I was contacted by LJ's Creation to see if I was interested in a set of brushes so I could review them in one of my painting videos. I accepted and was sent the Basic Nylon Set. It came in an envelope, wrapped in green paper. They also wrote me a small letter:
I was so excited to try them out when I received them in the mail, I decided to do the video the same day. So I drew up a quick small wine sketch on a 8x10 canvas board. I started painting shortly after and was live on facebook for it:
Here is my review results:
These are really nice brushes. I was a little unsure in the beginning because I received them in a flimsy envelope and wasn't sure how well they would fair from the mail transport but I was impressed once I opened them. They were in perfect condition. They came in a soft plastic case with a card board insert to hold them in place. The cardboard has care instructions on the back which is nice because most of the time, brushes dont have care instructions. Brushes require care to keep their shape and prevent paint from drying on them.
The brushes are well made and feel great in my hand. I love long brushes and these were long. This is more of a personal preference, but I feel like when they are long, you have more room to move your hand around and it adds to the balance of the brush which is essential for control.
The biggest selling point for me was how nicely they spread the paint. It was smooth and even. I have a few brushes that aren't as smooth which in certain situations is perfect, but if you're needing a smooth coat, having that textured look will not work. These brushes did a very nice and smooth coat. It didn't have strong brush strokes.
They are also very light weight which is big because when the brush is heavy you are not only trying to keep control while painting but then you are also fighting the weight of the brush. These brushes were light weight and very easy to control. The bristles are soft but also hard, which adds to the control.
The set comes with 6 brushes, and I tried 5 out of the 6. The one I did not use was the fan brush and thats only because the painting I was working with didn't need a fan brush, But I plan on doing another video on the brushes since this one was on a canvas board, I want to test them on an actual wrap around canvas.
To sum up my review, I highly recommend these brushes. If Nylon isn't your bristle of choice, they do have a weasel hair set called "The Filbert series". If you are a watercolor painter, they have watercolor pens!
These brushes are great quality and are perfect for any level of painter.
You can check them out at:
Website: LJs Creations
Follow them at:
Instagram: Creative Colors Shop
Facebook: LJs Creations
The "Basic Nylon Series" is $19.97
The "Filbert Series" is $29.97
and the Watercolor Pens are $29.97
Thank you for reading! Let me know what you think in the comments!