These are adapted for broad lines, the size depending upon the width of line desired. Also good for blacking off mouldings, chair and table legs, refrigerator bottoms, and other sectional areas. Makes a great fill in brush on a wide graphics (can replace a quill or stroke brush). Used on the edge, each size makes a slightly narrower line that when used flat. Universal for touch-up, for background work, and varnishing limited areas.
Available in sizes 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 (see chart below)
Mack/Tidwell brushes? Well, I didn't set out to reinvent the wheel, however, I wanted to make a brush set for other artists like myself, illustrators who work in a few mediums. When you're working on finks, eyeballs, monsters, etc...these brushes will prove themselves invaluable. The purpose of the set is to make all of your detail work faster and easier, plain and simple.
These brushes work great with enamels, acrylics, oils, and I'm sure they will work with just about any other medium. You have the Mini, Lil'Bit, Slim, Skinny, Lil'Bit More, and Flat Top. The handles are a little fatter in the belly (where you grab 'em), so they have a little more room for normal-sized hands (see the picture for a good idea). It's not much, but I like to think it's just enough. The bristles vary depending on the brush size and configuration. The smaller brushes are made of a softer, fine quality synthetic. The large flat and the long outliner are made with golden synthetic.
I chose synthetic because these brushes are much easier to care for and keep their shape extremely well. Both types of bristles have smooth paint delivery while keeping a little spring to them. All of the brushes are super useful and you will find yourself reaching for them in a hundred different situations. They blend paint really well without the brush strokes of stiffer bristles. They also work for lines, shading, and for sharp detail. The brushes really speak for themselves. There are a couple of other brushes that the set needs, so we are working on those now. I know there is no perfect brush or brush set for everyone, but I seriously doubt you'll find a more useful brush set at this price point or any for that matter. Not to mention, they are the only brushes on Earth with brass knuckles stamped on the handles!
- Jeral Tidwell
This series is a full synthetic filament mixture.
What makes the XCaliber special is it's short hair length. Only 1 1/2" vs. the average 2" and 2 1/4". This shorter length allows greater control for intricate designs, as well as long lines.
Available in sizes 0000, 000, 00 & 0
The new Domini-Quinn striping brush takes its cues from the legendary "Dominican", arguably one of the finest brushes to ever lay a line. Mack Brush has teamed up with Paul Quinn to recreate this brush of legend! From the length of the hair to its ultra thin ferrule, this brush pulls lines with the precision of a razors edge!
Available in sizes 00, 0, & 1
The Mack-Lite has less belly than the Fast-Lite or Mack-Belly. The shape is similar to the "Old Dominican," which was discontinued several years ago. Made with kazan squirrel hair and bound with a brass ferrule. Length out is graduated from 1 5/8" to 2".
Available in sizes 00, 0, 1 & 2
This brush is shaped like a Fast-Lite Striper, but with a hair mixture of squirrel and brown taklon for more body and snap.
Available in #00 with a hair length of 2 1/4. Also, good for water base paint or any other paint that is more dense than lettering enamel.
Available in size 00