This weeks brush is the SKN MXR. It's a soft mixer brush wich produces a smooth pore texture at low pressures but is also able to blend smoothly at higher pressures. It is ideal for adding soft gradations to objects.
This is a quick demo of REAL WATERCOLORS FOR Ai's capabilities. I was asked how to create a watercolor fill effect. I've used the solid vector version (top) and the 10-color vector version (bottom) for this effect. The rest is masking magic. You'll find everything you need in the demo!