View Full Version : Color/tone problem with charcoal and pencil
12 December 2003, 11:31 AM
I haven't been able to figure out a way to get the charcoal and pencil to work exactly like they do in real life on a normal piece of paper.
The pencil is always a tip of a sharp pencil and never kind of wears off like in real life, nor I am able to softly build up gradual tones. It's always too hard and too sharp....could it be that I'm just using too much pressure ? When I set the color to dark grey, I also never get the right variations in tone either.
Really weird. Perhaps I should try to set up my artpad up with less pressure - just wondering if it could be the limitation of the pencil and charcoal tools themselves.
12 December 2003, 03:25 AM
The default pencil brush that comes with Painter sucks. You have to design your own.
Here's the one that I designed to mimic real pencils:
Start with the Cover Pencil, and then tweak:
Dab Type: Circular
Stroke Type: Single
Subcategory: Grainy Soft Cover
Pressure/Grain/Size Pressure: Pen Pressure
12 December 2003, 07:46 AM
Nice settings, lunatique. I like that a lot.
Bart, for the default pencil it helps to set your tone to something very very light. Then it should build up more gradually.
01 January 2006, 08:00 PM
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