The best Procreate brushes will allow you to get the most out of the powerful painting app. There’s an almost unlimited range available online, offering pretty much every style and stroke imaginable. They can enhance and elevate your projects and broaden your creative possibilities.
Procreate is much more than a simple illustration tool – it can turn your iPad into a drawing tablet that’s capable of rivalling your desktop, or the expensive graphics tablets used in digital design projects. The vast array of Procreate brushes available makes it the first choice sketchpad for both professional and hobbyist designers.
There are so many Procreate brushes out there that it’s hard to know where to begin, so here we round up the very best free and premium Procreate brushes. All you have to do is download them. To expand your brush selection for other programs, check out our rundowns of the best Photoshop brushes and Illustrator brushes.
34 stunning Procreate brushes
01. Sargent’s Oils
These arty Procreate brushes will help you achieve the style of the master realist painter John Singer Sargent. Their creator used actual paintbrushes to paint on canvas, and then scanned the results at high resolution. You get a description of how to use each of the 12 brushes in the product images.
02. Dry Marker
Everyone loves the effortless scribe of a dry marker. Latin Vibe’s collection of brushes gives you 12 different marker pens to choose from. These allow you to channel a diverse range of styles within one brush texture.
03. Procreate Watercolour Kit
This watercolour brush set gives you everything you need to paint beautiful and realistic watercolours. The 12 brushes have a wonderfully authentic texture and even come with video tutorials and mockups to get you painting digital watercolour art like a pro.
04. Procreate Smudge Brushes
This set includes 18 brushes that have been tested for use with the Smudge tool in Procreate. The brushes can be used to create colour blending effects and varied textures. Note that the brushes were created and tested using an Apple Pencil. It can’t be guaranteed that they will behave as advertised with other styluses.
05. 68 Gouache Shader Brushes for Procreate
Get rich gouache effects in Procreate in minutes rather than the hours it would take to find the right textures and mask them in. This mega pack from creative resources site RetroSupply offers a whopping 68 gouache Procreate brushes. They work brilliantly with an iPad and Apple Pencil, and are especially well-suited for poster designs, books and vector illustrations, among all kinds of other uses.
06. Neon Brush Kit
Milo Garret’s brush kit is ideal if you want to create realistic handwritten neon signage. It comes with everything you need to get that brilliant glowy look, with 12 neon writing brushes, an effects brush and three bonus light pen brushes for livening up photographs. The pack also comes with a set of 19 ready-to-use background images.
07. Texturrific Bundle
Featuring 30 shaders, 14 liners and 14 pastels, Lisa Bardot’s Texturrific bundle is packed with wonderfully textured brushes that can help you create all kinds of effects and art styles without having to go near a pen and paper. All 58 brushes are fully pressure-sensitive and made with a variety of high resolution, handmade sources of textures.
08. Procreate lettering and paint brushes
This collection from Petra Makes of StudioBurg is an essential package. It includes a selection of brushes that should cover most basic illustration and graphic design needs. Petra covers various pen and pencil styles as well as paintbrushes, making it easy to choose the signature style you’re looking for.
09. Flat Brushes
We all have that favourite brush that we go back to for lettering time and time again, and this collection was directly inspired by artist Ian Bernard’s personal old faithful. The brushes are varied from solid to textured, offering plenty of variation for your own work.
10. Comic Ink Brush Set
Georg’s pack of Procreate brushes is a tribute to American comic book illustrator Will Elder, who helped launch MAD comics back in the ’50s. It includes both inking brushes and SFX additions. It’s the perfect addition to any illustrator’s Procreate repertoire and a must for budding comic illustrators.
11. Pencil and Charcoal Procreate Brushes
Swiss designer Kim (aka MiksKS) has a whole bunch of brilliant brushes to offer. Her pencil and charcoal collection makes it easy to sketch on the go, whether that’s with clients or just to capture a moment in a coffee shop without wasting paper.
12. Dearest Dotty
Designer Missy Meyer has myriad free Procreate brushes, all of them brilliant for creating graphic script. Dearest Dotty stands out thanks to its versatility and the unique retro vibe it helps give off when used for hand lettering.
13. Flora: Vegetation brushes
Matthew Baldwin’s vegetation brushes are great for concept artists, enabling them to instantly set a scene and master the painterly effect digitally. Baldwin has captured every style of stroke used by the concept masters, and his brushes make light work of scene setting.
14. Gouache brushes
Bardot has a few brush packs available on her site (see the Texturrific bundle at #7), but her gouache pack is especially unique. Another excellent gouache brush pack, this one can help you emulate Mary Blair’s classic Disney magic digitally. These Procreate brushes can also add depth and personality to your graphic design caricatures.
15. Brushes and foil textures
If you’re designing event flyers or wedding invites, Summit Avenue has you covered with this set of 12 confetti brushes and 24 foil and glitter textures. These are perfect for adding a touch of sparkle to designs for special occasions.
16. Procreate Paint Box
Ben Lew’s paint box has an excellent selection of brushes, from wet pencil to bristly brush and his go-to watercolour ‘gwosh’. Lew has updated the set with four pastel brushes from his ‘Pastellesque’ set making it even more complete/.
17. Nitty Gritty
Jamie Bartlett’s Nitty Gritty texture brushes are fantastic for adding a fine-grit texture and an instant ageing effect to your designs.
18. Bistro Marker
As demonstrated on her Instagram account, Leftyscript’s (aka Megan AF) brushes are capable of creating really beautiful hand lettering that speaks for itself – no further illustration needed! Her bistro marker is a brilliant freebie pen that allows you to capture a hand-written signage typeface.
19. Splash Vol. 1
Artist Matthew Baldwin describes his Splash Vol. 1 Procreate brushes as “so splashy you’ll have to have a towel handy!” The bumper set of 48 wet media brushes injects a splash of wet and watercolour effects that go beyond the usual Procreate sets. The author asks for donations where possible to help fund future brush projects.
20. Vintage Engraving
Another Procreate brush set from MilksKS, this one allows you to capture the look of a black and white engraving. You can combine a few for a classic crosshatching effect, and you can pick from a worn-out or clean-cut style. This can add an extra special touch to illustrations or design projects.
21. Shape and Ornament Brushes
There are more than 100 brushes in Calligraphy artist Nicole Mauloni’s Hand Drawn Ornaments Procreate Brush Kit. Designed to adorn digital calligraphy, these brushes are perfect for creating a design stamp with flourishes, shapes and motifs.
22. iPad Lettering Set
Get back to basics with this freebie set comprising three essential brushes: original calligraphy, rough edge calligraphy and round edge calligraphy. Sometimes simplicity is beautiful.
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