5 Fun Brush Shapes to Try!

At Silver Brush, we take pride in being a step ahead of the curve when it comes to brush design. Nearly every series that we manufacture has at least one unique, fun shape that artists love and gravitate towards. Let’s dive into some fan-favorites and show you all of the exciting marks you can make with Silver Brushes!

Soft Curve

  • Can be found in these series:
  • Curved like a filbert on one side but straight like a flat on the other
  • Allows you to paint sharp edges or gentle curves without switching brushes
  • Great for cityscapes, landscapes, abstract art and more

Grass Comb

  • Can be found in these series:
  • Comb-like brush with long “fingers” that create several lines of paint in varying widths with one stroke
  • Gentle pressure creates grass effects, eye lashes, fur, hair, beards and more

Dagger

  • Can be found in these series:
  • Create long flowing lines when used on its edge or broad strokes when flat
  • Decorative leaves, petals, tree branches, blades of grass and ribbons. Can also be used as a lettering brush

Cats Tongue

  • Can be found in these series:
  • This brush can paint in tight spots because of its fine tapered point but can also create broad strokes due to its wide belly
  • Use it for washes or backgrounds, add detail, work in tight spots, make sharp, clean edges or to create petals and leaves

Triangle

  • Can be found in these series:
  • Create long thin lines or flat broad strokes depending on the amount of pressure used
  • Good for flower stems, leaves, petals and other decorative strokes
  • Watch this YouTube video by artist Kelsey Nowicki to see our triangle brush in use!

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*DISCLAIMER: Do not use turpentine to clean oil from a synthetic brush. It can ruin the filament. ONLY USE an odorless solvent. Please read our Tender Loving Care of Artists’ Brushes Brochure for further care instructions. ♦