A vast line of 29 distinct shapes, 108 individual brushes created for oil, acrylic and watercolor artists. Satin-finish jewel-tone blue handles and silver ferrules make Select as beautiful to look at as it is to paint with. Angular Brights/Shaders: Used for tight shading and curved strokes. Bright/Chisel Blenders: Length and width of brush is generally squared. Similar to flats, but shorter hairs make a stiffer brush. Dagger/Strippers: Long chisel edge for easy, fine lines. Vary pressure for thick-to-thin ribbon effect. Deerfoot Stipplers: Texturizing brush. Use a dry brush and light, pouncing technique for fur, shrubbery, and soft backgrounds. Detailers/Spotters: For fine detailing. Fans: Brush fibers are spread out making it useful for subtle blending and for textural effects. Filberts: Create a softer edge than a flat or bright. Flats: Longer hairs than a bright, this brush has more flex and a large color carrying capability. Grainers: Grainers produce a repetitive pattern of thin lines. The head of the filbert grainer is curved. Liners: Similar to rounds, but with longer hairs. Liners have a large color carrying capacity and makes long, fluid strokes. Oval Washes: A cross between a mop and a filbert, used primarily for laying in large amounts of color and blending. Mops: Mops have a large rounded shape that lays in large areas of color with a soft edge. Rounds: Smaller sizes are typically used for detail work and larger sizes tend to be used for washes and filling in color. Scrubbers/Scumblers: Use to rub out unwanted color, also useful for drybrush techniques and scumbling. Washes: A wide, flat brush used primarily to lay-in large amounts of color, to wet paper, or for blending.