EPC Art Courses had a fantastic prime this month: we were the first ones to hold Fábio Cembranelli’s brandnew sets of brushes
The Escoda company and Fábio himself have created two new sets combining three ULTIMO mops of synthetic squirrel hair, two PRADO flat brushes and a PRADO rigger made of synthetic sable hair. This is what Fábio said after trying them:
I’m getting more and more lost edges for my flowers with these brushes … They were made for me! My way of painting changed after these brushes, now I have the right amount of water and pigment loaded in the bristle.
Which ones are you going to choose?
Well, like always: it’s a matter of taste and it depends on which use you want to make out of them and also on what you whish to spend.
The brush actually floats in my hands, like a dance: sometimes soft and sometimes strong on the paper. The paints, the pigment, is the music.
The good thing about the mops, for example, is that they’re big and rounded but pointy at the same time: it’s obvious that they’re perfect for whashes, but you would be surprised by how easily you could paint the finest details with them as well! Even when they’re wet these brushes don’t loose their firmness. These sets are both synthetic. The main difference between a synthetic and a natural hair brush (besides the price!) is that the synthetic use to hold less water. The result is a shorter wet stroke. While painting first washes, skies or seas it can be quite annoying! But here’s the good news:Escoda managed to make the difference between natural and synthetic nihil.
But how did they do that?
Well: the secret is in the shape. While brushmakers use to make straight synthetic hair, the Escoda company has observed and learned from mother nature: like in animal hair, they make every single hair a little different. If you would look at it with a magnifier you could see these hairs are made curvy especially to improve their ability to hold a load of paint and keep a resilient, sharp and durable point, that always snaps back.
So… When are they coming out?
Soon. Very soon. Check the Escoda websiteand Facebook for more information about the Signature Collections of our tutors. Hey, and if you can’t find them in your country: don’t worry, we’ll sell this brushes on all of our next courses!