Can a brush snob like me handle SUPER cheap brushes? I’ve paid more than this for KIDS brushes, for crying out loud. What is wrong with me? ha!

Tutorial: Can I paint with cheap $1 brushes?

Watch the video below and scroll to the end to leave comments or questions — or click HERE to watch it on YouTube and leave comments over there. I read both dutifully!

My hot take

While these are pretty cruddy quality – I wanted something cheap I could use with inks. While I think washing out my watercolor brushes well keeps them safe, it’s making me more nervous over time with the good brushes – so these will do for now!

But just know that….

The hairs WILL fall out.

The “experience” doesn’t “feel” nice when painting. Not smooth IYKWIM.

They’re completely replaceable at the price.

I’m not one to tell you to go ahead and get cheap brushes, I can’t really fault these puppies for being awful. They still paint decently enough, although my slow learning curve with sumi-e paper could be the brushes’ fault, who’s to say?

Earlybird: Brushstroke Flowers class

If you think this is a class you might like, now’s the time to snag it! Brushstroke Flowers course lessons 1-5 —with 2-1/2 hours of teaching—are uploaded so  you can start gathering supplies and painting; the cardmaking lesson at the end is not yet finished though, so I’m letting you have access now for a little deeper discount than the real launch day on Tuesday. 

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