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Mojo brush bundles for cartoonists

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Mojo brush bundles for cartoonists

Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:58 am
Short, unnecessary history: my first brush set for Krita posted a couple of years ago, at least, and was just called something like "Comics Bundle for Krita". There wasn't too much special about it. Later, I made a set for MyPaint called Mojo (named for a manga character) for cartoonists. It was so much better that I figured I'd simply make an identical version of it for Krita. But then at some point my computer blew up. (boom!)

So when I got back to it, I just started from scratch. I began experimenting more, and I started creating so many brushes that I started losing track of things. So I split the set up into four related bundles: Mojo Tools, Mojo Ink, Mojo Tone, and Mojo Paint. Sorry it's all hosted on DeviantArt, I don't have any other kind of website right now.

Mojo Tools: https://www.deviantart.com/ezsaeger/art ... -784220611
Mojo Ink: https://www.deviantart.com/ezsaeger/art ... -784269599
Mojo Tone: https://www.deviantart.com/ezsaeger/art ... -783382737
Mojo Paint: https://www.deviantart.com/ezsaeger/art ... -784325083

Some of it is pretty straightforward, some of it is experimental and possibly confusing. The ink brushes tend to have oval tips that follow the drawing line, instead of round tips, in an effort to recreate something like the feel of dragging an ink brush across paper. If nothing else, this helps you to focus more on what you're doing as an inker.

The Zipper brush in Mojo Ink is similar to the default Screentone Pressure, but the output is harder black and white. My hope is that these tools can be used by cartoonists who actually aim at IRL black and white printing. We're used to this look in manga, some indie comics, and a return to pulp paper by a newer comic book company called Alterna. Zipper leaves some unavoidable grayscale, but it can be easily burned off without ruining the look. It works together with Mojo Tone, which is an entire range of flat grayscale screentone, 49 different shades in all.

The only paint brush I had intended to begin with was a watercolor wash, for using with inking. But then I got carried away, and found some interesting angles that might make the brushes useful for hopeless painters like me, who don't know what they're doing most of the time. To create a suggestion of a brush stroke, I used the spikes in Krita's Pixel Brush engine, instead of a separate "brushy" graphic.

Anyway, when you go look at this stuff, I may still be adding and editing notes. One visitor already reminded me to say this: all the brushes may be freely used for private and commercial purposes. Hope everybody who tries these has fun! :)
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Hi, "fun" for sure with the "Paint" set. I like especially the "Watercolor mixer" preset and the "Stroke modeler" but overall they seem quite interesting.
Thanks for sharing and the hard work of preparing them.
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Thanks for sharing ;)


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Wow, that looks great!
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Thanks so much, saegerr :) I've tried the Paint set so far. You have a lot of talent ... I can honestly say that for example the watercolour brushes are the best I've found in any art software I've used; they blend beautifully. Thank you!

 
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