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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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littlecynicism Mar 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! These look amazing, I can't wait to try them!
I don't do much work with special brushes because I'm not really a pro with my wacom, but maybe such need little buggers will incentive to get it all figured out.
LovesickRenegade Mar 19, 2014  Student General Artist
THese are sooo great!Thank you very much for making these available to us! Can't wait to try them!
no se que hice mal pero no puedo descargar... :(
aa y me encanta tu trabajo....que ilustraciones mas lindas
usmany Feb 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you
Hey... Any idea what the equivalent of these brushes would be on Sketchbook pro? If not, totally no problem, I'm just sort of shooting in the dark here.
shehryar150 3 days ago  Student General Artist
hey, i have worked with sketchbook pro for a year, i also had photoshop, but i always worked on sketchbook because it looked easier to use... take my advice, use photoshop even if it looks a little complicated, it is much better, just download a few brushed by searching brushes for graphic painting in deviant art search and download them... photoshop is so much better, at least that is what i have found!! 
Thank you very much for these awesome brushes! Well, I used them for my very first Drawing here on dA, so it's far away from perfect :D I'd still love to hear your feedback! :…
Thank you! These brushes are awesome!
d-litefuldaydreamer Dec 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
pretty! i'll use these for my art work
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