This is a simple tapered brush that you can use to add decorative dimension to your calligraphy or lettering pieces using the Procreate App for iPad.
The Flicks brush works with any stylus or even your finger, since no pressure is involved in the effect. Use it in combination with any calligraphy brush - I've included a bonus basic calligraphy brush that was used in all of the example images above. Be sure to look at all the images to see how this effect is achieved.
How to Use on Solid Backgrounds
- On a new layer, draw your letters with any calligraphy brush
- Change the paint color to match the background
- Make a new Layer
- Use the flicks brush to paint small strokes inside each curve. Check out the example images above for stroke placement. Start drawing at the pointy end of the "flick."
How to use on textured backgrounds
On a new layer, draw your letters with any calligraphy brush
Duplicate the layer and hide the original (to keep a backup of your lettering just in case)
Use the flicks brush as an eraser to erase small curves out of the inside of each curve. Start erasing at the pointy end of the "flick."
More tips for nice flicks
When in doubt, the "thick" lines of the letter should go in the foreground, "thin" lines in the background (this rule was made to be broken, though!)
Experiment with the direction of the flicks and notice how it changes the illusion of which parts of the letter are in the foreground and in the background.
Change the "size" main slider for lighter or chunkier effects
Overshoot the edges of the letter for a clean exit on each flick.
How to Install Procreate Brushes
Here's a quick video of the installation process. Simply download the .brush files and "open in" Procreate. Installed brushes will appear in your "imported" brush group.
Thank You!If you like this brush, kindly consider purchasing my Premium Streaker Pack, which is an excellent companion if you like shiny looking letters! All my brushes are made with care and a desire to deliver the best possible design tools. I appreciate any feedback you might have on this or any of my brushes.
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