I see so many consistent and clean stippling and it made me insanely curious where everyones stipple brushes came from? Did you guys make your brushes from scratch or did you download them from somewhere? I know its been said that wacom has some nice ones but I can never find them.

So the question is, do you make your own stipple brushes from scratch for whatever program you use, or do you download them?
  • RACIDSQUARE

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  • xul1349

    It depends how compulsive you are. If you want to do it old school you can use any pen you like and stipple until you can't move your fingers. It's fun but it takes some time to get used to it and perfect your technique.
    You can also use manga studio and select Pattern Brush(B) and then select one of the three airbrushes from the list for different densities and sizes. It's faster but it's kind of messy here is an example of some hardcore stippling with Manga Studio
  • TONY MIDI

    xul1349 said:It depends how compulsive you are. If you want to do it old school you can use any pen you like and stipple until you can't move your fingers. It's fun but it takes some time to get used to it and perfect your technique.
    You can also use manga studio and select Pattern Brush(B) and then select one of the three airbrushes from the list for different densities and sizes. It's faster but it's kind of messy here is an example of some hardcore stippling with Manga Studio

    DONE!!
  • cruise

    dot by dot
  • Obscure

    Unless you have the patience to do it by hand, Manga Studio is really good.
  • A.Merkison

    I do all my stipple work by hand(I use Manga Studio) and find it the best results...but as Xul said, looooots of patience. I'm a bit of a perfectionist too, and have to make sure I keep the density of the dots just so before I'm happy.

    Here's some examples of my work with stippling:







    Once you get a method down though, it does speed up the process quite a bit. I can knock out a pretty large area even doing the stipple work that small(for reference, as I work at 1200DPI, the 3rd SS is taken at 25%, where as the 2nd SS was taken at 100% zoom of the same design) in 10-15 minutes. Once your hand is trained on a certain pressure it's like anything else with muscle memory; it gets easier.
  • SxEpwn

    A.Merkison said:I do all my stipple work by hand(I use Manga Studio) and find it the best results...but as Xul said, looooots of patience. I'm a bit of a perfectionist too, and have to make sure I keep the density of the dots just so before I'm happy.

    Here's some examples of my work with stippling:







    Once you get a method down though, it does speed up the process quite a bit. I can knock out a pretty large area even doing the stipple work that small(for reference, as I work at 1200DPI, the 3rd SS is taken at 25%, where as the 2nd SS was taken at 100% zoom of the same design) in 10-15 minutes. Once your hand is trained on a certain pressure it's like anything else with muscle memory; it gets easier.

    You did every single one of those dots by hand? holy shit.
  • A.Merkison

    SxEpwn said:
    A.Merkison said:I do all my stipple work by hand(I use Manga Studio) and find it the best results...but as Xul said, looooots of patience. I'm a bit of a perfectionist too, and have to make sure I keep the density of the dots just so before I'm happy.

    Here's some examples of my work with stippling:







    Once you get a method down though, it does speed up the process quite a bit. I can knock out a pretty large area even doing the stipple work that small(for reference, as I work at 1200DPI, the 3rd SS is taken at 25%, where as the 2nd SS was taken at 100% zoom of the same design) in 10-15 minutes. Once your hand is trained on a certain pressure it's like anything else with muscle memory; it gets easier.

    You did every single one of those dots by hand? holy shit.

    Yes. Only way to do it with the least cleanup/possible repetition or error.

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