Because of the amount of hand rendering I will be doing in this project I have bought a new tablet. It is unfeasible to rotoscope the video frames by hand with actual pen/pencil and paper so I'm trying out some brush sets in photoshop where I can quickly trace each frame.
For blokes I used a single brush throughout that had quite rough but solid line but have recently found some fairly realistic marker and pencil brushes so below are some line experiments just to get a feel for the Cintiq. I am used to drawing with Wacom tablets and use them day to day instead of a mouse but the benfit of having a screen to directly draw on with the Cintiq rather than the Intuos is brilliant. The speed with which I'll be able to trace and draw will save me a lot of time and mistakes.
The large painterly brush is quite nice in this set.
The way these 'copic' brushes handle the pressure and angle is great, they feel like brush markers and could give some great simple line effects if used with careful choice of detail.
Nothing too special in this set, the brushes look very computer made.
These pencil brushes are my favourite so far, the roughness of line is really realistic in a few of them.
The water colour brushes are mainly meant as 'stamps' as they are scanned in images but a few at the end, particularly the one used for the line at the bottom have a really nice quality for detailed flowing lines.
Photoshop's default caligraphic brushes, the thick to thin rough lines in red feel nice to use and give a nice singular line with a lot of detail and flow.
Wacom's brush pack they ship with the tablet, some of them are awful but there's quite a few really interesting and nice feeling brushes.