A small update on the brushes I use. It’s been a year since I posted my last set and I don’t use the majority of those brushes anymore, so here’s some new one, since some people been asking. // [download here]


Complete Rahll/Reid Southen Photoshop Brushset


“Please visit this video to learn the setup:

These brushes are for Photoshop, and the above video will explain the setup and format of the brushes, which need to display as large thumbnails, with 9 brushes per row.

They are a combination of brushes I’ve made myself and those culled from friends, colleagues, and other great artists. A lot of them might have bizarre names, but they’re all categorized so it shouldn’t be a problem.

Enjoy, and I hope it helps!”

I was playing around with a new brushset, and ended up drawing Nico for the first time ever. About time too, because I love this poor mess of a child so much I already made him a playlist.

Take It to the Grave // LISTEN

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I’ve been asked about my brush settings on my FB page but I guess I should post it here too so here it is! This is what I usually go with. All of them are custom brush I downloaded

marker brush -
sai water brush - (you’ll have to purchase this one)
Line brush - I downloaded from the official Clip Studio Paint website.

Hope this helps :3♥

I had a few inquiries on how that last drawing was made to look like it was done in traditional media.  So I figured I’d share a little bit on how it was done.

After I had the initial linework done (done with Shiyoon’s SUMI BRUSH) , I used a fat water color brush from Kyle Webster’s Watercolor brushset to put in the big gray washes ( I think it was called WET N WILD brush).  I went back in and “melted” some the linework in places so that it wasn’t sharp all the way around.  I saw that in Searle’s work, where his wash would bleed over the linework, the water would dilute the line a little bit.  I used the smudge tool for that , and in Kyle’s brushset again, he had special brushes that melted it different ways, which is pretty incredible.  Then , where there were solid blacks,  I went in with a spatter brush to mimic the quill leakage.  In the end , I overlayed the whole image with a toothy paper texture which really shows up in the wash, breaks up the values in the solid line work  , and works well with texture of the brushes.  The last step was adding a subtle noise filter to make it feel aged.

So thats about it,  I don’t have mastery of the tools to do this traditionally like the master, but it was fun trying to emulate that vibe.  Plus it goes to show how amazing digital tools are nowadays, and how great brush sets like Kyle Webster and Shiyoon’s are. 


I’ve been adjusting my brushes lately and figured to share those that I use. Click here to download them! 

Oil is a mixer brush tool and to get the most out of it, it’s necessary to change percentages of its attributes at the top. I also often change hardness and turn on and off Pressure for Opacity on Sai brush when working. 

Note: these brushes are saved as Tools. To load them click the drop down menu in Tool Presets panel and then Load Tool presets, or Replace if you wish to have only them. (To bring out Tool Presets panel go to Window>Tool Presets)

This is made in Photoshop CS6 so I don’t know if it would work in older versions.