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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-22 7:00 pm   Permalink

Digital brushes are different than real world brushes. In the SketchClub app you can design a brush as a stamp or as an element that can be manipulated many different ways. Using a simple image, you can create natural elements in an image. All the grass and other vegetation in my past images started as brushes I made myself. Here is a kinda leafy brush.



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-22 7:03 pm   Permalink

Start my image with a rough brush stroke of a simple paint brush shape.



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-22 7:05 pm   Permalink

A little shading and highlights.



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-22 7:08 pm   Permalink

Using the leafy brush I make something tropical.



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-22 7:11 pm   Permalink

It took a cleanup and shaping to get something that looks like a palm. Some background using some other homemade brushes.



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-22 7:16 pm   Permalink

Some water, some clouds, and sky. Can smell the salt air.



 
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mp
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Posted: 2013-05-22 10:58 pm   Permalink

Good work Gene! How about a Bumatay Tiki under that tree?

 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-23 10:02 pm   Permalink

Thanks much mp ... sorry I don't think I can afford a real Bumatay tiki ... I was disappointed to not see your Royal Gaurd in your post... that sure would have classed up this thread a lot .....

 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-23 10:06 pm   Permalink

I really don't know much about palms, there just are not that many here in the cold middle, but I do know there are several varieties. Some have a rough trunk. That called for another brush.



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-23 10:13 pm   Permalink

It is not just how good your brush looks but how you use it. There are brush controls that allow you to stroke it onto the canvas lots of different ways. The left example is a scatter stroke. Best used for texturing. The middle is an even stroke spaced out a bit. Maybe a necklace. Also note that there is a taper to the stroke. There are lots of other ways to affect how the stroke looks. The one on the right has the brush elements touching each other. Does it look like anything?



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-23 10:15 pm   Permalink

Back on gray again.



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-23 10:17 pm   Permalink

Some color and shading.



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-23 10:21 pm   Permalink

Another leaf brush.



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-23 10:24 pm   Permalink

More leaf



 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-23 10:26 pm   Permalink

Kinda like a leaf.



 
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