I feel like I may be so much closer to achieving an aesthetic I want most of my illustration to take on. Growing up with a love for pulp illustrations from my loves, Norman Saunders and Earl Norem, I pieced together the techniques usually present in their line of work. I want the “pulp look” minus the actual oil paints. It was fun testing out different brushes on Corel Painter 12, but I chose my big three that would constitute the aesthetic I’m going for. I’m afraid I won’t let that cat out of the bag, but for your own sake, experiment as much as you can and find out what brushes suit your artistic needs!
Here are the products of my own experimentation: