Friday, September 09, 2011


Here are a couple more brushes I developed that I use somewhat frequently. They are more effect brushes than sketching brushes, but when you need some bubbly texture they can be quite helpful.

There are two brushes in this set of Tool Presets. They both lay down a swath of dots with hues that vary slightly from the chosen color. They build up really nicely and I recommend layering them up with variations on color for some really nice effects.

The brush called "Watery Bubbles Bleach" uses an 'additive' blending mode which blows out the luminance to create some nice highlight effects. Both of these brushes work really well in combination with the 'Water Color' style in an earlier post below.

Here are a couple style frames I made for a project a couple years ago. Alas, I ended up not using the effect because the brushes were too difficult to animate, but I think the frames sure came out nice.

Please take a look at the blog sidebar for instructions on installing them. Enjoy! 

Download Watery Bubble Brushes Here

Edit: If anyone is interested in seeing the film that the above style frames were taken from, visit Coalition of the Willing, a film that discusses how we can use new internet technologies to leverage the powers of activists, experts, and ordinary citizens in collaborative ventures to combat climate change. I designed and directed a segment on the 60's.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Gallery Time

I would like to share some of the fantastic illustration and animation that visitors have shared with me. All of this stuff goes beyond my original visions for these tools, and it's incredibly rewarding to see people making them their own.

First off is this adorable comic illustrated using the good ol' Stumpy Pencil, by the amazingly talented Carly Monardo:

Next up is this haunting illustration called Voodoo Possessed by Ossy using the Sumi brush:

Last up is some animation by Luke over at Doinky Doodles that employs the Stumpy Pencil and the Watercolor brushes. It's really cool to see these tools used this way.

Unfortunately I can't get the video to embed, so you'll have to follow this link to see the work.

Thanks for the submissions. And please follow through and visit the artist's blogs to see a lot more excellent work!