Below is a collection of 111 free Illustrator brushes that I have compiled to make your search for illustrator resources a whole lot easier! The free illustrator brushes are created by 5 individual designers, some give away their whole set for free, while others tease you with a handful of free samples. If you have the perfect freebie that would be a great addition to this article, be sure to leave a comment at the bottom of the page.
25 ESSENTIAL MARKERS FOR ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR by Eilert Janßen
These markers were scanned at 2400 dpi, then cleaned, gently sharpened, released from boring white pixels, separated by layers then taken back to original size with 300 dpi which provides maximum information at a handy scale. Afterward imported to the Adobe Illustrator Brush Library, named, organized and separately adjusted. Available as Image Brushes (CC+) and Vector Brushes (CS6+).
29 FREE SAMPLE BRUSHES by Anna Ivanir
Anna is offering 29 free illustrator brushes from her pack of 150 Essential Vector Brushes. The hand-drawn vector brushes are for Illustrator CS3 and higher. Inside this collection, you will find high-quality brushes that bring you an organic hand painted feel to your projects. They are great for using in illustrations as well as separate design elements.
40 FREE WAX CRAYON BRUSHES by Jeremy Child
These authentic crayon strokes are perfect for adding naive charm to your designs and illustrations. As with all Artifex Forge brushes, every attempt has been made to retain the life-like qualities of the original wax crayon source material to bring only the best texture to your work!
9 FREE JAPANESE STYLE BRUSHES by Leonard Posavec
Demo these professional and free Illustrator brushes. The pack contains 9 high quality digital, ink, watercolor, Asian calligraphy brushes intended for professional designers, illustrators, and artists.
8 FREE SAMPLE BRUSHES by Anna Reichel
Anna is giving away 8 free sample brushes from her Fruit Joy Vector Brush Pack. I am glad to present you with my new set of vector brushes. They are divided into 5 types: Dots, Bubbles, Waves, Touches, and Spray (depending on the nature of the strokes). With this brushes are easy to change color and size.
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