Why you need to make your own brushes?

Hi ! Today i will talk about the need to understand and create your own brushes in Adobe Photoshop or any other drawing software.

First of all STOP for searching on Internet after brushes made by different artists, in hope if you download their brushes you will draw or paint like them. It’s not true, not at all.

A brush will not do your work, drawing straight or nice lines or mantain proportions.A brush represent a pattern and you can control flow, opacity, jitter etc. or for example instead of manually drawing grass you can make a brush with multiple lines that represents a sum of lines that looks like a grass and that thing will save you time, but that’s all, this is what a brush is.

Personally i use in 90% of my drawings and paintings default brushes that bundles Adobe Photoshop, especially round brushes.

Second thought about brushes is that it’s important to know to make your own is because you will understand in depth what you draw and how to control every detail in your painting.

Finally don’t waste your time or money anymore chasing the best brush, instead focus on your drawing and painting skill.