Thursday, August 1, 2013

Angela's Result - Using One Brush

So I tried Nicole's Using One Brush exercise and here is the result!  The brush was the smeary square 69 brush that comes in the default 'square brushes' set in Photoshop.  The result was a surprising amount of texture in the blending that reminds me quite a lot of oil painting!

I'm absolutely loving sketching like this since the texture of the brush does a lot of the work for you and makes the sketch look a little more varied and layered than if I'd used a pencil emulator or hard round.  It forces you to be imprecise and to feel out your shapes with the eraser (which I also had set on the smeary square brush), which leaves a 'halo' of texture around your shapes which gives the image a nice subtle variance.

Definitely recommend trying it out for yourself!  This is definitely going to be my go-to brush for quick concepting now.