The Da Vinci Casaneo Series 5598 Round Brush is made from a 100% synthetic alternative to Kazan Squirrel hair. It is made for use with watercolour and fluid acrylic paint. These brushes have short, hexagonal, black polished handles finished with a silver colour ferrule. These brushes are suitable for vegan artists or those looking for animal-friendly brushes.
The synthetic hair used in the Da Vinci Casaneo brush range is exceptionally soft, and mimics the elasticity and colour holding capacity of natural squirrel hair. The Series 5598 round profile brushes are a great all-rounder - use them to create anything from washes to fine detail.
These brushes have short handles.
although ive painted in quotes most of my life i havent really used watercolours properly until the last year during lockdown. i had lots of brushes mostly small but when following some wet in wet and loose artists i found that i needed some bigger brushes. initially i went for some that talked about springy simulating sable. but i was finding that they were holding too much water... lots of puddling. and maybe springy doesnt let the brush flow the paint over the paper the way i wanted it to. so i bought a small selection , being unable to get to a good art shop locally... one of them is this one. i had thought that i needed sable but the cheaper sable or squirrel ones are somewhat strange - at least the selection that i got;-) anyway then i tried this one .. its soft yet returns to a point. it swirls in the water so cleaning seems easier. a few wipes and the excess water is gone. just what i wanted! even the shaft has a good shape for me. yes i guess that the 10 is like a 12 but with its point it doesnt seem to matter... i think a couple more of these and my desires will be satisfied. Anne (Reading, United Kingdom) on 15 Jul 2021
Good quality brushes and they hold a lot of water and paint. You might want to think carefully about the size you order and get the next one down John Purdon (Derby, United Kingdom) on 5 Feb 2020
As a disclamer, this is my first brush so don't have much comparison. I just started watercolours and found my cheap brushes unable to hold and distribute the water properly. This is not the case with this one. I find the size 6 is suitable for A5 and the smaller one (size 2) is great for details. Would I order it again? - most likely.
Do I feel this brush is sufficient for my beginners needs? - absolutely. Violet (Southsea, United Kingdom) on 15 Mar 2021