February 19, 2016
Needing flat bristle water brush to supplement the round bristle ones I already
have, I gave Kuretake a try. It's almost perfect. It loads watercolor well and
the bristles hold ample water after just one squeeze of the barrel. I can get
pretty good washes from it. As a blender, it does the job quite well. My only
complaint is that it took me a while to figure out how to fill it with water.
There is a black end cap on the barrel with a teeny hole that made pouring water
into it nearly impossible. I was too afraid to try to remove it, fearing that I
might ruin the water brush. But then I remembered my physics lessons: filled a
plastic bin with water, squeezed out all the air from the barrel, and (while
holding it firmly squeezed in my hand) submerged the barrel into the bin of
water. Loosened my grip. Boom! Water sucked inside and filled the barrel
completely. Like a turkey baster. So now that I know how to fill it, I'm going
to get a ton of use out of it when I do my travel sketches.
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