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Free Brush of the Week #65 – “Lonely Goal” Photoshop Ink Brush

Bird painted with the Lonely Goal Photoshop Brush

Black outlines of this Bird were painted with the ‘Lonely Goal’ Photoshop ink Brush

This week’s free Photoshop brush is the Lonely Goal Photoshop ink brush. A Photoshop ink brush with a wavy stroke as if drawn with a substandard fountain pen or a clogging quill. You can download it on the Free Brush of the Week page until next Monday when there will be a new brush available.

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Free Photoshop Brush of the week #64 – “Hatch Mesh” Cross Hatching Brush

Drawn with the 'Hatch Mesh' Photoshop cross hatching brush.

Drawn with the ‘Hatch Mesh‘ Photoshop cross hatching brush.

This week’s free Photoshop brush is ‘Hatch Mesh‘ a Photoshop cross hatching brush with a light line weight and a generic evenly spaced four line hatch pattern

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Danica Jokic paints with GrutBrushes impastos

Multi talented Danica Jokic does wonderful work in traditional media but is just as adept in applying her talents to digital media. I’ve been a fan of her oil paintings for a while so I was beyond thrilled when she used my impasto brushes to paint this fantastic portrait in Photoshop!  She really shows how well traditional oil painting techniques can be applied to digital painting.  Her talent makes it look easy but seeing what can be done is an inspiration to me to work harder at improving my skills. You can see much more of her paintings and illustrations on instagram instagram.com/danica.jokic/  Catch up with her work there, I think she’s one to watch and hers will be a journey worth following. You can find the impasto Photoshop brushes Danica Jokic used here: grutbrushes.com/impastos

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Drawing with this week’s Newsletter Freebies

  • Before-Art Surfaces by GrutBrushes
    After-Art Surfaces by GrutBrushes
    BeforeArt Surfaces by GrutBrushes After

This week’s Newsletter freebies included this Photoshop paper template. It’s one of the many art surfaces templates for Photoshop that I’ve been working on since people started emailing me asking for the original canvas texture I used in a lot of early demos.

When you download the PSD file you can simply draw, paint or paste your own artwork into the green layer and the texture and lighting effects will be applied automatically.

Draw on this layer and texture and lighting will be automatically applied

Draw on this layer and texture and lighting will be automatically applied

Not getting the newsletter yet?  sign up quickly,  this will probably go out in tomorrows issue!  Went out April 13th (and make sure email from info@GrutBrushes.com is not getting caught in you Spam filter and going into your junk mail folder) This sample was drawn with the Jam Wiggly brush which is this week’s free brush which you can still get until Sunday April 17th.

This paper texture is now available free for Art Brush members on the Photoshop freebies page. Want more Art Surfaces? Sign up below and I’ll be in touch when they’re ready.


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Photoshop Ink Wash Brush ‘Mush Agog’

I added this wet inky Photoshop wash brush to the shop this morning. Start slowly with a soft stylus pressure and build on it by drawing back and forth to add more soggy ink until you have as much ink pooling as you need. Take care not to lift your stylus until you finish your stroke if you want to avoid overlapping edges.  It’s edges sometimes look better in general with a bit of softening using either a blender or an eraser.

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