Da Vinci Watercolor Brush Rigger
Sizes 3/0, 2, 4, 6
Made in Germany
The da Vinci Cosmotop Spin Riggers make wonderful fine hairlines. Rigger brushes got their name for painting the rigging on ships. Also wonderful for whiskers, hair, blades of grass, etc. Riggers handle differently from rounds since they are so much longer and thinner - you'll want to think in terms of dragging the bristles to get long fine lines. The Cosmotop Spin line is made with synthetic fibers of five different diameters, which makes water absorption very efficient.
Tip: To extend the life of any paintbrush, use a pocket mister to spray down your watercolor pans a few minutes before you dive in and begin using them. This saves your brush bristles from the extra fatigue and wear-and-tear of re-wetting each color.
Brush Care: After use, simply rinse your watercolor brushes in clean water, reshape the point with your fingers and, if possible, lay them horizontally with heads off the edge of your surface to dry completely. Avoid storing wet brushes in any kind of sealed container to prevent mold or degradation of the glue at the base of the bristles.