Category Archives: Sketchbook Stuff

Best Photoshop Pencil Imitation Brush

I just found a really awesome Photoshop brush that imitates pencil very well.

It’s much more complex than standard “pencil” brushes and uses dual brush and other good stuff. Download it at this site for free: Some really amazing brushes there. Load it into your tool presets window.

Here is a quick sketch I did with the brush. I used it at a large size (30pt) so it’s hard to see the texture but it has a great natural feel:

Scary beard face sketchHere are some links to some of the best photoshop brushes on the net for digital painting all by top professionals ( this is worth years of research):

My main brushes consist of these: (amazing basic , plus cloud, glow, hair, very good foundation)

with various extras from these:  (bristels and texture) (light rays) (lush grass brush)

extras worth exploring: (link to several top notch collections) ( sign up for his newsletter to get these. some nice texture brushes)

• Check this post for an in-depth exploration of my digital painting brushes.

• Check this post for great texture and color resources.

Like these brushes? Comment and tell me about some good one’s that you use.


Posted in Artwork, Equipment and supplies, Miscellaneous, Sketchbook Stuff | Leave a comment

Heights – Illustration Friday Image

business man giving charity to a begger

Sometimes you have to look down to find the heights.  Created for Illustration Friday

Posted in Artwork, illustration friday, Sketchbook Stuff | 2 Comments

Weird Swirly Head and Weird Swirly Beard Character Cartoon

weird swirly head character cartoon

weird swirly beard character cartoon

I like weird swirly stuff.

I am entering these paintings in a weekly art contest called Illustration Friday. This week’s topic is… “Fluid.”

Can you figure out the connection?

Posted in Cartoon and Character Design, Sketchbook Stuff | 2 Comments

Sketchbook Stuff #1

These sketches used to hang out in my head.

Then they started to hang out in my sketchbook.

Now they’ll hang out in your head as well.


disney beauty and the beast  house sketch

uncle sam cartoon

peru man cartoon

dancers in motion sketch

imaginary tower sketch

(the house sketch  is based on a cottage from a Disney film )


Posted in Artwork, Cartoon and Character Design, Inking, Sketchbook Stuff | Leave a comment