34 of the best Procreate brushes

34 of the best Procreate brushes


Downloading the best Procreate brushes will mean you can get the best out of the painting app. Procreate has become the first choice sketchpad for professional and hobbyist designers and the vast selection of brushes are fantastic add-ons for the app. That’s why we’ve curated this selection of the best free Procreate brushes – as well as the best premium options – for you to download.

Procreate is not just a quick drawing tool. It brings your iPad to life as a drawing tablet capable of the level of artwork that used to only be possible on a desktop computer, or pricey graphics tablet dedicated to digital design.

With the unlimited supply of brushes available, you can have every stroke and style imaginable to elevate your projects. So, rev up those creative brains and read on for our selection of the very best Procreate brushes around.

And if you would like to expand your brush selection elsewhere too, check out our rundowns of the best Photoshop brushes and Illustrator brushes.

01. Splash Vol. 1

Procreate brushes: Splash Vol. 1

(Image credit: Matthew Baldwin)

The artist, Matthew Baldwin, says these Procreate brushes are “so splashy you’ll have to have a towel handy!” This bumper set of 48 wet media brushes will inject a splash of wet and watercolour effects that go beyond the usual Procreate set.

The author asks that you please donate if you can as donations will fund future brush projects.

02. Procreate Smudge Brushes

Procreate brushes: Smudge

(Image credit: MiksKS)

Tested for use with the Smudge tool in Procreate, this set includes 18 brushes for creating colour blending effects and varied textures. Keep in mind that the brushes were created and tested using an Apple Pencil so that they will behave as advertised with third-party styluses is not a guarantee.

03. 68 Gouache Shader Brushes for Procreate

Procreate brushes: RetroSupply gouache

You get a whopping 68 gouache Procreate brushes in this mega pack from creative resources site RetroSupply, giving you rich gouache effects in Procreate in minutes (rather than the hours it would have taken to find the right textures and mask them in). They work brilliantly with an iPad and Apple Pencil, and are particularly well-suited for poster designs, books and vector illustrations – among myriad other uses.

04. Neon Brush Kit

Procreate brushes: Oh darling

Milo Garret’s brush kit is ideal for creating realistic handwritten neon signage, and comes with everything you need for getting that glorious glowy look. It comes with 12 neon writing brushes, plus an effects brush and three bonus light pen brushes for livening up photographs, as well as a set of 19 ready-to-use background images.

05. Texturrific Bundle

Procreate brushes: texturiffic bundle

Featuring 30 shaders, 14 liners and 14 pastels, Lisa Bardot’s Texturrific bundle is absolutely packed with deliciously textured brushes that’ll help you create all manner of effects and art styles without ever having to go near a pen and paper. All 58 brushes are fully pressure sensitive and made with a variety of high resolution, handmade texture sources.

06. Procreate lettering and paint brushes

Procreate brushes: lettering and paint brushes

Petra Makes (StudioBurg)’s collection is an essential package, offering a selection of brushes that should suit most basic illustration and graphic design needs. She covers various pen and pencil styles as well as paint brushes, making it easy to pick your desired signature. 

07. Flat Brushes

Procreate brushes: Flat Brushes

We all have that favourite brush used time and time again for lettering, and this particular collection is directly inspired by artist Ian Bernard’s old faithful. The brushes are varied from solid to textured to give you plenty of variation for your own work.

08. Comic Ink Brush Set

Procreate brushes: Comic Ink Brush Set

Perfect for those budding comic illustrators out there. Georg’s tribute to American comic book illustrator Will Elder, who helped launch MAD comics back in the ’50s includes both inking brushes and SFX additions. This is the perfect addition to any illustrator’s Procreate repertoire.

09. Pencil and Charcoal Procreate Brushes

Procreate Brushes: Pencil and Charcoal

Swiss designer Kim (aka MiksKS) has a whole host of brilliant brushes to offer. Her pencil and charcoal collection make it easy to sketch on the go, with clients or just to capture a moment in a coffee shop without wasting paper.

10. Dearest Dotty

Procreate brushes: Dearest Dotty

Designer Missy Meyer has a plethora of free Procreate brushes available on her website that are all brilliant for creating graphic script. The great thing about Dearest Dotty is its versatility and the unique retro vibe it helps give off when used for hand lettering.

11. Flora: Vegetation brushes

procreate brushes: Flora vegetation brushes

Matthew Baldwin’s vegetation brush set makes light work for concept artists, enabling them to set the scene instantly and master that painterly effect digitally. Baldwin has captured every style of stroke seen by the concept masters.

12. Gouache brushes

Procreate brushes: Gouache brushes

Bardot has a few brush packs available on her site (see #2) but her gouache one is particularly unique. Emulate the classic Disney illustrative magic of Mary Blair digitally, and add depth and personality to your graphic design caricatures. 

13. Brushes and foil textures

Procreate brushes: Brushes and foil textures

Designing event flyers? Wedding invites? Summit Avenue has got you covered with a set of 12 confetti brushes and 24 foil and glitter textures to add a touch of sparkle to your designs.

14. Procreate Paint Box

Procreate brushes: Procreate Paint Box

Ben Lew’s paint box has a brilliant selection of brushes, from wet pencil to bristly and his go-to watercolour brush, ‘gwosh’. Lew has now updated the set with four pastel brushes from his ‘Pastellesque’ set.

15. Nitty Gritty

Procreate brushes: Nitty Gritty

Jamie Bartlett’s Nitty Gritty texture brushes are brilliant for adding fine grit texture and an instant ageing effect to your designs.

16. Bistro Marker

Procreate brushes: Bistro Marker

As you can see from her Instagram account, Leftyscript’s (aka Megan AF) brushes can create some truly beautiful hand lettering designs that speak for themselves – no further illustration needed! Her bistro marker is a brilliant freebie pen that allows you to capture a hand-written signage type-face perfectly.

17. Vintage Engraving

Procreate brushes: Vintage Engraving

Another MilksKS brush set, this one allows you to capture the look of a black and white engraving, adding that extra special touch to your illustrations or design project. Combine a few for a classic crosshatching effect, and pick from a worn-out or clean cut style.

18. Shape and Ornament Brushes

Procreate brushes: Shape and Ornament Brushes

Price: $19.99

Calligraphy artist Nicole Mauloni’s Hand Drawn Ornaments Procreate Brush Kit includes over 100 brushes to adorn digital calligraphy. They’re perfect for creating a design stamp with flourishes, shapes and motifs.

19. iPad Lettering Set

Procreate brushes: iPad lettering set

Get back to basics with this freebie set of three essential brushes: original calligraphy, rough edge calligraphy and round edge calligraphy. Sometimes simplicity is beautiful.

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