Archer storyboard and comics artist Kevin Mellon has a great style when working in SketchBook. To get that style he has customized a set of brushes that dovetail perfectly with his workflow. His customized brushes let him work quickly but still imbue his storyboards with the emotional data and visual language necessary to carry the story.
His custom brushes include splatters that can act as grit, dust, or blood spray; hash marks for quick shading and fill; and some fantastic pens and pencils whose hardness and nibs are customized for sketching and inking his work. These unique custom brushes have been put together in a free set for SketchBook Pro subscribers. Simply download the Kevin Mellon Brush Set and add it to the desktop app.
More on Kevin Mellon
Check out our article about Kevin’s favorite SketchBook features so you can see how he uses his custom brushes to create his Storyboards for the hit FX show Archer. If you are a fan of the show you should check out this article he wrote for us a few years back. In it, he walks us through his process of working on Archer. Now you can download and see how the Kevin Mellon Brush Set can add to your SketchBook workflow.
Installing the Free Brush Set
Being able to share and install these weekly free brush sets in the desktop app is one of the features for SketchBook subscribers. If you’re using the latest desktop version of SketchBook, simply double click on the .skbrushes file, and it will automatically install. Check out this article for all the details about brushes and legacy versions. If you haven’t tried the subscription, you can download a free trial and unlock Pro membership for 15 days (no credit card required).