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my old reliable... one of my all-time favorite pens that's been by my side since i first started using CSP when i was 15. it's used in god knows how many of my works. i guess there's just something about the way it draws that really appeals to me.
(costs 10 clippy)
pretty self explanatory. it mimics the texture of a ballpoint pen, and does so pretty well! it comes in a pack of 4 but i mostly just use the first brush. great for doodles and handwriting.
no idea why it's called that, but it's got this really nice crunchy texture to it that i'm a fan of! i've used it for lineart of characters who i want to have a more "creepy" vibe.
a good variety of soft-textured pens in this one! i'm personally a big fan of 1 and 3 for their bumpy, almost pencil-like texture.
sort of marker-like. as noted on its page, it's great for lineart and has a bit of a fluctuating opacity!
a very new addition to my collection but a beloved one nevertheless. the usage examples on the page are what really sold me on it tbh
draws kind of similarly to "cherry pen" except has more of a fuzzy texture.
(costs 10 clippy)
brush with a rainbow, sort of 3d-like effect on it. it honestly just looks rad as fuck to me. great for "trippy" pieces!
this one is a great balance of bold and well-textured- i find i often have to sacrifice one for the other lol
also has a good balance of boldness and texture, but a bit more... well, creamy than 6pencil.
looks pretty much exactly like a marker that's juuuust starting to run out of ink! makes doodles feel more like doodles
i tend to use it for coloring even though that's not what it's meant for.... oops?
a rather simple and straightforward marker brush- the multiply effect makes it especially marker-like.
lovely simulation of acrylic-y paint strokes. please check out the sample pieces for this one, they're beautiful.
the name says it all. also sort of marker-like. (costs 10 clippy)
i like this one because it's sorta watercolor-y but still fairly opaque.
just as the description says: a translucent brush that is good for painting with a light glowy effect.
changes up the color a bit with each stroke to give a more authentic painting look!
decor / effects
for when you can't quite get the heart shapes juuuust right- or when you're simply feeling lazy.
these make the cuuuuuutest little decorations when you use them right!!!
because i am predictable.
i really struggle with getting the shape/outline of scars right, so this brush is a huuuge help.
very convenient for drawing things like beaded bracelets or necklaces!
idk about you, but for some reason it's really hard for me to draw a good looking star. here's my little cheat for that.
creates a nice "bokeh" sort of effect; i've used it for things like sparkly clothing.
no more of the ol' selection from layer > create selection > expand selected area routine.
to clarify; by "materials" i mean brushes that are meant to draw physical objects for you, like lace or chains.
since they're all pretty self-explanatory, i won't include descriptions for most of them.