A little cooldown painting before bed last night. I couldn’t think of what to paint, so I went back to my crazy roster of old characters and picked Charlie Dubai, a character I was going to base a comic around. I even had the script for a pilot issue all done. It’s actually not bad! I just lost passion in the project really quickly - as I often do - and decided to move on. Those who have been with me on Deviantart for a long time probably remember my Charlie Dubai phase. I call it my blue period. ;)
I wanted to redesign her a little bit, do something a little more “adventure” and a little less…weird wedding dress? You can see a picture of Charlie’s original design here.
I believe there may be a future for Charlie in Ross Boston. Though she’d probably have to have her last name changed. ;)
I made this solely to test out a version of my Photoshop gouache brush modified by the ever-talented Andrew Kolb, then further modified by me. The new brush was used on the character, while the old one was used on the background.
I get questions ALL THE TIME about how I get the texture I do in my work, what brush I’m using. I’d just like to remind folks that it’s this brush that I made and you can make it to. The tutorial is super easy to follow, so go do it. :)
EDIT 2: Here’s the link: GO HERE FOR THE TUTORIAL AT FULL SIZE!!!
EDIT: Aw, shit. It doesn’t post at 100%. I’ll put it on Deviantart and link to that in just a second.
Okay, lemme see if this works.
I get a lot of people asking me about the textured brush that I use, so much so that I don’t actually have time to point people in the direction of my old tutorial that only kinda describes how to make it. For my job right now, a fellow artist on the team said they needed the brush for some tasks so I made a tutorial.
And I figured I might as well make it available for others to use so you’ll all STOP ASKING ME! (I’m kidding…sorta)
I’m hoping you can view the tutorial at 100% by at least opening it in a new tab or something, because it won’t work otherwise. You’ll need to make the brush and pattern from the tutorial and to do that, they need to be the right size so everything turns out correctly.
Let me know if you have any questions. I’m way behind, still using Photoshop CS, so some things have almost certainly moved around since then. I can’t help you in those situations since I simply don’t know what later versions look like, but I’ll do my best.
And remember, it doesn’t hurt to play with the settings and see what other cool things you can get from this brush. :)