I decided to take another crack at using ArtRage to ink a sketch I was playing with to teach myself ArtRage's tools. I think it came out pretty well.
Can someone from Ambient explain why I can't save brush presets?
And why brushes are resolution-dependent?
It kinda sucks that I had to use a comparatively small marker - even though it was set to be as large as the program allowed - to fill in the big back areas in the illustration, when using real materials I could have whipped out a huge brush and slapped india ink on there in large swaths. It's also a little bit of a pain when it comes to using the oil paints and I want to just rough in areas of color, but the brush size prevents that when working at a high resolution (11x18x300dpi).
Speaking of the oil brush: the ability to lower the shininess of the paint would be great. We can make the paint less "metallic," but even at its lowest setting it seems overly shiny. This may be fine for those going for a totally oilpaint look, but one of the benefits of doing this type of work digitally is that people have more options to tweak to their personal preferences. For the second part of this post I've started laying in basic colors, and I find myself using the palette knife to really blend the colors together and get rid of the overly shiny nature of the digital paint as opposed to using the brush tool itself, which feels a little awkward.