John's Smart Brushes User: Karen Bonaker

Artist and Digital Art Academy webmistress Karen Bonaker painted Sedona Canyon View utilizing John's Smart Brushes.

"I started with a painting that I had just completed free hand and thought it may be fun to play with the brushes using it as a source.

I started the cloning on four separate layers (using the Impressionable, Smart Oil, Smart Chalk, and Impasto Oil brushes) and then resolved each one until it all seemed to work in harmony.

Finally added a layer and filled with a Canvas pattern. Wonderful brushes!"

John's Smart Brushes come with installation videos for the different versions of Painter, as well as a tutorial video to help you get the most out of these interpretive brushes.

Karen Bonaker: Artists' Brushes Paintings

Karen Bonaker sent me a couple of nice examples of her work done using John's Artists' Brushes. Both paintings show off the Artists' Brushes textural and blending capabilities.


John's Artists' Brush User: Karen Bonaker

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Artist Karen Bonaker created this painting of an artichoke from scratch using John's Artists' Brushes for Adobe Photoshop CS5. Karen commented, "I enjoy these brushes so much and look forward to playing with them."

Karen and I are both former residents of the Santa Cruz area, which is nearby Watsonville and Castroville—both known for their artichoke crop. We both commiserated how much we miss the local fresh artichokes available there. If you've never had steamed artichokes, you are missing a definite treat!

John's Artists' Brushes for Photoshop CS5 are now available at an introductory price of $19.95. If you have Photoshop CS5 and are into painting, this will be the best investment you can make!

John's Artists' Brushes for Adobe Photoshop CS5

If you have an image created using John's Artists' Brushes, send me a JPEG and I'll feature it here on the PixlBlog!