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On the go with the new waterbrush

The three-piece waterbrush impresses with ideal proportions and easy handling. Its compact size makes it the perfect companion for on the move. The integrated grooves and wedgeshaped design on the cap side can be used for scratch and scraping techniques. The high-quality synthetic hairs are soft and pliable and hold large amounts of paint. The tip remains dimensionally stable even after intensive use. Secure hold and fatigue-free work are guaranteed with the ergonomically shaped grip zone.

The fully water soluble Faber-Castell artists' pencils create a perfect symbiosis with the waterbrush. The waterbrush transforms roughly drawn lines into smooth transitions (soft drawing) in the blink of an eye.


Glazing adds controlled depth to a picture layer on layer. Each layer of colour must dry before the next colour is applied. The layers of colour let the colours below shine through and mix with them optimally.

Wash · Wet-on-Wet

Generous amounts of water are used with both these techniques. The colours flow into each other in a uncontrolled and artistic way. For the wash technique, the paint is applied on dry paper, with the wet-on-wet technique, the paper is dampened with clean water before the paint is applied so that the colours run even more.


The paint is applied superficially using an almost dry brush, the pigments remain on the top layer of the paper grain. A structured paper surface is an advantage for this technique.

These techniques can be achieved with artists’ watercolour pencils and with all conventional watercolours (pot or tube).

Colour spritzing

Colour spritzing can be used to create an unparalleled sense of airiness in watercolour artworks. For this technique, the tip of the brush is run over the lead of the coloured pencil in short, quick upwards and downwards motions so that paint splatters land directly on the picture. Different results can be created by varying the water quantity and the distance from the picture.

Scraping technique

The sophisticated cap offers a range of interesting design options.

With the wedge-shaped side of the cap, the dissolved paint can be moved easily over the paper to create unusual structures like with a paint knife.

Scratching technique

The integrated grooves on the cap are perfect for creative effects: The damp paper can be scored to add strong highlights to the picture with line patterns in various forms.

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