Hey artist! If you're someone coming from a traditional setup or simply just someone who loves the look of watercolor paintings, then you should definitely give watercolor brushes a try in Procreate. They're designed to copy the texture and flow of real watercolors, which means you can achieve a beautiful and realistic watercolor effect in your digital works. Not only that, with these brushes, you can easily blend and layer colors to create gradients and shades and hues galore. This makes it a great option for creating vibrant, eye-catching artwork that really pops from the canvas. You really have to give it a try and see the kinds of beautiful watercolor art pieces you can come up with. In this blog, we’ll be giving you free (yes, free!) Procreate watercolor brushes to add to your growing tool kit!
First of all, the main goal of a good watercolor brush is to have a realistic texture and flow, just like traditional watercolor brushes, of course. It should also be easy to do blending and layering of colors on top of another, giving you as much control over the intensity and saturation of your artwork as possible. Another important characteristic is versatility - a good watercolor brush should be able to create many variety of strokes, from fine lines to broad washes, allowing you to play around with different techniques and styles. And of course, consistency is key - a good brush should be able to give consistent quality without stuttering or losing its shape (although this effect can also be useful and emulated digitally with Procreate's pen tilt support!). So there you have it - the ideal characteristics of a good watercolor brush for Procreate.
Additionally, there are a few things to think about when selecting the best brush for your work. Consider the type of brush tip you want first- a flat brush tip works better for creating broad strokes and washes while a round brush tip is miles better at producing fine lines and details. Consider the texture of the brush as well! A more textured surface on some watercolor brushes can help you produce artwork with interesting effects, best to play around and see what you need for your piece. Finally, take into account the brush's flow and opacity. Every brush is different in terms of the amount of color that the brush gives when you press on the screen and how visible the strokes look are determined by these factors, which can really affect how your piece will turn out! Take your time to try out a few different brushes and pick the one that feels the most comfortable for you and your unique style.
We’ll start you off with these freebies you can use right now! It's a great opportunity for artists who want to try out a new tool without having to spend any money. With these awesome Freya’s Watercolor Sampler Brushes, you can achieve a realistic watercolor effect in your digital artwork, which is perfect for creating beautiful, eye-catching pieces. Plus, since it's free, you can experiment with it and see if it's a good fit for your artistic style.
Not sure how to import these brushes? Don’t fret, we got you! All you have to do is follow our tutorial blog on How To Import Brushes on Procreate and you'll be on your way to adding a new tool to your digital art toolbox.
If you loved your freebies, let me introduce you to our premium brush set! With a variety of brush tips, textures, and effects, you'll have all the tools you need to create stunning watercolor effects in your artwork. We have over 100 brushes specifically designed for Procreate so you'll get the most out of the app's powerful features and they have been perfected over time so you definitely get the best quality!
Not only will you have much more brushes to work with, you'll also be able to create more detailed and intricate pieces that truly show your artistic vision. While it's true that buying a brush set is a bit of an investment (especially to those unsure with these tools), trust us when we say it's definitely worth it in the long run! You get lifetime access AND not to mention, multiple demos, activities and more bonus content. Go ahead and treat yourself to this fantastic watercolor brush set for Procreate and see the kind of beautiful artwork you can create!
All in all, watercolor brushes for Procreate are a awesome tools \for artists and designers who want to experiment with a traditional watercolor look in their digital art. With a plethora of brush sets available, there is no shortage of choices for creating beautiful realistic watercolor effects. From delicate washes to bold strokes, give them a try and see what kind of magic you can create!
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