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    what brush for this?

    Hi - I was hoping someone might help me with this - I'm trying to create the kind of sparse brush which makes the swirls on the bears body in this image. Does anyone know what settings would achieve this in AR?
    Thanks.
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    Hello velvetelvis and welcome to the ArtRage forums
    Some type of Rake brush should do it. Have a look at some of the Sicker Spray brush options, I'm thinking the Art Brushes collection maybe, there are some rakes in there I think that might do as a starting point. Though if you want very specific results you may well need to experiment and make your own Sticker Spray brush in ArtRage.
    Or possibly a dry flat square head oil brush with very high stiffness setting might work?
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    Thanks so much, mark - I'll give that a go

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    Great look, velvetelvis. I can easily see the appeal from this image you posted.

    Thanks markw. I was tinkering how to get the look and it wasn't happening with my limited knowledge of the program. Good place to dig in and see what one can do with the marks we can make.
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    Something like this? Adjusting thinners will give more or less paint. you could also adjust the opacity of the layer.

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    Thanks Enug,
    I think the Stiffness setting on an oil brush is definitely the key to achieving this. Although how to make the stroke tail off nicely at both ends and not 'clump' is proving a bit more elusive.

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    I had a play using a sticker brush I made some time back which I called 'rake'. Here is a careless result. With attention to the results using the flat pallet knife and a very soft low pressure eraser, the results can be improved.
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    Yeah, I'd go with a rake (I went with a hoe once but it didn't work out), there are some premade ones that work really well.

    The last time I kept an open mind,
    my brain fell out and the dog grabbed it.
    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
    No more open minds or dogs for me.www.gms9810.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gms9810 View Post
    Yeah, I'd go with a rake (I went with a hoe once but it didn't work out)
    Ouch. . .
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    ok, it was uncool but I couldn't pass it up.

    The last time I kept an open mind,
    my brain fell out and the dog grabbed it.
    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
    No more open minds or dogs for me.www.gms9810.com/

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