I just bought John Derry’s new Emergence Brushes and love them. As you know, John was one of the original developers of Painter…way back before Corel bought it. According to his website, he has worked on these variants for the past 25 years and finally was able to complete them once Painter was able to use drip brushes on a layer. As he says, there is no need for you to know or understand that statement, but it is of interest to anyone who loves to make brushes, too.
The brushes are very expressive and very versatile and use paper textures in a fresh new way. Along with the brushes, you get a great paper library. John has several tutorials about their use. I played a little following his suggestions and then gave them a try using my workflow and papers. They performed beautifully with his or my custom stuff. This versatility speaks to John’s genius.
I have only created one image. As with any new variant…and especially these…it will take a little time to become comfortable with their use. I am not saying they are hard to use. They are not. They are just different. I know I will continue to use them and enjoy them. Thank you John for the great set of variants.
You can find out about Emergence and buy them at PixelArt, John’s site. I can recommend them; I think they are terrific. They are available for Painter 2017, 2018, or 2019.
Here is my first attempt; in time I will be able to hone my skills with these variants. I love the way they use papers.