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Handmade Dragon Sumi-e Paint Brush - Elizabeth Schowachert Art

Handmade Dragon Sumi-e Paint Brush


This brush was made with black bamboo and high quality mixed color horsehair (Mixed color horsehair combines more course and soft horsehair together, creating a strong performing brush bristle). The bamboo handle has a copper fitting, and has the image of a dragon carved onto the handle. The bristles are high quality mixed horsehair, which has some good stiffness, is very flexible and somewhat course. 

The brush handle has a craving of a dragon wrapping around the handle. It is hard to photograph, and really shows much better in person. The craving has been embellished with some gold inlay as well.

Each brush I make is different and unique. I try to bring out the voices of the materials I use, connecting them with each other in a way that makes them feel complete.

My brushes are made to create a vast array of marks. When I make a brush I think about all aspects of the tool: how it looks, how it feels in the hand and how it paints - to ensure that the end product is a true "fine art tool".

The 13.5 inch handle is really comfortable to hold

4 inch premium mixed color horsehair bristles.


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