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arndappels

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Hello,

I was wondering if it is at all possible to create a brush in Photoshop that lets you mimic the style of painting as done in the linked video:
The idea is to have this brush make the "scaled" dither pattern in one stroke... or maybe this is too complicated and needs to be done with layers I dont know, any suggestions or thoughts on this would be highly appreciated.

Attached are a few examples paintings.

Thank you in advance for any tips or suggestions on the matter.

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japanese_dragon_painting_DRG_H_0090_1_1500x.jpg

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IamSam

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Just letting you know that the forum is not ignoring you, some, like myself, may be exploring a way to re-create this type of effect. Please be patient with us.
 

JeffK

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Just letting you know that the forum is not ignoring you, some, like myself, may be exploring a way to re-create this type of effect. Please be patient with us.
I did try. I created a patterned brush with a scaled image - but the moment I pulled the brush forward, I ended up with a smeared image. A digital brush just isn't the same as a Sumi brush. The pattern the artist is creating is also from a "stuttering" movement of his hand as he draws the brush forward. Don't know if that can be reproduced with PS brushes.
My knowledge is limited. But not sure if a brush is the solution. Then again, there are some incredibly talented people here who may find a way.
Still thinking about it myself...
- Jeff
 

JeffK

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This is just an initial and simple try...

Just creating a brush to do what you ask wasn't possible for me. So then I thought to possibly create a shape that I could fill with a repeating pattern.
I opened PS and created a layer with a sample image of snake skin. Then I created another layer underneath it and just using a brush on the layer, dragged it into a snake-like shape.
Then I create a clipping path on the snake skin so it would show thru the brush.

Here's what it looked like:

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I'll have to play with it a bit more but still unsure you can create the exact design created by that artist's brush. But you can create a path using a brush and fill it with a pattern.

Will also try to refine this - I just wanted to test how it would work...

- Jeff
 

Rich54

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I'm not very good at brush dynamics or all the controls that come with graphics tablets, but I was able to come this far. Maybe this will spark some ideas from others. I started with a standard Photoshop brush—a grass stalk brush—and played with the brush dynamics. Then I applied pretty much every layer style there is. My result is nowhere near as good as the samples provided, but at least I have created an undulating, rib-like form using just one brush stroke.

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arndappels

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This is what I've managed to get so far (WIP) with a Mixer brush, pretty close to the paint style, but missing the incorparated 'dither' or scaly pattern and ....... must try further! I just know there is a solution for this in one brush :D

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My impression is that the grey part of the Dragon scale brush was more bold and sharper on your first image.
Though the snake curves in the image look great now.
 

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