As a thank you for the support I'm getting on my Drawing Box – Procreate Brushes pack, I decided to release this free ballpoint pen! It behaves like a real pen so you have to build up to your darks with pen pressure and hatching.
A couple tips for getting the most realistic results:
1. Use the brush at smaller sizes, like a real pen tip.
2. Work on the same layer to take advantage of the multiply + luminescent brush blending mode. If you need to go over a dark color with a lighter color, create a new layer.
This product is only compatible with Procreate 4+.
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Work created using Ballpoint Pen:Tag me @sadielewski or use #slewbrush on Instagram or Twitter, I'd love to see your work using the brushes!
Why buy Procreate brushes?
Your art supplies—both digital and traditional—are super important.
I used Prismacolor pencils for most of my life. They were the only pencils I had ever used and they were within my budget. But eventually I found myself struggling to get the pencils to do what I wanted them to do. The wax bloom would drive me crazy and the blending wasn’t smooth. It was frustrating and sometimes I felt like quitting because my tool was working against me (and then I would blame myself for being a bad artist).
Recently I researched better pencils. I found the Caran d’Ache Luminance Colored Pencils Set for a whopping $200. I had to do some mental gymnastics to justify the purchase. “Okay Sadie you’re going to use these EVERY DAY to make them worth it,” I told myself. I knew the fancy pencils wouldn’t make me a better artist, but they made the process of creating art a million times more enjoyable for me and in turn I created work I was happier with. The pencils changed the way I worked for the better and oh were they worth it.
Digital is no exception. I started creating my own Procreate brushes to improve my workflow and make digital art more enjoyable. I love the look and authenticity of traditional mediums so I designed my brushes to emulate quality traditional mediums. My brushes use a variety of rich, high resolution textures. They're handmade with real mediums and a scanner. They are the brushes I love and use in my professional work, and I hope you love them too.
How do I install Procreate brushes?
Once you receive your order confirmation email, select the View Order button within the email which will open Safari. Select the button Access Digital Content. Select the file you would like to download, and your iPad will prompt you to download the file. Select Download. The download will then save to your iPad.
Once it finishes downloading, select the downloads button within Safari. It’s the down arrow with the circle around it on the top right side of your screen. Select the file you just downloaded. It will automatically open Procreate and install the file (both .brush and .brushset files) for you.