Video tutorial: Mangusta UNICO Paintbrush Series

This video tutorial shows the features of the Mangusta paintbrushes from Unico brush series, and helps you to learn how to use them. The highly soft Mangusta fibre has slow water release, very high absorption, and is suitable for very diluted and thin colours, such as watercolour, diluted acrylic, or oil in very thin layers.

Mangusta Paintbrushes from UNICO Paintbrush Series: features and suggested painting techniques
The Mangusta series is made of a very soft fiber with slow water release and very high absorption to be used in very diluted and thin colours, such as watercolor, diluted acrylic, or oil in very light layers.

Test of the Mangusta paintbrushes on magic paper: round tip, flat tip, cat's tongue tip
The magic paper test is done to see, first of all, the types of reactions the brush tip has: with the round tip, a change in pressure changes from a slight line to a fully rounded sign. With the flat tip, we can make calligraphic signs that go from a wide base to a very thin one. With the cat’s tongue tip, we can make strokes that go from being very round and wide to very thin ones.

Test of the Mangusta paintbrushes with ink on paper
The effect and visible results of the Mangusta brush’s various tips can be seen using a paper towel and black Indian ink.

Test of the Mangusta paintbrushes with watercolor on paper
Mangusta fiber's high absorbent capacity can be seen in this technical watercolor test: using a round brush to coat the background and dilute it with plenty of water. And then continue with the thinner tips in order to create thin-lined and accurate strokes in the foreground.

Test of the Mangusta paintbrushes with acrylic paint on canvas
Mangusta brushes are ideal with very diluted acrylic colours, that allow creating both full, flat, and very deep patterns, as well as emphasizing all the details of our work with the thinner tips. The extreme softness of the fibres assures that no trace is left in the colored material.

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