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15 Best Procreate Brushes for Illustration

Supercharge the Procreate app with these top Procreate brushes. Here’s how to select the perfect stroke and style for your project.

Posted 27 Jul 2021
Best Procreate Brushes for Illustration

Pushing the boundaries of digital art, Procreate Brushes are perfect for recreating a range of illustration styles and trends – from spray-can street art to paint splatters and swirling hand-lettering.

What is Procreate?

Picasso had a canvas, today’s painters have Procreate – a digital sketchpad app that enables professional designers and art enthusiasts to create masterpieces on their iPad. 

Thanks to a range of add-ons, like the very best Procreate Brushes, users get to enjoy the real-life sensation of drawing, while also benefiting from the flexibility and boundless creative opportunities presented by a digital platform. 

How to Use Procreate Brushes

It couldn’t be simpler to use your selected Procreate Brush with this easy-to-follow guide and, to give your creativity an extra boost, Envato Tuts+ has a range of online Procreate tutorials.

These will help you learn how to use Procreate Brushes before introducing a number of useful tips and tricks – from getting to grips with fonts and layers to creating and customizing your own brushes.  

Top Procreate Brushes

Meet one of our Procreate Brushes creators – Pixelbuddha – to learn what goes into creating these incredible design assets. But first, check out our round-up of the best Procreate Brushes on Envato Elements

1. Sketcher Brushes – Procreate Brush by Streakside

Picture this: the ability to create hand-drawn illustrations and logos with just a screen and a stylus. Featuring 20 realistic pencil and blocking effects, these Procreate Brushes will have you sketching like a pro in no time.

2. Neon Lighter Brushes – Procreate Brush by Streakside

Creative, casual and undeniably eye-catching, this pack contains 20 lighter brushes that can be used to achieve glowing and glittering lettering effects. From bright neon lights to retro pixels, light up your message with this Procreate Brush add-on.

3. Animal Fur Procreate Brushes by melrodicq

Fill your screen with fur thanks to this animal-inspired set of brushes that’s ideal for illustrated children’s titles, comic books and graphic novels. Achieve a curly poodle’s coat, a gorgeously groomed horse’s tail or a wild boar’s bristles with this collection that invites graphic designers to take a walk on the wild side. 

4. Shader Brushes for Procreate by pixelbuddha_graphic

Throw some shade at your tablet. This set of 35 brushes and 12 textures replicates a range of shading and hatching effects that will instantly add detail and depth to your illustrations. From spray paint-style scatter brushes to pressure brushes that offer different levels of opacity, this collection from pixelbuddha_graphic enables you to achieve a terrifically tactile look. 

5. Texture and Grain Procreate Brushes by melrodicq

For a creative project that jumps off the screen, get to grips with this set of 47 unique grit, grunge and grain brushes for Procreate. Build color and texture with a collage-type approach that allows users to move from subtle chalk dust or fine grain to stand-out granite or knotted wood effects. 

6. Skin Studio Procreate Brushes by melrodicq

Let’s get real: hyper-real. Ideal for digital portraits and picture-perfect illustrations, this Procreate Brush set has some serious skin in the game. Wrinkles, freckles, blemishes – melrodicq’s set has everything needed to boost your online life drawing skills. 

7. Procreate Watercolour Brushes by melrodicq

Throw some shade at your tablet. These 28 seamless brushes replicate a range of real-life paper and fabric effects to instantly add volume and texture to your illustrations. From denim’s diagonal-ribbed pattern to the random crumples and creases of screwed-up paper, Veila’s brushes enable you to achieve a terrifically tactile look.

8. Stipple Brushes for Procreate by pixelbuddha_graphic

Envato artist pixelbuddha_graphic combined two retro design effects – Pop Art and Yves Saint-Laurent’s mid-70s aesthetic – to come up with these 18 Procreate Brushes that promise to bring a sophisticated splash of nostalgia to posters, logos and magazine layouts.  

9. DevBrush for Procreate bundle by Devandvan

Inspirational quotes and text-only social media posts demand calligraphy styles, so start mastering your majuscules (upper case) and minuscules (lower case) with this hand-lettering bundle that contains over 150 brushes. Throw away that fountain pen and use the digital blending, eraser and smudge tools to come up with your very own typeface.

10. Artista Procreate Brushes by pixelbuddha_graphic

Who needs pencils when you’ve got Procreate Brushes? This bundle is bursting with spray, stroke, sketch and texture brushes, which will allow you to confidently transfer your drawing, drafting and doodling skills to a digital environment. 

11. Dots & Squares Procreate Brushes by pixelbuddha_graphic

Wham! Bam! Boom! Having escaped from the pages of an old-school comic book, this collection of 18 digital brushes offers a playful way to experiment with a halftone, vintage look and feel as you fill your cartoon strips with dots, squares and lines. 

12. Urban Spray Brushes by NassyArt

Instead of shaking a can of spray paint, grab your stylus and create some graffiti-inspired aerosol art with these Urban Spray Brushes. Perfect your tag and make a mark with 26 alphabet letters, 27 spray elements and eight textures, which enable you to recreate fat caps, skinny caps, chiseled outlines, gradients, fades and drips.

13. Pencil Procreate Brushes by pixelbuddha_graphic

Creatives can add a little old-school analog appeal to their next project by transforming their stylus into one of 25 pencil brushes to achieve a classic hand-drawn look. Grab your digital sketchbook and work on your world-changing invention with these Da Vinci-inspired brushes, which have been made to resemble realistic pencil strokes.

14. Geometry brushes for Procreate by a_slowik

Serious about shapes? Then draw a circle about these 34 geometric brushes and start creating perfect patterns and beautiful backgrounds. Bringing contemporary cool to print and digital artworks, you can adjust the size of each brush to add detail to small-scale designs or create a big and bold background.

15. Procreate Floralia Line Art Brushes by RakataStudio

Smell the roses with these 25 stamp brushes that are always in full bloom. Perfect for logo designs, greetings cards and prints and posters, this flora-inspired set is complemented by a bonus array of abstract shapes. Perfect for organic-style designs. 

If you are desperate to get drawing, sign-up for an Envato Elements subscription in order to unleash an unlimited amount of Procreate Brushes. And, as you embark on your artistic journey, pick up illustration inspiration and design advice by subscribing to the Envato YouTube channel.

Like the feature image in this blog post? Our Design team created it using a brush set by pixelbuddha_graphic on Envato Elements.

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