Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Watercolor brushes

A comment in the previous post on brushes made me think I should examine the "Real Watercolor" brushes more closely, but with the proper expectations (ie. unexpected results are okay).  So I did, and I didn't try anything too crazy with them, but I like them better in that context.  Making multiple watercolor layers at once is nice.  The watercolor eraser is awful, though.  This was done for the Avalanche blog:
I still like the digital watercolors better though.  This was a drawing session a week or two ago.

5 comments:

  1. You can get relatively nice watercolor likeness in photoshop too. I tried using lot of multiply layers and drawing with light values, like many layers on real paper.
    And check this:
    http://jeff-stahl.blogspot.com/
    and this:
    http://www.cofcircles.blogspot.com/
    for example.

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  2. Trying to get used to those brushes as well as the real oils. Mixed success on my end. Hope to hear more of your thoughts and experimentations in future.

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  3. Reading the comments, I can't help but feel like actual real painting sounds easier. But your results seem effective - probably because they're YOUR results.

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  4. For me "Real watercolors" are very useful to create textures and escape a bit from a strict digital rendering, helps to add some tooth. It was used this way in The Illusionnist (Chomet's animated film), quite nicely.
    I also love "digital watercolors" for the perfect control you can have on values and color.

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