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    Do you have a personal "magic" tool?

    (I don't mean a wacom tablet.. we all love it :p )

    I am curious how many of us have 1 tool which they pretty much out considerably. Do you have one tool which is like an extension of your arm? Almost.. magic like?


    For me, i have found that in Painter the "Tint" brush is pretty much all i use now. For me at least, that brush is fricken magical.
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    Umm...I have a tool, but it's not on the computer

    c'mon, someone else would've said it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfwalls
    Umm...I have a tool, but it's not on the computer

    c'mon, someone else would've said it
    I was so about to. Magic tool that I out considerably. Sweeeet.

    I can't honestly say theres any ONE tool I rely lean on more than any other, aside from maybe some custom PS brushes.

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    In Painter, it's the Variable Splatter Airbrush
    In Photoshop, it's a hard edged custom bristle brush.
    In the "real world," well...I don't " it" as much as "share it" with those of truly discriminating tastes...

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    My mechanical Pencil...its pure magic...i cant think of sketching without it ^^ its almost a natural extension of my arm

    oh and of course the other "pencil" males normally have
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    My wooden 2B pencil. I have it with me EVERYWHERE. The plain, old good 2B in wood, what more can one ask for... I can't use a mech, even, the wooden is such an integrated part of me.
    "The fact that no one understands you doesn't make you an artist"

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    Es fließt durch meine Venen, Es schläft in meinen Tränen
    Es läuft mir aus den Ohren, Herz und Nieren sind Motoren


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    *secretly calls the guys in the white suits"

    Yeah dfacto...a nice....flare....you have here....
    *hopes that they arrive soon*
    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae
    "Art is the physical result of your soul battling with your intellect to the death...with a sharp pencil..."
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    I knew sooner or later this thread was gunna turn rude....
    ~Lover~

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfacto
    thats pure evil..
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    The Sharpen tool. I've whored it to the ends of the world and back.
    "Life isn't how many breaths you take, it's the moments that take your breath away."

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    Sometimes you just have to steal something.



    I have a magic tool.


    It is not a lensflare.






    Do you have a personal "magic" tool?

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    Langnickel 5590s

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    the diffuse blur tool from painter (for working with textures (blurring single areas) at high resolutions)
    some custom painting papers for painter
    my inkpen...

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    0.3 Mech pen

    and

    0.05 pigment liner

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    wooden EB steadler pencil. They stopped making it and I'm using it carefully.

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    The hidden "auto draw" tool in photoshop.
    It's only available in photoshop X beta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by egerie
    wooden EB steadler pencil. They stopped making it and I'm using it carefully.
    Should stock up, i found a few sets online.
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    Pentel RSVP Ballpoint pen, .03 mech pencil and anything Staedtler. There's something about that company's stuff that I like... especially their pigment liners and fine point markers.

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    The glow brush owns your collective souls.

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    i have these mechanical pencils i seriously have dreams about. they're these zebra mechanical pencils. they were given to me by an ex girlfriend, but that has no bearing on the what's it called... the uh.... sentimental value of them.

    i lost one of the three, they're identical... but i have had dreams, joyous dreams, lately, of finding the third one. waking up and realising something so seemingly insignificant was a dream is actually a little bit disappointing. anyway, tah.
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    Tools of choice for portrait making:

    Ebony pencil
    HB pencil (for light sketching)
    click erasers (fine point and standard)
    white plastic eraser
    eraser shield
    6B graphite sticks (for blending backgrounds...seriously the first step in the process)
    Circle template
    Ruler (with U.S. and metric units)

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    Charcoal and soft rubber. (oh yeah, my fingers too)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Blue
    Should stock up, i found a few sets online.
    *GASP* ! linklinklink

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    I've got one of those Pilot Dr Grip Pen/0.2 MechPencils. You know the really fat ones. I've had it since 8th grade and the Pen has long since run out of ink, but it's the only Pencil I ever use.

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    digital, its burn/dodge.

    in that real life thing, good ol sanford black uniball pen.

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    Lightbulb Tools

    This is my first post here I just found out this place on my vacation on a google search.

    I've been searching for the ultimate tool for years which maybe silly but I seriously wanted to get into comic books for the longest time. I still would but I just don't have the time to fill 11x17 pages with ink and expect to get some kinda compensation out of it.

    Right now I'm using a standard .5mm Helix drafting pencil on 300 series smooth strathmore Bristol. But I found out a really good mechanical pencil from the old style Pentel Quicker clicker the new one has a rubber grip which I complained about to Pentel of America.They stopped making them in 1999 without the rubber grip that is. They go for big bucks on ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=7521356781


    Someone needs to give this guy a job he's a ex: magic the gathering artist
    who goes by the name Quinton Hoover. Wizards of the Coast just kinda dropped him in the early 1990s so Wizards of the coast just started including more digital art in their Magic card sets.
    Which I don't find is any better then Hand drawn art. Hand drawn art will never be replaced all of those all slick manga photoshop wacom kiddies.

    http://comicartfans.com/GalleryDetail.asp?GCat=197

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    I like drawing with Painters pencil/thick and thin and pastel/round x soft.

    Also, in real life, Pentel makes a brush pen that is orgasmic.

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