lovekira's art

Hi guys, someone asked me what brushes I use, so I thought I’d share it publicly! I use Paint Tool SAI for both sketching and painting (PS for only color touch-ups at the end), so here’s my four trusty SAI brushes! I only use these four, so hope it’s helpful!

#1 (Brush Pen) - for sketching & fine line work, ex:

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The black lines & the shiny highlights

Also used with Bristle setting (instead of Simple Circle) for hair

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#2 Brush - my most used brush of all. Almost all the brush strokes you see are this brush! 

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All the skin is just layers & layers of Brush strokes to blend

#3 Marker - my second most used brush. Used when I need to cover a large surface area or want less blending. I usually use this first and then use Brush over it for a bit more depth when painting skin, but I also use it a great deal for hair!

#4 Oil Water - I only use this for blending backgrounds, usually!

That’s all, folks! Hope this is at least a little bit helpful!!

A while ago, I was taking paint-sketch suggestions, and the ever fantastic nabulos suggested Predaking on a throne, and it was the first suggestion I started on…. only to confirm my creeping suspicions that ROBOTS. ARE. HARD. TO. DRAW. And robots with animalistic features? GAME OVER. This is as far as I got, but I think I’m gonna tackle him again with a different approach. For now, HAVE HIS HANDSOME (yet poorly drawn here) FACE.

I really should be sleeping because I have to be on a plane early tomorrow morning, but first I wanted to try out some new brushes in Painter. Been watching a lot of Batman Beyond with the boyfriend lately since we finished Young Justice but are still on a DC kick. (…tbh, I am never not going to be on a DC kick.) Man, so many memories for elementary school Saturday mornings!

So here, have some Terry McGinnis as Batman! See you in a week!