I’ve been asked to recommend brushes for realistic painting (or whatever painting) so these are my three favourite brush settings The first one is my main brush I paint everything with it and I love it very much! I know you might have a different SAI version so I put the Cloud texture and so on here to download if you need it (just copy into the folders and open SAI via start-sai)
Mark making tools for Drawing II - students scavenge, assemble, experiment, and make adjustments to tools until they are satisfied. Swatches are created for reference and eventual use in combination with other drawings.
I was SO lucky to have an amazing teacher in high school that taught me how to do this. I honestly am depressed at the quality of writing my college students turn in to me. I think I may teach them this as well.