Neptune brushes are truly amazing! They are able to absorb an incredible amount of water. They are very soft, yet surprisingly, they hold their shape. You can make large, broad washes of color with the upmost ease using the # 2 Flat Wash. The rounds provide great control with the line weight and mark-making. The Neptune brushes rival or outperform the natural hair brushes. These synthetic watercolor brushes have excellent durability brushes and are very economical compared to natural hair brushes.