Red Fairy

I just discovered how to make texture brushes! In celebration, I made a quick painting of Red Fairy. She may look a bit like a Vegas showgirl, but that's just how she plays it.

Verileah 16 years ago
That's really lovely - you already had such wonderful texture in your work, learning more methods can only help . I've seen a lot of different ways to make textured brushes - what's your preferred technique?
Wystro 16 years ago
Someone posted a link to the Furiae website and I used the tutorial there. If there are more ways, tell me! I need to know more!
Lessa 16 years ago
wow thats beautiful, do more!
ROzbeans 16 years ago
I absolutely adore your art, Wystro. There's something to be said about realism but your do such chaotic and borderline erotic art that I just want to eat you with a spoon, crimey!
Eve 16 years ago
Oh yeah, she's definitely giving off some showgirl vibes there I love it Wystro!
Lunna 16 years ago
If you got it flaunt it, I always say. And she's flauntin' it! It really looks lovely. I always enjoy the images you share.
Adiene 16 years ago
awesome hun I love it =D You always do such wonderful work /swoon
Rikr 16 years ago
I really like this piece! Color, pose and texture are all great!!
Verileah 16 years ago
I love that site . Great brush tutorial too - maybe the best I've seen as far as covering all the bases. There's a lot out there that'll just say 'take a photo and fuck with it' only with more words.

Some additional ideas for creating textured brushes (pulled from a lot of different places or just discovered while screwing around.):

I like to use type just for the 'neat' factor, and torment it into something abstract. Distort -> Polar Coordinates (both ways) can make for a good starting point on outlined text. Text provides us with a wonderful array of abstract shapes to fool with.

I get quite a lot of use out of a brush I made...ages ago, with a simple, gritty texture good for beating up text and backgrounds. I made some randomly spaced black lines on a white background, then went back and drew additional lines right on top of the first set, in a thicker stroke and only going half or three quarters down the original line. Then I grabbed all the lines and threw them in an Alpha channel (gotta invert to get the black lines on a white background again). Filter - > Pixilate - > Mezzotint, course dots. Might need to fade this back if it's too much. Mezzotint again, this time with medium or long strokes, fade to taste. Go back to layers, load the selection, fill or delete from what ever else you might have for your brush.

A wireframe look is absurdly easy to do - make a stroked polygon into a brush and set the spacing far apart.

Um...sources for images...
I like the stock exchange - but for textures this site is bitchin -

There are seriously so many ways to do texture brushes out there, it comes down to playing around with what you like . I'm sure lots of other people here have good resources and stuff.
FyreGarnett 16 years ago
wow. that is just... just... wow. incredible!! keep playing with the texture brushes! the results are just... just... *sigh*
Verileah 16 years ago
There's something very...perceptive about it. Like sculptors can see the form in the block of marble, it really seems like you just very gently brought her out of the texture. Reminds me of studying my walls in my bedroom to make faces and forms when I can't sleep.

Sublime .
Rae 16 years ago
She is really beautiful Wystro. I like the mix of hard and soft lines. It's as if every time you look at it, you find something new.
patslash 16 years ago
wow! she's pretty!
Mai 16 years ago
She and the textures are beautiful. To me, its like we are glimpsing her through the grass and flowers caught rather unaware that anyone is watching and that's wonderful.

As far as textured brushes go... I've made a lot of them, lost a lot of them due to hard drive crashes *sniff* and made some more. Early on in the beginning of SA I made some blood stain brushes that have been surprisingly versatile for other things. They've been rust, plaster and grime from time to time. Yay for the rhyme. Its sublime! I've also done some text brushes like Billie suggested. Fonts are super useful. In fact, in the Verileah artwork, her wode pattern was a V for Verileah and a B for Billie copied and rotated around at different sizes so that (hopefully) you had to look very hard to notice what it was.