This #5 round Taklon brush from KingArt is not bad for a mid-range brush. It's a step better than those found at the large chain craft stores as it is well made with double crimped ferrules with tightly set fibers and seems durable.
The fibers have good snap and the point holds its shape well, despite some minor unevenness at the lower end of the point on one side. However, for round brushes I prefer Escoda, even though they are about triple the price, even for synthetic like Barroco or Perla (largest white one in my photo). The Escoda rounds have a longer, sharper, more precise point that I love for high detail.
Taklon is great for acrylic as the synthetic nature can hold up to the chemical harshness of acrylic. Taklon is also soft enough for watercolor too, but for my use, too soft for oil. If you like to lay your acrylic on, this might be too soft for that too. For watercolor, I do prefer Kolinsky sable as it holds more fluid and flows more organically.
I like this for a solid, budget option in my kit, but it doesn't come without some sacrifice on performance.
KINGART 原装金色 9000 系列，金色 Taklon 圆形 黑色/金色 18/0 9000-18/0
|5 星 (0%)||0%|
|4 星 (0%)||0%|
|3 星 (0%)||0%|
|2 星 (0%)||0%|
|1 星 (0%)||0%|
美国亚马逊： 18 条评论
Definately my preferred type of brush to work in these media2020年1月20日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
My daughter used this brush and had this to say about it. “The KINGART brush came packaged nicely with a cover to protect the bristles. They are nice and springy and come to a nice point. I tried it with both ink and watercolors and it performed well with both. Fine tipped enough for some line work and broad enough for washes and broad color applications with nice control. Definitely my preferred type of brush to work with in these media.” Since my daughter is the artist in the family, I would trust her evaluation much better than my own.
Katharine R. Mueller
Just finished a 5 week painting class and this brush was excellent!2019年9月5日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I haven't used this brush with acrylics yet but I just finished a 5 week class in oil painting and this brush was excellent with oil paints. The bristles are of high quality and the handle is comfortable to hold. I'm very happy with it!
Good for acrylics.2019年7月27日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
This would be a good brush for acrylic painting, and holds enough water to be used for watercolor as well, though the necessity for frequent re-wetting can be frustrating. It’s made well, easy to clean, and has a nice snap to it.