This week’s free Photoshop brush is a dry yet silky gouache brush with an even opacity distribution, ramping up smoothly from semi-transparent to opaque this natural, medium fibered brush has an easily controllable flow and even tapering making it versatile as both a fill and a drawing brush.
I’m working on a set of Photoshop cloud brushes for the new year, this fluffy cumulus brush will be given away free in this week’s GrutBrushes newsletter, in your email either today or tomorrow. Don’t get the newsletter? Sign up or Register here and you’ll be subscribed
This Photoshop Charcoal brush with a lot of hand made paper fiber texture is new in the shop today. The lines at the top left are pure unadultarated ‘as is’ strokes whereas the rest have been shaped and carved with erasers.
Some Photoshop Gouache brushes that I am working on. I like to work on a few different brushes of one type at a time so that I can see how they work together before I publish them. This is an attempt to get some kind of cohesiveness and continuity within a series of brushes. It’s not easy and I lose that battle more often than I’d like to and while there will always be an outsider brush or two (three?) within a set, by fine tuning them in small groups in the workshop I hope to minimise that.
If one Gouache brush is working for you on a project, but to finish up that last section you need a brush that is just a tad drier, perhaps one that shows a few more bristle marks for a grander dramatic flourish, well I hope to have you covered.
I’ve added a new oil impasto brush to the shop tonight ‘Sugar knife‘ Although it applies much like a traditional brush, the texture is more Palette knife-like with it’s layered flat slabs of paint. I promise a break from the oil brushes tomorrow when I will be adding the first pencil in what seems like forever. I hope to get out a set of various pencils within the next month or so.
Here are some of the new brushes added to the shop in the first two weeks of December. These are all free to GrutBrushes Art-Brushes Multi-Set owners still in the free trial period and of course, all Art Brushes complete members.
If last month was a charcoal brush month, this month may be a bit heavy on the oil Impasto brushes but I can’t keep them in the workshop much longer and they are really best when you use a bunch of them together in a painting. Variety of strokes as well as actual brushes presets is the secret to using the Impasto brushes to good effect. The four here now make a total of about 6 oil impasto brushes in the shop. By the end of March I hope and expect there to be about 20 or so available.
Not forgotten, I also added Molt Vinyl and Timpany Dee, both watery ink and watercolour brushes. Molt Vinyl is this week’s free Photoshop brush of the week so grab it while you can
This week’s free GrutBrush is “Molt Vinyl” A thick ink that just won’t sink in. Like painting with ink on stone, this Photoshop ink brush applies thickly, but spreads across the surface, staining slightly and leaving pools of fingerprint sized smudgy ink stains. You can download this week’s free Photoshop brush until next Monday when, as always, there will be a new one waiting for you. grutbrushes.com/freebrush