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kecky's magical brushes by Kecky kecky's magical brushes by Kecky
Update: I fixed up this set a little, and it's now also available to download on Gumroad. It's pay-what-you-want, but if you like these brushes and use them often, I'd appreciate it if you'd consider donating a few dollars. Thanks to everyone who has helped make my brushes a hit!!!

I don't mind if you don't credit me in every single picture you post, although I appreciate a note in your profile or about page if you use them regularly. However, I do ask that you NOT repost these brushes anywhere else online. If you wish to share them, please share a direct link to this page, my Gumroad page, or my brushes page on tumblr. Thank you!

About these brushes:
Since 95% of my work starts out as a pencil sketch, I wanted brushes that I could use to clean up smudges, get rid of structure lines, and add details, without losing the organic, textured quality of the original. I still use photographic textures on most pieces to really pound in the papery look, but I use them a lot less nowadays, and I've shown the example images here with no texture so you can see more clearly what exactly the brushes can do.

Details and recommendations:
1. Pencil line (shown here with flow set to 60%) - my magnum opus thus far. I use this to clean up my sketches, and the size is perfect for images scanned at 400dpi. (at least if you sharpen your pencil every 10 seconds to draw tiny fussy lines like I do.)
2. Spongy brush (shown here with flow set to 60%) - a variation of #1, but softer and rougher. I use it for rough coloring and shading.
3. Cloud brush (shown here with flow set to 60%) - what the title says. I also like to use it as an eraser when I'm painting with harder brushes so the textures get mixed up and don't get too monotonous.
4. Scritchy line (shown here with flow set to 100%) - a harder line for details or more cartoony lineart. I also like to decrease the flow and/or opacity and use it for shading sometimes, for a cross-hatched or scribbly sort of look.
5. Texture... thing? (shown here with flow set to 100%) - I mostly use this for backgrounds. I'm still figuring out how to unlock its full potential.
6. Smooooth cloudy brush (shown here with flow set to 100%) A much smoother painting brush that still has just enough grit in it to make it interesting.

I have been told that these also work in GIMP, but not in Sai.

I've never shared a resource like this before, but I'm quite proud of these! It still feels a little like sending my babies out into the great wide world to seek their fortune, so please take good care of them, draw pretty things, and feel free to show me anything you have used them for!!! :blowkiss:
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kecky's magical brushes by ~Kecky ( Suggested by alexandrasalas and Featured by Elandria )
victorgoncalez Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Interface Designer
wow! I've been searching for something like this for years! thank you!
Amiiras Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing !!
sleepless-stars Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
thank you very much for the brushes !
Gravewatch Featured By Owner Edited Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kecky I purchased your brushes (and paid 2 dollars for them) only to find that I could not get them to work at all on Sai, Is there any advice you can give me so I can actually install and use the brushes I had paid for? (I just saw the note towards the bottom of your page stating that some were unable to get it to work in sai, sadly had I known that before I would have been more reluctant to pay for them.) :(

Edit: I learned that they don't work in gimp, may I please get my money back?
Kecky Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
I refunded you through Gumroad, at least I'm pretty sure it was you - let me know if you got it!!!
Gravewatch Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got it, thank you. Sorry for the trouble!
MaidenRojinegro Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
thank you very much for the brushes!!!!! :) 
TheCatWafflez Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Arenea~
asmaFG Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great! <3
Thank you :D
Sarah-Gonzalez Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! You are amazing!
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