Introducing a regular feature of alwaysARTRoswell -- ART HACKS, little bits of information designed to help you learn about art if you are new and make doing art a little easier for all artists. Watch for more Art Hacks in future posts.
Art Hack # 1 What are All Those Different Brushes Called?
Rounds are used for circular shapes, narrow lines and small areas.
Flats and Brights are used for hard edges, rectangular shapes and flat washes
Filberts are great for soft edges
Angular brushes give crisp edges and sharp lines
Fans are used for texture and to soften edges
Riggers are used for very fine lines, delicate gestural marks and signing a painting