I have a collection of watercolor brushes that have been sitting for too long. Since most of my recent work has been done on iPad, the traditional tools have been underutilized.
As I cleaned up my watercolor studio and pulled out a work in progress from months ago, I was pleasantly surprised as what a work horse the Japanese brush has been. Because it is bigger than the usual brushes I use, I didn’t think it would provide the detail that was required. That was a misconception. The brush ends in a fine point which is very flexible. It can also be loaded with a lot more paint than my smaller brushes.
The end result is a highly detailed tool that does not need to be recharged with paint every 10 seconds. The Japanese brush lasts and lasts.