Customizing has no real 'quick fix' its pure a personal preference thing. So what I recommend is going into the brush settings and just play around with everything until the brush gives you a nice feel / result. So; I differ between brushes with pen pressure and no pressure and things like flow, dual brush, texture etc. When I find something that works, I use it - if not, I keep experimenting
Most of it is done with the default chalk brush from the Dry Media Brushes pack that comes with photoshop. You can load it by going to the brush menu and pressing the little arrow in the top right corner, in the drop down box there are some brush packs, the dry media one is one of them. Then I use the standard size 40 size chalk brush. It's a tricky one to work with but I really love it.
pretty much yeah. Like I said on the other speedpainting, sometimes I replace step one with a destroyed image out of my own painting library; for instance to grab the color or a texture that I got and then go from there. But basically I throw down some paint and start blocking away until I see some shapes that I like. Twisting and flipping the canvas a lot to keep my eyes fresh and even rotating it upside down helps There really isn't a lot to it. Oh one, more thing that's important I guess is that I work on 2800x1100 at 300dpi to get the thumb going; I usually zoom out to about 25% or even 12% so I wont get lost on details. (Feng Zhu in his Design Cinema talks about this a lot and taught me heaps and heaps, I can recommend it to everyone whos reading this and hasn't heard of it, youtube it noaw!) When I want more detail I rez it up to about 5600x2200 - thumb stays the same but it gives you more room for Noodles - small details and such
Well I've been painting digital for a while now, couple of years, but I haven't really grasped what it was about until 6 months ago when I started a job as concept artist. So, I dont know, its hard to say really. I've been using this technique with the rough brushes for about.. 2 weeks? 3 weeks? Something like that. So it's a mix I suppose. Years of making aweful stuff and a couple months ago the penny dropped and 3 weeks ago i finally got into a workflow I like with the paint feel that I want.
the ones in standard packs found on the net which i modified slightly along with a modified default chalk brush. Basically I used the chalk brush as the main - then a rectangular brush with texture as secondary and then some spatter brushes and round brush to finish it. Once I have better internet I'll upload my chalk brush
My chalk brush, or the one I used in this case, is pretty much the one u find in the standard brush pack that comes with PS, I think it's called Dry Medium Brushes if Im not mistaken. Size 40 - that should be the one. It's a little tricky to work with but I like it