keckysbrushes

My new set of handmade Photoshop brushes is finally available for download on Gumroad!!! I’ve set the minimum price at $3 (although you are free to donate more!) because I worked hard on these, and I think they are worth it!

Each of these brush tip shapes was drawn with ink on paper and scanned, for brushes with a really traditional, organic feel. Each brush is intended to be used for shading and adding texture to larger areas of a painting, and is less suited to detail work (that’ll be my next set!). Each brush is also named after a type of pie, because I couldn’t think of a reason why they shouldn’t be.

Notes:

  •  Recommended for Photoshop CS5 or CS6. They’ll open in earlier versions of CS, and in GIMP, but some settings may not work properly.
  • Apple Dumpling is a smaller, more compact version of Apple Pie - GET IT?????? Well, anyway, it’s the most line-suited of the set, while Pie is better for filling in big areas.
  • Turn down the Flow setting for a softer, more textured brush.
  • If you use these brushes often, credit and a link to this post or the Gumroad pages is very much appreciated. I also love seeing what people have done with my brushes, so feel free to tag anything you’ve done with #keckysbrushes.
  • Have fun!!!

Check out and download the rest of my custom brushes here!!!

Experimenting with coloring styles again! This time I went for not three, but almost five layers of shading! XD I know, it’s absurd.

In addition to the coloring, I decided to try out the “Disney-esque” colored lineart. I have no idea if there’s a proper term for it, given that some Japanese animators do it too but that’s how I know it by! I tried coloring the lineart just with a very dark brown (which is what ended up being Miyara’s hair) but then I figured, “why not just try out everything all at once?!” I don’t think I became a fan of this style, but I did notice certain things looked better/“more realistic realistic” with lineart colored, so. Next time, I think I’ll color a few things and then one-color lineart. :)

This is a redux of an oooollldddd picture I did years back when I first joined webcomics/DA. It’s basically what I imagined a fantasy version of Eternal Ara’s outfit would look like! (Think the way CLAMP sometimes drew their Magic Knights in special illustrations for Magic Knight Rayearth.) I did this for the main cast of my webcomic too, which you can see in all their old, old glory below.

I don’t know yet if I’ll do the rest and use each one for different experiments but I generally like how this one turned out! Especially the sword, her shoes and shirt. I didn’t plan on having a background for it but I kinda didn’t like the extra space :P It fits, haha.

Original pictures: [Eternal Ara Fantasy] // [Lightning Psyche Fantasy] // [Aquatic Arakan Fantasy] // [Peaceful Maia Fantasy]

Brushes used from kecky, over here!