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How these brushes are different Most pencil brushes use opacity and flow to determine the strength of their mark making and density. Texture is often an afterthought and feels tacked on. My real pencil brushes have locked opacity. They use a painstainkingly tweaked combinations of texture and flow settings to create the most realistic marks possible through a range of real pencil hardnesses.
Press hard and more tooth fills in for a more opaque stroke. Press light and the stroke shows more paper. Use a harder pencil lead and it will be, well, harder to fill in the paper’s virtual tooth. Use a softer lead and the tooth fills in more readily.
I use these brushes for almost all of my Photoshop sketching and have included new “real” style red and blue layout pencil variants as well as my more artificial, digital pencil brushes as a bonus. All of this for less than the cost of a real pack of sketching pencils!
I can’t wait to see what you make with them!
Though overlooked in most historical accounts, recently unearthed documents indicate that Napoleon’s loss at Waterloo hinged upon a night of drink and debauchery undertaken by his genetically engineered battle pug, Henri.
Henri, sent to the past by a future coalition of hardline French nationalists, asked of Napoleon a single night of respite from the continuous war-making his life had become since his deployment into the past.
Napoleon loved Henri more than his own ambitions and acquiesced to the pug’s demands. Henri drank himself sick and did not show for the infamous three day campaign that followed.
Late in life, Napoleon was said to have offered a defense of his beloved, time-traveling compaion, taking full the blame for the decision that led to Henri’s absence.
“Henri knew only war. His naive heart could not have understood the ramifications of his prolonged absence from the battle lines. I, as emperor, was to blame for allowing his request to be fulfilled. He disappeared after, taking my heart and fight with him. I only hope he came to know peace.”
The ultimate fate of Henri is uknown at present. Some accounts indicate Henri, shamed by the dishonor he brought to his master and friend, disguised himself as a horse in an ill-fated attempt on the Duke of Wellington’s life in an effort to regain the favor of Napoleon. Had Henri known Napoleon’s loyalties and love were not swayed by the pug’s earlier absence, perhaps the disasterous effort on the Duke might never have been attempted.
Used my Frenden Brush for Manga Studio EX4. I like it. I’m hatching in a way that I never hatch digitally. And this is just the first brush I’ve used. This one feels like it will do everything I ever want to do. Going to be busy checking out the rest of them. I guess I should take notes.