Brushes with Boar Hair Bristles
My Boar Hair Brushes are the go-to brush for people who work with Oils and Fully Body Acrylics. They are also a go-to for anyone who likes broad hair dry brush.
Boar hair is very springy or snappy. Where many of my other hair types have fine tapered tips, Boar hair often splits or has tines. But when loaded with a viscous paint it forms a nice point and when used dry, it has a very unique character. This is why it is very popular with those who use very viscous painting media, and also popular for quickly creating reeds, grasses, branches, feathers, cross hatches, or you name it.
The Boar Hair brush is excellent for any water or solvent based paint or ink, as long as you understand you are getting a stiff brush.
Boar hair has an enjoyable springiness or snap. It has a great tactile feedback, but is only intended for detailed work with viscous paints. The Boar Hair hair i use is double dressed, meaning is is thoroughly cleaned two times, and i design them to have as many split or tined hairs as possible but keep them a uniform length.
I offer this brush in 2 bristle lengths of about 1″ and 1.5″.
The first row (below) shows the 1″ bristle length brushes, the 2nd row shows the 1.5″ brushes. Click on the image for more information.
1” long bristle Boar Hair Brushes
The 1″ inch long bristle is outstanding for Oils and any viscous paint. It’s also great for unique dry brush results.
1.5″ long bristle Boar Hair Brushes
The 1.5″ inch long bristle is outstanding for Oils and any viscous paint. It’s also great for unique dry brush results and long enough to produce some delicious sensuous curves.