Pencils

The Pencil brush category, not surprisingly, consists of thin brushes suitable for sketching. Here I have used them all as cloners but they may be more successful to use as simple pencils.

Several of the variants use the Build-up method so they will get darker as the brush continues to paint. If you want to avoid this you could use the Grainy Cover Pencil as this works differently.

Both the Greasy Pencil and the Oily Variable Pencil smear the image so are less accurate in making clones. All the Pencils interact well with the paper grain.

Sketching Pencil

Figure 3.81

Bullock.

Figure 3.81

Bullock.

This picture was painted with the Grainy Cover Pencil variant, the brush size was around 3.0-5.0 for most of the picture, with the opacity at 100%.

The picture was intended to look like a pencil sketch and this brush gave a hard finish to the brush strokes. The Clone Color option was used with the other settings on default.

When the head was finished a larger brush size, around 10.0 with a lower opacity of 10% was used for the body of the bullock.

Light texture was added to the bottom of the picture to give the impression of ground for the animal to lie on, this was cloned using Rough Charcoal as the paper grain.

Finally Surface Texture was added based on the image luminance and in addition another texture using three-dimensional brush strokes, which gave the picture more body.

Figure 3.82

An early stage.

Original photograph.

Figure 3.82

An early stage.

Figure 3.83

Original photograph.

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