Procreate art styles

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While looking for new ways to draw on my iPad ($269 at Amazon) last year in the early days of the coronavirus lockdowns, Apple'sProcreate app caught my eye. What started as a fun experiment has become one of my favorite apps to draw on and destress with -- I use it every day now.

The digital illustration app costs $10 to download, but its suite of art tools and creative features make it well worth the price. 

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Procreate is accessible whether you're a design professional, a seasoned digital artist or a beginner to the world of digital illustration. I've been using Procreate for months and there are still features I'm discovering that improve my artwork. 

It was a bit of a culture shock starting with digital art after only using physical media in the past. After a year, I've established a good working knowledge of the software, but there's always something to learn in the app. I still use a third-gen iPad Air and a first-gen Apple Pencil. Procreate also supports certain stylus models from TenOneDesign, Adonit and Wacom.   

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Whatever your art style, you can explore the app and try out all of the different features it offers. Here are 15 tips that I've found most useful in my time with Procreate to work smarter, not harder:

Gesture controls


iPadOS lets you use gesture controls in Procreate that can make your creative process more efficient and further personalize the app for you. You can explore all the customization options by tapping the wrench icon > Preferences > Gesture Controls. For example, you can set it so that you tap four fingers to immediately populate the copy and paste options. You can also use three fingers to scrub the screen and clear a layer. 

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The Quickshape feature helps to rid your hand-drawn work of unwanted shaky lines and lopsided shapes. After Quickshape "fixes" your lines, you can hold to adjust the shape and size. You can find Quickshape by tapping the wrench icon > Preferences > Gesture Controls > Quickshape. The feature is set default as "draw and hold," but you can customize the settings to best fit your needs. 



Using layers is another way to add a level of professionalism to your art, and can make your work easier to edit later if needed, since you'll have put down your drawing piece by piece. To start adding layers to your work, tap the overlapping squares in the upper right. Tap"+" to add a layer. You can also swipe on a layer to access more features like delete, lock and duplication. 

You can find extra light and color editing features for each layer as well. Just tap the little "N" next to the check mark that selects the layer. 


To stay organized, or if you want an added level of security to a section of art, you can combine layers into groups. Simply tap a layer and you can select either Merge Down or Combine Down. Merge Down makes two layers into one (i.e., if you had Alpha Lock on to protect line boundaries in a layer, it will turn off). Combine Down forms a new group, but still keeps each individual layer's specifications active. 


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Alpha locks

The Alpha Lock feature lets you edit a layer, but only the pixels already there, to keep what you're drawing within a certain boundary. You can tell when Alpha Lock is turned on by the checkerboard that appears next to the thumbnail. I used Alpha Lock on layers 2, 3 and 4, for example.  


Clipping masks

Meanwhile, the Clipping Masks feature works like painter's tape. I find it helpful when using blend mode. Create your shape on a layer and then add a new layer. Tap the newest layer and select Clipping Mask -- you'll know it worked because you'll see a little arrow pointing to the layer below. For example, layer 7 was a clipping mask to make the blend for the circle in layer 6. 


Making color palettes 

Depending on your art style, keeping colors consistent can make for a better final product. Tap the circle of color in the upper right corner of the app to open the color disc panel. If you want, instead of a disc, you can customize and use a classic gradient or get technical with sliding bars that control color value. 


Procreate has three premade palettes that you can set as default, or you can also add your own color palette a few different ways. To manually build a color palette, tap the "+" in the top right next to Palettes. This will create a new empty palette that will be available when you go back to the color panel. 

To add colors to the palette, just select the color you want and tap in the palette box to keep it. If you change your mind, tap and hold on a color to delete it from your palette. If you go back to the palettes tab, you can name it or delete a palette if you don't need it anymore. 

When you tap the "+" you can also choose New from Camera, New from File or New from Photos. New from Camera opens your iPad's camera and lets you capture a color palette by snapping a photo. You can also use New from File or New from Photos to use a premade palette from another artist or generate a palette from a reference photo. 

Eyedropper tool

One of my favorite parts of Procreate is how much you can customize the colors you use, and in such detail. With the eyedropper tool (which is also customizable in gesture controls) you can hold down over a color to pick it up, or hold down, drag and zoom to get more detail in your use of color.

This tool is also helpful when you're trying to achieve a smoother blend. 


The Procreate ColorDrop feature acts like the bucket fill once did on Microsoft Paint. To use ColorDrop, choose the color you want from your palette, and tap and hold on the color circle in the upper right corner. Drag the color to where you want it on the canvas and let go. The color will either fill your whole canvas, or work around the shapes you've already placed. 

Sometimes if you use ColorDrop, you might notice that it "spills" on the whole canvas. I've had better luck controlling the color if I used Quickshape, but you can also continue to hold down and drag left or right to adjust the ColorDrop threshold. 



Zooming in on pixels and trying to grab colors to make something look smoother is time-consuming and exhausting. Procreate's blending tool and Gaussian Blur have saved me many a headache. 

The blend tool lives between the paintbrush and eraser icons in the top right (it looks like a finger pointing diagonally). When you tap the blend tool, you can select from a number of different brushes to keep consistency with the brush you originally painted with. The brush size and opacity are adjustable on the left-hand side. 

Gaussian Blur requires even less work. Once you have the drawing you want to blur, tap the icon that looks like a magic wand in the upper left and choose Gaussian Blur. You can choose to control the blur intensity on the entire layer (slide your pencil back and forth on the screen to increase or decrease the blur) or take a more detailed approach by choosing Pencil (like a more focused approach, similar to the blend tool).  

Adjustment tools


Next to the wrench icon is a little magic wand icon. If you tap that, you'll see (surprise!) more editing tools. You can experiment with tools like blurring (which can provide some cool depth illusions), opacity and noise (which can give your work a less grainy look). One of my favorites to play with was the Liquify tool. Liquify lets you push, pull, twist and twirl lines. 

Brush Studio

Open Brush Studio by tapping a second time on a brush in the library. You'll find dozens of different ways to customize your brush or create an entirely new brush. There's a lot going on in here (once again, surprise!) and I'd recommend keeping it simple to start -- especially if you don't plan to create your own brushes. Feel free to experiment though; the Drawing Pad window shows you exactly what a brushstroke will look like with the changes you've made. Just tap cancel and nothing will be saved.

Stroke Path is a good place to dip your toes in Brush Studio. Stroke Path -- which lets you adjust your brushstroke -- includes Spacing, Streamline, Jitter and Fall Off. Each property can be adjusted with a slider and you can see what the brush will look like in Drawing Pad.   

Adjusting Spacing changes how smooth (less spacing) or jagged (more spacing, which can actually create a stamp) your stroke is. Streamline also controls a smooth stroke. If you're interested in using calligraphy or handwriting in your art, increasing the Streamline can eliminate the little shakes that can make lines imperfect.

On the other hand, increasing Jitter makes for a more rough edge on a brushstroke. Lastly, Fall Off plays with the stroke's opacity, making the end of the stroke fade. The more Fall Off, the shorter your stroke will be before the "ink" runs out. 

Importing brushes

There are probably endless combinations of brushes that you can use to create -- even without tweaking them in Brush Studio. But many talented designers have premade brush packs that you can download online. I'm partial to importing brush packs from Creative Market, but sometimes artists will sell packs on their websites. Packs can cost a few bucks or be pretty pricey, but most websites let you filter based on price. 

Packs can be as niche or broad as you can imagine -- basic sketching, fur texture, glitter, risograph, fabric texture, stippling and more. 


You can incorporate text into your piece with just a few taps. Select the wrench icon and tap AddText. A text box will pop up on your canvas along with your iPad keyboard where you can type what you want. To edit the text -- double-tap the text to select all -- and tap the Aa in the top right corner of the keyboard. Tapping Aa will open the text editing suite where you can change the text font, style, size, kerning and more. 

Drawing guides and reference photos

No matter what your artistic level is, a bit of guidance is always welcome. One way to do this is by turning on Drawing Guides. Simply tap the wrench icon, toggle on DrawingGuide, and a grid will appear over your canvas. You can make adjustments by tapping Edit Drawing Guide, which offers four different modes:

  • 2D Grid: This square grid pops up automatically when you turn on Drawing Guide.
  • Isometric: A cube grid, handy for drawing cutaways of rooms and buildings. 

Both the 2D and Isometric Grids have sliders to adjust opacity, line thickness and grid size. You. can also toggle on Assisted Drawing, which only lets you draw straight lines -- kind of like Quickshape for circles. 

  • Perspective: Create up to three vanishing points, which can help when you're trying to achieve depth in a piece. You can also turn on Assisted Drawing to make straight lines. 
  • Symmetry: Divides the canvas vertically, horizontally, by quadrant or radially. You can create some cool pieces by turning on Assisted Drawing. Radial symmetry with Assisted Drawing turned on lends itself to creating mandala designs. 

If you're drawing from a reference, you can keep the image in a separate window. Tap the wrench icon and toggle on Reference. You can reference the canvas itself, import an image from your iPad photo library, of choose Face, which will open your iPad's front-facing camera for self-portraits. You can either keep the camera open (like if you were working in front of a mirror) or you can tap Options to take a photo. 

Have fun!

There's a lot going on in Procreate and it can seem overwhelming, but the more you use the app, the easier it gets. Having fun is the most important part. If you're getting too stressed about not getting a piece "right," take a break and just doodle. It's fun (and less pressure) to upload blank coloring sheets to a canvas and experiment with the tools that way. There are dozens of ways to customize Procreate to help you discover or improve your art style. 

For more on drawing, check out 5 online drawing classes you can take right now and for quick reference in the app, check out the official Procreate Handbook. 


100+ Procreate Brushes For Artists (Best Free & Premium Brush Sets)

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The trick to making brilliant artwork in Procreate is finding the right brushes.

You’ll find plenty of brushes already built into the program, but one of the great things about Procreate is that you can also add or make your own!

This means other artists are creating brushes as well. And many are selling their brushes or even giving them away for free.

So we scoured the web and put together this massive collection of awesome Procreate brushes.

With this many incredible brush sets the possibilities are endless.

1. Georg’s Procreate Megapack

Georg megapack brushes

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If you aren’t afraid to jump right in with tons of different brushes then try this huge pack of over 450+ brushes for Procreate.

This is a great pack to invest in if you want to get into digital drawing but still love the look of traditional art materials.

Most of these brushes closely imitate the appearance of physical art materials like oil paint, ink, pastel, and graphite. Plus they work in a similar manner.

With just a little practice you might find the Apple Pencil even easier to use than the actual materials!

As an added bonus, you’ll also get plenty of color swatches for manga art, comics, and any other illustration project.

The purchase of this pack includes all updates to the artist’s brushes and collection, so you’ll always be working with top quality brushes including any new ones.


2. Master Collection

Procreate master collection of brushes

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This pack of 42 brushes is perfect if you love the look of charcoal and pastel, but not the mess.

With these custom brushes you can find beautiful chalk textures, including that awesome dusty look of lightly applied pastel or charcoal. Plus the rich full-coverage appearance of heavily applied pastels really shines with each brush.

It’s perfect for concept art and illustration no matter what your drawing style is like.


3. Storybook Illustrator

Storybook illustration brushes

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In this pack you’ll get more than 20 brushes specifically for drawing gorgeous storybook illustrations.

It has all the brushes you need for illustration, including thinner pencil and pen-like brushes for drawing and inking, super skinny brushes for fine detailing, and thicker textured brushes for quickly creating stunning backgrounds with textures, shadows, and highlights.

There are even three brushes specifically for painting hair. Every illustrator’s fantasy, right?

You’ll love the unique strokes you can get with some of these brushes too. Who knows, they might help to change whole artistic style!


4. JensK’s DUNCE Brushes

JensK DUNCE Procreate brushes

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This brush set is made to emulate the style of Jens K. Styve, a Norwegian illustrator and creator of the daily comic strip “Dunce.”

In this set you’ll get more than 25 of Styve’s favorite inking, shading, drawing, and coloring brushes for creating comics and illustrations of your own!

The textures and line qualities of these brushes will infuse your art with a whimsical, almost coloring book feeling that’s perfect for cartoons.


5. ViviBrush

ViviBrushes pack

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These high-res brushes are made to mimic classic art mediums like pencil, pastel, watercolor, and acrylics.

Whether you use Procreate to make cartoons, comics, concept art, illustration, or classic, natural media artwork, these brushes are perfect.

They also print beautifully!

Inside this set you’ll find 44 brushes that includes different brush shapes as well as textures. Use them for drawing or layer them to build up rich color. You can’t go wrong here!


6. The Comics MaxPack

Comics maxpack brushes

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Now this aptly-named brush set is primarily for cartoonists and comic artists.

But it’ll also work well for illustrators and classical ink artists.

These inky brushes are perfect for line work due do the varying thickness and consistency.

You’ll find brushes to emulate all kinds of pens and ink brushes as well as ink blots.

You’ll also get several charcoal and graphite brushes to add texture and round out your drawing toolbox. These all work perfectly with the Apple Pencil too and respond well to tilt/pressure changes.


7. Matthew Baldwin’s Splash Vol.1

Matt Baldwin Splash brushpack 1

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Use this brush back to create stunning lifelike watercolor paintings in Procreate.

Or to add a loose splashy quality to your digital work.

Anything you could conceivably do with real-life watercolors, you can do with these brushes.

You’ll get brushes to recreate all kinds of wet-on-wet and dry brush textures with everything in between.

Go crazy with colors! Or do monochrome black and gray for a moody piece instead.

This is a really flexible set of brushes that you’ll want to use all the time.


8. MattyB’s Brush Pack

MattyB brush pack set

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This brush set is all about fine-lined pen textures like cross-hatching and stippling, but without all the extra time and work.

You’ll get 35 brushes to instantly add beautiful textures to your ink-style comics, drawings, or illustrations, including tight and loose cross-hatching and scribbling.

These brushes layer really well and are perfect for lively yet energetic shading.

The artist MattyB has also added some creative textures you’ve probably never thought to try before.


9. Flora

Flora brushes pack for Procreate

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Plants and foliage can take forever to draw and texture properly.

But they’re an important part of most outdoor scenes and you really can’t ignore them.

With this pack you can instantly add all kinds of vegetation to your art.

Layer the brushes for a wild, overgrown look and to add depth with shading and highlighting the foreground and background.

With over 90 brushes you can flesh out your drawing with dense (or sparse) ground cover, bushes, grasses, moss, trees, you name it!

There’s such a wide variety here that this will work perfectly no matter where your scene is set.


10. Free Ink Set

Free inking brush set

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So you’re an inking fan, eh? Well this free brush set is comprised of more than 15 brushes for inking and drawing, which means it’s wonderful for new or experienced illustrators working in Procreate instead of traditional ink.

These brushes are modeled after the style of Will Elder, a classic American cartoonist.

So they’re unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else. You’ll get brushes to emulate different pens and types of lines to help you develop and refine your own style.


11. Art with Flo Hair Brushes

Flo Hair brushpack

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This handy brush pack has everything you need to quickly and easily draw all styles and textures of hair, from blocking in the basic shape to the adding the final details.

There are ten brushes in all to create multiple lines with different thicknesses. Use this varying style to draw hair quickly while still retaining a lot of control over what your lines are doing.

You even get a few special brushes for adding those stray tendrils that make hair look realistic.


12. Razum Inc Brushpack

Razum Inc brushes

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This massive brush pack contains 160 brushes for drawing, painting, coloring, inking, doodling, and just about anything you’d ever want to do in Procreate.

You’ll get tons of custom texture brushes, gradients, and line brushes here. All with a variety of different textures and thicknesses, along with customized opacities.

There’s no limit to what you can do with these.

Doodle, create storyboards, draw, paint, create concept art, cartoon…you can do it all with this one brush set.

So if you’re on the fence about a new set to pick up for your Procreate drawing sessions, this is the place to start.


13. Sargent’s Oils

Sargent oil paint brushes for Procreate

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This brush set is based on the oil painting style of John Singer Sargent, a 19th century American artist with a very unique style.

In this set you’ll find more than a dozen oil paint brushes that work like real brushes, and they even include lifelike canvas texture.

These allow you to create realistic oil painting strokes with different traditional brush shapes and even different amounts of paint.

Perfect for a classic oil painting look in a digital format.


14. Skin Brushes for Procreate

Skin brush pack

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Skin: love it or hate it, you’ll eventually need to work with it.

But you can make your life easier with these 10 brushes that allow you to add beautifully realistic skin details like freckles, pores, goosebumps, and even dry or aged skin texture to your portraits.

These brushes are amazing for portraits and character illustrations. Especially if you’re into hyperrealism.


15. Painterly Brushes

Painterly brushes for Procreate

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Now these 10 brushes are for creating acrylic and oil style paintings in Procreate.

It’s a nice basic set that’s not too overwhelming, so it’s great if you’re new to this style and just want to try it out.

This pack allows you to create several different kinds of brush strokes with dry or wet textures, and it includes a thin brush for sketching to boot.

If you’re looking for a basic yet flexible set of painting brushes that has all the essentials, you found it.


16. Illustration Pack

Illustration brush pack in Procreate

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These 14 brushes are based on classic Photoshop painting brushes (with some updates) so if you’re a fan of painting in PS this might be the pack for you.

These brushes are perfect for painting detailed illustrations in Procreate and cover a wide variety of textures and line qualities with just over a dozen tools.

You can create beautiful illustrations and digital paintings with just this pack, or add it to your collection by mixing & matching with other brush sets.


17. Grain Volume 2

Grain vol2 brushes pack

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The goal of this pack is to help you add gritty texture and grainy shadows to your drawings.

You’ll get 24 brushes that include fine, medium, and coarse grain textures so all your bases are covered.

They’re also pressure sensitive so you can throw down a lot or a little texture with your chosen grain size.

These are a lot of fun to have in your toolbox.

Let them take the lead in a drawing or use them to add just a hint of grunge texture.


18. Lights Procreate Brushes

Light Procreate brushes set

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This brush pack is fabulous for adding glowing light to any art piece.

You’ll be able to draw flames, neon signs, glowing objects, bioluminescence, candlelight, glowy lettering, and just about any kind of light you can think of with a glowing effect built right in.

You’ll get 27 brushes with different kinds of light, from soft glow to harsh, hot lights.

This is really useful because it can save you a ton of time and effort while adding a lot of life and energy to your pieces.


19. Inktober Brushes

Inktober brushes pack for Procreate

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We all know about Inktober, it’s been around for over a decade and it has seemingly taken the art world by storm.

Well here you’ve got some brushes that cover just about everything you can do with actual ink.

This set is comprised of 27 brushes that mimic all kinds of different ink pens, markers, and brushes as well as classic ink techniques like cross hatching, stippling, washing, spattering, even spray painting!

With this pack you can create highly detailed and varied ink illustrations that incorporate a lot of different ink textures. You can even complete the yearly October challenge with these if actual ink just isn’t your thing(although that kinda loses the point of Inktober!)


20. Best Oil Brushes

Best Oil brushes set for Procreate

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This pack of eight oil and acrylic brushes emulates several different classical brush shapes to give you different kinds of strokes in your digital paintings.

Use this to add a painterly quality to your digital paintings if that’s the kinda look you’re going for. And it all comes out to a buck a brush which is pretty reasonable.


21. Skadivore’s Beginner Brushes

Skadivore beginner brush pack

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This artist has compiled a pack of their 9 favorite brushes to use in Procreate, so you’re getting the artist’s best of the best here.

This kit covers all of the essentials: drawing, coloring, shading, highlighting, and detailing.

You’ll get brushes for everything and some fine brushes for adding those final details. This kit is your bread and butter for Procreate artwork.


22. Beard Brushes

Custom Beard brushes Procreate

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Most of your favorite tools will be the ones you can use for a lot of different things.

But sometimes, you need a special tool for a special job.

This kit is made up of 5 brushes specifically for drawing beards. And you won’t find a better texture brush for this job, especially at this dirt cheap price too.

Inside you’ll get everything you need to render anything from light stubble to long, full beards. You’ll also have the tools to draw grizzled beards or a luxurious chin warming batch of hair that would make Santa Claus jealous.


23. Doodle Brushes

Doodle brushes Procreate

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Now these 7 brushes are amazing for doodling, storyboarding, and cartooning in Procreate.

You’ll get all the basics like a sketching brush, some fine-tipped brushes, and several markers and round brushes as well as fun texture brushes like salt, spackle, and rough paper texture.

Mix and match the texture brushes with layer masks to get different effects. And even try using the drawing brushes to play with different cartooning styles.


24. Sketching Brushes

Sketching brushes Procreate

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The base of almost any concept drawing is a good sketch.

Well this set of 8 brushes is absolutely brilliant for creating base sketches to start off the process of any completed illustration.

But these brushes are also solid for sketching practice.

In this pack you’ll find brushes to emulate pencil lines, chalk, charcoal, even a watercolor brush.

These are great for line sketches and for covering a lot of area at once in shading and backgrounds.


25. Blending Brushes

Blending brushes for Procreate

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Blending is a crucial part of digital drawing and painting. And selecting the right tool can make all the difference!.

These 9 brushes will add a little texture along with your blending to add realism and help you capture the mood you’re aiming for.

Choose from standard, blotchy, ragged, grainy, or a selection of soft blenders. You’ll be amazed how these can change the entire look of your piece!


26. Fur Brushes

Furry Procreate brush set

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Here’s another awesome specialized brush set.

This set has all the brushes you need to draw any texture of fur, fuzz, or hair you can imagine.

You’ll get 14 Procreate brushes for drawing everything from short, bristly hair to long, soft fluff. Or basically anything else on the hair spectrum.

Goes without saying this is a useful brush set if you paint a lot of animals.


27. New Pencil Pack

Custom pencil lines brushes

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This set of 21 brushes is all about pencils, made from real pencil strokes that were scanned in and tweaked for Procreate.

Each brush responds to tilt to feel as realistic as possible.

You’ll get several pencil brushes for fine lines as well as a bunch of fill brushes that mimic different textures you can get with colored pencils, including full coverage and more scratchy/scribbly textures.

As a bonus you’ll also get 8 extra color palettes based on real colored pencils, along with two textures to aide your endeavors even further. And the paper texture is already built in!


28. Fire Brushes

Fire Brushes pack for Procreate

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These brushes allow you to draw fire and firelight instantly.

With this digital download you get 8 brushes to create soft flames, sparks, and crackling blazes.

Use them to add lit torches, campfires, and bonfires to your artworks, and you can even play with the colors to create fantasy fires.


29. Halftone Brush Pack

Halftone brushes pack

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Cartoonists and comic book artists will love this set of halftone brushes.

And these brushes aren’t just dots; they’re all kinds of halftone patterns to incorporate different moods and types of moment into your work.

You can even rotate your canvas to change the direction of your pattern, how cool is that?

You’ll get 20 brushes in all which includes 9 pressure sensitive brushes, 3 liners, and 8 solid brushes.


30. Procreate Paint Brushes

Procreate paint brush set

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This is a pack of 24 Procreate paint brushes based on classic oil paint, acrylic, and gouache methods.

These brushes mix and layer well so you can create realistic-looking paintings in Procreate.

With this pack you’ll be able to recreate many of the same strokes and textures you could get with traditional paints, including dry brush textures or even palette knife strokes.

This is a gem for painters who are getting into digital stuff.


31. Concept Art Brushset

Concept art brush set for Procreate

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Concept artists rejoice. We’ve finally hit on a pack that covers all your needs in Procreate!

Basically this covers all the nuts and bolts you’ll need as a concept artist.

Inside you’ll find 28 high res brushes including oil brushes, mixers, chalk textures, environment brushes, and more.

They were made to feel like Photoshop brushes so if you’re a PS poweruser then you’ll likely enjoy this pack too.

I’d argue this is perfect if you’re transitioning between the two programs and want to keep up with concept art/digital painting work as you move into Procreate.


32. Liner Brushes

Liner Procreate brush set

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This brush set is made up of 22 brushes that are perfect for cartooning, doodling, and lettering.

These fun liner brushes come in tons of different textures, ranging from smooth and sharp to gritty and grainy.

You’ll also find lots of different thicknesses if you want to use them for covering a lot of area or for chunky text.

Overall these brushes will give your work a fun sense of life and personality.


33. Sparkle & Glitter Brushes

Sparkle glitter Procreate brushes

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Who doesn’t love a good glitter brush?

Well these 20 brushes come in all kinds of sparkly, glittery textures.

They work beautifully in lighter colors on darker backgrounds so they can really pop! Use them to add a little shine to portraits, fantasy paintings, or nighttime scenes.


34. Stylized Custom Brushes

Stylized custom Procreate brushes

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Sometimes the best brush sets are the compilations of that artist’s go-to brushes.

That’s what you’ll get here with 16 of this Bastien Grivet’s favorite brushes.

You’ll find an eclectic mix, with some nice gradients, smudge brushes, and several texture brushes. If you draw a lot of landscapes you will probably have fun with this pack.

Take a peek and see if you have anything in common with this artist. These brushes might end up becoming your favorites too!


35. Chalk Brush Pack

Chalk brushes Procreate

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In this brush pack you’ll find 14 total styles that do just about anything you’d ever need to do with chalk.

Really there’s just a bunch of different chalk textures and lines that look incredibly realistic.

Try layering them or mixing them with other brushes and mediums for different effects. You’ll feel like a kid scribbling on a chalkboard!


36. Urban Sketching

Urban sketching brushes pack

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This set was created specifically for artists who like to document their daily lives in drawings.

Or those who just want to sit around the sidewalk and draw the nearest metropolitan cityscape.

This versatile brush set is meant to help you rapidly capture everyday scenes like interiors, landscapes, still life pieces, and quick portraits.

You’ll find 17 brushes you can use like pencils, pens, markers, and watercolors to capture that sketchy travel journal look.


37. Crosshatching

Crosshatching brush set

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This set is all about crosshatching with different mediums like fine-tipped pens, graphite pencils, and chunky markers.

You’ll get to choose from several different textures and densities with each type of medium to make shading a texturing a breeze.

This is great for drawing cartoons and comics, illustrations, and traditional pencil or ink drawings.


38. Procreate Fur Brushes

Procreate fur brush set

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This handy brush set will help you quickly draw all kinds of different fur textures on animals, fantasy creatures, and even costumes.

You also get a few line brushes for adding details that make fur and hair look hyperrealistic.

Use this for basically anything you want… but I’d recommend plopping these into your character designs, portraits, or any concept artwork that involves fuzzy furry hair.


39. Gouache Set

Digital Gouache brushes for Procreate

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Price: $12
This set of 37 high-res brushes was made by scanning real gouache paint strokes on watercolor paper, so they look exactly like the real thing.

You’ll even get a little paper texture showing through.

These represent a wide variety of classic gouache techniques from bold, opaque strokes to light washes and dry brush strokes.

They’re also pressure sensitive for extra control which is a really nice touch.


40. Real Kopic Markers

Kopic Markers brush set for Procreate

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Price: $6
This pack of 10 brushes allows you to draw just like would with real Copics. And some of the brushes even include paper texture to give that realistic feeling, similar to the pack I mentioned above.

You’ll love the smooth brushes as well as the more textured ones, and you can choose between a square tip and a tapered one, just like you would with real markers.

If you love Copics you’ll absolutely want this pack in Procreate.


41. Drawing Box

Drawing Box Procreate brushes

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Price: $10
In this brush pack you’ll find 29 brushes made to mimic classic drawing tools like pencil (colored and regular graphite), charcoal (vine, compressed, etc.), and oil pastels, with a few markers thrown in for fun.

Each brush is tilt and pressure sensitive to look and feel as natural as possible.

And this lets you use all your old drawing techniques in Procreate which is just superb.


42. Procreate Colorizers

Procreate Colorizer brushes

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Price: $2
Now with these 4 brushes you can change the color and intensity of your paintings without adding a new layer.

Intrigued? Me too!

Use these to darken, lighten, or color elements of your piece without switching to a new layer, which can save you a bit of time. Try them out and see what you think!


43. Oil Paints for Procreate

Oil Paint brushes for Procreate

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Price: $9
Another day, another pack of radical oil painting brushes for digital artists.

Here you’ll get 12 oil painting brushes that look and act just like the real thing.

These allow you to pile on the color and smear it around, just like you would with real paint. They also have excellent tilt and pressure sensitivity which adds to the realistic feeling as you paint on a screen.

If you’re a fan of oils or just want to add more painterly aesthetics to your work, give these a shot.


44. Procreate Old Masters

Old Masters-style brushes

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Price: $8
This pack is based on the textures and brush strokes of works by the old masters such as Da Vinci and Michaelangelo.

You’ll get 12 basic brushes with different shapes and line qualities to add a classical, refined look to your digital paintings and illustrations.

All brushes are based on oil paintings so this is also great for traditional oil painters; maybe try combining this with the pack above too.


45. Shimmer Set

Shimmer Brushes Pack

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Price: $8
Add a little shine to your work with this pack of shimmery brushes.

Here you’ll get 19 brushes with different glitter, sequin, and foil effects to add to interiors, portraits, costumes, character designs, and anywhere else your art could use a little bling.

Play with pressure and layering to get different looks, and just have a good time with these.

Fun brushes can really elevate your artwork, so don’t be afraid to play around and see what you can build. That’s where real creativity kicks in.


46. Soft Brushes

Procreate Soft brushset

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Price: $4
So this is a pack of 6 soft round brushes to add to your collection. Handy for coloring, shading, and highlighting your illustrations and paintings.

You’ll get a couple perfectly smooth brushes and a few with a slight canvas texture for a little variety.

These are good brushes to keep in your back pocket at all times, and you’ll probably use them a lot if you typically need more basic styles.


47. PaintBox II

PaintBox 2 Brush Set

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Price: $4
In this set you’ll find 12 versatile brushes that you’ll want to use all the time because they can do so much.

Draw, paint, texture, highlight, shade, this is that indispensable toolkit that helps you do it all.

You’ll get a couple mixers, a few texture brushes, and some line brushes to set you up for success in Procreate.


48. Space Elements

Space Elements Procreate brushset

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Price: $6
To switch gears from the last brush set, this highly specialized kit does one thing really well: space.

Use these 14 brushes to quickly create amazing stars, galaxies, nebulae, and lights.

Keep this set around for space scenes, night skies, and even surrealist paintings to add some cool lighting effects into your digital paintings.


49. Procreate Light Effects

Light effects brushes

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Price: $4
Following from the pack above, I have to say lighting effects are one of those things you don’t always think about.

But they can add a lot to your art pieces when used properly.

This set of 14 brushes will help you add beautiful light effects like sunlight, lens flares, fireworks, candlelight, spotlights, and so much more. Maybe think of combining this with a few others to expand how much you can mess with lighting in your work.


50. Lens Flares

Lens Flares brushes

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Price: $8
So kinda speaking of lens flares, you’ve stumbled onto the perfect tools for the job right here.

But these are also fantastic for rendering stars and shiny surfaces so you can do more than just basic lens flare effects.

This set is made up of 20 brushes perfectly crafted for believable lighting effects.

Most of these are stamp brushes, but try blending these and adjusting the colors to see what they can do and how they can fit into your style.


51. General Brush Pack

General brush pack Procreate

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Price: $1
These brushes are great for drawing, sketching, and doodling.

And you can even increase the size to use them for painting if you’re so inclined.

They’re basic, but extremely versatile. And they closely resemble fountain pens if you’re looking to try more ink brushes.

For only a buck I’d say it’s totally worth it to mess around with these and see what they can do.


52. Procreate Particles Brushset

Procreate particles set

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Price: $2
There’s nothing like a good particle brush for painting the perfect snowstorm, explosion, or dust cloud.

Those textures are hard to create digitally with regular brushes. But this pack does an excellent job of making some pretty tiny particles in a snap.

You’ll get 8 brushes here that offer a good range of effects wherever you may need little particles flying around.


53. Dozen Brushes for Procreate

A Dozen Brushes Procreate

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Price: $10
These 12 brushes were created specifically for lettering, though they’re excellent for sketching and illustrating as well.

Inside you’ll get smooth brushes, a few grittier ones, some “wet” ones, and some fine ones for getting sharp lines and perfect points.

This is great for almost any creative discipline: graphic design, cartooning, storyboarding, illustration, and of course digital lettering.


54. Watercolor Brushes(Set of 50)

Watercolor procreate brushes pack

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Price: $18
These 50 high-quality brushes emulate real life watercolor techniques like washes, salting, wet on wet, drops, and sponging.

Choose different brushes to adjust how much “water” is in your brush to control the texture.

You can even adjust the opacity to play with the final textures even more. Some brushes can mimic how watercolor looks on different types of paper too!

These brushes give all the beauty and whimsy of watercolor without messing around with actual water and masking fluid and stuff.


55. Procreate Noize

Procreate noise brushes

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Price: $5
A simple pack comprised of 8 super textured brushes for some fun, scratchy, gritty layers in your digital paintings.

For just 8 brushes this pack boasts a wide range of textures.

Some of the brushes look similar to chalk, and some look more like splatter spray paint.

This is perfect for concept art or illustration work when you want the texture of stone or concrete, or if you want to soften shapes like any of the illustrated cartoon animals shown in the preview.


56. Bristle Brush Linen

Bristle brushes procreate

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Price: Free
For a small donation(or totally free if you prefer) you can get this stunning natural fiber brush to create the appearance of paint on canvas.

If you still love the look of oil or acrylic painting and want to bring that to your Procreate work, make sure to grab this brush set and use it often. If you love it maybe give a little somethin’ back to the artist too.


57. Photoshop-Like Brush Pack

Photoshop-like brushes kit

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Price: $9
If you’re a Photoshop convert who’s still getting used to Procreate, this is the pack for you.

These brushes are similar to what you’d find in Photoshop so you can start working in Procreate seamlessly.

Inside you’ll find some basic markers and line brushes with a few different textures as well as some cool scatter brushes to instantly add unique details to any piece.

The artist even provides some guidance on how he uses each brush. Photoshop veterans, jump right in!


58. Nomad Pack

Nomad brushes pack

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Price: $6
This pack of 10 Procreate brushes appears like gouache or graphite powder applied with different sizes and textures of brushes.

These brushes allow you to create beautiful, painterly illustrations with all kinds of textures, from smooth and well-blended to scratchy and busy.


59. Big Pencil Set

Big pencil brushes

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Price: $5
So you wanna get to digital sketching huh?

Well here are 30 brushes specifically made just for that!

These are made to look like different sizes and types of graphite pencils and charcoal, so they’re great for sketching practice or base sketches.

Or you could even use them to create highly detailed, complete drawings in a graphite or charcoal style.


60. Charcoal Shaders

Charcoal procreate brushes pack

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Price: $8
These 16 brushes give you the look of perfectly blended charcoal that’s super hard to get in real life without smudging the crap out of your work.

If you’re a fan of blending stumps you’ll love these brushes.

You can even get perfect side shading using the Apple Pencil’s tilt feature.


61. Hodge Podge

Hodgepodge brushes pack

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Price: $15
Here we’ve got about 20 brushes for inking and pencil drawing, which is perfect for basically everything really. Hence the name.

These brushes blend beautifully together as well so this feels like a real cohesive set.

Use them for your base sketches, for adding detail to completed pieces, or for entire drawings on their own.


62. Gouache Shader Brushes

gouache brushes kit

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Price: $12
With 68 gouache brushes in total, these are all the brushes you’ll ever need to get perfect details and textures in your illustrations.

Play with the opacity to go from a watercolor-like appearance to a drier gouache or acrylic look.

You can mix these in with other mediums or create entire illustrations with only these brushes. Lots to play around with.


63. Sketch Brushes

sketchy brushes Procreate

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Price: $12
Designed solely for sketching, this kit provides you with several brushes comparable to just about any pencil you’d find in a standard drawing pack.

But this also comes with special brushes for cross-hatching and adding extra heavy pressure to create deep values with your handy-dandy Apple Pencil(among many other techniques!)

Those brushes alone can save you a ton of time and really up your shading game.


64. Matt’s Painting Set

matts procreate brush pack

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Price: Free
In this basic set made for gouache-style painting you’ll find 10 brushes for applying large areas of color with different textures, smaller brushes for adding details, and some fun texture brushes for playing with your brush strokes.

There’s even a super soft airbrush tool to cover a lot of area quickly with a real smooth texture.

This pack is great to start with if you’re just getting into a digital gouache style.


65. Portrait Brushes

Custom portrait brush pack

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Price: $8
Learning to draw accurate portraits will take time. And it takes even more time if you move from traditional to digital art.

But this makes the task easier with 20 lovely brushes specifically for portraiture in Procreate.

With these brushes you’ll have the tools to effortlessly create the textures for hair, skin, freckles, and eyelashes that look true to life.

The kit even includes some custom brushes for blending and blocking in colors for portraits.

Don’t miss this if you’re interested in painting portraits with Procreate. The right brushes can make all the difference.


66. The Painter’s MaxPack

painters maxpack procreate

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Price: $10
This kit offers 15 natural media brushes to give your work a traditional, painterly appearance that you’d normally find in oil or acrylic paintings.

You’ll also get 5 additional smudge brushes for even more textures and lifelike blending.

Use these brushes for broad strokes and wide color coverage with lots of beautiful, visible marks.

Or you can add fine details to add that extra level of realism to your work.

This includes brushes styled just like pastels, acrylics, pens & inks, along with Conte crayons.

This set is perfect for painters and pastel artists making the switch to Procreate.


67. Oil Paint Pack

Procreate oil painting brushes

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Price: $9
These brushes model the very specific appearance of an oil painting, complete with the characteristic canvas texture and chunky blending you’d get with a paintbrush or palette knife.

Of course, you can also blend smoothly if that’s more your thing.

The pack contains plenty of brushes that emulate traditional paint brushes for oil as well as brushes for different canvas textures.

If you love the look of traditional oil paintings but don’t want to deal with the paint thinner, turpentine, ventilation, or stains that never come out, you can get the same look in Procreate with a lot less effort.


68. Real Chalks

Real chalky brushes

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Price: $0.75
Out of all the premium packs online this has to be one of the cheapest.

And it’s absolutely perfect for chalk, charcoal, or pastel style drawings.

The textures of these brushes are stunning to see and they add so much life to any piece.

With 15 brushes to choose from you’ll be able to recreate just about any texture you would normally expect from real life chalk pastels. There’s even a brush for wet chalk.

Depending on your mood, these brushes will either make you feel like a super cool pastel artist or like a giddy kid painting with chalk on a sidewalk.

Both good things.


69. ProInker Procreate Megapack

ProInk megapack

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Price: $5.99
This thing is absolutely massive with over 130 brushes tailor-made for inking.

Whether you’re a seasoned illustrator and cartoonist or if you’re just toe-dipping for now, you’ll find everything you need for inking and blocking in color right here.

If you do pick this up try playing with a few brushes at a time to explore the different textures and line qualities you can get.

You’ll probably find some favorites right away. Keep adding in new brushes until you get to know the entire kit.

This one pack could take care of all your inking needs for good.


70. ProAirbrushers

airbrush procreate

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Price: $3.99
Airbrushing lends a soft, smooth, and sometimes smoky appearance to illustration work.

For a classic airbrushed appearance you might try this pack which is full of really unique brush styles.

You can texture your drawings with this pack alone or work it into your regular style alongside other brushes you typically use.

And also: why not try both?


71. Ultimate Manga Brush Pack

Manga Procreate brushes

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Price: $12
Manga fans, this pack has your name written all over it.

All of these brushes were specifically designed for drawing, inking, coloring, and texturing traditional manga.

You’ll find brushes that perfectly mimic graphite, charcoal, and watercolor along with some special texture brushes for things like foliage.

This kit has everything you need to create dynamic-looking manga pages from scratch.


72. Cheap Fineliners

Fineline line ink brushes

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Price: Free
If you’re a fan of fine tipped ink pens you’ll love this fine liner brush designed to emulate a 0.6 technical pen.

This is made especially to work best with high resolution documents, so if you’re creating something that’s 300 dpi or larger, this detail brush is perfect.


73. Canvas X Pack

CanvasX Procreate

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Price: $9
This is perfect for painters who want to get the same textures, brush strokes, and layering effects in Procreate.

All 25 brushes allow you to mix colors right on the canvas and push colors around like you would with actual oil paint.

You’ll even find different brushes to play with the amount of paint that’s “loaded” on the brush. This means you can use brushes with lots of paint for chunky strokes, or you can use drier brushes for a lighter, dustier texture.

The kit also includes a pastel pencil brush for base sketches.

So you can use this pack to create an entire painting from start to finish with the appearance of traditional materials.

The best part is, these brushes are very tuned into the Apple Pencil’s tilt feature so you can really experiment with your brush strokes the same way you would an actual paintbrush.


74. COPICat Markers

Copic marker brushes for Procreate

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Price: $14
Copic marker fans, your dreams have come true.

This pack of 28 brushes perfectly emulates all the opacity and radiance you love about alcohol markers, but without bleeding through your paper.

It also comes with a free tutorial for drawing with the brushes to get that authentic alcohol marker look, because it does take some practice.

This is perfect for illustrating, practice studies, cartooning, and any kind of art you want to make.

The brushes allow you to play with different textures and levels of coverage since marker isn’t always perfectly smooth, and that’s a good thing!

You’ll also find brushes with different “nibs” so you can play with line quality.

These brushes look super realistic and honestly, it’s hard to tell that the example drawings weren’t actually drawn with Copic markers.

If you’re a big fan of alcohol art markers give this pack a try.


75. Texturizer Pro

Texturizer procreate

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Price: $6
Now if you’re in a texture rut and want to shake things up a bit, try this brush pack.

It has 52 brushes for just about any texture you can think of to add extra dimensions and life to your art, no matter what style or “digital medium” you work with.

Inside you’ll find textures for foliage, fur, denim, wood, smoke, particles, cross hatching, stone, tons of dry brushes, and plenty of other textures you can use in so many different ways.

This is perfect if you want to add a little roughness to your work, or if you just want a quick way to add texture without having to draw it all by hand.


76. Mid-Century

Midcentury 50s style brushes

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Price: $12
Specifically for some unique illustration work, these 15 brushes capture the recognizable aesthetic of mid-century American illustration.

It’s perfect for adding a retro vintage-y look to your drawings and paintings.

But you can even put your own spin on this!

It’s perfect for children’s book illustrations, comics, ads, logos, but the possibilities are limitless here.

With just a few brushes you can change the entire look of your piece. Add this pack to your toolbox and take a trip back in time.


77. Halftone

Halftone brushes

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Price: $7
These 15 patterned brushes help you effortlessly recreate the look of vintage superhero comics from scratch.

It comes with two different inking brushes that work perfectly with the other textures as well as several brushes with variations on the dot pattern you’d find in older mass printed comics.

You can stick with the black, white, and grey tones for a dark noir look… or play with adding bright colors for a classic, punchy comic book appearance.

You can create an entire piece with this brush pack alone or try using them with other brushes to experiment with different styles.


78. Multi-tonal Markers

Multitonal markers brushes

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Price: $14
30 brushes that perfectly capture the appearance markers. It’ll feel like you’re working with the real thing!

Layer them, play with pressure, and even experiment with a few different marker “tips” such as a chisel, brush pen, or the classic fine tip.

The range of different textures here is astounding.

Some brushes go on completely smooth when you just want perfect, flawless color coverage that doesn’t just look like you went to town with the paint bucket.

You’ll also find brushes for more inky markers and some for drier markers, because sometimes those are the best for texturing.

As if that weren’t enough: this brush pack also comes with a tutorial and a 17 page user guide on Procreate so you get a whole lot in this one pack.


79. Roller Ink

Rollerink brushes

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Price: $6
These unusual brushes mimic the effect of rolling ink with a brayer.

There’s plenty of variety here if you can use them.

Some of the roller brushes appear to apply more ink, and some apply less, depending on what you’re going for. The stamps look similar to applying ink with a sponge, block, or monotyping technique.

With 6 roller brushes and 10 stamp brushes, this pack is perfect for adding some grungy textures and a cool monotype effect to your work.


80. Inky Abstract

Inky abstract brushes

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Price: $12
This beautiful pack lets you instantly add all kinds of textures to your mixed media style drawings.

This kit of 150 brushes includes 137 stamp brushes so you can quickly add whimsical
branches, triangles, paint splatters, dots, dashes, scribbles, swirls, cross hatching, several different kinds of leaves, you name it.

All in seconds.


81. Pencil & Charcoal

Pencil charcoal procreate brushes

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Price: $6
This pack is the digital equivalent of an artist’s drawing kit and includes brushes for traditional charcoal along with graphic pencils in Procreate.

Use these brushes to get the appearance of different pencils and types of charcoal for a lifelike look without all the smudging.

Unless you’re into that kinda thing.

These brushes are great for adding real deep shading to your drawings, or for creating traditional-style charcoal and graphite drawings.

They also allow you to easily master different textures and qualities of charcoal that are a pain to figure out with actual charcoal.


82. Pencil + Inking + Painting

pencil inking painting brush pack

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Price: Free
This pack is actually this artist’s unique brush settings specifically for comic book drawing.

Procreate comes equipped with tons of great brushes, but sometimes getting the settings just right for your purposes can be tricky.

If you’re into drawing comics or cartoons, grab this artist’s setup for free so you can easily draw, ink, and color your work with a classic style.

You might still choose to tweak the settings later, but this will at least give you a solid starting point.


83. Hair Brushes 3.0

Hair brushset 3.0

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Price: $6
Now these brushes are great for drawing all different textures and styles of hair.

You’ll get brushes for blocking in the basic shape and color, and for adding more realistic textures along with the final details.

This has a nice combination of smooth brushes, line brushes, textures, and smudge brushes to get that human-looking texture you probably want.


84. Hair Brushes v4.0

Hair brush pack

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Price: $6
Some artists have mastered the art of drawing hair with a single brush.

But at best, that process is difficult and time consuming. And that’s only if you know what you’re doing!

These brushes will cut down a lot of time and frustration while drawing hair.

The pack gives you a variety of brushes for quickly drawing a lot of hair styles, as well as brushes for adding those stray tendrils or highlights that make hair appear lifelike.

There’s even a special brush for curls too!

Grab this set for all your hair rendering needs whether you’re drawing humans, animals, or a mop in a wig.


85. Eye Brushes

Eye brushes for Procreate

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Price: $6
The art of drawing portraits is tricky for sure. But eyes specifically tend to give people trouble.

This simple brush set makes rendering eyes much quicker and easier with innovative stamp brushes to layer a stunning iris in seconds.

You can then explore the other brushes for adding veins, eyeshadow, and sparkles to give your eyes some life.


86. Light Effect Pack

Light brushes

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Price: Free
This freebie is a single light effect brush for adding a quick glow to your drawings.

It’s a simple brush, but the possibilities are endless.

It’s perfect for creating dramatic lighting in a hurry or even for adding bioluminescence to fantasy characters or environments.


87. Fur Brushset

Fur brushes on procreate

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Price: $6
Along the same lines as hair, fur can be difficult to master and will often be simpler with good brushes.

This awesome pack is a set of 8 brushes for drawing fur of different textures with cartoony fur and lifelike fur in the mix.

With this set you’ll get brushes for thick fur, porous fur, messy or matted fur, coarse fur, super fuzzy fur, and brushes for those stray little hairs that make fur look really polished.

If you draw lots of animals or furry fantasy creatures then snag this brush pack ASAP.


88. Pixel Art Brushes

Pixel art brushes Procreate

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Price: $12
You may not think of Procreate as a typical program used for pixel art but if you have the right brushes, anything’s possible.

This unique set of brushes focuses on pixelated drawings with perfect geometry. Because let’s face it, nobody likes a pixelated line that’s unintentionally wobbly.

In this kit you’ll find 20 brushes that team up with the quick shape tool in Procreate to draw perfect pixelated circles, squares, and triangles, all freehand (ish).

The pack also includes some blending and shading brushes, pixel brushes with opacity variations, and brushes for dots, dirt, bricks, and more!

Just so you can add a little bit of texture to your pixel pieces.

You’ll also get 3 pixel grid templates and a PDF to help you get started making pixel art.


89. Colored Pencil Box

Colored pencils Procreate style

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Price: $5
Colored pencils are deceptively versatile.

This set of 11 brushes perfectly emulates the different textures you can get with high-quality colored pencils such as Prismacolors.

Try these to add some fun and colorful lines to your Procreate art.


90. Simple Marker Set

Simple markers in Procreate

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Price: $6
If you’re overwhelmed with some of the bigger marker sets then try this scaled down version with just 3 brushes.

You get three different marker brushes with different “tips” for completely different line qualities.

These also have varying tips including a round tip, an opaque flat tip, and a translucent flat tip for layering that gives you that marker-y feel.

When you get comfortable with this set you can try out some of the bigger marker brush packs and combine a ton of stuff together!


91. Fude Brush

Tombow Procreate brush pack

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Price: $5
Tombow brush fans will LOVE this pair of brushes.

These two deceptively simple brushes were created to look and work just like a Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen. They feel super smooth and flowy, just like a real Tombow, and are perfect for lettering or doodling.

With these in your toolbox your lettering and line work will always come out looking fantastic.


92. Prickly Pen Brushset

Prickly pens

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Price: $3
Add some whimsy to your illustrations for a super cheap price. These 3 unique brushes kind of look like marker lines on a toothy paper that could blend with anything.

The 3 texture brushes come in 3 different styles: prickly, pricklier, and prickliest, depending on how much texture you want to add to the edge of your illustrations.

Or you can really get crazy and make a whole drawing with just these pens. You do you.


93. General Ink Splatter

General ink splatters

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Price: $7
Speaking of fun textures, try these 17 ink brushes to add varying levels of splattery-ness to your art work.

This includes some ink wash brushes for drawing backgrounds and 2 ink drawing brushes for fine lines. You can create a whole piece with very detailed inking marks.

Protip: try layering the different splatters to get a realistic-looking ink splatter pattern.

These work perfectly for any ink drawings. But you can use them to add a drippy or messy quality to your other paintings, drawings, and illustrations.


94. Splatter Brushes

Splatter brushes

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Price: $5
While we’re on the topic of splatters, this pack of over 20 brushes will let you create realistic paint splatter marks to add a fun messiness onto anything.

There’s a wide variety of sizes, opacities, and splatter densities here.

Some of these brushes look more like applying watered-down paint with a spray bottle and some are have really tight, opaque speckles.

Some create big, loose droplets and others look like applying paint with a dry brush.

Use this to add a touch of fun and movement to your illustrations, or if you ever find yourself going through a Jackson Pollock phase. It happens.


95. Real Oils

Real oil brushes

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Price: $9
These 18 beautiful oil painting brushes are pressure and tilt sensitive so you can use the Apple Pencil like a real brush to get a lot of the same styles you would in real life.

The different brushes embody different shapes of commonly used oil paint brushes, and also different amounts of paint on the brush.

You can get dry, smooth, or wet paint to vary your textures too.

The texture of the “canvas” also shines through to give the appearance of a realistic oil painting. This is a great starter pack for digital painters moving from an oil background.


96. DevBrush

Devbrushes pack

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Price: $29
Specifically for lettering, this set of 11 custom ink, marker, pencil, and pastel brushes helps you create beautiful calligraphy or anything else you wanna make.

Print lettering or stylistic scrawling for comics, logos, anything with digitally drawn text.

The brushes are super flowy and very responsive to tilt, so it’s easy to manipulate your lines. You can also use these for drawing, doodling, or sketching.

Just note these are pricier than most other sets here so they probably aren’t the best choice if you’re brand new to Procreate.


97. Smudge Brushes

Smudge brushes pack

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Price: $8
Smudging and blending is a huge part of crafting beautiful art, whether you’re using Procreate or traditional materials.

So here we’ve got 18 brushes perfect for blending, smudging, and creating all those awesome smudgy textures we all love.

These different brushes can totally alter the look of your color gradients which can completely change the mood of your entire piece. Definitely worth playing with if you have the time.


98. The Procreate Paint Box

Procreate paintbox custom

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Price: $12
Quite a name for a brush pack but I think it’s a rather accurate.

These work for just about any type of brush stroke or paint texture you can think of.

In this set you’ll get several brushes for dry brushing paint, for gouache-like paint (or “gwosh”), for smudging, applying solid colors, and pretty much everything else you need to paint like a pro in Procreate.

These also work great for illustrations with a soft and fuzzy look.

Really the sky is your oyster here with a ton of options to pick from.


99. Stippling

Stippling procreate brushes

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Price: $5
Use these 10 custom stippling and shading brushes to add grainy textures and shadows to your work.

And trust me, they look freakin’ awesome.

This includes brushes with different grain qualities and densities for just about anything you could possibly need.

Play around with these to add a faded, distressed, or faraway look to your illustrations. They’re also great for adding stars to a night sky.


100. Nautika

Nautika for Procreate

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Here we’ve got another pack based on ink, water brushes, and art markers.

They’re great for designing creatures and characters and for illustration in general.

The marker brushes mimic different marker tips and ink saturation levels. Other brushes emulate textures like sponging, salting with watercolor, and dry waterbrush effects.

You’ll also find a few different fine pens for just about any type of drawing or sketching you might like to do digitally.

This pack is basically a one stop shop for illustrators.


101. Paint Bundle(150+ Total)

Massive painting bundle set

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This monster bundle has brushes for paint, marker, graphite, ink, pastel, and just about everything in between. Not to mention a ton of different paint brushes and more than 50 color swatches to boot!

With this download you’ll also get lots of different texture brushes to instantly apply paint in different styles and thicknesses.

Endless possibilities await you with this bundle alone. Not to mention the dozens of others in this article!


102. Chanellchanelle Free Pack

Chanellchanelle brushes pack

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Last but certainly not least is this free brush back that absolutely deserves your attention.

If you give this a shot you’ll want to use these 3 simple brushes all the time in your Procreate drawings.

In this little set you’ll find a grain pencil, a heavy grain pencil, and a Copic marker. An eclectic mix with plenty of creative power.

Nice and basic, perfect for beginners or if you just want to start branching out from Procreate’s default options.

Have another look over this guide and see what stands out. There are so many brushes here that it’s easy to overlook the gems.

But even with all these choices there is one thing I know for sure: with the right brush pack any digital artist could conquer the world.

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Curious about digital Art? Do you want to create characters in a digital landscape? This core digital art and design class brings fine art and technology together. Get the essentials in our full class course syllabus, in a matter of a few weeks learn how to draw, color and manipulate images using digital tools as you make art on a virtual canvas under the tuition of a professional digital artist. Get the know-how you need to create your very own dynamic images, create characters and set them in their own worlds with exciting techniques to keep you inspired. Students will shuffle projects across digital drawing, paintings & graphic design. Each week we will research backgrounds and styles, and share a new technique. This is an awesome beginners class for those who are new to this medium and want to learn how to use the tools to create their own art. For more experienced artists or those who have taken a procreate class before, you are free to join and will be accommodated for, remember practice makes perfect!

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35 stunning Procreate brushes

The best Procreate brushes will allow you to get the most out of the powerful painting app. There's an almost unlimited range available online, offering pretty much every style and stroke imaginable. They can enhance and elevate your projects and broaden your creative possibilities.

Procreate is much more than a simple illustration tool – it can turn your iPad into a drawing tablet that's capable of rivalling your desktop, or the expensive graphics tablets used in digital design projects. The vast array of Procreate brushes available makes it the first choice sketchpad for both professional and hobbyist designers.

There are so many Procreate brushes out there that it's hard to know where to begin, so here we round up the very best free and premium Procreate brushes. All you have to do is download them. To expand your brush selection for other programs, check out our rundowns of the best Photoshop brushes and Illustrator brushes.

34 stunning Procreate brushes

01. Sargent's Oils

These arty Procreate brushes will help you achieve the style of the master realist painter John Singer Sargent. Their creator used actual paintbrushes to paint on canvas, and then scanned the results at high resolution. You get a description of how to use each of the 12 brushes in the product images.

02. Dry Marker

Everyone loves the effortless scribe of a dry marker. Latin Vibe's collection of brushes gives you 12 different marker pens to choose from. These allow you to channel a diverse range of styles within one brush texture.

03. Procreate Watercolour Kit

This watercolour brush set gives you everything you need to paint beautiful and realistic watercolours. The 12 brushes have a wonderfully authentic texture and even come with video tutorials and mockups to get you painting digital watercolour art like a pro.

04. Procreate Smudge Brushes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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25 Procreate Tutorials for Drawings, Illustrations, Paintings, and More

Procreate is a fantastic mobile app that makes it easy to draw on your iPad. But it’s really so much more than that. Not only can you create drawings from scratch, but you can also make detailed illustrations, paintings, graphic designs, and more.

There are tons of tools included within Procreate that make the task of creating art more streamlined and just overall easier. For instance, you can import brushes that add new textures and designs to the mix. You can use templates to get ahead start.

Whether you’ve never used Procreate before or you want to learn about how to get better, you’ve come to the right place. This collection of Procreate tutorials consists of a nice mix of walkthroughs for beginners and more experienced artists looking to improve their skills within the app.

Feel free to take a look. Hopefully, one of these will set you off in a whole new creative direction.

You can download Procreate here. You may also like our round-up of free Procreate brushes.

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Procreate Tutorial for Beginners

Here’s another Procreate tutorial for beginners that covers all the basics and gives you a good jumping off point into more advanced techniques.

Step by Step Digital Illustration with Procreate

In this Procreate tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a digital illustration from scratch.In following along with the artist’s process of drawing a woman’s face, you’ll learn how to use all of the tools included in Procreate.

How to Create 3D Lettering in Procreate

This YouTube tutorial by Chelsea Ekberg walks you through the process of creating 3D lettering in Procreate. It goes from the sketch phase all the way through completion, so if you’ve curious as to how to do 3D lettering in this app, this is a good choice.

How to Create Painted Calligraphy with Procreate

If calligraphy is an artistic pursuit of yours, you’ll definitely want to check out this painted calligraphy tutorial by Dawn Nicole. It offers written step-by-step instructions with video supplements for creating calligraphy brushstrokes and using stamps and brushes to create a paint splatter effect.

How to Create Painted Calligraphy with Procreate

How to Create a Digital Painting in Procreate

If you want to achieve a traditional painting look in Procreate, this is the tutorial for you! This digital painting walkthrough is glossy and interesting, and the techniques learned here can be applied to many different art pieces.

How to Create a Digital Painting in Procreate

Learn How to Draw with Procreate

This Procreate tutorial is by Bardot Brush and offers an intro course on how to draw on the iPad in general, using Procreate. It covers Procreate tools as well as techniques with drawing in digital spaces.

How to Sketch, Ink and Color with Procreate

Now, in this Procreate tutorial, you’ll learn the basics of how to draw in the app, of course, but also various methods of inking, coloring, and shading.

How to Draw with Masks in Procreate

Once you’ve mastered the basics of Procreate, you can learn some more advanced techniques, like drawing with masks. This tutorial shows you how to use masks and how they can be applied to add greater depth and texture to your work.

Advanced Comic Coloring in Procreate

In this tutorial by Brad Colbow, you’ll learn how to coloring in a comic using Procreate. He covers the fill and gradient tools as well as how to combine layers to achieve a desired effect.

How to Use Alpha Lock to Paint Shadows with Procreate

In this video, Stayf Draws shows you how to paint shadows using alpha lock in Procreate. This tutorial is super specific in what it covers but it obviously can be applied to any number of projects.

How To Create Layer Masks In Procreate

Here’s another tutorial about creating masks but the approach is slightly different. This is a well-presented, step-by-step guide for creating layer masks in a way that is quite similar to doing so in Photoshop.

How to Create a Portrait in Procreate

This YouTube tutorial by Haze Long shows you how to paint a portrait in Procreate. Though this tutorial doesn’t teach you how to draw, it does show you how to use the tools of Procreate to achieve a painted portrait look.

How to Draw a Piece of Cake with Procreate

Here’s a quick and fun tutorial that shows you how to draw a piece of cake in Procreate using a gouache style. It follows the process from sketch all the way through painting, shading, and texturizing.

Procreate Lettering 101

Here’s another lettering tutorial for Procreate that walks you through the true-blue basics of getting started with the app as well as how to do lettering on the iPad in general.

Procreate Lettering 101

How to Color Hair Using Procreate App

In this tutorial, you’ll learn all about how to color hair using Procreate. This is a good primer on digital coloring in general, but the specific focus on hair will really appeal to illustrators of all types.

Procreate Layers Tutorial

If the whole concept of layers in Procreate are confusing to you, this tutorial walks you through what they are, how they work, and how you can use them in your work. It’s a combination of written and video instruction, which I always think is super helpful for later reference.

Procreate Layers Tutorial

How to Paint a Glowing Black Light in Procreate

If you want to achieve a super cool looking black light effect in your digital paintings, this video tutorial will show you how to achieve it from start to finish. Can you imagine the creepy cool effects you could add to your next piece?

How to Illustrate a Cactus in Procreate

Here’s a really specific tutorial, but again, the techniques you learn here could easily be applied to other projects. This video shows you how to draw a cactus in Procreate. That’s it. But the end result is vivid and fun!

How to Color the Lines on Imported Art in Procreate

If you’re struggling with using imported art in Procreate, this tutorial shows you the steps to take to color the lines on imported images. This is a tip that could be applied to every art style, too.

How to Make Art with Procreate

Here’s the first video in a series on how to make art with Procreate. It’s a basic primer of the tools and features of the app but it also shows you the actual process of conceptualizing and beginning on an art piece.

How to Import Procreate Swatches Files

In this video, Holly Pixels shows you to how import Procreate swatches files into the app with minimal fuss. Best of all, it shows you the proper way to do this so you can use these swatches in all your next projects.

Procreate Symmetry Tool Tutorial

The symmetry tool is a real lifesaver, and this tutorial shows you how to use it in Procreate. Learning how to do this is a real time saver when you’re wanting to create patterns or intricate designs, but you don’t want to have to copy them over and over by hand.

How to Draw Comics in Procreate

Budding comic book artist? This video tutorial shows you how to create a comic in Procreate from your very first steps to the final coloring.

Floral Tutorial in the Procreate App

Finally, we have a tutorial for creating stunning floral designs in Procreate. These instructions show you how to create florals and leaves and then how to arrange them to create a full display.

Floral Tutorial in the Procreate App

Procreate Official YouTube Channel

Procreate is a robust mobile app, so it’s always heartening to see the makers of an app come through with detailed tutorials themselves. The company’s YouTube channel offers up everything you need to get started with the app, so be sure to check it out.

Procreate is definitely an app you should check out if you haven’t done so already. It’s robust and offers a myriad of features you can use on your iPad to create beautiful works of art from anywhere at any time. And this collection of tutorials should make it a snap to get more familiar with the app and to learn a few more advanced techniques as well.


One of the most used creative apps is Procreate, and many Procreate artists use it to draw, paint, animate, create custom lettering, and more.

There are many things I keep discovering about Procreate that blows my mind, and recently I was blessed to collaborate with over 30 best Procreate artists. Because I keep discovering things in the app, I asked each Procreate artist “What is one Procreate tip you wished you knew before you started using the app?”.

As I collaborated with more and more top Procreate artists, I noticed that each of the artist’s responses fit into one of these categories:

With that said, I have organized all the responses into one of these categories, as well as give a brief description of each within their section.

Other related Procreate and Drawing topics you might enjoy:

Procreate tips



Procreate is considered one of the must-have tools for drawing, so whether it’s Procreate’s shortcuts, configuration, or the ease of working in the app, here are some of the best Procreate artists that love the workflow in Procreate!

Em Kessler
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I have so far had a great experience with Procreate! I have always been slow with learning new programs, and when I first started using Procreate, I had only had experience making digital artwork on Photoshop.

A big part of my creative process is an efficient workflow so that I can manage all of my projects for school and other work, and I was worried that working with Procreate would slow me down, or take too long to learn.

Because of this, I was initially very nervous to start working with a completely new program, but it turns out that I didn’t need to worry! Procreate is a very intuitive and easy tool to learn, and I found that after a bit of troubleshooting and watching a few tutorials, I was able to quickly get a handle on how to make the type of art that I wanted to without having to go through weeks of struggling.

I also didn’t realize how advantageous it was to work on an app that used an iPad. I didn’t realize how convenient it was to be able to work on artwork anytime, anywhere, be it on a plane, riding a bus, sitting at a tiny coffee shop seat, or even lying in bed.

That also helped me get a lot of work done faster because I was no longer inhibited by only being able to do work sitting down at a desk at a computer and tablet.

My only frustration is that Procreate has not yet come up with a feature to allow me to work on files that are larger for things like production artwork, which requires a very high resolution and a lot of layers, but for many of the smaller personal projects that I work on in-between work and school, it works perfectly!

Improve your Procreate watercolor painting with my Procreate Watercolor Brush Set. What I love about these brushes is it comes with a special template that helps you paint realistic watercolors very easily, video tutorials to help you get started, and more than a dozen brushes! 


Arash Razavi
procreate artist

I’d say it took me a while to realize the practicality of shortcut gestures. Getting comfortable with them can help to maintain the flow better. And that is essential. So knowing they are there, and then getting comfortable with them in the early stages could go a long way.

Petra Eriksson

procreate artist

The one Procreate tip I wish I knew when I started was how to create straight lines and finer curves by pressing down the pen, it took me a fair while to figure that out 😂.

Claudine O’ Sullivan
procreate artist

I’d never drawn on an iPad or used digital software for my work before so taking some time to personalize my pencil setting made the transition from paper to iPad really natural. Even now, years later, I switch between paper and Procreate, but my process is the same. Really simple pencil, one layer, lots of hours.

Jim Pavelec

procreate artist

I wish I had known how smooth the workflow was. I never really worked digitally much using a tablet and Photoshop because I didn’t really enjoy the workflow. It didn’t feel very organic.

In Procreate, though, the user interface is so intuitive and fluid that I can generate tons of ideas or designs without constantly having to click shortcuts with my non-drawing hand. I actually prefer it to working traditionally, now.

Jac Nguyen
procreate artist

I’ve always wished for an app like Procreate! Being able to draw and paint in such an artist-friendly app on a mobile device has changed my entire workflow for the better.


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Procreate is an ever-evolving software, one that I’ve been using since week one of its release. I’m still constantly amazed by new tricks and tips people figure out. For the longest time, I didn’t know you could scale an image and move the canvas at the same time (holding down the little arrow button, then you can scroll around).

I find that exploring what the community has to offer with brushes and watching timelapse videos that artists make to see their workflow has definitely accelerated my learning. It’s something I’ve really enjoyed seeing, all the things people have accomplished with Procreate. From industrial design to, now, animation.

Anthony Brault
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Hey! So I think what I wished I knew before using Procreate was just how easy and intuitive it is. I put off digital art for a long time since I felt like the technical aspects would make the process harder but it’s the exact opposite that happened. Procreate is very easy to pick up, and became an essential part of my workflow very fast.

Andy the Illustrator
procreate artist

I guess the one Procreate tip I wish I knew was when you draw a line or a shape you can tap and hold to make it perfectly straight or a smooth/ uniform shape. It took me a long time to accidentally find that one out and now it seems like such a simple fundamental feature.



Using Procreate’s features will help you create breathtaking art faster. Whether you trying to draw a captivating cyberpunk scene or learning how to draw a dog, exploring and using Procreate’s features is a fantastic idea.

Here are top Procreate artists whose responses tie into one of the app’s amazing features.

Riso Chan
procreate artist

In my artwork, I use scanned textures that I import to Procreate. At first, I erased everything of the texture that I didn’t need, maybe changed its levels or saturation.

The problem was that sometimes I needed parts of the texture that I already erased. I had to import it again, erase what I didn’t need, and do all the changes in the color and levels again. Imagine my surprise when I found out about masking 😂

Nana (Puffs art)
procreate artist

I wish I had known about the color drop option. You can drag the color circle to fill an area, and adjust it accordingly. That really saves time during the process.

procreate artist

I wish I knew how much I’d love timelapse replay and how convenient it was. With just the tap of a button, I could go back and watch the whole process of my artwork and it’s an experience every time going through 12 hours of painting in 5 minutes.

Mohammad Hamzeie
procreate artist

Well, Procreate had many features that I didn’t know before! Like a quick menu! Or quick shapes I think if I said the right name!

Otis Frampton
procreate artist

Here’s an answer from someone who has used it from the beginning, read every user guide, and beta-tested multiple versions of the app: I wish I’d known that Procreate would introduce animation tools so intuitive to artists like me who are used to the later stack environment that they would make me feel like an animator almost immediately.

Knowing that would have saved me a lot of money on other, less intuitive animation apps. It also would have made me study animation more in anticipation of the new tools. Animating in Procreate 5 is a dream and I wish I had more time for it. Maybe I’ll MAKE time for it. 🤔

Sam Rodriguez

procreate artist

One Procreate tip I wish I knew before I started using Procreate was Procreate! I spent several years doing illustrations with Photoshop and Handmade. These are totally fine, but there were many jobs that only required digital and Procreate is so much easier and fun to use.

I also wish I knew more about animation because I don’t have much time to learn right now, and back then I did.

I also forgot to mention, Procreate allows me to complete my illustrations faster than my previous methods.

procreate artist

When I first began using Procreate, I would duplicate my line art layer. With the line art duplicated, I would start filling in areas on the second layer of line art.

I wish I would have known that I could have just used the “Reference” setting on my line art layer to fill in colors on different layers without having to duplicate my line art layer.

The “Reference” setting is a layer setting that allows you to fill and draw on other layers while only referring to a specific layer(s) that you choose.

Stephane Bourez

procreate artist

In my opinion, one of the greatest things about Procreate, apart from its super powerful Brush engine and its unmatched speed, is its extremely well designed U.I. It is very intuitive and although it’s quite minimal, it allows you to perform a vast number of tasks with a minimum amount of steps.

This is where the Gesture Controls page, in the Action > Preferences tab comes in, and here are some of my favourite preferences settings:

  1. Set the QuickMenu to be triggered with [ ] + Touch. Holding the [ ] icon and touching the screen will pop a radial menu up, giving you quick access to 8 shortcuts. Once they’re up, you can touch and hold any one of them in order to remap their binding to pretty much anything you want. Once you’re happy with your radial menu setup, you can quickly invoke one of its items by holding the [ ] icon and performing a short one finger swipe in the direction of the desired item.
  2. You can also set Layer Select to Touch and hold. That way, Your finger will act as a ‘laser’ and a little layer stack will pop up, listing everything you’ve hit. Super useful.
  3. Now, because you’re setting touch gestures up, it’s possible that every once in awhile your touch actions, or your palm, will create a paint, smudge, or erase stroke by mistake. To avoid that, You can turn on Disable Touch actions in the General tab of the Gesture Controls. This means that only the stylus can draw, erase, or smudge.

Here are more tips about the Brush / Smudge / Eraser tools, the layers, and the color palette

  1. When you touch and hold a tool to select it, it will select it but it will keep the brush of the previous tool you were using. For example, say you’re painting with the brush Nikko Rull, if you touch and hold the eraser tool, it will select the eraser and switch its brush to Nikko Rull automatically.
  2. In the layers menu, swipe a layer with two fingers towards the right to enable Lock Transparency
  3. In the palette menu, try the various Harmony modes. So good.
  4. Drag the color palette towards the center of your page – it’s now floating over your canvas.

Finally, Procreate does have a great user manual as well as a huge amount of video tutorials. It’s definitely worth having a look at these, especially the ones about the new brush engine, for it is, so, powerful.

Venessa Moralesprocreate tips

The first thing I would have loved to know, perhaps, was the Layer limitation depends on the amount of memory your iPad has, I think this is random but Is the only thing that comes to my mind, Procreate is very intuitive by the way.



Of course, every great creative app needs brushes and these artists commented on how Procreate’s brushes impacted them.

Laura Lhuillier
procreate artist

Procreate really saves me time because I did a lot of painting before that! And that’s so nice to be able to paint on Procreate! Because with real paint it’s hard to fix mistakes or to change colors for example.

I think it’s very useful and with all the brushes available in the application I can get renders close to the ones I have with my gouache tubes. I am often asked if my drawings are digital or not.

Improve your Procreate watercolor painting with my Procreate Watercolor Brush Set. What I love about these brushes is it comes with a special template that helps you paint realistic watercolors very easily, video tutorials to help you get started, and more than a dozen brushes! 

Nick Liefhebber
procreate artist

I’m not very technical in Procreate, I love that you can easily draw in layers on the go, I play around with the brush settings to create nice textures and use the masking and alpha lock feature a lot to draw in shapes. I just wish I started earlier with Procreate, it’s so user friendly and fun to play around with.

I created a lot of mixed analog and digital collage illustrations before but with Procreate I started drawing again, also on paper. It’s easy you don’t have to set up materials, papers, and paints.

Ayan Nag
procreate artist

I wish I knew how powerful the brush engine actually was. For the longest period of time, I used the basic brushes for everything. Only recently I started importing PS brushes and creating new ones. They are a game-changer!

Studio La Nonette
procreate artist

Oh, I think what definitely helped me was to expand my brush collection and find some extra textures and brushes that mimicked the materials I use when I worked manually.

I also recently discovered that you can make your own pattern brushed but I haven’t gotten to that yet.


Professional Work

Procreate is used by many working professionals in the industry, and here are artists who use Procreate reflecting their thoughts in working in the industry.

Jeremy Adams
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Honestly, I wish I had known of its existence and viability for artistic 2d professionals. Prior to buying Procreate, I was not aware of the app as an option for working artists.

I wish I had known how much I would love the brushes and how they create and interact with the paint in a way that is instinctual and quick to control. There’s something very satisfying when even a few brush strokes can lay down paint into something visually pleasing. I use Procreate every day, I only wish I knew about it sooner!

Dan Zollinger
procreate tips

I wish I knew earlier the physical freedom Procreate would provide me to create professional-level work and illustration assignments.

No longer chained to my studio with a desktop and a tablet, I create fine art and illustration from my porch looking towards the woods, in my car, sitting in a cafe people gazing. Freedom for me is conducive to greater creativity.

Anato Finnstark
procreate tips

I wanted to know if I could use it in order to work on professional projects. Which was the case 🙂

Procreate has proven to be the perfect tool for making illustrations requiring precise lines as well as meticulous details.



One Procreate tip that doesn’t get talked about enough when working digitally is backing up your work. Here are some of the best Procreate artists who talk about the importance of backing up their work.

Sang Wook Kim
procreate artist

Liquify can be a best friend. You can select an area and copy/paste that part.

There are so many color profiles before you make a canvas. But be careful of using the P3 color profile. It’s not compatible with every display, especially yellow colors.

It’s good to change video quality to lossless just in case. Don’t stick to brushes. Procreate basic brushes can express almost every way you want.

And.. don’t forget to BACKUP.

Michael Relth
procreate tips

Procreate is a wonderful way to sketch out ideas or make finished work anywhere you want to bring your tablet. I just wish I would have had the foresight to regularly back up my Procreate work to my home computer. One small mistake happened at the beginning of 2020 and I lost hundreds of files. As much as that hurt, I learned from it and started backing up my work every week.



Procreate has so many amazing aspects to it, that it’s difficult to put them into a singular category. Here are artists who use Procreate expressing other great things about the app that don’t necessarily fit into the previous categories.

Nieris Veronika Firsova
procreate artist

My style in Procreate doesn’t need to be similar to my usual. I can search for a lot of new interesting styles and techniques.

It’s just because Procreate is another program, it’s not Photoshop so pictures will have a new style too, because of technology.

Minea Juntura
procreate artist

I wish I knew how great this program is because then I would’ve bought the biggest iPad. I use it every day for almost every work I do and the smaller screen I have right now is kinda making me work slower. If I had the biggest iPad Pro working would be a bit more efficient. But maybe I’ll get it after saving some money. 😊

Abbie Nurse Uproot
procreate artist

That’s a really hard question. The only reason I ever found Procreate at all was that in 2016 I asked my husband to buy me an iPad for Christmas because I wanted to play Candy Crush on a bigger screen. I soon discovered that the iPad offered plenty of creative applications too.

I think the thing that has surprised me the most is how versatile, accessible, and powerful the app actually is. Procreate competes easily with digital software that costs more each month than the one-off cost of purchasing Procreate from the App Store.

Rebecca Mills
procreate artist

There’s nothing I would really go back in time and tell myself – it would ruin the surprise and fun of falling in love with the software. 🙂

I guess the only thing would be to tell myself to be patient. When I first started using Procreate, Quick Shape hadn’t been added, nor had the symmetry tool. I spent time creating workaround processes just to throw them out because we were gifted the features in the app via updates. So much great stuff was coming!

Dan Noppen
procreate artist

When I started using Procreate I started to understand that this was a new tool that would enable artists to do completely new things both in the traditional sense as well with digital arts. It is so much fun using it, it kind of brought back the fun of sketching and painting in a totally new way.

Andy Ivanov
procreate tips

One Procreate tip I wished to know before I started to use Procreate is – no need to look for any more paint apps on the iPad, much less spend money on them 😂.

Currently, I spend 99% of my drawing time with Procreate. Relative to other art apps, Procreate feels solid. The app functionality covers almost all the needs for my pipeline.

John Wentz

procreate artist

For me, the one Procreate tip I wish I knew before I started using Procreate is to let the program be itself. What I mean by that is my background is in traditional art. I’m an oil painter. When I started using Procreate I tried extremely hard to make it look like oil paint.

I was spending so much time on researching brushes, smudge tools, etc. all in the hopes of finding some magic way to make it look like an oil painting. At some point, I just decided to let the program be itself and I began to experiment without any preconceptions.

A lot of people say that my digital work looks ‘analog’ or just not like a digital piece at all, which is great. But it happened on its own without me forcing it to be something it is not.


Procreate is an app designed to help artists make things and do what they love. After my talks with these amazing top Procreate artists, I can clearly see how this app has impacted artists who use Procreate in their creative pursuits. The fun and interesting part for me is Procreate helps all these artists in different ways. I’ve learned so much with my talks with these guys.

Now if I may share a behind-the-scenes moment from my process of contacting these guys and collaborating them.

I can’t thank all these artists featured on this post enough. All of them were exceptionally gracious with their time, and they all were eager to be part of this. It is amazing for them to share their insights in order to help the creative community.

Each of their names is linked to Instagram accounts, so if you’re an art appreciator or a fellow artist looking for inspiration, I highly recommend going to their account and engaging with their content.

What is something you discovered in Procreate that you wished you knew earlier?


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