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Paint Tool SAI Pencil Brushes by BerolEagle Paint Tool SAI Pencil Brushes by BerolEagle
Here are a couple of pencil brushes that I made for Paint Tool SAI in order to mimic graphite pencil, to install them follow these instructions*:

-Extract the RAR into your Paint Tool SAI folder (install 7zip if you don't have winRAR).

-Run start-sai.exe to install the textures.

-Create a new "Brush" and manually adjust the settings like you see here, you could also use the Marker, Watercolor, Airbrush ...

I recommend using these brushes on A4 page size at 150 DPI and with stroke stabilizer at level 3 but use whatever you feel comfortable with.

Feel free to adjust the pressure to your taste, some press harder than others so you may have to adjust.

Change the Simple Circle to Flat and now you have a square tip shading pencil.

(*) Update if you're having issues with the start-sai.exe, download this pack and extract it into your main SAI directory (where the SAI program is), the brushes should show up automatically next time you run SAI), they may overwrite your brush list but I've put them at the bottom so unless you have any brushes there, it shouldn't be any problem. As an extra, I've included a set of "Airbrush Pencils" which are my favorite brushes in SAI.
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:iconkoltirasrip:
KoltirasRip Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic.  I can't believe how easy it was to find a good pencil for Sai.
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:iconkivimajuri:
kivimajuri Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for these settings, looks good!
Smug Spooder (additional version) by kivimajuri
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:iconshaarq:
Shaarq Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, this was super useful, been looking for something like this for ages.
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Trollcer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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:iconcaldature:
Caldature Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I use these pens, the stabiliser doesn't affect it at all. Is there any way to correct this?
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:icondamblegamble:
DambleGamble Featured By Owner May 20, 2018
Thank you! much appreciated :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) 
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testing37 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018
how do you download it?
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Shirojiki-M Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Student
a bit late, but click the "Download" button on the right corner. it will save as a ZIP file. extract it and move all the contents in your paintool sai root folder. replace all the replaceable files. The brushes will load the next time you open SAI. you can find them at the last column of the brushes menu
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Sleepybbu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
I can't seem to download the rar, I get a 404 :( 
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:iconkristyartz:
KristyArtz Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Refresh the page, then do it again.
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:iconflufferbakura:
FlufferBakura Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Student General Artist
huh this was very useful! thanks for sharing this! I love the look of pencil a lot!
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NatalieOrihara Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
do i have to have 7zip or winRAR??
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:iconlovecatlol:
LoveCatLol Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017
please, help, I am not English and not sure if I understand everything, I don't get it :'v there's too much folders
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:iconpazde:
pazde Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist
I know this is an old post, but thank you for this!
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:iconhakamorra:
Hakamorra Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did everything and it does not work.
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I-Dunno-7 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist
I got nothing.. I tried to replicate everything said here but nothing worked, it just looked like classic Water, but 9000x worse- just white.
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NiceOmegaFlowey10 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I can't do it I try everything to get a sketch pen and more but I tried ;-;
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PlantDoggo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
..I tried everything with the settings and the brushed but it just doesn't seem to be working, the brush gets too choppy when I make it smaller and  even with the density at 100 it fades to much..
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BerolEagle Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
I only use SAI 2 since it's a free upgrade, I no longer remember the settings of these brushes or how to install them in SAI v1. In SAI v2 you can scale the size and intensity of the texture so it might revolve the issue you're having.
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SeCrEtGarden525 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
Thank you!2016 NaNoEmo - #1 Imagination 
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:iconaska-ray:
aska-ray Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Just wanna say thanks again; the pencil is by far my fav SAI brush to sketch with.
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DrawingJules Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!  :D
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Multi-FandomNerd Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I got an older version of Sai. I can't find/get the untitled or large grain settings, or the little section between that & advanced settings.
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T33ny Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
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:iconabbyss:
Abbyss Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016   Digital Artist
I'm so glad I found this again. I just reinstalled SAI and my Wacom and I've been having one helluva time getting the brushes to work they way I want them. Thank you! I'm definitely favoriting this for future reference.
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dremmurr-swordstrike Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Could you include the Mechanical Pencil? I've been looking for a download for ages.
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:iconevejones6:
Evejones6 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
i don't have the flat setting
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XxZixZag50xX Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um, I'm having trouble installing the textures for the brush. It won't show up as an option when I access SAI, though I already put Untitled and Large Grain in the blotmap and brushtex folders. Do you know what I did wrong?
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:iconberoleagle:
BerolEagle Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
Run the start-sai to install any new textures.
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hadangnguyet Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
thank !
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:iconmayodha:
mayodha Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I simply love it
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NixieDrakos Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
How do I get the large grain texture?? 
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:icon1987spaceman:
1987Spaceman Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
you adjust the min size and the size.. :)
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:iconnixiedrakos:
NixieDrakos Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
I got it. Thanks! :D
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DarkChainsawr Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Hobbyist
It worked but when I adjusted the settings like the first one it just looked...ugly xDD why doesn´t my brush look excactly like yours ;-;????
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PonteoTheVictorious Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconnoiceplz:
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:icondrawingjules:
DrawingJules Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!  Worked for me :)
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CrazyChick1O1 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I did this wrong.. It isn't the right pen .-.
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JuanPe78 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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existingcreature Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
where can i see the large grain texture? can't seem to find it.
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SpicePrincess Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Go to download on this image... the extra brush textures will be in that rar folder and then follow the directions in the description...
Or just read the previous comments on this image.
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T-I-Kman Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Student General Artist
how do I mess around with the simple circle settings?
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:icondynmk:
dynmk Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
After putting your brushes into the file, the .bmp file I mean. Go to notepad and copy the things you have in the .rar file. If you've done so and it doesn't work still, then put the thing you copied in the notepad on the top of the list.
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00DarkDragon Featured By Owner Edited Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist
Where can I download the large grain texture?

EDIT:
Just found
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:iconsayowara:
sayowara Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
omfg i love them thanks 
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GlitchhCaniis Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
If anyone is having problems, run "start-sai" first and then use it once there then close it and your normal sai program will have it then
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VampireHostClub Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Can these work in GIMP?
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:icondeathkissufu:
DeathKissuFu Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think so
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VampireHostClub Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Man... Was really hoping to use these too... :(
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