Inspired by Sinix (Rob Stacy), I have written a couple of short articles on creativity and inspiration which you may find useful in concept design. The articles also contain links to custom brushes and other resources, including a twisting loaded palette knife used in creating the character profiles below;
Your post has awesome info which I appreciate. I promised myself that once a week I would take time away from my work and learn something new in Painter. Your site and of course John Derry provides me just that education. I have been working with Painter since Painter 5 and I pretty much learned via the User Guides. Since I found this forum and others Painter has exploded with creative possibilities. This is very exciting for me because finally I am doing what I have always wanted to do, painting stories.
I'm pleased you found the information and resources useful Syd. For me, life is working in a engineering stores by day, and Painter in the evening and weekends (after chores)...not perfect, but I can't complain, as there is always something new and interesting to be discovered in Painter.
Man those inspiration brushes are damn useful! So thanks for posting them sandman! But it was a rather pain in the ass to figure out how to install them in Painter X (despite the included instructions). In the end I figured it out anyway. Thanks a lot, once more.