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Free Procreate brushes can help you to take your digital art and hand lettering a long way. This post covers the best free Procreate brushes, where to find them, how to install them, and more.
Procreate is a powerful digital illustration app for iPad. It’s packed with brushes, painting effects, and even offers intuitive gestures options. However, after using Procreate for a while, you might want to add to your brush collection. That’s where free Procreate brushes come in.
This post covers everything you need to know about how to get the best Procreate brushes, what types of brushes are available, Procreate brushes download information, how to install free Procreate brushes, and more.
How do I use Procreate on an iPad Pro?
To use Procreate, on an iPad Pro, you must first purchase the Procreate App through the App Store. The Procreate price is currently $12.99. Procreate can be used on iPad Pro, and a variety of other iPad models. Make sure that you are using the latest iOS version when purchasing, or updating, the newest version of Procreate.
As of 6/2023 the most recent version of Procreate is 5.3.5 and requires iPadOS 15.4.1 or newer to install.
Per the Procreate website, the current version of Procreate (5.3.5) is supported on the following iPad models:
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad (5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th generation)
- iPad mini (5th and 6th generation)
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Air (3rd, 4th and 5th generation)
- iPad Air 2
How do I get more brushes for Procreate?
You can add new brushes to Procreate by downloading brush files onto your iPad. Procreate brushes can be downloaded, or bought, from a variety of websites. My free brushes Procreate section (below) has a variety of brushes to choose from.
Are there free Procreate brushes?
There are numerous free Procreate brushes available on the internet. You an find them by doing an internet search for “free Procreate brushes” or “free brushes Procreate”. Artists and designers are creating new free brushes and tools daily. This means there are hundreds of Procreate brushes available for free. I created this post to help other Procreate users find all of the awesome free content that is out there.
How to get free Procreate brushes
You can get free Procreate brushes by visiting various artists and designers websites. Each website typically has instructions for downloading their free brushes.
I’ve listed where to get free brushes in the section below titled “My favorite free Procreate brushes”. Each item has a link to a website, brush information, and other pertinent details. Each website will tell you how to access their brushes free. It usually involves clicking a link to download the files from a Dropbox.
Where can I download Procreate brushes?
You can download Procreate brushes right onto your iPad. You can also download Procreate brushes onto your computer and save them to the cloud or Dropbox. Following is additional Procreate brushes download information.
How to install free Procreate brushes
You can install free Procreate brushes, directly into Procreate, onto your iPad. When you find a brush you like click on the link provided, choose the brush you want, click on the download button, choose direct download, and then click open in Procreate.
- Click on the link provided (on your iPad)
- Click on one of the brushes
- Click on the “Download” button
- Click “Direct Download”
- Click “Open in Procreate”
If the above install instructions don’t work, you can try the import instructions below.
How to import free Procreate brushes
You can import free Procreate brushes, directly into Procreate, onto your iPad. You’ll need to download the brush files to your Dropbox, then switch to the Procreate App, open the brushes dialog, tap import, then select your file.
- Click on the link provided (on your iPad)
- Select a brush
- Click on the “Download” button
- Tap Save to my Dropbox
- Switch to Procreate App
- Open Brushes dialog
- Tap plus icon in top right corner
- Tap import
- Tap Cloud Icon that says import from
- Tap locations upper left
- Select Dropbox
- Select file
My favorite free Procreate brushes
Following are some of my favorite free Procreate brushes. I’ve divided them out by category so that you can easily find the right brush for you. You’ll find lettering brushes, oil paint brushes, watercolor brushes, texture brushes, and more. Try one of them, or try them all.
Free Procreate brushes lettering
Following are a variety of procreate brushes for hand lettering. From contemporary to calligraphy, you are sure to find something that suits your needs.
Procreate Brushes by Missy Meyer
Writer, cartoonist, and designer Missy Meyer offers up a large variety of free Procreate brushes. From thick and thin, to dry and chalkboard style brushes; Missy gives you a lot of options. Check them out on her website MissyMeyer.com.
Rad & Happy Procreate Brushes
Hand letterer and designer Tara, from Rad & Happy, shares the Procreate brushes she uses on her website Rad & Happy. She also offers a hand lettering 101 video to help you out with your own hand lettering.
Fabian Fischer Procreate Brushes
Fabian Fischer offers four, free, pressure sensitive, Procreate brushes here. Pressure sensitive brushes give you realistic and textured strokes. These brushes are free to use for personal AND commercial use.
Free Procreate drawing brushes
There are so many things to draw on Procreate. You can try out different drawing techniques with the drawing brushes that are available. Following are some of my favorites. These brushes give you a variety of options in your drawing work.
Do you enjoy creating illustrations with texture? Hatch Effects, by Matthew Baldwin, includes 35 brushes that will help you create interesting illustrations. Fine-tuned for use with styluses, there’s enough lines, dots, scribbles, and marks to liven up any drawing.
Anime Brush Set
If you are interest in Anime art, this Anime Brush set is for you. Eight free anime brushes are included: sketch, line, color, soft airbrush, blend, hair base, hair(soft), and halftone brushes.
Free Procreate painting brushes
If you enjoy painting, you might like painting on your iPad. There are a variety of unique paint brushes available for Procreate. From oil paint to watercolor, I’m sure you’ll find a brush to love.
Splash Vol. 1
Love watercolor? Splash Vol. 1, by Matthew Baldwin, includes 48 wet media brushes for Procreate. If you want to push the feel of wet and watercolor effects beyond the default Procreate brush set, these are for you.
Watercolor Splash and Splatter
Use this Procreate watercolor brush to add nice splash strokes, random splatter and “happy accidents” to your artwork. It varies in color, you can even activate a secondary color-mix using tilt and pressure. Click here for more information.
Paint Brush Set
This paint brush set includes 7+ oil paint, marker, pastel spray, and blending brushes. You’ll definitely be able to create a digital painting with this brush set. Click paint brush set for more information.
Free Procreate brushes for textures and patterns
Create fun textures and patterns with Procreate. These brushes allow you to create animal fur, fabric designs, building textures, and more.
Animal Fur Brushes
This set contains 20+ seamless pattern brushes. You’ll get nature and deco patterns as well as brick, bird, and flower brushes. In addition you’ll receive animal furs brushes too. Click here for more information.
Free Procreate floral, vegetation, and landscape brushes
If you love creating landscapes, you’ll love these brush sets. In this section you’ll find free Procreate tree brushes, vegetation brushes, floral brushes, and more.
Want to add a little something extra to your work? Create amazing cloudy skies in your landscapes with these cloud brushes. This brush pack comes with realistic clouds and cloud textures.
Free Procreate portrait brushes
Create a portrait with these portrait related brushes. You’ll find a hair brush, eye brush, eyebrow brush, and portrait brush pack.
Free Procreate Brushes on Skillshare
Skillshare is an amazing learning platform that includes numerous procreate classes. Many teachers offer free brushes with their lessons. I feel that these free brushes help to offset the cost of my Skillshare membership – which I love by the way. Following are some of my favorite teachers that often offer free brushes.
Jennifer Nichols is an artist, teacher, and fabric designer. She has numerous classes that cover a variety of topics from patterns, to individual illustration projects, and more. Each class that I’ve taken from her has included a variety of free Procreate brushes. Check out her classes by clicking on Jennifer Nichols.
Cat Coquillette is an artist, entrepreneur, and educator that travels the world while creating art. She has a variety of classes that cover illustrating, painting, social media, marketing, and more. Click on Cat Coquillette to see the classes that she offers.
Liz Kohler Brown
Liz Kohler Brown is an artist, designer, teacher, and author. Her classes cover illustration, pattern making, Procreate foundations and more. Check out her classes by clicking on Liz Kohler Brown.
Want to browse all of the Procreate classes on Skillshare? Click on Skillshare Procreate to view hundreds of different classes by a variety of teachers.
Try Skillshare Premium for 30 Days Free! If you are a new member to Skillshare, you can try out their classes for free for one month. Click on Skillshare to be taken to their signup page.
Procreate Brushes and Brush Stamps
My Procreate Brush Shop
I’ve recently started to create my own Procreate brushes for personal and commercial use. You can use them to create your very own artwork and designs for personal use, client use, or to sell.
I hope you enjoy using all of these free Procreate brushes. Make sure you bookmark this post and check back often. I’ll add new brush options as I come across them. And don’t forget to share this post with your friends via your social media channels.
Have a free Procreate brush you want added to the list? Share in the comments section, or reach out to me via email.