I'm quite new to Blender so I appreciate any and all help. I would like to know if it is possible to create something similar to this pictures in Blender. Thanks

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The best way would be to use a series of curves with a custom bevel. Create your paint patterns as a texture (with transparency enabled), and apply them to the curves.

It should take (except for the textures) just a few minutes.

Make your curve(s), adjust them using both handles and vertex weight and tilt, then in the curve tab apply bevel (half) (rounded) or whatever profile you want.

I did this with a very simple paint smear. Beveled Curve

This is the node setup for the transparency

PNG Transparency

And this is the png I used. I had to adjust the z rotation to make the stripes the long way.

To get brush texture--not shown here--you can just run the image into a bump node for height and throw that into normal on the principaled BSDF shader.

Paint Smear png

  • $\begingroup$ Wow, I didn't think it was possible to do it in such a short time! Thank you so much for your help, this is the first time I’m going to use Blender, but I think that by following the steps you’ve described I’ll be able to do it :) $\endgroup$ Apr 2, 2021 at 16:08
  • $\begingroup$ Good luck. It can be a little confusing at first, learning how to manipulate curves, but they're really easy (and fun) once you get to know them. This is a great intro to custom curve bevels: youtube.com/watch?v=UJsxKWxAhMk $\endgroup$
    – Modeler101
    Apr 2, 2021 at 17:05
  • $\begingroup$ thank you again for your kindness! $\endgroup$ Apr 2, 2021 at 19:50
  • $\begingroup$ Hi Modeler101, I've already managed to learn a little more about curves and bevel. But the end result was very different from yours. I followed the same setup as you, but I couldn't get it to be transparent: imgur.com/a/MPhUcFg Could you give me one more help please? I really want to learn how to do it. $\endgroup$ Apr 5, 2021 at 10:00
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    $\begingroup$ Hi Modeler101, I don't know what i did wrong, your model looks so much better! Thank you so much for sending me your model, this way i can understand and learn how to do it :) $\endgroup$ Apr 13, 2021 at 21:24

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