The Academy Natural brushes feature stained wood handles. They are made of soft animal hairs. The natural flags ensure even strokes and excellent color carrying qualities. These student grade brushes for watercolor combine quality craftsmanship at an affordable price. They are particularly matched to the Grumbacher Academy Watercolor paints. The Rounds feature a round ferrule with a round or pointed brush tip. These brushes are great for detail, washes, fills, and depending on the pressure used, thin or thick lines. The point of a round is used for fine detail.