To complete the reply on this ask
These are the brushes and brush’s settings I use in SAI more often.
I add texture to the brushes and the ones I use more often are the following (links for download/buy included):
Hope this helps, please feel free to ask if you’ve any doubt.
PS: Sorry that tumblr makes the post so crappy, but the images are just fine, just clickity click.
brush i’ve been using in sai. i used it to draw that warm-up doodle i posted the other day.
i made a brush and i really liked it, so i wanted to share it with all you guys!
The Smooth Jazz Brush for SAI
yes, the name of the brush is inspired by, you’ve guessed it : me listening to SMOOTH JAZZ on youtube
some info about this brush :
- it goes light to dark depending on how much pressure you put on the pen
- really wavy i bet it’ll be nice to use when drawing water or waves or something
- i don’t suggest using a really tiny size like anything below 9px
- i kind of don’t suggest using it to color in bases manually [unless you use the bucket tool or a more rounder brush], but it blends pretty nicely
- all these settings should already be on sai in whatever version you use
enjoy! ( ^ q ^ )b
For people curious about my settings
1. I use the brush tool for almost everything, even for lineart. Easy for rough sketching.
2. Blending, works better with a texture thrown in.
3. Flat brush gets you a semi painterly look, wonderful for laying down color and whatnot.
4. Overlay abuse, I actually do most of my color blending with them haha
Brushes downloaded from here I believe
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I need this in my ref tag, decided to post it
Just as I answered in a previous ask, majority of my works included experimenting so this is probably far from being the actual right way to achieve DR style but it’s what I did so ahaha sorry :v
I used Sai.
<—Soft line brush—Flat brush—Airbrush—Eraser—>
Soft line- Used for sketching, colouring, painting. You’ll need to be familiar with the pressure sensitivity when blending so better get a feel for when to press hard to get solid colours. Adjust the min size depending on where you’re using it, eg. at 0 for fine lines.
Flat brush- The whooshy effect lines. Again, adjust min size to your preference; set to 0 to get the pointy flick stroke.
Airbrush- Didn’t use it on John but tried on Jane. Mostly on her face to give it that glowing kinda look. Else, mostly used for minor adjustments of colours and extra blending.
Eraser- Self explanatory, adjust density to fit your needs. 20% then stroke a couple of times to get the whispy lines. I Used 80-90% for normal erasures
After sketching, added rough shading, then the base colours on a different layer underneath the sketch. I just flattened it afterwards and worked on one layer all through out.
I went and redid a lot of parts as I progressed.
For after effects, moved it to photoshop: duplicated the whole thing -> gaussian blur -> set blur layer to linear burn at 25% opacity
Also added a pattern overlay on the original layer: greyscale paper (kraft paper) -> Overlay at 45%
So these are the brushes I use in SAI. Most of the time, I’ll use a combination of all of them! The medium and soft brushes work well with the hard blend, but if you’re looking for a softer blend, the watercolour brush works really well.
Brush Settings 1: Water colour
Brush Settings 2: Soft Brush / Line
Brush Settings 3: Medium Brush
Brush Settings 4: Hard Brush
Brush Settings 5: Hard Blend
MY PROCESS TO BLENDING:
After putting down your unblended colours(often I’ll use the pen tool for this, but sometimes I’ll put down colours with the medium brush), select a small brush. Starting in your highlights, work in circular motions moving outwards. Do the same with all your highlights, midtones, and shadows.
- Go over a hard or medium blend(medium brush is also medium blend) with a soft blend(watercolour) in a low opacity(10-40%), for a more polished look.
- The Soft brush works well as a lineart brush for those who like soft linearts. It tends to make thicker lineart.
Experiment and see what you like the most! Everyone is free to use these settings.
putting this on here, finally ~ ^q^