down to 000 should be fine.
    second that - avoid the typical newbie mistake (like I made) of thinking a teeny weeny brush will work. The paint will dry on it before you get to your mini.

    If you\'re in the US you can get good deals from Dick Blick art supply.
    Bugger that, been making that mistake for 15 years now:D

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    Originally posted by Manus

    Bugger that, been making that mistake for 15 years now:D
    thank god for CMoN!
    seriously, I took the advice of many of the awesome painters here and tried the Series 7 Kolinskys. I couldn\'t believe how much easier they were to work with. I haven\'t touched my old brushes (except to apply primer...)

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    Ditto regarding the Kolinsky sable brushes. I had previously been using the Winsor&Newton brushes but changed due to my usual brushes being out of stock.
    The Kolinskys have a very similar feel to the W&N at a fraction of the cost. I have now changed to my new brand for good.
    Besides....I don\'t feel like crying when I have to relegate an expensive brush to mixing or drybrushing.
    Regardless of what is said about brushcare miniatures are punishing on brushes no matter how well you look after them. If you were painting a flat surface you could always drag the paint down but as is the nature of the beast that is not always possible with miniatures.
    Artificial hair brushes still have a place in my pot as I find then good to drybrush with.

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    and thats why I got my stiff artificial drybrush brush... one of the first things I bought ... citadel dry brush...

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