Y’all I know transitioning to digital art is frustrating but keep at it!! This is one of my first Akaashi drawings from January and ths most recent one from April and there is such a big difference !! Play with layer settings, custom brushes, and colors :) Keep learning and improving !
Ok so i have a Windows 10 HP Touch screen computer and i don't have all the tools, snaps? Like for snaps i don't have any of the like circles and on tools i don't have anything like blur tool or smudge tool. All i have is 2 airbrushes, pencil, pen, eraser. And i cannot add my own brushes and if i try to add types of brushes to it the only types i have is airbrush, pen, and eraser? Why is that? Do i have to buy something? Is there a way to fix it?
You probably have an old version of FireAlpaca. Have a look under the Help menu, About, to check you version. Current version 1.7.3
For virus safety, only download from the safe official web site at http://firealpaca.com/en (or one of the other language sub-pages on that site).
Install over the top of the existing version and it will keep the list of recently opened files, and any custom brushes or other settings (e.g. palette colours) you have added.
If you only want the brushes and don’t care about a full reset, you can install over the top and then use the Help menu, Restore Preset Brushes (this feature is only available on the most recent versions of FireAlpaca. Warning: will wipe out any custom brushes).
h-h-hello everyone!! i have made a colouring tutorial requested by hurrdicane!!! i am honestly surprised anyone would ask… b-but here it is!
so right… first thing’s, my tools! the only tools i always use are airbrush (default settings), brush tool (customized settings) and water tool (default settings).
my brush settings are: lmao omg i’m sorry my settings aren’t even… (they’re like 21… 43… smh) but yeah! most of my works are purely paintings so i use the brush tool a lot. one time i lost my brush settings and i panicked for days i had to work so hard to get it back lmao okAY MOVING ON!
i get my lineart done first!
after that, i create a multiply layer and base colour everything in one layer. i shade lightly using the brush tool and it normally looks like this after:
i always base colour the drawing using a darker shade of the original colour (like for example, the apron is white but i base colour it grey). after i am finished base colouring, i merge the base coloursand the lineart together and they are now in one layer.
then i take the brush took again, and start painting over my lines. the final result is this:
here i have another example of my colouring process:
as for colouring picking… i honestly don’t think i am too good in this as my colours are quite dull, but i try to use a lot of blue and greys and occasionally add fluorescent and bright colours like hot pink, turquoise and so on. a work in progress of mine usually looks like this:
as you can see everything is painted under one layer :-) that’s all i have to say i guess! i’m sorry if this wasn’t informative enough, but i hope it can help you in any way! if you have any questions feel free to ask me anything!
helloooo, i'm sorry if you've been asked this before, but could you please tell are there any special brush settings you use making your glorious artworks (if it's not top secret information ofc)? and THANK YOU for sharing your art and bringing awesomeness to our dashes
Hello! Thank you for this lovely message!! I switch between default and custom brush sets for MANGA STUDIO 5 (which is my program of choice), this one by haloghost and this one by 888toto - there is a small fee for the latter but it’s totally worth it in my opinion, also I like supporting independent artists when I can. Here are my TOP 3 -
FIRST BRUSH// G-PEN - a default brush, so no downloads necessary. Since it has such a nice pointy tip but also a very full body, it’s my go-to brush for sketching, or when I need to fill in large areas with colour. Reminds me of the ink tool or pen tool when I used to have SAI ˚‧º·(˚ ˃̣̣̥᷄⌓˂̣̣̥᷅ )‧º·˚
SECOND BRUSH // MARU - a custom brush. This is my SERIOUS-BUSINESS tool. There isn’t a huge difference between this one and the G-PEN except how very very FINE the strokes will go without ever needing to change the size of the brush - and, if you know me, you’ll know I’m all about the tiny tiny fine lines, perfect stray-hairs-and-eye-creases-brush. MY FAVOURITE.
THIRD BRUSH // SKETCH PENCIL - custom brush. An effect I like when drawing fabric/clothes.
To the guy asking about brushes on SAI: it may not be the exact version you're looking for, but it's probably "Paint Tool SAI Anglicised With Custom Brushes". If you google that exact phrase, you'll get a version of SAI with a huge number of cool custom brushes and more settings to change them with.
Do you just use the standard round in photoshop for inking/lines? They are so clear!
For inking, yes, I just use the standard round brush at full opacity and flow! I turn off pressure sensitivity for better speed (and because I am very light-handed). Results look like this (this is CS5):
For general lines I use a custom “pencil” texture brush set at 30% flow. Results look like this at 100% zoom (also CS5):