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20 Dynamic Graphite Pencil Brushes

20 Dynamic Graphite Pencil Brushes

This photoshop .ABR file contains 20 original pencil brushes. I created the brushes by hand by defining each brush compared to a Graphite darkness/lightness chart, and testing them on my own Wacom tablet. Each pencil brush is already customized with pressure sensitivity, opacity, buildup and flow settings, to closely mimic real graphite pencils.

Files included: One .ABR file (Photoshop Brush file)

Elements used in preview but not in download: 1. Fonts – “Couture” and “Blanche de la Fontaine” 2. Photoshop Icon

Demo: 20 Dynamic Graphite Pencil Brushes - 1

A quote from conceptartempire.com
“Graphite is a form of carbon and is the main component of the core, or “lead”, in modern pencils, along with a binder like clay.

Fun fact: Even though we often call the pencil core “lead”, real lead was never used as a writing material. The pencil core is actually called the “lead” because for a long time, graphite was thought to be a type of lead. However the paint coating pencils before the mid-20th century was lead-based. That’s no longer the case because, you know, lead poisoning.

The more binder in the graphite-to-binder mixture, the harder the pencil led will be, the thinner lines it will draw, and the lighter values it will be able to achieve.

Pencils with less binder and more graphite will be a lot softer, easier to blend, will draw thicker lines, and will allow you to achieve much darker values.”

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