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Hydronix -- vector splash pack by r2010 Hydronix -- vector splash pack by r2010
This was by far my hardest brush pack project ------
Especially in trying to balance AI's hadling of the brush --
(making sure it wouldn't crash everyones system when applied)
and making it look somewhat like real water.

I almost gave up ----- twice
The more realistic it looked ---- the slower it would apply
The more stylized the water elements -- the less it looked like - water

But I think I was able to achive a balance of the two --
at least it works on my system -- and I'm pleased with the look
( They may slow yours to a crawl -- some feedback would be nice -- if you use ---- or just play around with )

No rules for use as usual -- except please - don't repackage or try to sell them as your own...
They are watermarked

Being Illustrator you are encouraged to edit, bend, change, and mutilate to your hearts content;
just have fun and make stuff.

1. Download -
2. Unzip to - Adobe Illustrator\Presets\Brushes
3. Draw circle or whavy type line
(squares and sharp angles may require a little extra work to get them to look right )
4. Apply bursh of choice
5. EXPERIMENT with "opacity, blend modes, stroke" size, direction, color, etc...etc... to get the look you want
It doesn't have to be water ----- It could be any kind of liquid --- or whatever

a fav --or just a quick note - or emoticon (ha) makes providing free stuff a lot more worthwhile

Also link showing how you have used them (if you use them) --
would help me come up with some new ideas as to what types of burshes or other resources would be useful to the community.
(see new poll)

I'll be putting the thumbnails in the edit comments so others can see your work

--- Thanks

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example of use
by ~peachesrox
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-02-04
It's another Vector Resource Friday, and you can soak your art with Hydronix -- vector splash pack by *r2010! This set of watery Illustrator brushes is amazingly free to use with 15 splash brushes to wet your vectors. ( Featured by FantasyStock )
I know you put these brushes up a while ago, but this is an outstanding resource you have made, both technically and creatively. I love the chaotic nature of them. And, as you say, not only will they do for any sort of liquid, but they are really wonderful to employ just as texture.

Not really a critique but more a plea... it would be lovely to have a tutorial on how to employ these properly. I find the opacity and blend settings are less subtle in illustrator than in ps, and it would be nice to see some examples of the brushes employed.

Again, thank you for your generosity in sharing these.
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ACIDesings Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks I'm going to try it!!!!!
ibkforever Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Wow. I just wanted to say...Hats off to you my friend. These brushes are amazing. I did a swirl stroke and the water follows the stroke! 
You got some serious talent. 
Amazing job. I am using them for a school project. 
Thanks for sharing your outstanding work! 
megsrule Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Can I Use It In Sai
gpetrov98 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
Amazing! Thank you!
sherryjane Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
 used here  thanks for sharing
EverApril Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
Glad you didn't give up.  Incredible job.  Great.  Fantastic!
rafaello104 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
You saved my life ! I wanted to make a boat trail in water in illustrator and this saved me, water is a pain in the @$$ so thanks so much for sharing this <3

I even made an account on this site just so I could put this comment here ;)
bootsrfun Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Love :squee: 
TheSaxonKing Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ok opened in AI nothing there
FunnehVamps Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015   General Artist
These are fantastic, thanks!
Vekis Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
MollyDotBee Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
I hope you enjoy your work; you deserve to! Just great.
Yen-yu Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
amazing!!!  thanks!!
stilgar Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great job, just downed them to try! Looks VERY promising!
Noruleschick2 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing, going to put link up after I figure a creation.
MoaazAnda Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing you saved me a huge amount of time thank you very very much
Creativescrapmom Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much love itHug 
Ste4985 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Wow these are amazing, thank you :)
tsegarac Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Where is the download button?
macshey Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
how to download this can't find the download button
jback1111 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Where is the download button!
keewlbeanz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
WOW! These look awesome, but I can't get the download to work. Can you please help me download the file?
r2010 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just click the download file button -- should work with no problems
keewlbeanz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
These look amazing. I want to experiment with them, but the download is not working. Can you please help me download the files?
Ambika1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Thanks You!
crazyasnrocka Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
This is great, thank you so much for the help! =)
H1ROO Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
you save my life...thanks alot
IzzyQueenOfTheFae Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Used here : [link], thank you :dance:
KiaraTan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
dainferno Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
eagle919 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
These are great!...
andisito Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Excelent work
Khima-Inez Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011   General Artist
Wow! Nice!
peachesrox Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
used thanks: [link]
r2010 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
added a link to your work
peachesrox Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
sweet thanks
ClaraFang12 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
dood, youre my fav artist evaaaaaaaar!!! <3
t-swizzle4ever Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used here, thanks! [link]
bierman3 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
very cool!
ratonic Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
thanx man!!! I'm using this for a U2 photoshop contest. I'm going to Miami !!!!!
r2010 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good luck
gkdeV Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011   Photographer
Seriously. Cool.
ITSDura Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
used here: [link]
ommogrind Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
r2010 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
swninja Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
great work dude, im making a logo for a touristic route here in argentina, and these brushe will come in handy
webroasters Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
I like it. Thanks.
FantasyStock Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Congratulations on your Daily Deviation!! :+fav: This resource has been featured in my latest news article: February 2011 Resources DDs
wednesdaywolf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
FaerieDanse Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can they be used in Photoshop CS4? I don't have Illustrator.
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