Super convenient for artists on the go, self-moistening water brushes are just paintbrushes with a water reservoir in the shaft: you simply fill up a water brush and get to work. Water brushes are perfect for aquarelle-style painting in watercolor or aquatint. They can be used with watercolor pens and pencils, or with powdered or solid pigment to avoid the mess and hassle of extra tools. They are also a must-have addition to any pocket watercolor kit for plein air painting. Browse our roundup below to find the best brush for you.
1. Arteza Water Brush Set
Arteza’s six-pack of water brushes includes fine-, medium-, and broad-tip brushes that are perfect for artists on the go. The durable nylon brush tips hold their shape to ensure precise mark making. You can fill the barrel with either water or ink and use the “EZ squeeze” design to control the flow. Convenient to transport, easy to clean and use, these brushes are a no-brainer add-on to any artist’s tool kit.
2. Artify Water Brush Pen Set
Artify’s water brush set includes three point-tip brush pens and three-flat tip brush pens. This new design holds twice as much water as the product it replaces. The nylon brush tips don’t spray, spread, or smear, and the easy-to-squeeze barrel and valve system allows you to control the flow of water. Useful for solid watercolors, powdered pigment, and watercolor pencils, pens, and markers, these self-moistening brushes spread and smooth colors beautifully.
3. Ohuhu Water Coloring Brush Pens
Ohuhu’s set of six self-moistening brushes includes point-tip and flat-tip brush pens in small, medium, and large sizes. The nylon-fiber brush tips keep their shape to ensure precise mark making. You can fill the barrel with either water or ink and squeeze it to control flow. Easy to clean and easy to use, these brushes are a convenient alternative to classic paintbrushes.
4. MozArt Supplies Water Brush Pens
MozArt Supplies’ set of six water brushes are perfect for use with watercolor paints, pencils, pens, and markers. The brush tips are made of durable nylon fibers and come in different sizes: fine, medium, round, and flat. The squeezable barrel allows you to easily control ink and water flow by increasing or decreasing pressure. Lightweight and portable, these are an essential tool for blending watercolors without the need for a cup of water.
5. Art-n-Fly Water Brush Pen Set
Art-n-Fly’s water brush pen set includes six brushes with fine, medium, and broad tips. Built to last, the sturdy nylon brush tips will hold their point even after extensive use. The barrels are easy to fill, and the rubber squeeze grip valve system allows for precise control over water and ink flow.