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SAI brushes by Isihock SAI brushes by Isihock

IT SAYS IN THE DESCRIPTION HOW TO MAKE THEM, YOU DONT DOWNLOAD THEM
Newer versions of SAI don't have some brush settings but you can download them here: comments.deviantart.com/1/4307…



FAQ:
- you need a TABLET for these to work as you need pen pressure which a mouse does not have
- if these aren't working, it is most likely a problem with your SAI
- I don't know how to fix issues with brush settings not saving sorry!


Thought I'd share some of my brushes since a couple of people have asked <3

These are my favourites/the ones I use most C:

1. Painting Brush: The Brush I use for most of my painting. It blends really nicely but you have to merge all your layers. It's nice and smooth and especially good for grass, fur, and small details.

2. Marker Tool: I mostly use the Marker tool for sketching, because it's soft and subtle and lines just turn out so much nicer <3 Also good for bushes or leaves. (fav.me/d6v9lg6 as shown here) Picture above is a really bad example of what it is capable of, sorry ahaha :L

3. Pencil Tool: Basically the same as the pen tool you automatically get in SAI, but with slightly changed settings for sharp, crisp and smooth lines C: I always use this one for lineart.

4. Marker Tool #2: Completely different to marker tool one. I use this one to lay down my colours while painting and not much else. It blends ok. Reason I like it though because its really good to lay down the colours you're going to use, as it's slightly see through, without making it look messy.

5. Acrylic Tool: I really need to rename my tools pff. Basically the same as the previous tool but with much better blending.

6. Fur Tool: Although I've never actually found a use for this tool (sigh) it'd be really good for fur and I love the way it looks //v\ just haven't found a use for it yet.

7. Water Tool: Ahaha wow I use this tool way too much. I use it for getting my shading to look softer at some parts, I use it for blurring, blending, lighting, adding effects ect. ect. Its one of the tools that comes with Paint Tool SAI when you first get it but I think the settings are changed a bit.

How to make new brushes in SAI

Most of you probably already know how to make yourself brushes in SAI, but here it is just in case. Right click one of the light grey, empty boxes underneath your tools, and select a tool base. (for example pen, brush, marker, acrylic, eraser) This will be the starting point of your brush. then just edit the settings, and give it a name C:

Feel free to make/use these C:


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:iconscramitsethan:
scramitsethan Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
i wanna know if paint tool sai can have like a lineart effect (like from jazza's lineart brush) or the Marker tool from firealpaca
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:iconisihock:
Isihock Featured By Owner 1 day ago
could you show me what you mean?
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:icongimmickry:
Gimmickry Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for sharing these; I've had fun experimenting with the settings!
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:iconisihock:
Isihock Featured By Owner 6 days ago
no problem, glad it helped!! ; u ;
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:iconattitxde:
attitxde Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this lovely collection of brush settings. I've been looking for a nice brush that could be used for fur! ^^
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:iconisihock:
Isihock Featured By Owner 6 days ago
no problem !! <3 glad it helped!
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:iconjadenaruto:
JadeNaruto Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  New Deviant Student Artist
Gotta check this out...
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:iconkellieeth:
Kellieeth Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  New Deviant Student General Artist
Its not really working????? o.o
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:iconisihock:
Isihock Featured By Owner May 26, 2018
what is the problem exactly? :0
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:iconkellieeth:
Kellieeth Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  New Deviant Student General Artist
when i change the stroke, opacity, etc it doesn't give me the kind of brush...???
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:iconisihock:
Isihock Featured By Owner May 27, 2018
do you use a Wacom tablet or a mouse? :0
and could you show me what the brush looks like for you when you use it?
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:iconkellieeth:
Kellieeth Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  New Deviant Student General Artist
a touch screen actually ;v;
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:iconisihock:
Isihock Featured By Owner May 28, 2018
hmm not sure if it would work on that! do you have pen pressure using that touch screen? 
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:iconkellieeth:
Kellieeth Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  New Deviant Student General Artist
not really, and nevermind, it doesnt really matter anymore c:
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:iconjioseph-superfan63:
Jioseph-superfan63 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
If you download the brushes can you still have the first brushes or the brushes get erased?
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:iconisihock:
Isihock Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
you don't download them :0 and no, you keep your previous brushes! 
it says in the description how to add the brushes to your SAI!
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Jioseph-superfan63 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! well thanks! Your brush are amazing! :3

But if you download a brush then your previous brush get deleted or get in another place?
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:iconisihock:
Isihock Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018
in SAI, no because you add each brush individually and manually. 
If you want to keep your original bushes, SAI has tons of empty squares for you 
to add the new ones, so no need to edit or change your exisiting ones. 
you cannot download brushes for SAI.
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:iconlimelightlighters:
limelightlighters Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist
whats up with the marker 2 where it says "Stringy_M"?
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:iconisihock:
Isihock Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018
it says in the description! newer versions of SAI don't have some settings
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:icongray-n00n:
gray-n00n Featured By Owner 1 day ago
what can you replace with stringy_M? can i just leave it at simple circle?
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:iconisihock:
Isihock Featured By Owner 1 day ago
i think so, should still work it just won't look exactly the same! :0
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:iconartofreines:
artofreines Featured By Owner Edited Mar 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I am LOVING these brushes, exactly what I was looking for too haha the textures are nice for painting, thank you!
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:iconphantomskies:
PhantomSkies Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These brushes are amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing them. Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1]

I'm just curious though, what's the best setting for Airbrush and Blur? Because I'm using them quite regularly but recently did a full re-installation on SAI. And well, I need to do my brushes all over again. Haha. ^^;
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:iconisihock:
Isihock Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Thank you! I'm pretty sure my blur & airbrush tools are the default! :0
but just in case, here they are anyway!! (at the bottom)
Glowy Tutorial by Isihock
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:iconyukitakashi:
YukiTakashi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional General Artist
I may try these out. Thank you so much for this cherry blossom 
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:icontoxicxender:
ToxicXender Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist
So This Whont Work For a Mouse Right XD
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:iconisihock:
Isihock Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018
nope! you need a tablet unfortunately
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:icontoxicxender:
ToxicXender Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Well Crap! Thanks For Responding!
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foxes76133 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
I'm still brand new to Sai, but this will help out greatly. Here's a thumbnail of something I made myself I've uploaded to my stash. 

  Fur-texture by foxes76133

I've managed to get the strokes down, but It still needs some work. Do you have any suggestions :iconisihock:?
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:iconisihock:
Isihock Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
looks good! here's one way you can use the fur brush to easily create some depth in fur:
Fur Tool by Isihock
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:iconfoxes76133:
foxes76133 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018
Thanx for that info, that's a big help? :)
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:iconisihock:
Isihock Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018
no problem! :) 
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:iconfoxes76133:
foxes76133 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2018
Hey bud. I tried out the settings you suggested and came up with something. In the test I used a "Yellow Ochre" color as the base coat and a "Burnt Umber" color as the Shade Layer. Following the steps on both the tutorial and the setting you described I came up with this.

Fur Test 1 by foxes76133   

I'd like to get you input on it. Also, I found out that I don't have the E-Brush in my selection of tools. Have you heard anything regarding that from other artists using Sai?
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:iconfoxes76133:
foxes76133 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Quick update, I made a new image already/ I didn't like how the one I did before came out, that's why I was asking for your opinion. I did a new one though, I wanted to show the clumps of fur as I usually do them already, but I also wan't satisfied of how the fur didn't have a "Shade Layer", so I did one to add highlights to the fur. I like how it turned out to a certain extent, but that's more likely my inner critic talking. I'd like to see what you think of this new image i made, any advice you can give would be appreciated greatly.

New Canvas 2 by foxes76133  

I hope you'll like it as much as I did drawing it. Any feedback is welcome. :) (Smile) 
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ShadowTheLastAlpha Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My sai doesnt have acrylic RIP me
:'') 
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:iconisihock:
Isihock Featured By Owner Edited Feb 17, 2018
it says in the description that newer versions of SAI don't have some brush settings :0
however if you're referring to the "acrylics brush" - it's just a regular brush as a base! I just called it acrylic brush haha 
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:iconshadowthelastalpha:
ShadowTheLastAlpha Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It must be that thx again xD
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:iconwhizzet:
Whizzet Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Student Digital Artist
For me the pencil brush is extremely pixelated when i draw.
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:iconisihock:
Isihock Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018
could you show me? :0 
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:iconwhizzet:
Whizzet Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Student Digital Artist
uhh, how
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:iconisihock:
Isihock Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018
you could take a screenshot & upload to it to sta.sh, then link me :0 
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:icontherollingwestern:
TheRollingWestern Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn! That pencil brush is really nice, thanks!
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:iconmarxina:
Marxina Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Student Artist
wow thanks :0 
i'm gonna use it
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YukiTakashi Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2018  Professional General Artist
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Yammie1233 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
begone thot
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:iconecoharvey:
EcoHarvey Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your mum
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:iconkenzoe64:
Kenzoe64 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist
Thank you for doing this, I've been looking to improve the pencil tool for a while now.
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:icongalehad:
Galehad Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what a lad
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