It's finally here! Natural Ink has been in development for a while, it is an exciting new specialty collection of 5 inky, natural, organic ink brushes for Procreate on iPad. These aren't your grandpa's perfectly clean lines - these brushes can add a HUGE amount of character and realism to your drawings and illustrations, with their very realistic and natural look.
Meticulously crafted by carefully studying real-world ink strokes made with brushes and dip pens. These brushes have natural line breaks, visible hairs in the stroke, inky bleeding edges, and many other of the characteristics of real ink. Perfect for illustration, design, concept work, even painting!
Included are 5 brushes:
- The Naturale - The main brush in this collection, a perfect balance between organic character and practical, general usability. The main go-to for natural inking!
- Dry Erase Marker - With this brush, pressure effects opacity, so its great for sketching in tone and shadow.
- Rusty Fineliner - For fine lines, this is your guy. This brush is really nice for detail work, and pressure effects both size and opacity for a very realistic feeling experience.
- Hake Brush - Big and bold, this is best for broad, textural strokes (was a key part of the Samurai hair in the box image).
- Inky Dip Pen - More of a solid line, but with inky bleeding edges that look super 'wet'. Really fun to use, and a great general purpose inking brush.
You'll need the latest version of procreate to take advantage of all the brush features, and preferably an Apple Pencil for the pressure sensitive brushes.
Procreate 4 is here, and its amazing! You can now install a LOT of brushes at once using the new Files app in iOS 11. We recommend backing up your purchase using an iCloud account (its free), or syncing them to Files with iTunes.
First things first... USE SAFARI on iPad!
Also make sure you open the link in the full Safari app (it must be Safari, no other browser will work), as the side-loaded one gmail/other email apps use won’t work.
Tip Top Brush sets use the new "Brushset" file format made available in Procreate 4.2+. This is great! You can now load brushes with one single file. Once you've completed your purchase, select the blue button "access digital content" and you will be presented with a list of your purchased brush sets.
If it ends in *.brushset, it is the file you want (color swatches go in the swatches menu.)
1. Using Safari on iPad, tap the file and wait for it download (might take a few minutes if you have a slow collection, the brushes often use high resolution textures). Most sets are around 30MB, but it tells you next to the file name. Please make sure once you click the brush file name you give it long enough to download, especially if you have a slower internet connection. Once you click the link it will begin loading another page, but it won’t look like much is happening until it’s done.
2. Now select "Open in Procreate". Done! The set can be found as a new group in the brushes menu.