Brushes with Siberian Elk Bristles
My Brushes With Siberian Elk Bristles are the best brushes you’ll ever use.
The Siberian Elk brush is excellent for any water based paint or ink. While it is excellent for any solvent based paint or ink, remember that solvents accelerate natural hair brush wear.
Siberian Elk has a springiness or snap to it that is unique in all the world. The hair diameter size ranges from Kolinsky fine (about 1/4th the diameter of a human hair) up to a little thicker than goat hair. The hair tapers to a hair-fine tip so the brush has has a short and very-fine tip. The combination provides the best tactile feedback you’ve ever used combined with about the best in media holding capability.
This brush will spoil you.
The Siberian Elk hair i use is double dressed, meaning is is thoroughly cleaned two times, and the irregular hairs are combed out. This makes the hair uniform. Siberian Elk is very responsive and the vast majority who use it are delighted.
This hair is very hard to come by. It took me nearly 4 years to track down a small amount.
I offer this brush in 2 bristle lengths of about 3/4″ and 1″. The shorter bristle length is ideal for lettering, calligraphy and any time tight control is desired and the 1″ edition is nearly the same but a little more relaxed. You really can’t go wrong with this brush.
The first row (below) shows the 3/4″ bristle length brushes, the 2nd row shows the 1″ long brushes. Click on the image for more information.
3/4” Long Bristle Siberian Elk Brushes
The 3/4″ inch long bristle is outstanding for calligraphy or anywhere tight control or high detail is desired. Siberian Elk works for all kinds of painting techniques.The brushes not only excel when tight control is needed but they are fabulous to produce soft dry brush techniques. The fine hairs are great for dappling, making leaves, bushes, grasses and wispy patterns and sensuous lines. Note that the 1″ edition of this brush does this even better than 3/4″ long edition.
1” Long Bristle Siberian Elk Brushes
The 1 inch long bristle is favored by many because they are great for general applications and also works well for tight control. The brushes excel for expressive work. The Siberian Elk brush is also excellent for dry brush. The fine hairs are great for dappling, making leaves, bushes, grasses and wispy patterns and sensuous lines.
Siberian Elk Brush Sets
The 1 inch long bristle is favored by many because they are great for general applications and work well for tight control. They excel for expressive work. The Siberian Elk brush is also excellent for dry brush. The fine hairs are great for dappling, making leaves, bushes, grasses and wispy patterns and sensuous lines.