When it comes to painting grasses, tree branches, animal fur, flower stems and even some leaf shapes, I’ve not found a brush that works better.
The name “rigger” supposedly came from the brush’s original purpose; its narrow shape was created as a specialty brush to paint the rigging lines on sailing vessels and ships. Since then, artists have used it for a myriad of purposes.
Because of a rigger’s precise line application, these brushes can also be used to produce a pretty script. In fact, many manufacturers call these brushes “script” or “liner” brushes. Since there are no industry standards regarding brush names, sizes, and shapes, any long and narrow bristled brush can be used as a rigger.
Short handle. Recommended for acrylics, watercolours & gouache.