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    DOs - SquareMess Brushes (brushes 6-8 of 8)

    My homage to Square Canvas 2 brush of ArtRage5, but messy and loose.

    Uses custom heads and grains: 6 brushes and 2 blenders.

    Enjoy the mess!

    Brushes 6-8 of 8

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    Please let me know if you find them useful!

    EDIT: In case this was not clear these are custom brushes for ArtRage 5
    Last edited by DarkOwnt; 04-24-2018 at 06:07 AM.

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    All 8 brushes work really well DO! I like the way you engineered the "cube" of the head/grain of the brush into a rounded corner's square. It gives nice random brush strokes that really seems to be random like real brushes.

    The two blenders work really nicely too. The blenders give you the ability to blend with the same style as the brush, but you pull colors back and forth between two adjacent colors. I see more creativity in this style of blending; more so than the first option of the pallet knife, which I find annoying when it leaves an "artifact line" in the paint.

    I can see incorporating these brushes into my paintings! Nice job Mate! Thanks for sharing.
    Robert Hopkins

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    Thanks for the feedback! Hope you find em useful.

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    I do see myself using them. They give a different look and feel than the SC2 brush does, and the blenders are a cool feature. Thanks again!
    Robert Hopkins

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    Square Messy brushes are in here this time. Nice job DO!

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    Robert Hopkins

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    Ha thanks... but... where did you use them in the piece?

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    The brushes were used throughout the painting actually. The easiest ones to see are the green strokes in the bottom left. Plus the pink and green row of flowers below the barn. The trees next to the barn, sky, etc. They are all there just blended nicely with the other strokes, which is what I wanted. It is easier to see them in an incompressed image. Thanks again!
    Robert Hopkins

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    Ah. You are very welcome. I see now what you mean the strokes soften things and add a bit of mess. A good use for them.

    I'm pondering a few additions. A rectangular brush head, a version which is less "blendy" and provides better cover, and finally a version with discontinuous and really patchy strokes.

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    Those would be good additions to your collection.

    I tried my hand at creating a round canvas 2 (a while ago) but was not able to cut the square into a proper circle and not mess up the edges. I gave up. For landscape painting I really like a round edge brush too. Sqaure or jagged edges are great but so many details in a landscape require round edges too.

    My wife and I were looking at all of Chads paintings he has posted in his thread and it is truly amazing how he is using "all" of the textures in ArtRage. Canvas, globs of paint, scratch marks, three dimensional oils, smears, etc. He uses it all and it shows in his work. It makes you stop and look at the painting so you can take in all the variety of textures, values, colors and saturation. When I grow up I want to paint just like him!

    Thanks again DO!
    Robert Hopkins

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    Question: using my pink tulips painting above as a reference is there any way to have the oil brush not end its stroke to not be sqaure? The starting stroke is round and the ending portion of the stroke should not be flat. It should end round too correct? There is no way to end a round bristle brush with a flat edge in real media painting. Is this the bug you were referring to earlier DO?
    Robert Hopkins

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