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02 February 2005, 06:32 PM
Hey Iím back! Internet was not working for a while and I missed it very much! This is a new project that I started more aimed towards my childrenís illustration portfolio. The detail is not coming out the way I want. Iím not sure what it is I want to change about it. I thought that I should get some input. I still need to add a lot of detail to it. I was wondering some options on how to make hair brushes in Photoshop (for his main). I did the basic one on the adobe website but its not giving me the effect that I want.


02 February 2005, 06:38 PM
Hey, Lizard! Looking good so far! I've been bulking up my children's illustration portfolio some too, as you've seen, so i can definately empathize.

What I tend to do for fur brushes is just draw a bunch of black dots on white random but evenly spaces, marquee that, and Define Brush. I then set that brush to have Spacing = 0 and work with that. When I use that brush, I make sure that the pen tablet affects opacity but not size. It may take a few tries to get the bristles in the exact arrangment that will work for you, and I often need to define several brushes, some for bigger ares, some for detail work, but you could give it a shot. Hope this helps at all. I think detailing the fur on the zebra will really strengthen the piece a lot!

One more note: The bird's doesn't feel focussed on the zebra's face. Instead, it feels like it's looking at the zebra's ear. A slight adjustment may help them read like they're talking together a bit more.

good luck!


02 February 2005, 08:13 PM
Thanks Walrus, I will try to drop the birds gaze and head. I am still learning on my new wacom tablet trying to figure out how the tips work.

02 February 2005, 11:44 PM
I really like your composition for this piece.
I think however that there are a few spots that are a little bit too blurred, and places that could use a bit more defining. Like the back part of the zebra's ear seems really blurry where it meets the mane...and the nose of the zebra also seems like it could be a bit more refined.

02 February 2005, 08:06 AM
A other animals for your galerie, good painting, you will be must add detail on the "zebre", i don't know what is the word in english

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