In my physical artwork, I love to use Copic pens and markers for inking and coloring. Can you all recommend either brushes already a part of Procreate or custom ones I could download that would give me similar results in the app?
Hi After working for years with real markers, after going digital, I grew really dependant on a copic brush a friend made me for photoshop and now I'm lost without it on procreate. Printed it looked exactly like a real copic mark. I like Christopher Alan's but I missed the squarer corners and diagonal tilt of the one I was used to so I tried to recreate it here. Still can't quite get the slightly dried-out feel at the end of the stroke that my PS version has but it's pretty close. Can anyone suggest how to get rid of the heavy dot that happens if you linger at the end of a stroke for a microsecond to long? Cant locate what setting this must be. Anyway if this brush is useful to anyone...enjoy!
I'm new to procreate and was glad to find this CopicKurt brush - thanks so much for posting.
However it didn't behave exactly as I expected it to, so I've tried tweaking the settings a bit. And While I like the chisel shape, I found myself also missing the brush end of my copic marker. Here are my resulting variations, one chisel and one brush, both variations of the CopicKurt brush.
The test image "Robo-Yoda" shows a resulting drawing. Left is a scanned drawing created on strathmore paper with a pentel brush pen and grey copic markers. Right is a procreate rendition using Georg vW cartoon brushes and my Copic procreate brushes. Click on image to see the large sized version.
I've tired every Copic brush I could fiind online and the best one in my opinion is the above vanderbasch's CopicKurt.brush (thanks for sharing!). I believe there are some changes that make it even better. Here is my modified version
-------------- DOCUMENTATION ------ Development Summary Modified CopicKurt brush so that chisel point accurately orients with hand position in accordance with physical marker; greater range in tone can be achieved; texture periodicity less noticeable.
Development Details This is CopicKurt with the following modifications: - Azimuth is 'on' (orientation of chisel point is now dependent on hand position) - Shape source image precision modified with respect to orientation so that Apple Pencil is at same angle as actual Copic marker to achieve vertical chisel point (see photo) - General>Orient to iPad Screen turned off to resolve an Azimuth-induced issue with GT90deg directional change in stroke direction; shape source image rotation done to support this - Pencil>Opacity turned all the way up and Dynamics>Flow increased to achieve deeper tones - Dynamics>Falloff turned down very slightly - Grain>Rotation substantially increased to remove some texture periodicity
Use Notes To get smooth gray scale gradient, for example, pick at intermediate gray value, apply multiple layers of the marker using pressure variation as needed, then pick darker gray value and repeat, gradually building
Issues Occasional errant dark streaks appear; observed with other brushes too; may be user-induced