John Singer Sargent is a master Realist painter from the era of Impressionism and his work has been an inspiration to me for a long time. I enjoy painting in his style so I handcrafted brushes for Procreate that help achieve the same look.
The Sargent’s Oils pack features 14 custom brushes with realistic brush shapes and a seamless fabric canvas texture. Most brush tips were created with actual paint brushes—I painted strokes on canvas and then scanned them in at a high resolution. All brushes feature the same fabric canvas texture for consistency, like you’re working on the same canvas no matter which tool you use. The canvas texture is similar in appearance to the canvases that Sargent used. All master studies I painted in the preview images were created using only brushes in the pack.
This product is only compatible with Procreate 4+.
- "Fantastic job building these brushes! They are a pleasure to use and have immediately changed a painting I'd been struggling with for the better! THANKS and please keep up the good work! :)" David Flood on Creative Market
- "Love these. It really makes a difference painting with the right brush. These are velvety, smooth, and fun to use!" Jon Sauder on Creative Market
- "Fantastic! Nice buttery oils, very true to the real thing. Went back to her shop to buy her other brushes! Also, fantastic!" Jennifer Dennis on Creative Market
- "This is a unique set of brushes with an excellent selection of brush types." Tom Bo on Creative Market
Work created using Sargent's Oils:
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.