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Dragon Scale custom brush by KeithSeymour Dragon Scale custom brush by KeithSeymour
Here's the "Dragon Scale" brush I created to help me with my Silver Dragon painting which you can view here: [link]

Maybe it can help you too...? Have a try and find out :P

A bit about the brush:

* It creates a good looking basic scale. :)
* It's directional - so you can follow the contours of your Dragon's body with ease.
* It has a touch of 'color dynamics' working with it. I think I'm in the minority as an artist that uses the color dynamics option, but for me it goes some way to help add the millions of subtle hue changes apparent in real life but near impossible to paint in their entirety... durp.

I got some good results from painting one way with the scale brush to build up the main scales, then making the brush slightly smaller and using either a darker colour of a multply layer, i dragged the brush the other way, dropping shadows into the gaps.

Have a play and see what you think... And let me know!

I would suggest that you use it for a starting point and paint into and onto the texture that you create. It's really suitable for any kind of scaled creature - fish and lizards alike. Any other good uses? Drop a comment below so others can try it out :)

Please feel free to use this for personal and commercial work. You do not need to credit me. But please remember me :.) And show me your work!

<3
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:iconvertry:
vertry Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
nice brush1!! Helped me!
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mari12 Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
how do I download it?
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anestezja Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'm a bit late to the party but I just wanted to say thank you, it's a great and wonderfully versatile brush.
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DarkenedSoul12 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Student General Artist
Would this work in Gimp?
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fireytika Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Awesome! Thank you~! ^^
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Dreadbot24 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic, thank you!
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KeithSeymour Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! Glad you like. :) 
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ParanoidPyxel Featured By Owner May 3, 2014   General Artist
this is such a great resource ! thanks !
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Darkhero64 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student General Artist
how to put in sai?
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KeithSeymour Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm afraid I've never used Sai, so I don't know. But from what I've heard you can't just import Photoshop brushes into Sai so I don't think this brush is compatible. Sorry I can't be of more help. :( 
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Darkhero64 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student General Artist
well ok then so how do i import it into photoshop
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KeithSeymour Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
If you're using a mac, go into your applications folder. Navigate to the photoshop folder and in there you should find a folder called "presets" and in that one, a folder named "brushes". Copy the .abr file in to there. 

If you're PC drop the .abr into C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop??\Presets\Brushes (or where ever it is installed on your machine).

Then when in Photoshop, select brush tool (b), right click to bring up the menu, click the little triangle in the top right corner, and choose "load brushes". It should go to your preset/brushes folder by default, but if not, just navigate to it and select. It will give you the option to 'append' which means add to the bottom of your list of current brushes, or 'replace', which will remove your other brushes and leave just this newly loaded one. Hope this helps. :) 
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willorider Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It helps me a lot..
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KeithSeymour Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hooray!
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luneu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
This brush is great, thank you for sharing it! I used it here: luneu.deviantart.com/art/World…
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KeithSeymour Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing your art with me. The image is great. Really nice, subtle application of the brush. Love it! :) 
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luneu Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
It's nothing compared to yours! But thank you, I really appreciate it. :huggle: 
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BlueyCrawford Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This saved my ass, seriously, thanks for sharing this brush with us! :D
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KeithSeymour Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No worries. Really glad you found it useful. :) Would love to see what you used it for... 

I'm working on some creature skin brushes at the moment. Watch this space! :) 
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BlueyCrawford Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well I think I linked it, if not just ask :D but yeah greatly useful ^-^
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snowkie Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this'll help a lot! Thx man!
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KeithSeymour Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah good! You're welcome. Check back soon for more brushes and art! :D
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KeithSeymour Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, guys. Hope it's of some use. Would love to see any work you make with it! :) 
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fireytika Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome~!! Thanks for sharing this cool brush~!!
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SeaOfFireflies Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! I found this through the LinkedIn group. It looks very useful and I will definitely give it a go. :)
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Matsuemon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
I've been planning to do a really cool dragon painting, so maybe I'll give this brush a shot! Thanks =)
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KeithSeymour Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Good luck! :)
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Deidara37 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Thanks ! Really cool !! :)
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KeithSeymour Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :)
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MushkiKizou-Art Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing! This is excellent!
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RakSkuder Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thaaaaaanks! :) will let you know as soon as I'll give it a go ^^
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