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Basic Brush Tutorial by sandara Basic Brush Tutorial by sandara
ok, here's my first tutorial... i hope it's of some help to at least some people = =;;; i dont know if its actually helpful...or if it even makes sense.

anyway, this is a basic guide to the brushes i use. ( 3 only haha) and some general tips at the end.

Here's the link to download the custom brush

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Shimazun Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really nice but I'm using SAI and I don't know how to do this in SAI :(
bluemooze Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Many thanks for your efforts to help others!
RndmPerson Featured By Owner Edited Mar 11, 2015
This is incredibly enlightening =] thanks you!

ps. I just devoured your tutorials section. Absolutely love it! Thanks so much
Josh-Norman Featured By Owner Edited Jan 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Good tutorial, I'm still new to using a Cintiq but I've found many of these same tips useful.
fear229 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
awesome tutorial helped me alot
Frecheszinho Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi I'm new on deviantart, I've wanted to create an acount long ago, but I decided to join just today because of your works and tutorials :P (I discovered your art while I was looking for some brushes for photoshop lol and I'm glad I did hehe) 

I like this tutorial style you use :) thank you, gotta see more :D and I absolutely have to try your technique to paint fur
fdfxd2 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks m8.
VikingOwl Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can you please make a tutorial on how to draw hair? because I really really like your sytle of drawing hair.
C100D17 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
thank you so much ( I have a tablet since one week ; ) I'm looking for avices like yours !
BornToDoStuff Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the brush, I used it over here and linked to this in the description :D
Dark-tomb Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi thanks so much.
satriadibasuki Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014   General Artist
Great thanks
Telepurte Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Very nice. I can't help but feel that this will be very helpful to everyone.
Would it be possible to do the same brush technique in Paint Tool SAI?
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014   General Artist
Extremely useful tutorial!
Great presentation as well.
0LightWizard0 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

great artwork!

I like it very much!

demonBelldandy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This brush is amazing!!! :D
TapetalCookie Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I can't open the link ... :(

charliebrown028 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Awesome tutorial, and thanks for the brush!
Trollberserker Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't install this brush :c
passiondesloups Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
A tutorial I was searching for...<3
Jukobaelet Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student General Artist
May I ask for a question? (hand raising)

tho it might be stupid...(shoulder)

but this in my mind rounding...


where the lines all go?

I mean....I didnt get the cleanup the outline how? 
EduHerrera Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nice tuto!
ErikaKiseki Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
which program is?
Emyyy53 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
the program is called photoshop , i am not sure about version but i think is cs 3/4
EisArt Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
WOOT!! awesome !!
Astrikos Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   General Artist
Your tutorial has been featured here
cowalsky Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
nice tutorial!
Irfarious Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this one, and all your other tutorials. I have a question. When I press the alt key to pick colours, it picks the background colour. How do I make it pick the fore ground colour?
madappel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Thanks alot for the tutorial!
I got only 1 simple question to ask: How do you clean up the outlines? Do you just remove the layer? or paint over them with a brush?
GTracer88 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
SmyliArt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ive got one question: Where do I find the airbrush pen opacity flow brush? I searched the web for hours, tried everything with the damned brushes 19 and 17 but no result. Im close to despair. Im using Photoshop Elements 11. Please, help me!!!
Maybe Im just a little foolish and I just need a few steps but I tried all I can do. Would you tell me, where you find your brush... please?
sandara Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
This might be a little late, but you can get my brushes here :
SmyliArt Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much, I found the brush now. But Im still not ready to work with it, I gues I have to practice more...
Thank you for the link!
SmyliArt Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Never mind, I found them. For everyone working with Photoshop Elements 11 and those of you who are still searching for it: In PE 11 it is in the Brush category "pen pressure" (or a similar name, Ive got the german version :D ) and there it is number 18. Im sorry for the spam, sandara, but I had to say that. :)
SmyliArt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanx, man!!!
EighteenPluto Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I LOVE THIS BRUSH THANK YOU!!! lol im an amateur but this is what im working on [link] while using that brush
joker140226 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Thank you ^ ^
yuilovepainting Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very useful!thank you so much!
Rinnish Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the brush isn't working... err.
sandara Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
you can get it here:
Ghreyl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This GENIUS! I'm going to use that brush sooo often!
alex13p Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
You, are awesome!
Rheatheranger Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this :)
Tragic-R0mantic Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you~! I've been looking for a basic PS tutorial~
prakashkutti Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Tsuzurao-s-Art Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for those brushes!!!

Those are what I made with them : [link] & [link]
Mourphine Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
it won't work :C
shahzi00 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thankxx love ur wrk
SarpaxD Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm going to use this brushes in my new work ^^ your tutorial is very useful!
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, I know you're probably not going to respond to this since I'm sure you have about eighty thousand notifications a day, but it's worth a shot. Do you paint over the top of your line art at some point, or do you just erase the line art? If you do paint over it, at what point do you do so? I see that you block in the colors underneath the lines, but by the time you're done shading, the lines have mostly gone away.

I have a very cartoony style, which works well for me, but I want to decrease my dependence on the solid, uber-perfectionist line art that I use. And tips (from anyone really, since Sandara will respond when pigs fly) would be very helpful!
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