Simply Simmons is a line of quality brushes for students, amateurs and professionals made in the Daler-Rowney factory in the Dominican Republic. The name Simply Simmons comes from the original brand Robert Simmons, offering superior quality at a single price point. Angular Brights/Shaders: Used for tight shading and curved strokes. Brights/Blenders: Length and width of brush is generally squared. Similar to flats, but shorter hairs make a stiffer brush. Dagger Striper/Sword: Long chisel edge for easy, fine lines. Vary pressure for thick-to-thin ribbon effect. Fans: Brush fibers are spread out making it useful for subtle blending and for textural effects. Filberts: Create a softer edge than a flat or bright. Flats: Longer hairs than a bright, this brush has more flex and a large color carrying capability.Grainer/Comb/Ridge: A Grainer/Comb/Ridge produce a repetitive pattern of thin lines. Liners: Similar to rounds, but with longer hairs. Liners have a large color carrying capacity and makes long, fluid strokes. Rounds: Smaller sizes are typically used for detail work and larger sizes tend to be used for washes and filling in color. Strokes: Strokes have long, rectangular ends, a large color carrying capacity and create long, fluid strokes. Washes: A wide, flat brush used primarily to lay-in large amounts of color, to wet paper, or for blending.