Portrait Painting for Dummies

The Tools of your Trade: Synthetic Brushes

  • If you are on a budget or would prefer an alternative to natural hair, then it is worth considering synthetic brushes.
  • They can be soft or stiff; the soft brushes work well with watercolour,
  • while the stiff brushes work well with oils and acrylics.
  • Synthetic brushes often have an excellent point and can carry colour very well.