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Why can I not use the brush tool to paint my object?

You have no actual brush selected, it's just set to basic - which isn't a brush type (just a weird default). Just load in any actual brush and then you will be able to select a stroke/width and draw. ...
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Something wrong with body proportions, image attached

Well, the upper part of the body (to be more specific, the torso) is not proportional to the rest of the body. That's what's beet bothering me a little about the image. Also, the arms appear to be a ...
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Why can I not use the brush tool to paint my object?

"Basic" is not a brush. Adobe put it in a stupid place. "Basic" means "no brush - basic stroke". When you attempt to use the Brush Tool and set it to "Basic" what actually happens when you start to ...
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Is my Artwork too Realistic?

The original photographer determined all aspects of that image including , but not limited to - lighting, composition, angle, depth, contrast, etc. That is derivative work, not "original" See ...
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How to simulate realistic pencil blending in Photoshop, with texture?

Mixer Brush tool is the best option you're going to have. Be sure to use a Pencil Brush though since it doesn't look like you currently are. Since we're going to be rubbing our lead I'll use a 9B, ...
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How to draw in watercolor style using software only?

You've asked for software or tutorial. And you've got some links for both. I'd just like to focus on one particular piece of software because: it's free it has proven record of watercolor capacity it ...
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How to draw in watercolor style using software only?

It is all about the correct software. Probably the most complete program is Corel Painter http://www.painterartist.com/en/product/painter/ Some other options are PD Particles http://www.thebest3d....
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How to capture likeness in a portrait?

Some portraiture artists skip over any attempts to contain the face inside the more dominant geometric structures of the skull too early on. Instead they concentrate on five or six points of reference ...
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Would it be weird in terms of aesthetic to design such a logo?

There are no rules here. Conventional reading would tell you not to stack glyphs mid-word. But that's for reading. Reading a logo is not always the primary goal. If a logo is designed to contain ...
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brush strokes creating new layers in illustator

This is how Illustrator works. You are creating "Objects" with your brush and they are listed in the Layers Panel separately. That way they can each have different appearance attributes (...
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Would it be weird in terms of aesthetic to design such a logo?

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Weird? Maybe that's the effect you are striving for. Consider how you felt the first time you saw Toys "R" Us with the R flopped and emphasized with quotation ...
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Difference in Applying of brush strokes between the real world and the digital art world

I use Krita, not Photoshop so I can't point you a solution specifically in Photoshop. I will first point a quick possible big "why" for your problem and latter point other possible problems ...
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Why can I not use the brush tool to paint my object?

Probably the easiest way to achieve your goal is to use Illustrator's Live Paint feature. Select the graphic, and click Object > Expand Appearance, and then click Object> Live Paint > Make Select ...
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How these kind of illustrations are made?

It's really up to the artist but most often its at least finalized in a raster image editor (Adobe Photoshop, Krita, Corel Paint for example). Some artists will work across a vector platform (Adobe ...
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How can I paint over a picture or a 3D model in Photoshop?

Imagine doing this with an actual painting – you would not be able to look under the new layer at all, so don't feel discouraged by the confusion. Work with it just as if you were painting without ...
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How to remove paper pattern from high-res watercolor scans (batch)

Since you already have G'MIC - might be an idea to look at the smoothing filters listed under the Repair section in the Plugin. This one is the Smooth (Bilateral) filter. Looks quite promising. ...
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How to study anatomy as an artist?

I've found out that to properly learn anatomy slightly depends on what you want to do. For example, anyone can figure out (eventually) how to draw a model from a photograph in full detail with the ...
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How to make this painting look more realistic?

Just found your question from last year. Don't know if you changed your painting. I think you can definitely improve it. I'm not an expert - have done Paint by Numbers, some non-PBN kits (Famous Art ...
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How do I turn this into a stencil?

Print it onto some thick paper Grab a knife and cut out the black areas Or am I missing something?
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Something wrong with body proportions, image attached

It looks to me like the breast is extending directly out from the bottom of the neck and this looks a bit un-natural for a woman. As seen in the image provided by Alin, there is a subtle collarbone ...
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How to I make this more realistic/add more depth

Depens a lot on what program are you using. But lets get to that later. In general: Try to texture a bit the objects. Even Paint wich is the most basic program ever, has a spray that can give you a ...
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How to lighten color without ruining texture and line in photoshop?

Yes you can achieve that with blending modes. I'll show you a quick example by adding some extra lit areas around the window... First, on a new layer, I block in some color in the areas I want lit. I ...
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Brushed on wrong layer

I don't believe you can implement the "butterfly effect" :) While it is possible to use history in a non-linear fashion, to the best of my knowledge, it is not possible to change what was done in ...
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How to paint this bottle glossy?

I will cheat and give you some links for you to study. Inkscape: realistic lighting and shading How can I make a shape look like it is made of glass? Prototype Visualization: How can I learn to ...
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How can I recolor this render with a good skin tone?

Usually you can do that quick+dirty (color balance or gradient map + some color/overlay layers) — but in this case it's quite obvious that the image was overlayed; or more slowly with lots of masks, ...
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Resources for digital painting

Have you tried Corel Painter´s portal? https://learn.corel.com/painting-tutorials/ Or youtube? https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=corel+painter
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Resources for digital painting

I'm only going to tackle the online part, here are some of my favorites and I'll probably add to it when I have a bit more time: Ctrl-paint is a library of free videos which covers both the ...
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