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Best PROCREATE Watercolor Brushes [Free and Premium]

Looking for Procreate watercolor brushes? Here’s a list of Free and Premium brushes, ready to download!

Painting is fun, and it seems that with Procreate you can draw and paint anything you want! And that’s indeed true if you have the proper knowledge and brushes – like these ones listed below ūüôā

Ps. the brush sets are listed randomly, and new sets are gradually added to this list.

Quick list:

  1. Grutbrushes – The Ultimate Procreate set
  2. Master Watercolor Brushes By: Trailhead Design Co.
  3. Realistic Watercolor Toolkit By PicByKate
  4. OMG Watercolor brushes by SketchWerx
  5. Maxpaxck Watercolor brushes
  6. BIG WET SET
  7. Procreate Watercolor Lettering Brush Kit by LynnhavenDesigns
  8. WoolyPronto ‚Äď Flooded Watercolor Brushes
  9. iPad lettering ‚Äď advanced watercolor set
  10. Procreate Watercolor Brushes Kit
  11. Paint Bundle for Procreate by BrushUp
  12. Procreate Watercolor Kit by Drifter Studio PrintShop
  13. 5 different brushes from Faber Co. ‚Äď including 1 watercolor brush [FREE]
  14. Free watercolor brushes by Rowwenic [FREE]
  15. Free Watercolor brush pack NEW by BasicX [FREE]
  16. Georg’s Watercolor Splash & Splatter Dual Brush for Procreate 5 [FREE]

 

List of Procreate Watercolor brushes

Correct anatomy, color, and lighting are very important, but you might notice that some very simple drawings made with pencil or watercolors get tons of likes on social media, whereas digital, hyper-realistic artworks may struggle to get the deserved attention.
Did one of your sketches get more attention than the finished artwork too? The reason might be that many people love this artsy, messy look where you can see brush strokes, splattered paint, paper’s texture. And I also think that these things make the painting even more beautiful.

Some artists try to imitate traditional media in their digital paintings, and they are able to do this so well, that it’s hard to distinguish which of their artworks were made digitally or traditionally. They are able to achieve this thanks to proper brushes and textures.

I’ve already made a collection of FREE brushes for Photoshop, but noticed that more and more people are using Procreate. So this time I’ve gathered a list of watercolor brushes for Procreate!

1. Grutbrushes [Free and Premium]

GrutBushes (my drawing and some brush examples)

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Available for: Procreate | Photoshop Рview brushes

Grutbrushes are the brushes that I personally use with Photoshop (my drawing on the left). I usually start painting with standard brushes, and in the end, I use Watercolor brushes by Grutbrushes and their paper textures to imitate the traditional painting techniques.

Most of the brushes were specifically designed to work with Photoshop, but there are also versions for Procreate, and many of the Photoshop brushes are in the process of being converted/re-created to work with Procreate.

Currently available sets for Procreate are:

There are even free Procreate brushes available to download (they are placed at the end of the brushes page) – including the ones that imitate watercolor painting.

All the brushes are calibrated for the iPad to be used with the Apple Pencil and to respond to pressure and sometimes tilt where appropriate. They should work with any stylus but they are created with the Apple Pencil on an iPad Pro.

See other artists’ illustrations created with these brushes:¬†#grutbrushes

 

2. Master Watercolor Brushes By: Trailhead Design Co.

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Zipped File Size: 159 MB
File Types Included: .BRUSHSET, .PDF, .SWATCHES, .JPG
Software compatibility: Procreate | Affinity – go to the page |

DesignCuts is a site that provides great design resources, including the Procreate watercolor brushes. They have many awesome brush sets created by various artists available to download.

This set is created by¬†Trailhead Design Co.¬†It includes over 100 brushes, including new “water brushes”, blending strokes and washes. Additionally, you also receive a PDF¬† brush guide and 5 painting tutorials – also the painting tutorial of the fox featured in the image!

Trailhead Design Co. also created a set of watercolor brushes for Affinity.

 

3. Realistic Watercolor Toolkit By PicByKate

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Zipped File Size: 652.7 MB
File Types Included: .PDF .BRUSHSET
Software compatibility: Procreate 5

Realistic Watercolor brushes by PicbyKate is a set of 60+ brushes with 4 ready-to-use “paper” canvases to create even more realistic looking watercolor illustrations.¬†These brushes are made from real watercolor textures.

The set can be divided info several brush types: basic watercolor brushes, wash brushes, texture brushes, blender brushes and details/splatters.

Kate created the brishes for her own purposes, and perfected them to complete a set ready to use by other artists.
You can follow Kate on her Instagram account dedicated to the brushes: @PicbyKateBrushes

 

4. OMG Watercolor brushes by SketchWerx

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Zipped File Size: 85.3 MB
File Types Included: .BRUSH
Software compatibility: Procreate

This set of Digital Watercolor brushes is created by¬†Tina-Marie, known under the nickname “Sketchwerx“. You can find Procreate tutorials and videos of the painting process, where she demonstrated her brushes on a Youtube channel¬†Tina-Marie -SketchWerx. Here’s¬† video where you can see OMG watercolorr brushes:

The set contains 11 brushes, 2 blenders, 7 washes and 3 Paper texture Stamps.
Most of the brushes in this set are pressure sensitive. You can achieve more realistic watercolor effect if you to keep the Apple Pencil in contact with the screen until you have finished painting your shape. And by adding pressure to your stylus when painting, you can change the flow of the paint in order to create lighter and darker areas within your stroke.

 

5. Maxpaxck Watercolor brushes

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Details: The Watercolor MaxPack is a set of brushes compatible only with Procreate 5+

MaxPack.com contains many great sets of brushes, including the watercolor set. The brushes are created by professional artist Max Ulichney, and are specifically designed to work on Procreate. As a former VFX artist, he has experience in replicating reality digitally and used these skills to recreate his favorite traditional tools to use on iPad.

Max uses them for his illustrations, which you can see on his Instagram @MaxUlichney.

By the way, you can see other artist paintings created with MaxPack brushes under this hashtag: #paintersmaxpack

“Maxpaxck Watercolor brushes” has¬†75 Brushes in the Set.

They are divided into various series: Flow series, Wash Series, Flood Series, Smudge Brushes Рeach of these series have different characteristics.

 

6. BIG WET SET: 174 all-new brushes for Procreate!

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BIG WET SET is set of 174 wet media brushes created by Matthew Baldwin, an experienced digital artist who (as other artist mentioned here) gives us an opportunity to improve our illustration, by sharing with us his own brushes. You can check his other brush sets on Gumroad.

 

7. Procreate Watercolor Lettering Brush Kit by LynnhavenDesigns

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Details: works on Procreate APP – iPad Pro, iPad Pro 2, or newer iPad models with Apple Pencil technology

A watercolor brush set designed specifically for lettering.
The brushes are¬†formatted for use within the Procreate App on the iPad Pro or newer models, using the Apple Pencil’s pressure technology.

With brushes, you also receive a 8-page PDF step-by-step tutorial on how to use the brush set. Also, there are included paper texturebackgrounds and mockups for displaying your artworks.

Here’s a free tutorial on Watercolor lettering (the author uses the mentioned brush set) : SashisLetters Watercolor Lettering Procreate

 

8. WoolyPronto –¬†Flooded Watercolor Brushes

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WollyPronto is a website run by Addie Hanson, that provides tutorials and resources for Procreate, including the watercolor premium and free(demo) brushes.

The featured set contains 25 brushes optimized for Procreate 5X + 3 different paper textures and PDF instruction.

When you sign up for WollyPronto email list, you will receive cool freebies, including a few watercolor brushes and paper textures!

Below you can see a video tutorial, where Addie demonstrates her brushes:

9. iPad lettering – advanced watercolor set

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Details: works on iPad iOS11  and Procreate 4
Size: >100MB

The Advanced Watercolor set is designed by Karin Newport (software developer lettering artist and graphic designer) to imitate Watercolor Calligraphy. Its effects are equivalent to the Modern Calligraphy brush, and it personally attracted my attention by how many different brushes are in this set.

Brushes are divided into 9 types: 
Watercolor Calligraphy; Watercolor Round; Watercolor Shine; Wet Paint,Wet Blend; Watercolor Edge, Gradient Edge, Gradient Edge Smooth; Splashes and Drops; watercolor background washes; Fine and Splatter Dots.

You will also get 1 Procreate template with an intricate watercolor texture and optional grid lines to get you started

To see artworks created with these brushes (and other brushes made by Karin) check out their Instagram: Ipadlettering

 

10. Procreate Watercolor Brushes Kit

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Details:
Software: Procreate 5 app for iPad
File size: 579.09 MB

This set contains 26 watercolor brushes and paper textures. Also, you will also receive a ready to use .procreate templates & effects layers, which allow you to create realistic watercolor paintings on your iPad.
What brought my attention is that this set offers Color Duo Brushes. You can set two colors that will change/mix together during the painting, according to the pressure.
*It’s not the only set that allows such brushes, but these ones look very realistic:

If you are curious about this brush set, and would like to see them in action, here are some youtube video tutorials: Design MarsalaDigital

 

11. Paint Bundle for Procreate by BrushUp

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Here’s another brush set, quite similar to the previous but this one has brushes with nice blending capacity, that allows to create you more relisting paintings.

Also, the reason why I lister Paint Bundle here is because there are also different brushes in this set that imitate other painting techniques Рoil painting and gouache.

So, saying briefly, this set contains Watercolor brushes (27), Gouache (19) and Oil brushes (18).

 

12. Procreate Watercolor Kit by Drifter Studio PrintShop

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Details:
Software: Procreate 5 or higher
File Size: 291.44 MB

WatercolorProcreate Kit is a brush set created by an artist Calvin Scott Drews. His goal was the quality, not the quantity, and he decided to focus more on creating really high quality brushes, that will allow you to create anything you want.

I spent weeks developing each brush so you can use them just like you would if you were painting with the real thing. Watercolor is my passion and I created this addon so the results look authentic and the process is intuitive.

There’s also included a paper texture – the texture has two options, so you can paint with a full-screen watercolor background or with just a plain white background.

If I had to point out the one thing in this set that stands out the most among other brush sets, is the huge number of video tutorials dedicated to these watercolor brushes ( at the time I’m writing this, there are 43 tutorials!)
If you want to see how the brushes “behave” and what watercolor effects can you imitate, then you definitely need to check out this playlist:¬†Procreate Watercolor Kit Video Tutorials

Ps. You can find in the video tutorial descriptions some freebies! (free brushes and templates)

 

13. 5 different brushes from Faber Co. Рincluding 1 watercolor brush [FREE]

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Here are 5 free brushes that you can get at Majafaber.com!

In this set you will find :

  • Dry Ink 01 Brush
  • Grain 01 Brush
  • Grunge 04 Brush
  • Monoline 01 & 02 Brush
  • Watercolor 04 Brush

Those are “demo” brushes from full sets available at their website, click on the image below to learn more about the sets:

 

14. Free watercolor brushes by Rowwenic [FREE]

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Here’s a small set of some watercolor brushes. There aren’t many pieces of information provided, just that those brushes were created/uploaded by a Procreate user named Rowwenic.
So, all we can do now is to download the brushes and try them themselves ūüôā

 

15. Free Watercolor brush pack NEW by BasicX [FREE]

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This is a “demo” set of Watercolor brush pack created by BasicX (see the full set with 43 brushes). It contains many brushes that will help you to achieve the watercolor effect you desire.
The team has created also other different brush sets for Procreate, you can see all available sets on their Instagram: BacisX_brushes

 

16. Georg’s Watercolor Splash & Splatter Dual Brush for Procreate 5 [FREE]

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A set of free brushes created by an artist Georg Graf von Westphalen. He created over 550 custom brushes, templates, comic fonts, harmonic color swatches,  and many digital tools for Procreate.

Like in some sets (mentioned above), you can activate a secondary color-mix using tilt and pressure.

If you like these brushes, you can get the full “Waterlies” brush set on gumroad.

If you want to see other brushes vreated gy Georg, please visit his website: Georgbrush.club

 

 

Often asked questions

How to download Procreate brushes

You want to download brushes, you need to open this page on your iPad. Download the file, and tap on the downloaded .brush or .brushset file – and choose ‚Äėopen in‚Äô or ‚Äėcopy to‚Äô and then choose Procreate.

 

Can you convert Photoshop brushes to procreate?

Yes, you can import Photoshop brushes to Procreate 5, however, some brushes may not work, or you will have to customize their options so they would have the same effect as in photoshop.
If you want to try importing photoshop brushes to Procrate, here’s a great tutorial¬† by Ghost Paper on how to do this:

 

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