testing out custom procreate brushes

For some reason the first thing I thought when I woke up was I need to draw balloon animals, like, right now! Well it was my second thought. My first thought was actually the same first thought I have every morning. Coffee please. 

While Graham made us our cups of hot, dark life liquid, I got to sketching these cuties from reference photos I pulled up on Pinterest. 

  Painted with gouache brushes by Lisa Bardot (all but the colour splashes in the background).

Painted with gouache brushes by Lisa Bardot (all but the colour splashes in the background).

I was really excited to test out the new custom Procreate brushes I grabbed from Lisa Bardot's Creative Market shop. I haven't really messed around with custom brushes too much yet, but I found her on Instagram and saw what results she was getting with the brushes she was making and I knew I needed to get two of her sets. The gouache brushes and the markers. I'll do another post about the markers after I have time to get used to them. But trust me, they are incredible. There's just a bit of a learning curve to learn how to get the best results from them. 

Here's a rough swatch test of the gouache brushes included in her kit. It's not pretty but it gives you an idea of the various textures you get. 

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These sets are incredibly affordable considering they all come with loads of brushes, and I imagine a lot of work goes into testing and perfecting them. I can't allow myself to browse anymore brushes for fear that I'll spend all of my money on them. :p