Here’s the scratch pad from yesterday’s brush experiments in the workshop. These are scrawlings from a number of different unpublished Photoshop brushes that I am working on. About half of them are oil impasto brushes, the rest are natural media or gouache brushes. (Visit the blog post to zoom in and explore the detail of the brush strokes by holding/tapping to magnify)
Perhaps more interesting though, the background is a paper texture (a seamless tile) that is also part of an upcoming series of papers and art surfaces that I am creating. They are PSD files that include several layers and settings to enhance the effect of the paper. The idea is to affect the appearance of the digital ink or paint, simulating real world phenomena such as surface depth, absorption and media pooling and not merely a background over which colour is applied. I plan to release the first ones for free on the site, starting soon (next week?) I will make a special page in the resources where freebies such as these will be available to download. Stay tuned to the blog for updates
A very crunchy dry ink brush with a rough speckled edge texture and a sparse dry-bush cover at low pressure. With a fairly wide breadth this brush makes a good sketching brush.[/twocol_one_last]
A soft oil brush with a fairly wide opacity range and a medium amount of range in width from minimum to maximum stylus pressure. At low pressure, this brush has a more dilute fill than some of the other more pasty opaque oil brushes which makes it a more subtle tone brush but still with the signature oily blotchiness and at the highest pressure it has a sharp crisp edge.[/twocol_one_last]
If you have purchased a lot of brushes you know that your downloads list on your account page can get quite long and downloading all of them could be a bit time consuming if not tedious. Now you can download all your purchased brushes (new and archived) in one go! Just select all the brushes you want to download and click on the “download all files” button and you can download all your brushes at once in one zip file.