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    Brushes looks! [Serious help]

    Okay so here's the thing. I got a new Intuos 3, A4 tablet.

    Everythings pretty much fine it's just that the look of the brushes puts me off. I know that sounds strange.

    I made two very quick doodles [Just getting the tablet remember, hence the low quality] and they look like crap. I'm using the standard brush. It looks so...plain and it looks like a felt tip pen.

    I'm not sure to ask how to make or download a pencil looking brush because I don't know if that's what I want to be doing.

    What type of brush is good sketches, ect. Please help. Thank you!

    [The coloured one looks even worse, so bold. Yes, I was using the pressure settings.]

    http://i25.tinypic.com/28hlai8.png

     

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    Hello?

     

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    Just be patient and someone will answer.

    As for drawing with pencils goes on a tablet. Well....just draw with a real pencil. It's possible to fake the pencil looks with a tablet, but it'll never feel like a pencil. If you want to sketch with your tablet, you might want to lower the flow of the brush (in Photoshop) you're using. It might help. Don't really look for a pencil-ish brush for Photoshop. Just draw. You'll end up getting used to it

    And take note that your post doesn't belong in the fine art forums. Ca.org has a great Photoshop forum.

     

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    I always lower the flow.

    For example, here's another one.

    Looks too felt tip ish. It's annoying me.



     

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    opacity on brush pressure
    use a bigger brush for stroke economy

    you need to learn to draw with a pencil
    an a4 intuos and photoshop are superficial right now

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldliu View Post
    opacity on brush pressure
    use a bigger brush for stroke economy

    you need to learn to draw with a pencil
    an a4 intuos and photoshop are superficial right now
    ...how is it superficial?

    Edit: I always have brush pressure, size, opacity, flow.

    Last edited by Sarith; July 31st, 2009 at 09:50 AM.
     

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    You've actually really pissed me off. You better tell me why it is because I didn't buy a 250 pounds int 3 tablet for nothing

    Last edited by Sarith; July 31st, 2009 at 10:30 AM.
     

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    What has brush texture got to do with your tablet? (Hint, the answer's nothing).

    Ronaldliu is saying you need to understand the fundamentals of composition, form, colour, etc. before worrying too much about your brushes. Then, you can go into fine-tuning brushes to get the desired effects. Bearing in mind you'll need to post what software you're using, we're not psychic. And then post in the correct forum - Photoshop, Painter, whatever.

     

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    Just calm down, Sarith.

    I think what ronaldliu meant was that using Photoshop and a tablet to draw should come second. You're drawings will improve if you have a good foundation in traditional media. Since you're trying to mimic the pencil feel with the tables, he just simply implies you're pencil skills have to improve too. With that comes better sketching abilities in Photoshop as well.

     

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    relax Sarith, take the comments with a grain of salt

    Did you play around with all of the magenta parameters already?
    Did you use the green marked brushes?
    (the black square brush is a custom one from some CA thread)
    http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/4880/brushes.jpg
    and if you are still not satisfied, did you try to make a texture overlay or draw over a paper structure with a multiply setting on your layers?
    So many possibilities...

    Edit: wait, just noticed.. you actually didn't say what program you work with XD
    And I actually think the drawings are alright, no need to go back to pencil studies - you just have to learn how to make digital lines look good.

    Last edited by Kiera; July 31st, 2009 at 10:52 AM.
    I just took a break to post this.
    But sometimes I also draw stuff
     

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    Never once said I wanted it to look like a pencil

    and it's fine now.

     

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    Yeah, don't worry. You didn't waste money on your tablet. For one thing, even if there was some magic rule that said you have to be an ace with traditional media before you can go digital -- well, it's not as if your tablet's going to sprout legs and walk away in the meantime.

    (And for that matter, for all I know you ARE a pencil-drawing whiz. I haven't seen any of your pencil work.)

    Lucky for you, there is no such rule. You're free to dive head first into the digital realm if you want, traditional media be damned. The problem is that you're getting a bit ahead of yourself. Your frustration with the "look" of the brush has a lot more to do with your inexperience with digital media than any fault of the brush itself. I think you'd be in for quite a shock to see what can be done with the default round brush in the hands of a seasoned artist. In fact, some of the very best stick to that brush almost exclusively.

    General tips: set your brush size to vary with pen pressure, for varied line weight, and use as big a brush as possible at all times for better stroke economy, especially when blocking in value over your linework. On the other hand, you're free to go nuts experimenting with custom brushes, hand-made or downloaded, and there's plenty of resources on the net to teach you how to do that. HOWEVER, I'd strongly suggest you just stick to the default brush until you have developed your foundational skills a bit more.

    Anyway -- don't be mad. Just read, learn, and practice. Use this forum as a resource. Post your work in the sketchbook section and listen to advice, and you're sure to improve.

    Last edited by Lamp; July 31st, 2009 at 02:50 PM.
     

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    Sarith - You sure are ungrateful. They really wanted to help you and all you did was complain. I don't see one thank you.

    BTW, you did say you wanted a pencil looking brush, it's in the first post. -_-

     

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    Jeez why are you the one that's pissed off when the people that are trying to help you are the one's getting backlashed.

     

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    Your all pricks to be honest. Saying things like 'Yoou can dive head first into digital painting' Well guess what.

    FUCK YOU.

    All I ask for was small link to any better brushes and you all keep going on about how, basically, I suck. Presumming I need to learn to draw.

    No other newbie on this site will get that.

    Way to put me down. Can't beleive such bastards are on such a generic site. You'r infecting it. I'm gonna carry on trying to do better just to annoy all you
    idiots.

     

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    You have to be a troll, because no one can be this arrogant and illiterate (since no one said you sucked).

     

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    I'm gonna keep trying to get better so you fucks won't get what you want.

     

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    I don't think brush selection is the problem here...

     

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    Calm down dude. Everyone here was trying to help.

    This was made using a simple hard round brush!

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    I'm learning a program similar to PS and it has it's own challenges like any media. Grow up and stop bad mouthing everyone- I'm probably older than your mother, so keep a civil tongue. If you want to learn you have to experiment like everyone else Brushes aren't some holy Grail that will make everything right. Everyone is different and approaches it in a different manner. I presume you are not a robot, so don't expect magical answers.


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    That's pretty sad tbh. You make fun of somone more because they got angry you made fun of them.

    Stop and take alook at yourself.

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarith View Post
    Your all pricks to be honest. Saying things like 'Yoou can dive head first into digital painting' Well guess what.

    FUCK YOU.

    All I ask for was small link to any better brushes and you all keep going on about how, basically, I suck. Presumming I need to learn to draw.

    No other newbie on this site will get that.
    It's not your art that's the problem, it's your attitude. You won't take any notice, your sort never do, but one day you'll realise in order to improve you need to have the right attitude.

    I'll go fuck myself now, but think on.

     

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    My brush changes with my attitude.

    Nice.

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah Bradley View Post
    Could get a new one out of this. Post #4 looks promising...

     

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    Yeah just ignore me because you know I'm right.

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarith View Post
    My brush changes with my attitude.

    Nice.
    Ah so I see! your attitude was terrible and your strokes were even worse. Nice one.

     

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