This brush features very soft bristles and is perfect for a technique referred to as "wash". For birds, paint the feet in your usual manner. Once dry, thin a darker oil based stain approximately 10 to 1 and brush over the painted feet. The darker thinned stain will settle into all cracks and prints, adding a realistic appearance. This brush can be used not only for painting but comes in handy for dusting those hard to reach places on your point.