Procreate brush sharing 🤓I love procreate brushes.

  • I’m just wondering if anyone else would like to share or swap procreate brushes on here.
    Between us we could have tons of them for cool textures and playing around and stuff.
    I’ve made and tweaked a bunch of them. I’d like to share them with fellow svs ers.
    I’m not quite sure how you share them so someone would have to give me pointers.
    (I’m a nerd but a bit rubbish at being a nerd 😂)
    Anyway let us know your thoughts.

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    Hey, Pete! I do all my work in Procreate, and have a handful of brushes I like to use repeatedly. So many of them are ones I've purchased, or downloaded from the Procreate website itself. Now that there are new Brush options in Procreate 5, I'm willing to bet there will be a plethora of new brushes that accomplish all kinds of wonderful, glorious things which will empower us to create more and more awesome illustrations!

    I'm willing to share my brushes, but I'm personally concerned I'll be sharing ones I've legitimately purchased from others, and that would make me feel bad... I've lost track of the ones I've bought and the ones I've developed myself, and even at that I've not made any of my own brushes, just modified the ones created by others. A lot of the textures they provide, the tip shapes of their brushes--so much of what I use comes from them and I feel like I'd be trouncing their efforts to sell their work if I share them... hehe... I may be able to cull together some that I've changed significantly recently--the Dual Brushes and Color Dynamics options in Procreate 5 have opened up some awesome possibilities...

    I can suggest some awesome resources in the meantime, though.

    Abbie Nurse of Uproot Brushes creates awesome stuff. She is my personal go-to brush source.

    Max Ulichney is another of my personal faves. His brushes are incredible.

    Tip Top Brushes is my third go-to spot. I use these a LOT.

    True Grit Texture and Retro Supply are both great sources.

    Lisa Bardot's Bardot Brushes are also quite awesome.

    Hope this is useful!

  • @Coreyartus hey Corey, thank you, that is brilliant, I’ll go rummaging around in all them links you’ve sent.
    I’ll have a look for a link for brushes I’ve bought too. I’ve got a really good watercolour set from creative market.
    And the new procreate 5 brushes are amazing. I’ve got really attached to gloaming freycinet and Blackburn in the drawing set.

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    @peteolczyk My personal favorite of the new brushes is the Quoll one in the "Artistic" set, but oh my goodness there are so many wonderful new ones it's really challenging to choose... All of them offer new ways to really pop textures and get really natural-looking effects. I'm SO excited about what's possible!!!

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    If anyone finds good watercolor brushes, let me know. The ones with Procreate are ok but nothing like real watercolor and I’d love to find some.

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    Laurie, Abbie Nurse has made the most realistic watercolor brushes I can find. The key isn't in just using the brush, but in using a specific stack of layers that help communicate the look of watercolor. Her brushes can be found here. They were made for Procreate v.4, and she is coming out with a new version for Procreate v.5.

    You should know that Max Ulichney, a well known Procreate artist who has been hired multiple times to do projects and streams by Savage Interactive (who owns Procreate) is also creating a watercolor brush set to be released on New Year's Day. If his past brushes are any standard, they will be remarkable. Here's a sample of work he made himself using the brushes:


  • @demotlj I’m trying to find where I got the set I have. Personally I think it’s really good. It’s not the same as watercolour but you can get very similar effects. I think it was creative market.
    Will let you know as soon as I find it.

  • @Coreyartus oh I’ve completely geeked out over brushes with their new range. I’m going to check out quoll too.
    I’ve not tried making new brushes yet with the update.

  • @Coreyartus that’s incredible i don’t think I would be able to tell the difference if you hadn’t said it was digital.

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    @Coreyartus This is exciting. I'm making a note to look for them later this week. Thanks.

  • @Coreyartus said in Procreate brush sharing 🤓I love procreate brushes.:

    Abbie Nurse has made the most realistic watercolor brushes I can find. The key isn't in just using the brush, but in using a specific stack of layers that help communicate the look of watercolor.

    Totally this. The first image below was one of my first efforts with Abbie’s watercolour brushes but then the other images are just doodles with bog standard default Procreate brushes with the watercolour paper / texture layer stack.




  • @demotlj hi Laurie I’ve found the ones I’ve been using. I got them from design cuts ltd. And it’s the master watercolour procreate brushes. They were $18.00
    They have splashes, blobs, brushes, and drips.
    (sorry I posted this in the wrong thread so I’m sticking it hear instead 🙈)

  • @Coreyartus I haven't explored the new brushes-but your post just inspired me to add that to my to do list. (Glad to find another SVS'er who does all of their work in Procreate!)

    In addition to the ones that you've mentioned, I have Georg's brushes
    They are great-and they are MANY. 550 brushes (with a few color palates thrown in) for $15. He has lots of inking brushes based on famous cartoonists.

  • @Coreyartus that Quoll brush is really varied

  • Are the canvas textures actually part of the brush? Or are you putting down a canvas layer and then changing the painting layer properties to have it come through??

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    @jdubz said in Procreate brush sharing 🤓I love procreate brushes.:

    Are the canvas textures actually part of the brush? Or are you putting down a canvas layer and then changing the painting layer properties to have it come through??

    Which brush are you referring to?

    The new Brush engine in Procreate allows for exactly what you're referring to with their new Dual Brush capacity. You have one brush on top that has a tip shape and a "grain"/texture it's putting down, then the second brush underneath it can be your canvas surface if you want, even with it's own shape and texture... All in one brush. It's really quite nice. There's a new brush setting called "Depth" which creates more contrast in your brush's grain/texture, and several new "Rendering Modes" that also dictate how the brush strokes behave, too.

    It's great to have this much flexibility to the brushes in Procreate, now, but all these new settings in Procreate 5 make it daunting to wrap your head around things. Literally all the older brushes that one might have purchased for earlier versions of Procreate have these same new settings--they're just dormant and waiting to be adjusted and tweeked. So everything that was once Old is now New again. You can literally make a dual brush using any of your old brushes, activate color dynamics on them, fiddle with how much they smear other colors... It's... a lot to take in.

  • Sorry, I just meant specifically in the screenshots above I'm seeing a lot of canvas texture, so I was curious if that was part of the brush or not.

    I'll have to check more into that depth setting. I played around with it a bit but not a ton.

  • @jdubz if you mean the pics I posted then the texture is all canvas layers, but they sit above the paint layer with various blending modes. the paint is just a standard airbrush and looks terrible without the texture layers above. This was with Procreate 4 though, and as @Coreyartus said, Procreate 5 opens up lots of extra options. Too much for me to take in I think. I might just buy the Max Ulichney new watercolour pack for procreate 5.

    Does anyone know of any restrictions in using bought brushes in commercial work? I would hope none but you never know and the website doesn't mention anything either way.

  • I also really like brushes from Georg Von Westphalen. His inkers are my favorites. Try the Watterson etc brushes named after comic artists. My other favorites are brushes downloaded from Retrosupply Co. I have also bought a set from Vivibrushes, but wasnt as much in love with those for the way I draw. They were recommended by a professional, who uses them excellently, but they just werent the best for me.

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