Painting with true watercolour texture.
In the past, painters and illustrators who wanted to replicate the texture and flow of watercolours had to work with a stamp tool or brush preset. This meant bringing a physical piece of artwork into the software. An artist needed to blot a piece of paper with ink, scan it and create the brushes and stamps from there. Fresco was designed with this technique in mind. The intention was to create software that lets you customise every aspect of the brush and paint. This results in brushstrokes that blend together in real time.
Wet and dry mixing and texture.
Part of the beauty of working with Fresco is that the paint doesn’t dry until you want it to. Using a combination of wet and dry brush techniques, you can mix paint or change the individual behaviours and textures of brushes. From the Live Brushes tool, you can control size, colour flow and water flow. And the Wet Spatter brush can add an interesting splatter effect when painted on top of a digital watercolour background texture like wood or canvas.