I really like these paints. The brushes are craft brushes, but they are long lasting. I've had a set of them for well over a year and they are still going strong. The little purple one is one of my favorite brushes of all time! The paints in this set are great too! I use them straight out of the tube for painting directly on the canvas, but I also use them mixed with a pouring medium for acrylic pour paintings! They mix great and the pigment is strong. This is a great little art set for anyone working with acrylics!