A Free Ballpoint Brush for Procreate, created by Sadie Lew.
*It’s a brush from another (premium) pack – the Drawing Box – it features 30 custom brushes. Sadie released it for free, as a thank you for the support she received while working on the Drawing Box Pack.
The Brush does work with Procreate 4 and up. It behaves like a real pen so you have to build up to your darks with pen pressure and hatching.
Here is some advice from Sadie that will help you achieve a more realistic ballpoint look:
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.
Sadie Lewandowski is a professional graphic designer ad has a lot of experience as Brand Designer. You can find her other brush packs here: collections.
If you are curious what effects you can achieve with Sadie’s brushes, click on this hashtag #slewbrush (redirects to Instagram).
“Line Art” is a pack that has 16 various high-resolution brushes for digital inking – including the ballpoint brush.
Besides the Ballpoint brush, you will also get such brushes as “dry brush”, “solid monoline”, “soft line”, “wash shader” (and more). It’s a really nice pack, especially if you just started using procreate, and are interested in drawing comics/or you like to imitate this comic style in your digital illustrations – these brushes will be a great help.
Moreover, if you purchase this pack, future updates of these brushes are free.
Here’s a promo video of this set, you can see how some of these brushes work:
A few words about the authors: ArtyStack products are made by digital artists for digital artists. They are working on coming brushes, templates, tutorials and more creative stuff. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram and Cubebrush.
3. Ballpoint Pen Procreate Brushes by MakamoStudio
This pack contains 5 Ballpoint Pen Procreate Brushes and 1 Color Palette + 4 Paper Backgrounds.
It’s recommended to use these brushes at medium size, and to set the opacity to 100% for more realistic results. There’s also a color palette added to the pack which allows you to achieve even more realistic ballpoint pen color finish.
Here’s a quick video of these brushes in action:
This pack was created my MakamoStudio, founded by an artist Roma Gutiérrez, based in Granada, Spain. Roma follows her passion for art by creating illustrations and other projects, promoting artworks of other artists (ex. on Makamo’s Instagram), and by creating space for discussions about art: Makamo.es
Here are 12 Ballpoint brushes created by Tip Top Brushes: more specifically, 7x Pressure-sensitive Ink brushes and 5x Scribble brushes (for filling large areas).
You can check out the video above for a live demonstration of the brushes.
The brushes are based on real stroked made with different ballpoint pens. The brushes are pressure sensitive, and react in many different ways to speed and pressure.
Tip Top Brushes was created by Spencer Nunamaker (together with Amanda), whose goal is o produce the finest quality and most diverse range of Procreate brushes. They already have to offer really nice bush sets (ex. watercolor, markers ), and if you are interested, there are even some freebies that you can download and test yourself, such as these Oil Paint Brushes[FREE].
Here’s a pack of BIC Crystal ballpoint brushes created by Sven – which is absolutely free for download!
It includes the famous black, blue, red and green from BIC. Also, Together with the brush comes its corresponding color palette. Sven recommends keeping the opacity slider at 55% and use a small size, to achieve better results. The pressure sensitivity works best with the Apple Pencil 1st and 2nd generation.
6. Ultra Realistic Ballpoint Pen Brush Pack by Edwin Ferrer
A brush pack created by Edwin Ferrer, available to download for a few bucks.
This one has brushes that imitate how much worn out the ballpoint pen is. There are 4 levels (different brushes): new, well-used, scratchy and old. I think it’s the right pack to pick if you are looking for the effect of a “used for a very long” ballpoint pen (the “old” brush).
Oh and if you are interested in only one of these brushes, you don’t have to buy the whole pack – you can get it separately. There are links to them on the brush pack’s page.
Here’s an image where you can compare the brushes:
Here’s another brush that imitates BIC ballpoint pens, created by StampArtStore. These brushes seem to have a more rough texture than the previously mentioned pack (also imitating BIC ballpoint pens) created by Sven.
It was created by Derren (who runs the StampArtStore) after he was looking for a ballpoint brush, and couldn’t find one that meets his expectations.
Cute Ballpoint Brushes were created by Wink Brushes (run by Sofía Moya). The pack includes 8 and 1 color palette.
Sofia was working on a card game inspired by Japanese Ballpoint Drawing Books (created by such artists as Kamo and Mizutama). She really liked their artworks and decided to create brushes for herself to emulate their style.
It’s a pack with quite different brushes (comparing to previously mentioned packs) – but these simple brushes will be a good pick for you if you especially like to draw cute/kawaii things 🙂
When I was looking around the internet trying to find some nice ballpoint brushes, I stumbled upon this huge brush pack created by Ink Gang Boss.
Briefly, this brush set includes brushes that imitate office supplies (writing utensils): Favourite Ball Point, Jelly Pen, Mechanical Pencil, Fountain Pen, Highlighter, and a few other brushes, such as the “Greasy Lunch Smudger” and Spilled Coffe Smudger”!
So if you are generally looking for brushes that imitate writing utensils (including the ba point brushes), this pack is the one that you should definitely check out.
Here’s another pack of writing utensils. If the previously mentioned Office brush pack didn’t meet your needs, then perhaps this one has what you are looking for.
Pen Drawer Procreate Brush Set was created by Inky Pixels (Kelly Sikkema), and was inspired by the physical marks made by popular writing utensils. So you will find here brushes that resemble such tools/brands as Faber Castell, Stable-O, Tom Bullet Tip.
These brushes are based on marks and textures made by the physical marks of each of the mentioned brands. Kelly scanned the marks, and fine-tuned shapes and grain for each of these brushes.
In addition to brushes, this pack also includes 12 high-resource texture images which are great for background use.
Do you know a pencil brush set that isn’t listed here, but is worth recommending?
If yes, then please let me know in the comments 🙂 Also, feel free to share your opinion, I’m curious which set looks the most interesting to you. I hope this article helped you to find what you need!
Also, here are other brushes that you might find interesting: