Here is my newest set of variants called Bristly Dabs. Thanks to David Gell, Master of all things Painter,made the sets backward compatible to Painter IX. You will notice that two sets are available for download. One called PIX_Bristly_Dabs.zip doesn’t use the expression rotation. The other set called PIX_Bristly_Dabs_Rtn.zip uses the expression rotation with several variant. Use them with the Art Pens for the Wacom Intuos 3, 4 or Cintiqs. If you have an art pen, do download the zip file with Rtn in its name.
I have two videos about how to use the brushes in my blog post of 9/29/11, be sure and look at them for tips and tricks with the brushes. Here are a few of the points covered:
- In Painter 12, not necessary in earlier versions, go to Window > Brush Control Panel > Well and make sure to check Brush Loading.
- Brushes are extremely pressure sensitive. They are working with my global Brush Tracking settings and in some cases I set Brush Calibration to achieve the look I wanted. You will need to tweak Brush Calibration for the way you paint.
- These variants will blend sort of like Artist’s Oils, but they are Captured Dabs, which cannot use the Artist’s Oils control panel. Light pressure helps with blending. If you pick up the brush, you will apply the main color again.
Please look at the post about Bristly Dabs for more complete information.
Now that we have Painter 12.1, I have added two downloads that will load automatically into Painter 12.1 and above. Please see the page about Brush Management for Painter 12.1 for instructions. One download will load a library with the brushes, the other will load a category into the library of your choice.
I hope you enjoy the brushes,