Oil Painting with RGBA Brushes in Krita. HOW?

Oil Painting with RGBA Brushes in Krita. HOW?


Welcome to another Krita and digital painting
video. today we are going to explore a creative effect
we can achieve in Krita. We all love artistic brush strokes. This kind of painting is very interesting
because adds lot of artistic feeling and handmade feeling. In fact, We already have impressive features
in Krita. But where is the limit? If you want to know that …you know. Let’s go! This video is going to show you some ideas
and personal opinions so if i am wrong with something please explain me why … and i
will test it. We are always learning together.. Let’s use this brush called “DA_Oil_23_RGBA_Bluegreen”. You can download the bundle using the link
in the description below. This is a minibundle of a complete resource
pack called Digital Atelier. You can see what is this all about in the description below. This minibundle has been designed to show
people how to use RGBA brushes and their possibilities. The idea is to get variation in the same brushstroke. Step 01. Direction of brushstroke is important As you can see we have different values RGB
in the brush tip when we use the brush from right to left than left to right. This is produced because we are using the
RGBA feature that handles the transparency differently than normal brushes. Also we are using small spacing. This is good because the overlapping would produce interesting “movement” feeling inside the brushstrokes. Step 02. Flow changes the look As you can see here “flow” can do a lot
for this kind of brushes because give us variation. with the same brush. Opacity can be used to simulate “velum”
technique. I am testing that too. We are only at the beginning. Do you want to see how this is made? remember this would be useful not only for
RGBA only. Step 03. How we build the Oil look? First of all, here you can see how the brush change adding first the Masked brush to make “cuts” in the brushstroke. Then we add a pattern to simulate grain or
canvas effect. Fast Tip: Giving more spacing to the masked
brush we achieve more cuts along the brushstroke. Step 04. How we make the brush. Seems complicated but is not.
So let’s see in 6 steps how to master this technique. We start with the nib brush without anything
special. You can see on the right side the final effect
produced in a brushstroke. Interesting? let’s go with it. Then we add the masked brush feature in linear
burn mode (we can experiment a lot here as you will see later. and we use the “Auto” brush with square brushtip option and lot of spacing to see better what we are doing. Not too much interesting but you can see the idea. Is useful to see or not parts in the brushstroke. Obviously “repetition” visually is our
first enemy to create “oil” organic feel. We activate the rotation in the masked brush using fuzzy dab feature. Suddenly we start to see organic behavior. Changing the brushtip to a triangular brushtip
we start to get some spikes. nice! Now we have the idea but we need complexity
in the brush stroke so we change the masked brush tip for something with more detail and
variation. Ok! Now we understand how to use this technique
so we change the brushtip again to see what kind of different effects can be achieved. Awesome! visual appealing in seconds. Step 05. We can go even further Playing with these steps, and more, we can get a wide range of effects. Imagine how many brushes you could produce
with these resources. nice! Step 06 Erasing and Adjustments Erasing and pattern adjustments also provides
more interesting results. We can play with contrast in the pattern and
we get more dried or wet feeling. This could be even better with color smudge
features. (Not available for now…But i can wait, no problem 😉 What else can we do? for example activate
the scatter feature in the masked brush and disable the Y axis. This produce more “concrete effect”. And remember we are not using the FX in layers (layer styles) so the brush is fast. But we can apply FX and the brush will have
volume. with bump effect. Ok, This is not exactly painting but is related with traditional media. We can use this technique for paper or canvas
creation with pattern. Remember we are only using a brush tip for
all these concepts. So imagine the variation we can achieve with
more brushtips. Very fast! First we create an image from the texture
template. We activate the “view/ wrap mode” and paint in the canvas. Create a filter mask selecting “curves”, adjust the curves to your taste and done. How cool is this? This method is really good because is not
destructive and perfectly seamless. Do You have more ideas for this? share them
in the comments and we’ll learn together. How to use the bundle or install the pack
We have the mini bundle ready to be used. To install it, just go to manage resources and look for the file Ok! very good Now we want to go further with an example, you can download i with the link in description. Look how cool is this idea with a sample image. We have the layer masks and filters. They have been used to adjust the HSV values And now finally… Conclussions
Not everybody likes oil painting but this is applicable for more techniques and gives
you a better fundamentals for creating your own masked brushes, because you can apply
this, to usual RGB or SVG brushtips. And remember you can Interchange the brushtips to change easily the color too. If you create more colors the possibilities
increases. For now RGBA brushes takes color from the
color info in the brushtip, Would you like to use this with freedom to choose color from
Advanced color palette or swatches? let me know with a comment. (Because we can convince a coder to do that :)) Thanks a lot for being watching this video,
as usual i think is time to show some artwork to stimulate the creativity. These sketches are done with the last sketch bundle i did, you can get it for free. more info in this video. If you liked this video, thumbs up and share
it in the social media. Help us to engage more people and create a
stronger community that thinks about your needs and listen you all the time. See you at the next video ,byeee

16 Comments

  • DTA2 says:

    No XD I don't work for the NASA But I currently am working on a 32K Image. (Continued Premiere Reply Thread)

  • Krita says:

    Hi all, after the premiere there were some interesting questions. If you have more questions let me know in the comments, please. Thanks for watching!

  • MangaTengu says:

    Mindblown again…by the soft and your resourcefulness !
    And of course i would love to chose the color dynamically !

  • ramiz should says:

    cool merry xmas

  • ramskulls says:

    wonderful! thanks for sharing.

  • Flo Tasser says:

    That is a great idea! Would be awesome if we could sample the color information right from the canvas – that would make a true traditional painting approach possible. I imagine that to be really dynamic and refreshing. Digital is great but look at Craig Mullins, Jaime Jones and all those guys: digital painting with a more dynamic, (almost chaotic and natural) naturalistic look, inspired by traditional painting is beautiful and I personally favor this so much.

  • James Patel says:

    Solid video Ramon! Can't wait for more.

  • SewiusArt says:

    7:22 Yes, please. Until then this gives us an opportunity to play with brush design and adjustment layers.

  • Brad says:

    Thank you so much Ramon. Great video with lots of possibilities! Being able to change colors with the palette or picking colors from the canvas would be amazing. One step at a time. Would it be possible for the brush to have properties like the blender_textured_soft brush? So that some paint is picked up and mixes like real oil paint. Forgive me any ignorance is there is already a way to do this. Again your work is so appreciated.

  • Júlio César Brito Gardona says:

    Thank you Ramon. This is a great video

  • Krešimir says:

    Is it likely that these two simple features will get implemented any time soon:
    1) shortcut keys for rotating the brush angle by a small increment (e.g. for rotating the nib in calligraphy),
    2) automatic decrease of opacity proportional to the length of all cumulative strokes painted (to simulate the need to reload the brush with ink or paint)?

    They have been requested for years now on various forums and always ignored, yet they don't seem too ambitious or impossible to implement.

  • Marlon Eilert says:

    Oh my, this is the brush I was searching and trying to emulate since I started digital art! Now I will try to build a similar brush with the colors in it

  • Nikola Nevenov says:

    As new to Krita I miss having a lot of cool brushes to play with. I know I can make them myself, but in my 10 years of experience…I'd prefer to just pick a ready pack and go with it. So keep up the good work. Also…where can I get the logo on your shirt…that will make a really cool modern icon for Krita on my desktop.

  • Stella says:

    Hi, great video!

    I've downloaded the bundle, and I load it into the resource manager normally, but when clicking "Ok" a message stating that the bundle doesn't exist, and no matter how many times I redownload it still won't work. Is there a problem with the page, or am I doing something wrong? Thank you very much!

  • SonnyBurnett2008 says:

    I dont believe you didnt convince the coder to do that yet. I never understood why the 2 colors of rgba brushes should be yellow or green. I expected more flexibility.

  • bluedragon807 says:

    awesome, great, will be good when you can select colors

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