With the new smudge engine merged into master and available in the nightlies, I think it’s time to start collecting some good, interesting, or fun brushes that use this engine, and maybe start putting together a list of the best ones, so they can be included in the release of 5.0 when it happens.
Please share your favorite brushes using these new features in this thread, and feel free to make suggestions for improvements to the brushes shared here.
Also, please make sure your brushes work with the Nightly version of Krita, not just the test versions we were using before it got merged. Unfortunately, this means no “smear existing lightness” mode brushes for now, but any that use the other two modes should work.
To start things off, here’s a brush I created using the overwrite method that I find fun. It uses the tilt function for Paint Thickness, and pressure to control Color Rate and Smudge Length. I also have it adjust spacing based on speed, to help with performance. The brushtip is one I created from the DAOil brushtip, except I modified it to be a round brush, because I find round brushes easier to use
The tilt function for Paint Thickness works such that holding the pen perpendicular to the tablet gives full impasto effect, whether it’s applying color, or smudging. If you hold the pen at an angle to the tablet, it smooths out the impasto, while still letting you use pressure to determine the color/smudging.