Yesterday, browsing my DA Message Center, I discovered a new interesting deviation by Dan Luvisi, known as Adonhis. He’s a talented digital concept artist, who works in the video-game and comic books industry. If you take a look at his gallery, you can immediatly see the complexity and dynamism of his illustrations, the effects he achieves and the realism of his conceptual images!
Well, yesterday he decided to share with the Artists Community at DeviantArt his own Custom Brush Pack, so that everyone can try it! This can be a great occasion to learn something new from a great digital illustrator.
In this article you will find a link to the download, an image with the brushes preview and their description by Dan Luvisi.
Click on the Image Below for a Full Preview:
You can download Dan’s Brushes [HERE]
Here’s Dan’s Brushes Description, taken from DeviantArt:
So these are really the only brushes I use, period. I barely, ever, use custom weird funky brushes unless its for design purpose. I find this collection achieves exactly what I want, and haven’t searched elsewhere. It’s like my Holy Grail so I figured all of you digi painters could use them as well!
Now you might be like “Why such a small list?” I don’t mean this in an arrogant way , but I can really achieve any feeling I want with these brushes, just get used to them, play with it and it’ll work out! They did for me.
I have a run down below on what each brush is used for in a painting:
Standard Brush: This is what I use to drop my basic colors when quickly slapping down what I want. I seldom use it for actual detailing, but if I need to block in thick patches I’ll use this brush.
Detailing Painting Brush: My favorite brush next to the fur brush. This one is simply used to get those nooks and crannies. If I were to use the brush above for 25% of the painting, this would be the other 75%.
Lighting Brush: You know all those lens flares, over bright lights, shiny glowing areas I do? This is the brush. Use it softly and you’ll achieve a nice bloom in your lighting.
Detailing Lighting Brush: For tinier spots, harder lighting areas.
Texture Brush: I use this brush mostly for pores, dabbles on the skin, bumpy surfaces, or just to give texture to skin in general. Works like a charm.
Hair Brush/Smudge Brush: Pretty Self Explanatory. Do I start off painting hair with this brush? No, I use the Standard Painting Brush then I go over it with this brush to create the strands/etc. As for the smudging, this is my ideal color mixer when I need to blend tones, acts like a bristle brush and merges all those nice colors together to create a creamy feel.
Chalk Brush: I use this for clouds sometimes, smoke, or just patching in colors. Works better than I can explain.
Hard Ink Brush: This I use rarely, but when I do use it, it really helps. Usually for adding glare, or tight highlights on certian objects to make them pop. Like the girls earring.
Texture Brush # 2 : This one I use a lot to get nice pores, that sweaty look or just overall skin texture.
Cloud Brush #1-3: Used to paint clouds, nuff’ said.
Abrams Lighting Brush: I love this brush. In my “INSIDE THE BEAST” image, all those lighting effects you guys talked about were used with this brush.
Speckle Brush: Used for skin again, or to dirty something up.
Debris Brush: Need to create dirt flying? Tiny bumps on a sexy leg? This is it sucka.
Fur Brush: UNF! My favorite brush. I use this for skin, fur, cloth, metal, sparks, debris, glass, anything. It’s a hard shell to crack, but once you do..it’s a GREAT brush.
Pore Brush: Literally my 489474th brush used for skin/pores.
Glass Brush: Used to create shattered glass, papers flying, etc.
Also, all I ask is if you download them, I don’t expect any credit. But at least fav the pack, so they can be seen by more users.
Hope this can be helpful to you!