The enormous amount of labour involved in hand-making interlocked brushes has led da Vinci Brush to develop a new technology, which enables them to manufacture the artist brushes in a more effective way. The fruit of these efforts is MAESTRO where we implant a perfectly shaped brush-head deeply into the ferrule, to guarantee enduring elasticity, springiness and longevity.
A filbert brush is basically a round shape which has been expertly crimped flat on one side. The brush may be used to create thick or thin marks. The edges of each stroke will be rounded compared to a flat or bright brush. Filberts are often preferred for portrait painting and high realism. Brush strokes are less obvious when the marks vary in size and shape.
Flags of bristles while it grows the bristle splits into two or more tips, the ‘flags’. This fullness of the bristle accounts for the ability to hold a large amount of colour.
Interlocking two equal-sized portions of bristle are set against each other with the natural curve of the bristle turned inward. MAESTRO artists brushes of interlocked construction are labor-intensive; however, they will keep their form even after long and intensive use.
da Vinci Brush uses full length top-quality bristles and mounts them deep within the ferrule, attached to the handle. Beware of cheaper brands. This image show a cut away to reveal how some companies may cut corners in hair length and construction. The length of bristle hair is very important. The brush will last longer and have more flexibility and responsiveness. Maestro brushes are a true pleasure to use.