A Complete Procreate Toolkit for Traditional Flash Painting (Brush Set + Paper Backgrounds) for the iPad
Designed by Russ Abbott of Ink & Dagger Tattoo (@russabbott)
33 Watercolor paper files:
Set up with specialty texture layers and layers for linework, shading, and color
8X10 and 14X11 dimensions, Print Resolution (300dpi)
Variety of stain intensities and styles
6 Round nib dip pens, from extra small to extra large, including one that can be used at any size
3 "Shahpee" permanent markers, from brand new to dried
7 Paint application brushes
Russ Abbott’s Magic Spitshader and Spittin’ Image all-in-one brushes
4 Ink Wash brushes, from extra light to dark
4 Blending brushes with different textures
60-color Procreate swatch palette
The Spitshade Set by Russ Abbott contains a variety of natural media brushes for Procreate, meticulously created, tested, and refined. When combined with our hand-stained watercolor digital paper files, these tools allow you realistically replicate traditional tattoo-style spit shade painting.Spitshading has been a mainstay of traditional tattoo flash painting since the early days. Like traditional tattooing, the spit shade technique begins with a black outline using dip pens and permanent markers, followed by black shading in short blends, and finally a simple application of color. Over the years, a clear preference for specialized watercolor paper has emerged, with a tea or coffee stain treatment sometimes applied before painting.
The Spitshade Set is the ultimate toolkit for digital watercolor. The papers in this set feature unique textures and staining application that can only be achieved with analog methods. Russ hand stained each paper himself then used advanced photography techniques to create consistent lighting and texture for the entire canvas. With 33 papers to choose from, you can experiment with different stain intensities and patterns until you find the perfect look for your final design.
Russ created the brushes in the Spitshade Set with the same care and scrutiny as the paper texture canvases. By employing the latest settings in Procreate, Russ was able to develop a set of extremely flexible brushes that utilize the full extent of the brush engines in your favorite design software. Experiment with the opacity, pressure, and angle of your Apple Pencil to fully realize the potential for expressive mark making with these brushes. The brushes and canvases in the Spitshade Set enable you to recreate your spitshading workflow, design style, and final product, regardless of your analog technique.
Magic Spitshader - A happy discovery during the creation of The Spitshade Set, this brush provides a single, versatile tool for applying AND blending black and colors with that authentic “spitshade” edge quality. For a subtle, smoother variation, try “Spittin' Image.”
Get the most authentic spitshade painting aesthetic utilizing the versatility and functionality of digital design tools with the Spitshade Set!