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100+ Procreate Brushes For Artists (Best Free & Premium Brush Sets)

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The trick to making brilliant artwork in Procreate is finding the right brushes.

You’ll find plenty of brushes already built into the program, but one of the great things about Procreate is that you can also add or make your own!

This means other artists are creating brushes as well. And many are selling their brushes or even giving them away for free.

So we scoured the web and put together this massive collection of awesome Procreate brushes.

With this many incredible brush sets the possibilities are endless.

1. Georg’s Procreate Megapack

Georg megapack brushes

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Price: $15
If you aren’t afraid to jump right in with tons of different brushes then try this huge pack of over 450+ brushes for Procreate.

This is a great pack to invest in if you want to get into digital drawing but still love the look of traditional art materials.

Most of these brushes closely imitate the appearance of physical art materials like oil paint, ink, pastel, and graphite. Plus they work in a similar manner.

With just a little practice you might find the Apple Pencil even easier to use than the actual materials!

As an added bonus, you’ll also get plenty of color swatches for manga art, comics, and any other illustration project.

The purchase of this pack includes all updates to the artist’s brushes and collection, so you’ll always be working with top quality brushes including any new ones.

 

2. Master Collection

Procreate master collection of brushes

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Price: $12
This pack of 42 brushes is perfect if you love the look of charcoal and pastel, but not the mess.

With these custom brushes you can find beautiful chalk textures, including that awesome dusty look of lightly applied pastel or charcoal. Plus the rich full-coverage appearance of heavily applied pastels really shines with each brush.

It’s perfect for concept art and illustration no matter what your drawing style is like.

 

3. Storybook Illustrator

Storybook illustration brushes

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Price: $14
In this pack you’ll get more than 20 brushes specifically for drawing gorgeous storybook illustrations.

It has all the brushes you need for illustration, including thinner pencil and pen-like brushes for drawing and inking, super skinny brushes for fine detailing, and thicker textured brushes for quickly creating stunning backgrounds with textures, shadows, and highlights.

There are even three brushes specifically for painting hair. Every illustrator’s fantasy, right?

You’ll love the unique strokes you can get with some of these brushes too. Who knows, they might help to change whole artistic style!

 

4. JensK’s DUNCE Brushes

JensK DUNCE Procreate brushes

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Price: $5
This brush set is made to emulate the style of Jens K. Styve, a Norwegian illustrator and creator of the daily comic strip “Dunce.”

In this set you’ll get more than 25 of Styve’s favorite inking, shading, drawing, and coloring brushes for creating comics and illustrations of your own!

The textures and line qualities of these brushes will infuse your art with a whimsical, almost coloring book feeling that’s perfect for cartoons.

 

5. ViviBrush

ViviBrushes pack

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Price: $12
These high-res brushes are made to mimic classic art mediums like pencil, pastel, watercolor, and acrylics.

Whether you use Procreate to make cartoons, comics, concept art, illustration, or classic, natural media artwork, these brushes are perfect.

They also print beautifully!

Inside this set you’ll find 44 brushes that includes different brush shapes as well as textures. Use them for drawing or layer them to build up rich color. You can’t go wrong here!

 

6. The Comics MaxPack

Comics maxpack brushes

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Price: $15
Now this aptly-named brush set is primarily for cartoonists and comic artists.

But it’ll also work well for illustrators and classical ink artists.

These inky brushes are perfect for line work due do the varying thickness and consistency.

You’ll find brushes to emulate all kinds of pens and ink brushes as well as ink blots.

You’ll also get several charcoal and graphite brushes to add texture and round out your drawing toolbox. These all work perfectly with the Apple Pencil too and respond well to tilt/pressure changes.

 

7. Matthew Baldwin’s Splash Vol.1

Matt Baldwin Splash brushpack 1

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Price: Free (or donation)
Use this brush back to create stunning lifelike watercolor paintings in Procreate.

Or to add a loose splashy quality to your digital work.

Anything you could conceivably do with real-life watercolors, you can do with these brushes.

You’ll get brushes to recreate all kinds of wet-on-wet and dry brush textures with everything in between.

Go crazy with colors! Or do monochrome black and gray for a moody piece instead.

This is a really flexible set of brushes that you’ll want to use all the time.

 

8. MattyB’s Brush Pack

MattyB brush pack set

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Price: Free (or donation)
This brush set is all about fine-lined pen textures like cross-hatching and stippling, but without all the extra time and work.

You’ll get 35 brushes to instantly add beautiful textures to your ink-style comics, drawings, or illustrations, including tight and loose cross-hatching and scribbling.

These brushes layer really well and are perfect for lively yet energetic shading.

The artist MattyB has also added some creative textures you’ve probably never thought to try before.

 

9. Flora

Flora brushes pack for Procreate

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Price: Free (or donation)
Plants and foliage can take forever to draw and texture properly.

But they’re an important part of most outdoor scenes and you really can’t ignore them.

With this pack you can instantly add all kinds of vegetation to your art.

Layer the brushes for a wild, overgrown look and to add depth with shading and highlighting the foreground and background.

With over 90 brushes you can flesh out your drawing with dense (or sparse) ground cover, bushes, grasses, moss, trees, you name it!

There’s such a wide variety here that this will work perfectly no matter where your scene is set.

 

10. Free Ink Set

Free inking brush set

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Price: Free (or donation)
So you’re an inking fan, eh? Well this free brush set is comprised of more than 15 brushes for inking and drawing, which means it’s wonderful for new or experienced illustrators working in Procreate instead of traditional ink.

These brushes are modeled after the style of Will Elder, a classic American cartoonist.

So they’re unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else. You’ll get brushes to emulate different pens and types of lines to help you develop and refine your own style.

 

11. Art with Flo Hair Brushes

Flo Hair brushpack

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Price: $6
This handy brush pack has everything you need to quickly and easily draw all styles and textures of hair, from blocking in the basic shape to the adding the final details.

There are ten brushes in all to create multiple lines with different thicknesses. Use this varying style to draw hair quickly while still retaining a lot of control over what your lines are doing.

You even get a few special brushes for adding those stray tendrils that make hair look realistic.

 

12. Razum Inc Brushpack

Razum Inc brushes

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Price: $15
This massive brush pack contains 160 brushes for drawing, painting, coloring, inking, doodling, and just about anything you’d ever want to do in Procreate.

You’ll get tons of custom texture brushes, gradients, and line brushes here. All with a variety of different textures and thicknesses, along with customized opacities.

There’s no limit to what you can do with these.

Doodle, create storyboards, draw, paint, create concept art, cartoon…you can do it all with this one brush set.

So if you’re on the fence about a new set to pick up for your Procreate drawing sessions, this is the place to start.

 

13. Sargent’s Oils

Sargent oil paint brushes for Procreate

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Price: $6
This brush set is based on the oil painting style of John Singer Sargent, a 19th century Italian impressionist with a very unique style.

In this set you’ll find more than a dozen oil paint brushes that work like real brushes, and they even include lifelike canvas texture.

These allow you to create realistic oil painting strokes with different traditional brush shapes and even different amounts of paint.

Perfect for a classic oil painting look in a digital format.

 

14. Skin Brushes for Procreate

Skin brush pack

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Price: $6
Skin: love it or hate it, you’ll eventually need to work with it.

But you can make your life easier with these 10 brushes that allow you to add beautifully realistic skin details like freckles, pores, goosebumps, and even dry or aged skin texture to your portraits.

These brushes are amazing for portraits and character illustrations. Especially if you’re into hyperrealism.

 

15. Painterly Brushes

Painterly brushes for Procreate

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Price: $5
Now these 10 brushes are for creating acrylic and oil style paintings in Procreate.

It’s a nice basic set that’s not too overwhelming, so it’s great if you’re new to this style and just want to try it out.

This pack allows you to create several different kinds of brush strokes with dry or wet textures, and it includes a thin brush for sketching to boot.

If you’re looking for a basic yet flexible set of painting brushes that has all the essentials, you found it.

 

16. Illustration Pack

Illustration brush pack in Procreate

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Price: $7
These 14 brushes are based on classic Photoshop painting brushes (with some updates) so if you’re a fan of painting in PS this might be the pack for you.

These brushes are perfect for painting detailed illustrations in Procreate and cover a wide variety of textures and line qualities with just over a dozen tools.

You can create beautiful illustrations and digital paintings with just this pack, or add it to your collection by mixing & matching with other brush sets.

 

17. Grain Volume 2

Grain vol2 brushes pack

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Price: $8
The goal of this pack is to help you add gritty texture and grainy shadows to your drawings.

You’ll get 24 brushes that include fine, medium, and coarse grain textures so all your bases are covered.

They’re also pressure sensitive so you can throw down a lot or a little texture with your chosen grain size.

These are a lot of fun to have in your toolbox.

Let them take the lead in a drawing or use them to add just a hint of grunge texture.

 

18. Lights Procreate Brushes

Light Procreate brushes set

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Price: $9
This brush pack is fabulous for adding glowing light to any art piece.

You’ll be able to draw flames, neon signs, glowing objects, bioluminescence, candlelight, glowy lettering, and just about any kind of light you can think of with a glowing effect built right in.

You’ll get 27 brushes with different kinds of light, from soft glow to harsh, hot lights.

This is really useful because it can save you a ton of time and effort while adding a lot of life and energy to your pieces.

 

19. Inktober Brushes

Inktober brushes pack for Procreate

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Price: $9
We all know about Inktober, it’s been around for over a decade and it has seemingly taken the art world by storm.

Well here you’ve got some brushes that cover just about everything you can do with actual ink.

This set is comprised of 27 brushes that mimic all kinds of different ink pens, markers, and brushes as well as classic ink techniques like cross hatching, stippling, washing, spattering, even spray painting!

With this pack you can create highly detailed and varied ink illustrations that incorporate a lot of different ink textures. You can even complete the yearly October challenge with these if actual ink just isn’t your thing(although that kinda loses the point of Inktober!)

 

20. Best Oil Brushes

Best Oil brushes set for Procreate

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Price: $8
This pack of eight oil and acrylic brushes emulates several different classical brush shapes to give you different kinds of strokes in your digital paintings.

Use this to add a painterly quality to your digital paintings if that’s the kinda look you’re going for. And it all comes out to a buck a brush which is pretty reasonable.

 

21. Skadivore’s Beginner Brushes

Skadivore beginner brush pack

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Price: $7
This artist has compiled a pack of their 9 favorite brushes to use in Procreate, so you’re getting the artist’s best of the best here.

This kit covers all of the essentials: drawing, coloring, shading, highlighting, and detailing.

You’ll get brushes for everything and some fine brushes for adding those final details. This kit is your bread and butter for Procreate artwork.

 

22. Beard Brushes

Custom Beard brushes Procreate

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Price: $2
Most of your favorite tools will be the ones you can use for a lot of different things.

But sometimes, you need a special tool for a special job.

This kit is made up of 5 brushes specifically for drawing beards. And you won’t find a better texture brush for this job, especially at this dirt cheap price too.

Inside you’ll get everything you need to render anything from light stubble to long, full beards. You’ll also have the tools to draw grizzled beards or a luxurious chin warming batch of hair that would make Santa Claus jealous.

 

23. Doodle Brushes

Doodle brushes Procreate

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Price: $4
Now these 7 brushes are amazing for doodling, storyboarding, and cartooning in Procreate.

You’ll get all the basics like a sketching brush, some fine-tipped brushes, and several markers and round brushes as well as fun texture brushes like salt, spackle, and rough paper texture.

Mix and match the texture brushes with layer masks to get different effects. And even try using the drawing brushes to play with different cartooning styles.

 

24. Sketching Brushes

Sketching brushes Procreate

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Price: $2.50
The base of almost any concept drawing is a good sketch.

Well this set of 8 brushes is absolutely brilliant for creating base sketches to start off the process of any completed illustration.

But these brushes are also solid for sketching practice.

In this pack you’ll find brushes to emulate pencil lines, chalk, charcoal, even a watercolor brush.

These are great for line sketches and for covering a lot of area at once in shading and backgrounds.

 

25. Blending Brushes

Blending brushes for Procreate

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Price: $4.50
Blending is a crucial part of digital drawing and painting. And selecting the right tool can make all the difference!.

These 9 brushes will add a little texture along with your blending to add realism and help you capture the mood you’re aiming for.

Choose from standard, blotchy, ragged, grainy, or a selection of soft blenders. You’ll be amazed how these can change the entire look of your piece!

 

26. Fur Brushes

Furry Procreate brush set

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Price: $6
Here’s another awesome specialized brush set.

This set has all the brushes you need to draw any texture of fur, fuzz, or hair you can imagine.

You’ll get 14 Procreate brushes for drawing everything from short, bristly hair to long, soft fluff. Or basically anything else on the hair spectrum.

Goes without saying this is a useful brush set if you paint a lot of animals.

 

27. New Pencil Pack

Custom pencil lines brushes

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Price: $10
This set of 21 brushes is all about pencils, made from real pencil strokes that were scanned in and tweaked for Procreate.

Each brush responds to tilt to feel as realistic as possible.

You’ll get several pencil brushes for fine lines as well as a bunch of fill brushes that mimic different textures you can get with colored pencils, including full coverage and more scratchy/scribbly textures.

As a bonus you’ll also get 8 extra color palettes based on real colored pencils, along with two textures to aide your endeavors even further. And the paper texture is already built in!

 

28. Fire Brushes

Fire Brushes pack for Procreate

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Price: $4
These brushes allow you to draw fire and firelight instantly.

With this digital download you get 8 brushes to create soft flames, sparks, and crackling blazes.

Use them to add lit torches, campfires, and bonfires to your artworks, and you can even play with the colors to create fantasy fires.

 

29. Halftone Brush Pack

Halftone brushes pack

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Price: $8
Cartoonists and comic book artists will love this set of halftone brushes.

And these brushes aren’t just dots; they’re all kinds of halftone patterns to incorporate different moods and types of moment into your work.

You can even rotate your canvas to change the direction of your pattern, how cool is that?

You’ll get 20 brushes in all which includes 9 pressure sensitive brushes, 3 liners, and 8 solid brushes.

 

30. Procreate Paint Brushes

Procreate paint brush set

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Price: $8
This is a pack of 24 Procreate paint brushes based on classic oil paint, acrylic, and gouache methods.

These brushes mix and layer well so you can create realistic-looking paintings in Procreate.

With this pack you’ll be able to recreate many of the same strokes and textures you could get with traditional paints, including dry brush textures or even palette knife strokes.

This is a gem for painters who are getting into digital stuff.

 

31. Concept Art Brushset

Concept art brush set for Procreate

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Price: $8
Concept artists rejoice. We’ve finally hit on a pack that covers all your needs in Procreate!

Basically this covers all the nuts and bolts you’ll need as a concept artist.

Inside you’ll find 28 high res brushes including oil brushes, mixers, chalk textures, environment brushes, and more.

They were made to feel like Photoshop brushes so if you’re a PS poweruser then you’ll likely enjoy this pack too.

I’d argue this is perfect if you’re transitioning between the two programs and want to keep up with concept art/digital painting work as you move into Procreate.

 

32. Liner Brushes

Liner Procreate brush set

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Price: $10
This brush set is made up of 22 brushes that are perfect for cartooning, doodling, and lettering.

These fun liner brushes come in tons of different textures, ranging from smooth and sharp to gritty and grainy.

You’ll also find lots of different thicknesses if you want to use them for covering a lot of area or for chunky text.

Overall these brushes will give your work a fun sense of life and personality.

 

33. Sparkle & Glitter Brushes

Sparkle glitter Procreate brushes

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Price: $6
Who doesn’t love a good glitter brush?

Well these 20 brushes come in all kinds of sparkly, glittery textures.

They work beautifully in lighter colors on darker backgrounds so they can really pop! Use them to add a little shine to portraits, fantasy paintings, or nighttime scenes.

 

34. Stylized Custom Brushes

Stylized custom Procreate brushes

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Price: $6
Sometimes the best brush sets are the compilations of that artist’s go-to brushes.

That’s what you’ll get here with 16 of this Bastien Grivet’s favorite brushes.

You’ll find an eclectic mix, with some nice gradients, smudge brushes, and several texture brushes. If you draw a lot of landscapes you will probably have fun with this pack.

Take a peek and see if you have anything in common with this artist. These brushes might end up becoming your favorites too!

 

35. Chalk Brush Pack

Chalk brushes Procreate

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Price: $8
In this brush pack you’ll find 14 total styles that do just about anything you’d ever need to do with chalk.

Really there’s just a bunch of different chalk textures and lines that look incredibly realistic.

Try layering them or mixing them with other brushes and mediums for different effects. You’ll feel like a kid scribbling on a chalkboard!

 

36. Urban Sketching

Urban sketching brushes pack

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Price: $8
This set was created specifically for artists who like to document their daily lives in drawings.

Or those who just want to sit around the sidewalk and draw the nearest metropolitan cityscape.

This versatile brush set is meant to help you rapidly capture everyday scenes like interiors, landscapes, still life pieces, and quick portraits.

You’ll find 17 brushes you can use like pencils, pens, markers, and watercolors to capture that sketchy travel journal look.

 

37. Crosshatching

Crosshatching brush set

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Price: $7
This set is all about crosshatching with different mediums like fine-tipped pens, graphite pencils, and chunky markers.

You’ll get to choose from several different textures and densities with each type of medium to make shading a texturing a breeze.

This is great for drawing cartoons and comics, illustrations, and traditional pencil or ink drawings.

 

38. Procreate Fur Brushes

Procreate fur brush set

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Price: $6
This handy brush set will help you quickly draw all kinds of different fur textures on animals, fantasy creatures, and even costumes.

You also get a few line brushes for adding details that make fur and hair look hyperrealistic.

Use this for basically anything you want… but I’d recommend plopping these into your character designs, portraits, or any concept artwork that involves fuzzy furry hair.

 

39. Gouache Set

Digital Gouache brushes for Procreate

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Price: $12
This set of 37 high-res brushes was made by scanning real gouache paint strokes on watercolor paper, so they look exactly like the real thing.

You’ll even get a little paper texture showing through.

These represent a wide variety of classic gouache techniques from bold, opaque strokes to light washes and dry brush strokes.

They’re also pressure sensitive for extra control which is a really nice touch.

 

40. Real Kopic Markers

Kopic Markers brush set for Procreate

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Price: $6
This pack of 10 brushes allows you to draw just like would with real Copics. And some of the brushes even include paper texture to give that realistic feeling, similar to the pack I mentioned above.

You’ll love the smooth brushes as well as the more textured ones, and you can choose between a square tip and a tapered one, just like you would with real markers.

If you love Copics you’ll absolutely want this pack in Procreate.

 

41. Drawing Box

Drawing Box Procreate brushes

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Price: $10
In this brush pack you’ll find 29 brushes made to mimic classic drawing tools like pencil (colored and regular graphite), charcoal (vine, compressed, etc.), and oil pastels, with a few markers thrown in for fun.

Each brush is tilt and pressure sensitive to look and feel as natural as possible.

And this lets you use all your old drawing techniques in Procreate which is just superb.

 

42. Procreate Colorizers

Procreate Colorizer brushes

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Price: $2
Now with these 4 brushes you can change the color and intensity of your paintings without adding a new layer.

Intrigued? Me too!

Use these to darken, lighten, or color elements of your piece without switching to a new layer, which can save you a bit of time. Try them out and see what you think!

 

43. Oil Paints for Procreate

Oil Paint brushes for Procreate

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Price: $9
Another day, another pack of radical oil painting brushes for digital artists.

Here you’ll get 12 oil painting brushes that look and act just like the real thing.

These allow you to pile on the color and smear it around, just like you would with real paint. They also have excellent tilt and pressure sensitivity which adds to the realistic feeling as you paint on a screen.

If you’re a fan of oils or just want to add more painterly aesthetics to your work, give these a shot.

 

44. Procreate Old Masters

Old Masters-style brushes

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Price: $8
This pack is based on the textures and brush strokes of works by the old masters such as Da Vinci and Michaelangelo.

You’ll get 12 basic brushes with different shapes and line qualities to add a classical, refined look to your digital paintings and illustrations.

All brushes are based on oil paintings so this is also great for traditional oil painters; maybe try combining this with the pack above too.

 

45. Shimmer Set

Shimmer Brushes Pack

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Price: $8
Add a little shine to your work with this pack of shimmery brushes.

Here you’ll get 19 brushes with different glitter, sequin, and foil effects to add to interiors, portraits, costumes, character designs, and anywhere else your art could use a little bling.

Play with pressure and layering to get different looks, and just have a good time with these.

Fun brushes can really elevate your artwork, so don’t be afraid to play around and see what you can build. That’s where real creativity kicks in.

 

46. Soft Brushes

Procreate Soft brushset

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Price: $4
So this is a pack of 6 soft round brushes to add to your collection. Handy for coloring, shading, and highlighting your illustrations and paintings.

You’ll get a couple perfectly smooth brushes and a few with a slight canvas texture for a little variety.

These are good brushes to keep in your back pocket at all times, and you’ll probably use them a lot if you typically need more basic styles.

 

47. PaintBox II

PaintBox 2 Brush Set

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Price: $4
In this set you’ll find 12 versatile brushes that you’ll want to use all the time because they can do so much.

Draw, paint, texture, highlight, shade, this is that indispensable toolkit that helps you do it all.

You’ll get a couple mixers, a few texture brushes, and some line brushes to set you up for success in Procreate.

 

48. Space Elements

Space Elements Procreate brushset

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Price: $6
To switch gears from the last brush set, this highly specialized kit does one thing really well: space.

Use these 14 brushes to quickly create amazing stars, galaxies, nebulae, and lights.

Keep this set around for space scenes, night skies, and even surrealist paintings to add some cool lighting effects into your digital paintings.

 

49. Procreate Light Effects

Light effects brushes

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Price: $4
Following from the pack above, I have to say lighting effects are one of those things you don’t always think about.

But they can add a lot to your art pieces when used properly.

This set of 14 brushes will help you add beautiful light effects like sunlight, lens flares, fireworks, candlelight, spotlights, and so much more. Maybe think of combining this with a few others to expand how much you can mess with lighting in your work.

 

50. Lens Flares

Lens Flares brushes

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Price: $8
So kinda speaking of lens flares, you’ve stumbled onto the perfect tools for the job right here.

But these are also fantastic for rendering stars and shiny surfaces so you can do more than just basic lens flare effects.

This set is made up of 20 brushes perfectly crafted for believable lighting effects.

Most of these are stamp brushes, but try blending these and adjusting the colors to see what they can do and how they can fit into your style.

 

51. General Brush Pack

General brush pack Procreate

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Price: $1
These brushes are great for drawing, sketching, and doodling.

And you can even increase the size to use them for painting if you’re so inclined.

They’re basic, but extremely versatile. And they closely resemble fountain pens if you’re looking to try more ink brushes.

For only a buck I’d say it’s totally worth it to mess around with these and see what they can do.

 

52. Procreate Particles Brushset

Procreate particles set

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Price: $2
There’s nothing like a good particle brush for painting the perfect snowstorm, explosion, or dust cloud.

Those textures are hard to create digitally with regular brushes. But this pack does an excellent job of making some pretty tiny particles in a snap.

You’ll get 8 brushes here that offer a good range of effects wherever you may need little particles flying around.

 

53. Dozen Brushes for Procreate

A Dozen Brushes Procreate

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Price: $10
These 12 brushes were created specifically for lettering, though they’re excellent for sketching and illustrating as well.

Inside you’ll get smooth brushes, a few grittier ones, some “wet” ones, and some fine ones for getting sharp lines and perfect points.

This is great for almost any creative discipline: graphic design, cartooning, storyboarding, illustration, and of course digital lettering.

 

54. Watercolor Brushes(Set of 50)

Watercolor procreate brushes pack

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Price: $18
These 50 high-quality brushes emulate real life watercolor techniques like washes, salting, wet on wet, drops, and sponging.

Choose different brushes to adjust how much “water” is in your brush to control the texture.

You can even adjust the opacity to play with the final textures even more. Some brushes can mimic how watercolor looks on different types of paper too!

These brushes give all the beauty and whimsy of watercolor without messing around with actual water and masking fluid and stuff.

 

55. Procreate Noize

Procreate noise brushes

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Price: $5
A simple pack comprised of 8 super textured brushes for some fun, scratchy, gritty layers in your digital paintings.

For just 8 brushes this pack boasts a wide range of textures.

Some of the brushes look similar to chalk, and some look more like splatter spray paint.

This is perfect for concept art or illustration work when you want the texture of stone or concrete, or if you want to soften shapes like any of the illustrated cartoon animals shown in the preview.

 

56. Bristle Brush Linen

Bristle brushes procreate

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Price: Free
For a small donation(or totally free if you prefer) you can get this stunning natural fiber brush to create the appearance of paint on canvas.

If you still love the look of oil or acrylic painting and want to bring that to your Procreate work, make sure to grab this brush set and use it often. If you love it maybe give a little somethin’ back to the artist too.

 

57. Photoshop-Like Brush Pack

Photoshop-like brushes kit

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Price: $9
If you’re a Photoshop convert who’s still getting used to Procreate, this is the pack for you.

These brushes are similar to what you’d find in Photoshop so you can start working in Procreate seamlessly.

Inside you’ll find some basic markers and line brushes with a few different textures as well as some cool scatter brushes to instantly add unique details to any piece.

The artist even provides some guidance on how he uses each brush. Photoshop veterans, jump right in!

 

58. Nomad Pack

Nomad brushes pack

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Price: $6
This pack of 10 Procreate brushes appears like gouache or graphite powder applied with different sizes and textures of brushes.

These brushes allow you to create beautiful, painterly illustrations with all kinds of textures, from smooth and well-blended to scratchy and busy.

 

59. Big Pencil Set

Big pencil brushes

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Price: $5
So you wanna get to digital sketching huh?

Well here are 30 brushes specifically made just for that!

These are made to look like different sizes and types of graphite pencils and charcoal, so they’re great for sketching practice or base sketches.

Or you could even use them to create highly detailed, complete drawings in a graphite or charcoal style.

 

60. Charcoal Shaders

Charcoal procreate brushes pack

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Price: $8
These 16 brushes give you the look of perfectly blended charcoal that’s super hard to get in real life without smudging the crap out of your work.

If you’re a fan of blending stumps you’ll love these brushes.

You can even get perfect side shading using the Apple Pencil’s tilt feature.

 

61. Hodge Podge

Hodgepodge brushes pack

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Price: $15
Here we’ve got about 20 brushes for inking and pencil drawing, which is perfect for basically everything really. Hence the name.

These brushes blend beautifully together as well so this feels like a real cohesive set.

Use them for your base sketches, for adding detail to completed pieces, or for entire drawings on their own.

 

62. Gouache Shader Brushes

gouache brushes kit

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Price: $12
With 68 gouache brushes in total, these are all the brushes you’ll ever need to get perfect details and textures in your illustrations.

Play with the opacity to go from a watercolor-like appearance to a drier gouache or acrylic look.

You can mix these in with other mediums or create entire illustrations with only these brushes. Lots to play around with.

 

63. Sketch Brushes

sketchy brushes Procreate

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Price: $12
Designed solely for sketching, this kit provides you with several brushes comparable to just about any pencil you’d find in a standard drawing pack.

But this also comes with special brushes for cross-hatching and adding extra heavy pressure to create deep values with your handy-dandy Apple Pencil(among many other techniques!)

Those brushes alone can save you a ton of time and really up your shading game.

 

64. Matt’s Painting Set

matts procreate brush pack

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Price: Free
In this basic set made for gouache-style painting you’ll find 10 brushes for applying large areas of color with different textures, smaller brushes for adding details, and some fun texture brushes for playing with your brush strokes.

There’s even a super soft airbrush tool to cover a lot of area quickly with a real smooth texture.

This pack is great to start with if you’re just getting into a digital gouache style.

 

65. Portrait Brushes

Custom portrait brush pack

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Price: $8
Learning to draw accurate portraits will take time. And it takes even more time if you move from traditional to digital art.

But this makes the task easier with 20 lovely brushes specifically for portraiture in Procreate.

With these brushes you’ll have the tools to effortlessly create the textures for hair, skin, freckles, and eyelashes that look true to life.

The kit even includes some custom brushes for blending and blocking in colors for portraits.

Don’t miss this if you’re interested in painting portraits with Procreate. The right brushes can make all the difference.

 

66. The Painter’s MaxPack

painters maxpack procreate

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Price: $10
This kit offers 15 natural media brushes to give your work a traditional, painterly appearance that you’d normally find in oil or acrylic paintings.

You’ll also get 5 additional smudge brushes for even more textures and lifelike blending.

Use these brushes for broad strokes and wide color coverage with lots of beautiful, visible marks.

Or you can add fine details to add that extra level of realism to your work.

This includes brushes styled just like pastels, acrylics, pens & inks, along with Conte crayons.

This set is perfect for painters and pastel artists making the switch to Procreate.

 

67. Oil Paint Pack

Procreate oil painting brushes

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Price: $9
These brushes model the very specific appearance of an oil painting, complete with the characteristic canvas texture and chunky blending you’d get with a paintbrush or palette knife.

Of course, you can also blend smoothly if that’s more your thing.

The pack contains plenty of brushes that emulate traditional paint brushes for oil as well as brushes for different canvas textures.

If you love the look of traditional oil paintings but don’t want to deal with the paint thinner, turpentine, ventilation, or stains that never come out, you can get the same look in Procreate with a lot less effort.

 

68. Real Chalks

Real chalky brushes

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Price: $0.75
Out of all the premium packs online this has to be one of the cheapest.

And it’s absolutely perfect for chalk, charcoal, or pastel style drawings.

The textures of these brushes are stunning to see and they add so much life to any piece.

With 15 brushes to choose from you’ll be able to recreate just about any texture you would normally expect from real life chalk pastels. There’s even a brush for wet chalk.

Depending on your mood, these brushes will either make you feel like a super cool pastel artist or like a giddy kid painting with chalk on a sidewalk.

Both good things.

 

69. ProInker Procreate Megapack

ProInk megapack

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Price: $5.99
This thing is absolutely massive with over 130 brushes tailor-made for inking.

Whether you’re a seasoned illustrator and cartoonist or if you’re just toe-dipping for now, you’ll find everything you need for inking and blocking in color right here.

If you do pick this up try playing with a few brushes at a time to explore the different textures and line qualities you can get.

You’ll probably find some favorites right away. Keep adding in new brushes until you get to know the entire kit.

This one pack could take care of all your inking needs for good.

 

70. ProAirbrushers

airbrush procreate

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Price: $3.99
Airbrushing lends a soft, smooth, and sometimes smoky appearance to illustration work.

For a classic airbrushed appearance you might try this pack which is full of really unique brush styles.

You can texture your drawings with this pack alone or work it into your regular style alongside other brushes you typically use.

And also: why not try both?

 

71. Ultimate Manga Brush Pack

Manga Procreate brushes

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Price: $12
Manga fans, this pack has your name written all over it.

All of these brushes were specifically designed for drawing, inking, coloring, and texturing traditional manga.

You’ll find brushes that perfectly mimic graphite, charcoal, and watercolor along with some special texture brushes for things like foliage.

This kit has everything you need to create dynamic-looking manga pages from scratch.

 

72. Cheap Fineliners

Fineline line ink brushes

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Price: Free
If you’re a fan of fine tipped ink pens you’ll love this fine liner brush designed to emulate a 0.6 technical pen.

This is made especially to work best with high resolution documents, so if you’re creating something that’s 300 dpi or larger, this detail brush is perfect.

 

73. Canvas X Pack

CanvasX Procreate

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Price: $9
This is perfect for painters who want to get the same textures, brush strokes, and layering effects in Procreate.

All 25 brushes allow you to mix colors right on the canvas and push colors around like you would with actual oil paint.

You’ll even find different brushes to play with the amount of paint that’s “loaded” on the brush. This means you can use brushes with lots of paint for chunky strokes, or you can use drier brushes for a lighter, dustier texture.

The kit also includes a pastel pencil brush for base sketches.

So you can use this pack to create an entire painting from start to finish with the appearance of traditional materials.

The best part is, these brushes are very tuned into the Apple Pencil’s tilt feature so you can really experiment with your brush strokes the same way you would an actual paintbrush.

 

74. COPICat Markers

Copic marker brushes for Procreate

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Price: $14
Copic marker fans, your dreams have come true.

This pack of 28 brushes perfectly emulates all the opacity and radiance you love about alcohol markers, but without bleeding through your paper.

It also comes with a free tutorial for drawing with the brushes to get that authentic alcohol marker look, because it does take some practice.

This is perfect for illustrating, practice studies, cartooning, and any kind of art you want to make.

The brushes allow you to play with different textures and levels of coverage since marker isn’t always perfectly smooth, and that’s a good thing!

You’ll also find brushes with different “nibs” so you can play with line quality.

These brushes look super realistic and honestly, it’s hard to tell that the example drawings weren’t actually drawn with Copic markers.

If you’re a big fan of alcohol art markers give this pack a try.

 

75. Texturizer Pro

Texturizer procreate

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Price: $6
Now if you’re in a texture rut and want to shake things up a bit, try this brush pack.

It has 52 brushes for just about any texture you can think of to add extra dimensions and life to your art, no matter what style or “digital medium” you work with.

Inside you’ll find textures for foliage, fur, denim, wood, smoke, particles, cross hatching, stone, tons of dry brushes, and plenty of other textures you can use in so many different ways.

This is perfect if you want to add a little roughness to your work, or if you just want a quick way to add texture without having to draw it all by hand.

 

76. Mid-Century

Midcentury 50s style brushes

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Price: $12
Specifically for some unique illustration work, these 15 brushes capture the recognizable aesthetic of mid-century American illustration.

It’s perfect for adding a retro vintage-y look to your drawings and paintings.

But you can even put your own spin on this!

It’s perfect for children’s book illustrations, comics, ads, logos, but the possibilities are limitless here.

With just a few brushes you can change the entire look of your piece. Add this pack to your toolbox and take a trip back in time.

 

77. Halftone

Halftone brushes

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Price: $7
These 15 patterned brushes help you effortlessly recreate the look of vintage superhero comics from scratch.

It comes with two different inking brushes that work perfectly with the other textures as well as several brushes with variations on the dot pattern you’d find in older mass printed comics.

You can stick with the black, white, and grey tones for a dark noir look… or play with adding bright colors for a classic, punchy comic book appearance.

You can create an entire piece with this brush pack alone or try using them with other brushes to experiment with different styles.

 

78. Multi-tonal Markers

Multitonal markers brushes

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Price: $14
30 brushes that perfectly capture the appearance markers. It’ll feel like you’re working with the real thing!

Layer them, play with pressure, and even experiment with a few different marker “tips” such as a chisel, brush pen, or the classic fine tip.

The range of different textures here is astounding.

Some brushes go on completely smooth when you just want perfect, flawless color coverage that doesn’t just look like you went to town with the paint bucket.

You’ll also find brushes for more inky markers and some for drier markers, because sometimes those are the best for texturing.

As if that weren’t enough: this brush pack also comes with a tutorial and a 17 page user guide on Procreate so you get a whole lot in this one pack.

 

79. Roller Ink

Rollerink brushes

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Price: $6
These unusual brushes mimic the effect of rolling ink with a brayer.

There’s plenty of variety here if you can use them.

Some of the roller brushes appear to apply more ink, and some apply less, depending on what you’re going for. The stamps look similar to applying ink with a sponge, block, or monotyping technique.

With 6 roller brushes and 10 stamp brushes, this pack is perfect for adding some grungy textures and a cool monotype effect to your work.

 

80. Inky Abstract

Inky abstract brushes

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Price: $12
This beautiful pack lets you instantly add all kinds of textures to your mixed media style drawings.

This kit of 150 brushes includes 137 stamp brushes so you can quickly add whimsical
branches, triangles, paint splatters, dots, dashes, scribbles, swirls, cross hatching, several different kinds of leaves, you name it.

All in seconds.

 

81. Pencil & Charcoal

Pencil charcoal procreate brushes

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Price: $6
This pack is the digital equivalent of an artist’s drawing kit and includes brushes for traditional charcoal along with graphic pencils in Procreate.

Use these brushes to get the appearance of different pencils and types of charcoal for a lifelike look without all the smudging.

Unless you’re into that kinda thing.

These brushes are great for adding real deep shading to your drawings, or for creating traditional-style charcoal and graphite drawings.

They also allow you to easily master different textures and qualities of charcoal that are a pain to figure out with actual charcoal.

 

82. Pencil + Inking + Painting

pencil inking painting brush pack

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Price: Free
This pack is actually this artist’s unique brush settings specifically for comic book drawing.

Procreate comes equipped with tons of great brushes, but sometimes getting the settings just right for your purposes can be tricky.

If you’re into drawing comics or cartoons, grab this artist’s setup for free so you can easily draw, ink, and color your work with a classic style.

You might still choose to tweak the settings later, but this will at least give you a solid starting point.

 

83. Hair Brushes 3.0

Hair brushset 3.0

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Price: $6
Now these brushes are great for drawing all different textures and styles of hair.

You’ll get brushes for blocking in the basic shape and color, and for adding more realistic textures along with the final details.

This has a nice combination of smooth brushes, line brushes, textures, and smudge brushes to get that human-looking texture you probably want.

 

84. Hair Brushes v4.0

Hair brush pack

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Price: $6
Some artists have mastered the art of drawing hair with a single brush.

But at best, that process is difficult and time consuming. And that’s only if you know what you’re doing!

These brushes will cut down a lot of time and frustration while drawing hair.

The pack gives you a variety of brushes for quickly drawing a lot of hair styles, as well as brushes for adding those stray tendrils or highlights that make hair appear lifelike.

There’s even a special brush for curls too!

Grab this set for all your hair rendering needs whether you’re drawing humans, animals, or a mop in a wig.

 

85. Eye Brushes

Eye brushes for Procreate

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Price: $6
The art of drawing portraits is tricky for sure. But eyes specifically tend to give people trouble.

This simple brush set makes rendering eyes much quicker and easier with innovative stamp brushes to layer a stunning iris in seconds.

You can then explore the other brushes for adding veins, eyeshadow, and sparkles to give your eyes some life.

 

86. Light Effect Pack

Light brushes

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Price: Free
This freebie is a single light effect brush for adding a quick glow to your drawings.

It’s a simple brush, but the possibilities are endless.

It’s perfect for creating dramatic lighting in a hurry or even for adding bioluminescence to fantasy characters or environments.

 

87. Fur Brushset

Fur brushes on procreate

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Price: $6
Along the same lines as hair, fur can be difficult to master and will often be simpler with good brushes.

This awesome pack is a set of 8 brushes for drawing fur of different textures with cartoony fur and lifelike fur in the mix.

With this set you’ll get brushes for thick fur, porous fur, messy or matted fur, coarse fur, super fuzzy fur, and brushes for those stray little hairs that make fur look really polished.

If you draw lots of animals or furry fantasy creatures then snag this brush pack ASAP.

 

88. Pixel Art Brushes

Pixel art brushes Procreate

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Price: $12
You may not think of Procreate as a typical program used for pixel art but if you have the right brushes, anything’s possible.

This unique set of brushes focuses on pixelated drawings with perfect geometry. Because let’s face it, nobody likes a pixelated line that’s unintentionally wobbly.

In this kit you’ll find 20 brushes that team up with the quick shape tool in Procreate to draw perfect pixelated circles, squares, and triangles, all freehand (ish).

The pack also includes some blending and shading brushes, pixel brushes with opacity variations, and brushes for dots, dirt, bricks, and more!

Just so you can add a little bit of texture to your pixel pieces.

You’ll also get 3 pixel grid templates and a PDF to help you get started making pixel art.

 

89. Colored Pencil Box

Colored pencils Procreate style

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Price: $5
Colored pencils are deceptively versatile.

This set of 11 brushes perfectly emulates the different textures you can get with high-quality colored pencils such as Prismacolors.

Try these to add some fun and colorful lines to your Procreate art.

 

90. Simple Marker Set

Simple markers in Procreate

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Price: $6
If you’re overwhelmed with some of the bigger marker sets then try this scaled down version with just 3 brushes.

You get three different marker brushes with different “tips” for completely different line qualities.

These also have varying tips including a round tip, an opaque flat tip, and a translucent flat tip for layering that gives you that marker-y feel.

When you get comfortable with this set you can try out some of the bigger marker brush packs and combine a ton of stuff together!

 

91. Fude Brush

Tombow Procreate brush pack

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Price: $5
Tombow brush fans will LOVE this pair of brushes.

These two deceptively simple brushes were created to look and work just like a Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen. They feel super smooth and flowy, just like a real Tombow, and are perfect for lettering or doodling.

With these in your toolbox your lettering and line work will always come out looking fantastic.

 

92. Prickly Pen Brushset

Prickly pens

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Price: $3
Add some whimsy to your illustrations for a super cheap price. These 3 unique brushes kind of look like marker lines on a toothy paper that could blend with anything.

The 3 texture brushes come in 3 different styles: prickly, pricklier, and prickliest, depending on how much texture you want to add to the edge of your illustrations.

Or you can really get crazy and make a whole drawing with just these pens. You do you.

 

93. General Ink Splatter

General ink splatters

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Price: $7
Speaking of fun textures, try these 17 ink brushes to add varying levels of splattery-ness to your art work.

This includes some ink wash brushes for drawing backgrounds and 2 ink drawing brushes for fine lines. You can create a whole piece with very detailed inking marks.

Protip: try layering the different splatters to get a realistic-looking ink splatter pattern.

These work perfectly for any ink drawings. But you can use them to add a drippy or messy quality to your other paintings, drawings, and illustrations.

 

94. Splatter Brushes

Splatter brushes

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Price: $5
While we’re on the topic of splatters, this pack of over 20 brushes will let you create realistic paint splatter marks to add a fun messiness onto anything.

There’s a wide variety of sizes, opacities, and splatter densities here.

Some of these brushes look more like applying watered-down paint with a spray bottle and some are have really tight, opaque speckles.

Some create big, loose droplets and others look like applying paint with a dry brush.

Use this to add a touch of fun and movement to your illustrations, or if you ever find yourself going through a Jackson Pollock phase. It happens.

 

95. Real Oils

Real oil brushes

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Price: $9
These 18 beautiful oil painting brushes are pressure and tilt sensitive so you can use the Apple Pencil like a real brush to get a lot of the same styles you would in real life.

The different brushes embody different shapes of commonly used oil paint brushes, and also different amounts of paint on the brush.

You can get dry, smooth, or wet paint to vary your textures too.

The texture of the “canvas” also shines through to give the appearance of a realistic oil painting. This is a great starter pack for digital painters moving from an oil background.

 

96. DevBrush

Devbrushes pack

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Price: $29
Specifically for lettering, this set of 11 custom ink, marker, pencil, and pastel brushes helps you create beautiful calligraphy or anything else you wanna make.

Print lettering or stylistic scrawling for comics, logos, anything with digitally drawn text.

The brushes are super flowy and very responsive to tilt, so it’s easy to manipulate your lines. You can also use these for drawing, doodling, or sketching.

Just note these are pricier than most other sets here so they probably aren’t the best choice if you’re brand new to Procreate.

 

97. Smudge Brushes

Smudge brushes pack

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Price: $8
Smudging and blending is a huge part of crafting beautiful art, whether you’re using Procreate or traditional materials.

So here we’ve got 18 brushes perfect for blending, smudging, and creating all those awesome smudgy textures we all love.

These different brushes can totally alter the look of your color gradients which can completely change the mood of your entire piece. Definitely worth playing with if you have the time.

 

98. The Procreate Paint Box

Procreate paintbox custom

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Price: $12
Quite a name for a brush pack but I think it’s a rather accurate.

These work for just about any type of brush stroke or paint texture you can think of.

In this set you’ll get several brushes for dry brushing paint, for gouache-like paint (or “gwosh”), for smudging, applying solid colors, and pretty much everything else you need to paint like a pro in Procreate.

These also work great for illustrations with a soft and fuzzy look.

Really the sky is your oyster here with a ton of options to pick from.

 

99. Stippling

Stippling procreate brushes

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Price: $5
Use these 10 custom stippling and shading brushes to add grainy textures and shadows to your work.

And trust me, they look freakin’ awesome.

This includes brushes with different grain qualities and densities for just about anything you could possibly need.

Play around with these to add a faded, distressed, or faraway look to your illustrations. They’re also great for adding stars to a night sky.

 

100. Nautika

Nautika for Procreate

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Price: $7
Here we’ve got another pack based on ink, water brushes, and art markers.

They’re great for designing creatures and characters and for illustration in general.

The marker brushes mimic different marker tips and ink saturation levels. Other brushes emulate textures like sponging, salting with watercolor, and dry waterbrush effects.

You’ll also find a few different fine pens for just about any type of drawing or sketching you might like to do digitally.

This pack is basically a one stop shop for illustrators.

 

101. Paint Bundle(150+ Total)

Massive painting bundle set

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Price: $10
This monster bundle has brushes for paint, marker, graphite, ink, pastel, and just about everything in between. Not to mention a ton of different paint brushes and more than 50 color swatches to boot!

With this download you’ll also get lots of different texture brushes to instantly apply paint in different styles and thicknesses.

Endless possibilities await you with this bundle alone. Not to mention the dozens of others in this article!

 

102. Chanellchanelle Free Pack

Chanellchanelle brushes pack

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Price: Free
Last but certainly not least is this free brush back that absolutely deserves your attention.

If you give this a shot you’ll want to use these 3 simple brushes all the time in your Procreate drawings.

In this little set you’ll find a grain pencil, a heavy grain pencil, and a Copic marker. An eclectic mix with plenty of creative power.

Nice and basic, perfect for beginners or if you just want to start branching out from Procreate’s default options.

Have another look over this guide and see what stands out. There are so many brushes here that it’s easy to overlook the gems.

But even with all these choices there is one thing I know for sure: with the right brush pack any digital artist could conquer the world.


Author: McKella Sawyer

McKella is an artist and freelance writer from Salt Lake City, Utah. When she isn't painting or writing for clients she loves to write fiction, travel, and explore the mountains near her home either on foot, horseback, or a mountain bike. You can view her art on Etsy and her writing services at TheCafeWordsmith.com.