Ink Markers & Blots 001

These 13 brushes may not seem very glamorous, but they have been fundamental for us when trying to add a naturalistic, hand made touch to anything we are painting. Plus they are just a really great way to shake up your process and play.
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Inspiration

"Hungry Dogs" was made by artist Louis Meilleur Roy. He says, "because Paris is a fairly easy city to depict—it’s architecture being so unique—not a lot was needed to convey the illustration’s setting. In order to reveal the paradox that arises when witnessing loneliness in the middle of a city, I went with a much looser composition that highlights the presence of these huge Haussmann buildings. I must admit that the grey sky satisfied me very much, since it clearly reveals the smog–like atmosphere of Paris. As for my process, I started by making basic flat shapes using the texture brush and then relied heavily on the ink markers and blots collection to give them shading and to infuse the overall drawing with a handmade look. The desaturated palette of the illustration is meant to contrast with the stronger blue of the man’s coat and his lighter skin tone to center the audience’s attention on the subject."
"Hungry Dogs" was made by artist Louis Meilleur Roy. He says, "because Paris is a fairly easy city to depict—it’s architecture being so unique—not a lot was needed to convey the illustration’s setting. In order to reveal the paradox that arises when witnessing loneliness in the middle of a city, I went with a much looser composition that highlights the presence of these huge Haussmann buildings. I must admit that the grey sky satisfied me very much, since it clearly reveals the smog–like atmosphere of Paris. As for my process, I started by making basic flat shapes using the texture brush and then relied heavily on the ink markers and blots collection to give them shading and to infuse the overall drawing with a handmade look. The desaturated palette of the illustration is meant to contrast with the stronger blue of the man’s coat and his lighter skin tone to center the audience’s attention on the subject."

Quick Tip

Don't underestimate the power of a good inky mess! For some realistic effects, try importing a paper texture into your composition, create a new layer to paint on, group it and set the groups transfer mode to "Color Burn". Experiment painting with various desaturated colors and the paper texture will really come through. Try using selection masks to keep hard edges.
"Hungry Dogs" was made by artist Louis Meilleur Roy. He says, "because Paris is a fairly easy city to depict—it’s architecture being so unique—not a lot was needed to convey the illustration’s setting. In order to reveal the paradox that arises when witnessing loneliness in the middle of a city, I went with a much looser composition that highlights the presence of these huge Haussmann buildings. I must admit that the grey sky satisfied me very much, since it clearly reveals the smog–like atmosphere of Paris. As for my process, I started by making basic flat shapes using the texture brush and then relied heavily on the ink markers and blots collection to give them shading and to infuse the overall drawing with a handmade look. The desaturated palette of the illustration is meant to contrast with the stronger blue of the man’s coat and his lighter skin tone to center the audience’s attention on the subject."

Technical specs

Adobe Photoshop CC 2017
.abr / 5.36 MB

Package content

This set includes a variety of 13 inky blots and dot stamp-like brushes.

Installation instructions

Simply add theses files to your Photoshop \ Presets \ Brushes folder or import brushes in the Photoshop Brushes panel. PDF Instructions