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Essential Illustration Brushes V3 Extended by fox-orian Essential Illustration Brushes V3 Extended by fox-orian
This brush pack is designed as a total replacement for your current set.
Or at the very least, designed to be inserted at the top of your list of brushes as an essential starting collection.


Version 3! What's New?
- This is now an extended version of the older V2 set, (from 1.8MB now to 32MB,) containing the brushes I use often in my day to day Photoshop drawing and painting.
- Things to note: a few brushes have been removed because I never used them due to their rather uselessness. The "Knife" brushes in particular have been removed, and replaced by "Broad Tip 1 & 2" under the Flats Set.
- A fantastic painting set "Triangle Brushes" by Joshua James has been added to the Painting section, and I've been using these on almost everything since I found them.
- Also new are a bunch of sponge / spatter brushes I've been using often as texture bases to painting. Useful!
- The Chalk brushes are also a pretty essential part of Photoshop in general, so I've added a section just for them.


About This Set
I borrowed an organizational method here that I saw Feng Zhu use in his videos. Create numbered brushes that go at the start of each row. (Note these number brushes are not supposed to be used.) They divide the brushes into the sections seen above in the preview, that way you quickly know which section you're in while browsing in icon view. The trick, however, is that you have to resize your brush window to the correct width to place all the numbers on the left-most column.
The blank 1px brushes are merely spacers. They contain no brush data. These can always be swapped out for your own brushes you'd like to add to those sections, if you like, or duplicate them to make full rows just in case things aren't lining up evenly.

Many of the brushes in this set have been made by me, but a good number of them have also been downloaded or shared to me by friends. I don't have all of the credit information for them. I've labelled brushes in the set with proper credits to their creators as I know of them, but if you see a brush of yours in here and it isn't credited to you, let me know!

Enjoy this new set, it improves greatly on the old set while remaining easy to navigate thanks to organizing it all.

"What are the Sponge and Foliage brush sets? Those seem pretty specific-purpose for a general tool-kit."
The entire foliage set was a set I created myself as I often found the need to quickly block-out tree/bush-shaped objects. These brushes have uses outside of just creating foliage, however. They can be very useful for creating alpha masks for trees and plants in matte compositing and other applications where broken-up edges are needed for visual expression. The sponge set is a few borrowed sets I assembled that are great for adding speckle, spatter, and quick grunge effects for illustration, graphic design, alpha masks or matte as well.


Still looking for the lighter weight old version? Download it at the link below!
Essental Illustration Brushes V2: [Preview] [Download]


Let's be real for a minute here. Just don't worry about it.
These brushes are just tools. They are not copyrighted or infringe-able. What you create with them becomes copyrighted only to yourself. This is wholly free. You do not need to credit me. You can feel free to link people to these brushes if you want, but don't feel obligated to credit me as the provider to make your work possible. I was not responsible, you and your skill are responsible.
Think of it this way: would you write a note to Utrect, Steadtler, Faber-Castell etc to ask if it's OK to use their line of pencils, pens, and markers to make your art? No, you wouldn't, and this brush set is no different. Have fun, and create!
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PsdDude Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019
I have added your great brushes to my collection of Sketch Brushes:…
akarinotes Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018
Thank you :)
cherreebomuniverse Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect !
DylanebennetDA Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
Thanks for sharing^^
Urthwild Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you
Joe1128 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Student Interface Designer
thank you
Evian-Rmd Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i dont know if im just blind but seriously i only see a link to version 2 -_- send help
KKallweit Featured By Owner Edited Nov 3, 2017
 This is such an awesome find.. I've been trying to mess about making a decent inking brush for going over sketches, but I just haven't been able to quite get the settings right so they feel intuitive..  Your brush set very much helped me in that regard. Thank you so very much for putting it out there to help fellow artists!  <3
cantemtek Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
Thank you :) 
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
Laughing-Dove Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
Ahhhhhh I love those plants and sponges. Has anyone converted these for Manga Studio at all? :o
JHallim Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
Thanks for sharing. Great set
michalispns Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
ryulil Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im gonna weep ty so much for this. OTL all the other brush packs make you give credit in every single drawing and like- i understand linking back to the original page but??? every time you draw it?? pls no QnQ this is perfect!!
kimphuc1804 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
thank <3
Tralayn Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!^^
HansFr Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
melloweentea Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!!! so much!!
Illantis Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great assortment. Thanks!
oyukichan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017   Artist
Thank you so much!. I'm gonna try them right now! Pink Heart Icon 
TheWarmWolf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
Thank you!
AnaPunda Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Splendid, thank you very much for creating these!
Lillendandie Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
etchasketcha3 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
noble1ne Featured By Owner Edited Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the brushes dear...
bluejersey Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
dansskolan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016
I wanna say thank you very2x much..I won't say anything how I really need this.. :)
jUnLiNcOsMO Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
thank you for sharing 
debsten Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much
PhanDiemTrinh Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Thank you.:)) ,<3
darkzeroprojects Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are great brushes.Ill make good use of em.
Also keep up the  good work on your illustrations.
jcwodell Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Student General Artist
I've stuck to the same set of brushes for years but these are absolutely phenomenal.  I'll probably start using these primarily
stereo-cryss Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks :)))
ShikiOwl Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Brushes!^_^
VortexSupernova Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it free? (Im using mobile and im not able to follow links)
PreyVSPredator Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
How do u download it?
tonyjt5 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Absolutely Brilliant!! Thank you
seredirectioner Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
these are great! thank you very much!!
Dusceja Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Those look absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing <3
Bocedkalera Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
awesome! thanks you!
DarknessOnly13 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thank you very much! <3
SolyWack Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As Luna-Hawke said down there, that is an excellent description. I can see why people would charge for brushes, as they do take effort to make. But beyond that, the person who uses the brushes shouldn't need to credit the brush maker like the brush maker made the art themselves.

I'll definitely recommend this to my art buddies.
poipopoi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
Downloaded it. Thanks for the share !
BR-Art-Berlin Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's great, man!!! Thank you Heart 
Oranaus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much,it looks really handy.
DawnPetal101 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
Can this be used in FireAlpaca?
Or Paint Tool SAi?
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