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33 stunning Procreate brushes

Procreate brushes - A photo of someone drawing on their iPad
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If you're looking for the best Procreate brushes to enhance your Procreate experience and help you get the best out of your iPad, then you've come to the right place. Here at Creative Bloq, we understand how overwhelming it is to know where to start when looking for Procreate brushes, seeing as there are so many out there on the internet. That's why we've curated this handy list, so you don't have to spend hours scouring the internet (you're welcome). 

Procreate is an incredibly powerful and popular digital art app, and has become the main competitor to many of the other best drawing apps on the market. One of the wonderful things about Procreate is that it offers users the ability to add third-party brushes to the app, making it incredibly versatile for users. 

There are plenty of third-party brushes out there to choose from on the big wide web. And while there are many brushes out there that are jam-packed with potential, we've managed to narrow down the very best 33 for you. We've selected some brushes that are free and some with a price tag – just to cater to everyone's brush needs. If you came to this page on the hunt for digital art brushes but don't have the Procreate app then make sure you check out our roundup of the best Photoshop brushes and Illustrator brushes.

34 stunning Procreate brushes

01. Sargent's Oils

Procreate brushes: Sargent's Oils

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Wanting to paint like a master without the mess? Well, these Procreate oil brushes might just be the answer. This brush set is inspired by famous painter John Singer Sargent and was actually created using actual brushes being applied to canvas. If you head over to the product images, you can learn more about how to use the brushes in the set. 

02. Dry Marker

Procreate brushes: dry marker

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There's nothing better than the comfort of an effortless dry marker look, right? This brush pack created by Latin Vibe gives you 12 stunning brushes inspired by dry markers. The set costs just $14 over on CreativeMarket so what are you waiting for? Go and enjoy those Procreate brushes. 

03. Procreate Watercolour Kit

Procreate brushes: watercolour set

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This 12 brush set has a wonderfully authentic watercolour feel and texture. This means that now you can work on your digital watercolours from anywhere you like. The pack even comes with video tutorials and mockups to help you get the most out of your brush set. 

04. Procreate Smudge Brushes

Procreate brushes: Smudge

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This set includes 18 brushes that have been tested for use with the Smudge tool in Procreate. The brushes can be used to create colour blending effects and varied textures. Note that the brushes were created and tested using an Apple Pencil. It can't be guaranteed that they will behave as advertised with other styluses.

05. 68 Gouache Shader Brushes for Procreate

Procreate brushes: RetroSupply gouache

Get rich gouache effects in Procreate in minutes rather than the hours it would take to find the right textures and mask them in. This mega pack from creative resources site RetroSupply offers a whopping 68 gouache Procreate brushes. They work brilliantly with an iPad and Apple Pencil, and are especially well-suited for poster designs, books and vector illustrations, among all kinds of other uses.

06. Neon Brush Kit

Procreate brushes: Oh darling

Milo Garret's brush kit is ideal if you want to create realistic handwritten neon signage. It comes with everything you need to get that brilliant glowy look, with 12 neon writing brushes, an effects brush and three bonus light pen brushes for livening up photographs. The pack also comes with a set of 19 ready-to-use background images.

07. Texturrific Bundle

Procreate brushes: texturiffic bundle

Featuring 30 shaders, 14 liners and 14 pastels, Lisa Bardot's Texturrific bundle is packed with wonderfully textured brushes that can help you create all kinds of effects and art styles without having to go near a pen and paper. All 58 brushes are fully pressure-sensitive and made with a variety of high resolution, handmade sources of textures.

08. Procreate lettering and paint brushes

Procreate brushes: lettering and paint brushes

This collection from Petra Makes of StudioBurg is an essential package. It includes a selection of brushes that should cover most basic illustration and graphic design needs. Petra covers various pen and pencil styles as well as paintbrushes, making it easy to choose the signature style you're looking for.

09. Flat Brushes

Procreate brushes: Flat Brushes

We all have that favourite brush that we go back to for lettering time and time again, and this collection was directly inspired by artist Ian Bernard’s personal old faithful. The brushes are varied from solid to textured, offering plenty of variation for your own work.

10. Comic Ink Brush Set

Procreate brushes: Comic Ink Brush Set

Georg’s pack of Procreate brushes is a tribute to American comic book illustrator Will Elder, who helped launch MAD comics back in the '50s. It includes both inking brushes and SFX additions. It's the perfect addition to any illustrator's Procreate repertoire and a must for budding comic illustrators.

11. Pencil and Charcoal Procreate Brushes

Procreate Brushes: Pencil and Charcoal

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

12. Dearest Dotty

Procreate brushes: Dearest Dotty

Designer Missy Meyer has myriad free Procreate brushes, all of them brilliant for creating graphic script. Dearest Dotty stands out thanks to its versatility and the unique retro vibe it helps give off when used for hand lettering. 

13. Flora: Vegetation brushes

Procreate brushes: Flora vegetation brushes

Matthew Baldwin's vegetation brushes are great for concept artists, enabling them to instantly set a scene and master the painterly effect digitally. Baldwin has captured every style of stroke used by the concept masters, and his brushes make light work of scene setting.

14. Gouache brushes

Procreate brushes: Gouache brushes

Bardot has a few brush packs available on her site (see the Texturrific bundle at #7), but her gouache pack is especially unique. Another excellent gouache brush pack, this one can help you emulate Mary Blair's classic Disney magic digitally. These Procreate brushes can also add depth and personality to your graphic design caricatures. 

15. Brushes and foil textures

Procreate brushes: Brushes and foil textures

If you're designing event flyers or wedding invites, Summit Avenue has you covered with this set of 12 confetti brushes and 24 foil and glitter textures. These are perfect for adding a touch of sparkle to designs for special occasions.

16. Procreate Paint Box

Procreate brushes: Procreate Paint Box

Ben Lew’s paint box has an excellent selection of brushes, from wet pencil to bristly brush and his go-to watercolour 'gwosh'. Lew has updated the set with four pastel brushes from his 'Pastellesque' set making it even more complete/.

17. Nitty Gritty

Procreate brushes: Nitty Gritty

Jamie Bartlett's Nitty Gritty texture brushes are fantastic for adding a fine-grit texture and an instant ageing effect to your designs.

18. Bistro Marker

Procreate brushes: Bistro Marker

As demonstrated on her Instagram account, Leftyscript’s (aka Megan AF) brushes are capable of creating really beautiful hand lettering that speaks for itself – no further illustration needed! Her bistro marker is a brilliant freebie pen that allows you to capture a hand-written signage typeface.

19. Splash Vol. 1

Procreate brushes: Splash Vol. 1

(Image credit: Matthew Baldwin)

Artist Matthew Baldwin describes his Splash Vol. 1 Procreate brushes as "so splashy you'll have to have a towel handy!" The bumper set of 48 wet media brushes injects a splash of wet and watercolour effects that go beyond the usual Procreate sets. The author asks for donations where possible to help fund future brush projects.

20. Vintage Engraving

Procreate brushes: Vintage Engraving

Another Procreate brush set from MilksKS, this one allows you to capture the look of a black and white engraving. You can combine a few for a classic crosshatching effect, and you can pick from a worn-out or clean-cut style. This can add an extra special touch to illustrations or design projects.

21. Shape and Ornament Brushes

Procreate brushes: Shape and Ornament Brushes

There are more than 100 brushes in Calligraphy artist Nicole Mauloni’s Hand Drawn Ornaments Procreate Brush Kit. Designed to adorn digital calligraphy, these brushes are perfect for creating a design stamp with flourishes, shapes and motifs.

22. iPad Lettering Set

Procreate brushes: iPad lettering set

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

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Georgia Coggan is a regular freelance contributor for Creative Bloq, who has also worked on T3 and Top Ten Reviews. With a particular interest in branding and retro design, Georgia writes about everything from logo design to creative technology, enjoys hunting down genuinely good deals and has even used her knowledge as an ex-teacher to create buying guides on products including children's books and bookcases. Tying these design interests together is an obsession with London Underground posters from the last century.