Waterbrush Refill Syringe
I love sketching with waterbrushes in the field. They help keep my Art Toolkit simple, and I don’t have to worry about carrying traditional brushes and water containers. Still, waterbrushes can be a hassle to refill without spilling water, which I’m especially mindful of when I’m out hiking where water is scarce. My solution is to carry a small 3ml syringe to help transfer water from my water bottle to brush without losing a drop. I am happy to announce that I now to offer a waterbrush refill syringe in my shop.
It’s approximately 3″ when closed with a 3/8″ plastic tip (no needle!) that fits perfectly in a waterbrush barrel.
I keep my syringe in one of the small rear pockets of my Art Toolkit so I’ve always got it with me.
I love hearing about off-beat tools to use in the field. Let me know any favorites you’ve discovered!
9 Responses to “Waterbrush Refill Syringe”
I used a syringe to add water to my paints but switched to a spray bottle as it was more efficient. I almost threw my syringe out the other day. Thanks for sharing your tip with us. What a great way to refill my water brush in the field.
You’re welcome! I also have a small spray bottle, they’re great tools. I think mine came from a set of complimentary hotel toiletries. Cheers, Maria
I was thrilled to read about this tiny tool and doubly thrilled because I had 3 in my medicine box (left overs from my grandchildren’s meds). Have had them for years without knowing how I would use them. WOOHOO! Now I have one on my art table and one in my art kit. So cool.
I use one of these, along with a blunt needle, to refill my Niji water brushes. I think the Niji design offers better control compared to the Pentel Aquash version, but the Niji design has a tiny opening for the water, so using a syringe with a blunt needle to refill the water reservoir is a must.
I like the oblong barrel of the Aquash which prevents them from rolling away. I agree that the Niji are trickier to fill, but they are beautiful brushes as well. The large flat Niji version is my favorite.
Why does your Art Tool Kit have rings? I don’t see that cover on the website!
This was an early Art Toolkit version that we’ve since discontinued.
I am in love with the art toolkit and in particular the small palette. In the photo above, a ring binder is included in the kit. I would love to know what brand this ring binder is from and where it can be purchased. It fits perfectly in the kit.
I’m sorry! This was a custom binder that we’ve since discontinued.