16 “Sketchy” Illustrator Brushes

Here are a bunch of Adobe Illustrator brushes. These are the first set of Illustrator brushes that I am releasing. I was excited to put them together. If you find them useful, all I ask in return is that you leave a comment, tweet or otherwise spread the word about this post.

How I created these Illustrator brushes

I made these Illustrator brushes using a permanent marker on paper, then scanned them in at 600dpi. If you want to make sketchy brushes yourself, I would recommend trying paint brushes. And if you do, share them in comments below – we would be glad to feature them in a post.

Adobe Illustrator Brushes free download

Download free Illustrator brushes pack

Download source Illustrator file (.ai, 1mb)

You can use them for personal and commercial projects, but resell/redistribution is not allowed.

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  1. Max | Design Shard said at 5:55 pm on October 1, 2008

    wow awesome work, cant wait to try these out.

  2. Danh ba web 2.0 said at 1:16 pm on November 3, 2008

    Thanks for share ! Great post

  3. Foto München said at 5:19 am on February 11, 2009

    Excellent work mate, thanks for inspiration.

  4. sivas resimleri said at 2:34 pm on March 6, 2009

    very good, thanks

  5. whrwhr said at 12:00 am on May 12, 2009

    thank you for your efforts, i am an illustrator user, and will use these brushes

  6. Fetching Brushes said at 12:35 am on June 9, 2009

    These brushes would really come in handy when I am creating illustrations.

  7. Fred D said at 9:38 am on June 19, 2009

    Just what I was looking for! Looks great! Thanks!

  8. wes store said at 5:30 pm on July 1, 2009

    Going try these with my inteos4…kudos

  9. Pyrokinetik said at 4:49 am on July 17, 2009

    Nice brushes. Also, if you wish to you might want to check out this little brushes collection:


  10. Sumesh said at 6:37 am on July 17, 2009

    Thanks for your suggestion, looks good.

  11. kate said at 1:07 pm on August 11, 2009

    cool can wait to try~

  12. liz said at 1:21 am on October 9, 2009

    thankyou! I am slightly new to illustrator- and trying expand my capabilities.

  13. Photoshop Brushes | Brushes For Photoshop said at 3:20 pm on November 21, 2009

    nice brushes! thank for share!

  14. dugost said at 11:51 pm on December 9, 2009

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  15. Azterik Media said at 8:23 pm on December 11, 2009

    Excellent work, thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to try these out.

  16. yoannis said at 4:20 pm on May 1, 2010

    very very very nice look

  17. Joe said at 12:13 am on May 6, 2010

    Nice man; Thanks!

  18. sanil storybox said at 12:01 pm on September 14, 2010

    Thanks! this is inspiring..!!

  19. Jonathan Patterson said at 5:14 am on October 7, 2010

    Very cool. Thanks for making these! 8)

  20. Chris said at 4:00 am on October 26, 2010


  21. Tom J said at 4:53 pm on November 26, 2010

    Thanks for making these burshes. I like them.

  22. Vlad said at 2:21 am on December 20, 2010

    Thank you very much for the brushes :)

  23. Steve said at 8:46 am on January 26, 2011

    Really nice brushes. Brought my job to life. Thanks!

  24. Duong Truong said at 3:35 pm on March 17, 2011

    nice brushes, thank you !

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