But most brushes don't get the details right. Even if you buy a high-end brush, the ergonomics and overall usability may not be what you'd expect. Watercolorists in particular have had to make do with featherweight, super-skinny handles, which aren't ideal for comfort or control.
Isabey Vintage Watercolor Brushes are on another level. These handmade brushes feature premium fibers and a distinctive design that emphasizes balance. The handles are all larger than similar sizes in other brushes, and they're fitted with elongated brass ferrules. The overall shape is tapered, with the widest point near the grip, allowing for a wide range of hand positions.
In short, an Isabey Vintage brush has all the refinement and build quality of a fine pen. They're available in two gorgeous fibers: Isabey's proprietary Isaqua Synthetic Sable for bouncy, precise strokes and Petit Gris Pur grey squirrel for ultimate softness and color capacity. Pair the two for the ultimate watercolor studio set.