Face painting is a great activity to do especially during birthday parties, Halloween and many other special occasions. If you’re interested in learning this technique, it is important that you have picked the right paintbrush that is suited for you.
With some practice and patience, you can start painting beautiful face paint designs in no time. Before buying your own paintbrush, here are some things you need to know:
Selecting an artistic paintbrush
There are a wide variety of paint brushes available in the market. However, it can be challenging to find the perfect one especially if this is your first time painting. For this reason, we have compiled a list of paintbrushes you can use so that you will have an idea of buying the perfect one for you.
Choose a round or bright brush for sharp details.
If you are looking for a paintbrush that concentrates on the sharpness of the details, then this is perfect for you. These types of brushes have bristles that are rounded and have a pointed tip. However, you must know that they come in a variety of different sizes and are used for creating lines, fine details, and edging.
- These types of brushes have shorter bristles and allow you to create more detail with your brush strokes.
Pick a flat brush for edging.
These types of brushes come in a variety of sizes and shapes that can help you produce lines that are perfect for edging. Compared to other types of brushes, these ones have a rounded tip. Due to its wide tip, it can hold paint and be used for long sweeping strokes— perfect for filling in large areas.
Purchase filbert and fan brushes for blending.
Similar to a flat brush, this type of brush also has a slightly round shape at the tip. However, they are only effective for blending. They may look wide, but they are actually ideal for painting grasses, tree limbs, bushes, and delicate blending.
Using a quality paintbrush
Pull the bristles gently.
One way to identify the quality of the brush is by pulling the bristles gently. In circumstances where a few bristles fall out, this is likely an indication that the brush is poorly made.
- Look for bristles that are well-attached to the ferrule (metal piece that connects the bristles to the handle).
Select a brush with flagged bristles.
If you are looking for a paintbrush, we recommend looking for flagged bristles that look like split ends at the tip of the brush. This is recommended since it means that they can hold the paint better.
Pick a brush with a comfortable handle.
Lastly, it is important that your paintbrush handles are made from either wood or plastic. Make sure to choose a brush that gives you comfort so that you will be able to paint for a long period of time.