Procreate is an app designed for artists that makes it easy to create paintings, drawings, illustrations, and other works of art while on the go.
From quick sketches to animations, this app is truly versatile and is marketed as a mobile art studio. Though it comes with over 200 brushes, you can still add more to further add to the complexity of your work.
That’s why we’ve put together a collection of brush sets that you can use in Procreate. And the best part about these brushes is that they’re free, so there’s no risk to you for trying them and you can feel that little bit freer to experiment.
Though we’ve researched these brushes and found them to be free, it’s still a good idea to read any license agreement or terms and conditions before using them in your commercial work. Better to be safe than sorry!
Procreate Grain Brushes are precisely what they sound like: brushes that add graininess to your work. These speckled, dusty-looking brushes can be used to add texture or age to a project.
Pro Painters Procreate Brushes (Envato Elements)
The Pro Painters brush set contains 31 brushes, all perfect for adding light paint or pencil textures to typography and illustrations.
This Stippling Brush Set consists of 17 brushes in all: nine stipple brushes, three liner brushes, and five texture brushes. These brushes are multi-faceted and can be used for just about any project you work on.
Comics & Halftone Procreate Brushes (Envato Elements)
The Comics and Halftone Procreate Brushes offer up those brushstrokes that have become so synonymous with comic books. They can be used to add the look of real paper or brush strokes — like hash lines, for instance — to a drawing.
This set of five oil paint brushes are made to look and function just like real oil paints. The collection includes True Oil, Small Liner, Bristle Brush, Super Wet, and Legacy Smudger.
Eclectica Stipple Brushes for Procreate (Envato Elements)
Eclectica has been inspired by the retro style from the 1970s and added a touch of pop art to give you a collection of Procreate brushes you can use to create something truly unique. There are a total of 18 stroke and stipple brushes in the pack.
Distressed Wall is a free Procreate brush for adding a chalky-style texture to your designs. Perfect for illustration backgrounds.
Natural Brushes for Procreate (Envato Elements)
Here’s another set of brushes for Procreate that center around nature. This natural brush set includes 20 brushes in all and consists of pencils, chalks, and shaders.
Banner Wave is a free Procreate brush set for creating textured and bold hand-drawn typography and calligraphy.
Created by Kelly Sikkema, this free Procreate brush is perfect for creating beautiful typography on a dark background.
Another great free Procreate brush are these Grain Pencil and Copic Marker sets. They mimic the look and feel of real pencil strokes and real lines drawn with a Copic marker — the latter of which manages a level of buildable coverage that is stunning.
This collection of ten basic brushes is perfect if you’re starting out using Procreate. These versatile brushes can be used in a multitude of ways.
A free set of pencil brushes that are perfect for both adding texture to an item and drawing. There are a total of 24 unique brushes in the set.
Here’s another small collection of Procreate brushes that will add texture and personality to your artwork. This set includes six brushes, including two Gouache, two oil paint, and two watercolor brushes. Each performs beautifully and are solid brushes to have in your kit.
The Flora Vegetation Brushes is a massive set with a whopping 91 brushes! All of these brushes are designed to mimic the textures, weights, and tone of things you’d find in nature. A must-have for creating nature scenes or even drawing backgrounds.
The Very Dry Gouache Brush lives up to its name. This brush offers a super dry texture that makes every single brush stroke visible. This can be a great thing if that’s the artistic style you’re going for. Plus, it reveals different textures depending on how hard you press.
Free Floral Stamp Procreate Brushes (Set of 5 Brushes)
The Free Floral Stamp brushes consist of five different brushes that help you capture the look of petals, leaves, vines, and more.
The Ballpoint Pen brush mimics the look of a real ballpoint pen, offering fine strokes that you can layer to build shadows and contrast by applying greater pressure and through the use of hatching.
Art Brushes for Procreate (Envato Elements)
This collection of art brushes includes 21 different brushes for imitating real painting techniques, and they naturally have both wet and dry looks.
If you want to draw realistic hair in Procreate, you will greatly benefit from this HairBrush set. With them, you can create straight or curly hair and achieve a variety of textures.
Stripe is a single brush that’s well worth the download. It’s a smooth calligraphy or lettering brush, and it responds to pressure and layering. A fantastic choice for adding script to your work.
Geometry Brushes for Procreate (Envato Elements)
This collection of geometry brushes includes 34 different brushes that make it easy to add shapes, design motifs, and patterns to your work. They could even be used creatively for shading.
The Cardboard Procreate brush has a semi-streaky look that can be used for various lettering projects, from signs to business cards to logos.
Here’s a collection of 7 anime bokeh brushes that are certain to add flair to your next drawing. And they can be used in several ways to achieve different effects depending on the layer style you use.
The Comic Ink Brush Set for Procreate includes 16 inking and SFX brushes for creating comic books from scratch. From fine liners to gradients, you have everything you need here to get started.
Procreate Swatches (Envato Elements)
This collection of swatches aren’t brushes per se, but they are still extremely useful for creating artwork in Procreate. With these, choosing colors should no longer be an issue.
This is a nice collection of lettering brushes that are a bit unusual and honestly appreciated. There’s a shrub brush, a wood grain brush, and even a worm brush!
Here’s a collection of 48 (yes, you read that correctly) brushes for Procreate that let you mimic wet media. There are too many watercolor effects to name here, so you’ll definitely want to download it for yourself.
Need marker brushes? This set offers two options: an opaque marker and a variable opacity marker. They offer irregular coverage that looks more natural.
This free Procreate brush features a natural bristle brush for creating the look of brushstrokes on a linen canvas. It also uses the wet blending feature in Procreate to mimic a realistic painting experience.
Matt’s Painting Set is an all-purpose brush set for those using the gouache painting style. Add fine lines, texture, grit, or even airbrush effects with this free set.
The Cheap Fine-Liner Brush is a recreation of a 0.6 technical pen. It’s precise and allows you to create fine line drawings or to fill in tiny details. A great addition to any brush collection.
The Pencil, Inking, Painting Basic Brush Set consists of 7 brushes for creating comic art from scratch. It’s got all you need to conceptualize a piece from the sketch phase through painting.
Now that you’ve had a chance to browse this collection of free brush sets for the Procreate app, hopefully, you’ll have either already downloaded a few or have put together a nice shortlist to revisit.
These free brushes make it easy to add precision or texture to your work without creating designs from scratch. Plus, they add the dimension your work needs without adding cost. All in all, this is a solid collection of Procreate brushes that can be used in various types of art. Happy creating!
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