insecureIllustrator's Art Pad
Okay, I’m feeling brave today (I blame ninetydrops!) so I’mma try to answer some of these questions sitting in my inbox! Picture is relevant because shut up.
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Thank you! I wish I could do a full length animation too! But I’m just not fast enough, it takes me a couple of weeks do do a few seconds of animation u_u I am actually working on a music video that I still intend to finish, but it’s on hold until I catch up with commissions - probably wont continue it ‘till after Christmas.
I use Adobe Photoshop CS5 to animate, it’s not really for animation, but it’s my comfort-zone. If you’re interested, there’s a sort of guide/wip thing I made here.

@Opalight: No but that was a super spiffy game! The art is lovely, so I’mma take that as a whopper of a compliment! The artist is artsysammiches , go follow her art blog!
@im-so-kawaii-sugoi: Pshhh, naw! Go for it, my blog loves the attention! Just don’t let it near the fridge.

@teapartyasian: Sorry, nope. For one thing, I usually draw at a low res. But even for the one or two pics that I have made to print scale that couldn’t be an option. I’m pretty sure we’re not allowed to sell fanmerch. But I’m fine with that, I wouldn’t know where to begin with getting prints made! Thanks for asking though, it made me pretty darned pleased to know someone would want to buy them!
@mizushimo:Oh gosh, thanks! Brobot and Jake shenanigans are highly probable in the future - two of my favourite characters together in one of my favourite ships! But not likely before Christmas, too much backlog for me to get through.

A lot of my favourite tags are really flippin’ slow and I just wanna boost them all constantly! I wish I could draw really fast!
I have never Livestreamed myself drawing, and I probably never will. I’m hopeless at drawing when I think people are watching. I’m hopeless at existing when I think people are watching! I am very proud of myself when I manage to hustle up the guts to visit someone else’s Livestream! I’ve watched about four or five my whole life, it’s scary but fun and I think I’m getting better at making myself join in.
For my CS5 pen setting… I uh…use… the …uhh… fourth brush in (Do they even have names? *sheepish*) and have it set to the default settings for pretty much everything! Disappointing? Sorry. I’mma walk through it with a quick Salamander pic, because I miss drawing consorts. I use exactly the same settings for sketching, inking and flat shading, and I usually draw in size 5, I just use less pressure when I sketch. The only thing I change is I turn the spacing all the way down to 1%


Most of my pics are done in a hybrid of cel style and soft shading. For the crisper shading …you guessed it. I use the same brush! For softer shading, I just turn down the hardness and sometimes up the brush spacing. I don’t use a specific number, or even a vague ball park - I just make it up on the spot based on how smooth I want it to be. Sometimes I lower the opacity too, to layer colours.

That’s pretty much all there is to say on the matter of my brush settings. I sometimes make brushes myself as and when I need ‘em.
Then I shrink it so that it looks like I can actually draw smooth, neat lines. I’m such a fraud! Shh.

My glasses brush, freckles brush, grass brush, coral brush and leaf brushes.

And that’s enough of that for one day! Phew!

Okay, I’m feeling brave today (I blame ninetydrops!) so I’mma try to answer some of these questions sitting in my inbox! Picture is relevant because shut up.

Thank you! I wish I could do a full length animation too! But I’m just not fast enough, it takes me a couple of weeks do do a few seconds of animation u_u I am actually working on a music video that I still intend to finish, but it’s on hold until I catch up with commissions - probably wont continue it ‘till after Christmas.

I use Adobe Photoshop CS5 to animate, it’s not really for animation, but it’s my comfort-zone. If you’re interested, there’s a sort of guide/wip thing I made here.

@Opalight: No but that was a super spiffy game! The art is lovely, so I’mma take that as a whopper of a compliment! The artist is artsysammiches , go follow her art blog!

@im-so-kawaii-sugoi: Pshhh, naw! Go for it, my blog loves the attention! Just don’t let it near the fridge.

@teapartyasian: Sorry, nope. For one thing, I usually draw at a low res. But even for the one or two pics that I have made to print scale that couldn’t be an option. I’m pretty sure we’re not allowed to sell fanmerch. But I’m fine with that, I wouldn’t know where to begin with getting prints made! Thanks for asking though, it made me pretty darned pleased to know someone would want to buy them!

@mizushimo:Oh gosh, thanks! Brobot and Jake shenanigans are highly probable in the future - two of my favourite characters together in one of my favourite ships! But not likely before Christmas, too much backlog for me to get through.

A lot of my favourite tags are really flippin’ slow and I just wanna boost them all constantly! I wish I could draw really fast!

I have never Livestreamed myself drawing, and I probably never will. I’m hopeless at drawing when I think people are watching. I’m hopeless at existing when I think people are watching! I am very proud of myself when I manage to hustle up the guts to visit someone else’s Livestream! I’ve watched about four or five my whole life, it’s scary but fun and I think I’m getting better at making myself join in.

For my CS5 pen setting… I uh…use… the …uhh… fourth brush in (Do they even have names? *sheepish*) and have it set to the default settings for pretty much everything! Disappointing? Sorry. I’mma walk through it with a quick Salamander pic, because I miss drawing consorts. I use exactly the same settings for sketching, inking and flat shading, and I usually draw in size 5, I just use less pressure when I sketch. The only thing I change is I turn the spacing all the way down to 1%

Most of my pics are done in a hybrid of cel style and soft shading. For the crisper shading …you guessed it. I use the same brush! For softer shading, I just turn down the hardness and sometimes up the brush spacing. I don’t use a specific number, or even a vague ball park - I just make it up on the spot based on how smooth I want it to be. Sometimes I lower the opacity too, to layer colours.

That’s pretty much all there is to say on the matter of my brush settings. I sometimes make brushes myself as and when I need ‘em.

Then I shrink it so that it looks like I can actually draw smooth, neat lines. I’m such a fraud! Shh.

My glasses brush, freckles brush, grass brush, coral brush and leaf brushes.

And that’s enough of that for one day! Phew!

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    This is really informative. :D
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  12. courteouswall said: I usually leave my brush settings exactly the same too lol. Unless I’m doing something special. I’m a huge fan of the blur tool though.
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