Art Pen Brushes

This brush category was added in the Painter IX.5 upgrade and at the same time an art marker pen was added to the Wacom range, so to get the very best out of these brushes you may wish to purchase this additional pen. The examples shown here were created using the standard pen.

There are a range of different styles available, several will use the grain texture quite successfully, these include the ones with Grainy in their name. Grainy Calligraphy and Soft Flat Oils will smear the picture rather well giving a very attractive texture. Tapered Gouache is the only one which shows any significant brush marks, it sprays the brush marks outwards when the pressure sensitive pen is angled to one side.

Worn Oil Pastel
Chair Oil Pastel Drawings

Figure 3.9

The old chair.

Figure 3.9

The old chair.

The brush used for this picture was the Soft Flat Oils which has given it a very soft flowing appearance. The default brush has a high Bleed value of 70% which means that as the brush clones imagery from the original picture, it also smears and blends the new picture information with any imagery already on the canvas.

The brush has 70% Bleed but only 20% Resaturation which means that it smears more than it paints. By adjusting these two sliders on the Properties bar we can alter the amount of paint and smearing at any time.

The initial painting was created using the default settings, then the Bleed was increased and the Resaturation decreased to smooth out many of the irregular marks.

The picture was cloned with large brush sizes initially and then smaller ones to bring in more detail. To complete the picture the brush size was increased once again and was painted with a low opacity over the detail to blend it better with the less-defined areas.

Figure 3.10

Detail.

Figure 3.10

Detail.

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