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Handmade Dragon Sumi-e Paint Brush with Grey Horsehair - Elizabeth Schowachert Art

Handmade Dragon Sumi-e Paint Brush with Grey Horsehair


This brush was made with black bamboo and my premium quality grey horsehair. The bamboo handle has a leather hanging strap and has the image of a dragon carved onto the handle. Have great flex, are soft and many of the tips a natural/uncut.

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. It also has a beautiful natural stone (from Taiwan) on top of the brush (the shape of the rock reminds me of a dragon egg).

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 inch handle is really comfortable to hold

3 inch premium grey horsehair bristles.

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