So these are the brushes I use in SAI. Most of the time, I’ll use a combination of all of them! The medium and soft brushes work well with the hard blend, but if you’re looking for a softer blend, the watercolour brush works really well.
Brush Settings 1: Water colour
Brush Settings 2: Soft Brush / Line
Brush Settings 3: Medium Brush
Brush Settings 4: Hard Brush
Brush Settings 5: Hard Blend
MY PROCESS TO BLENDING:
After putting down your unblended colours(often I’ll use the pen tool for this, but sometimes I’ll put down colours with the medium brush), select a small brush. Starting in your highlights, work in circular motions moving outwards. Do the same with all your highlights, midtones, and shadows.
- Go over a hard or medium blend(medium brush is also medium blend) with a soft blend(watercolour) in a low opacity(10-40%), for a more polished look.
- The Soft brush works well as a lineart brush for those who like soft linearts. It tends to make thicker lineart.
Experiment and see what you like the most! Everyone is free to use these settings.