Please note Procreate users! Procreate 4.1 and above is required to use these brushes.
Tip Top Watercolor Sketching is a set of 11 brushes designed for easy and efficient plein air painting and journaling. This set is unique as the brushes are less "stamp-like" and more responsive and painterly. While this set is less geared towards fully realistic watercolor rendering, basic painting and coloring with these is a joy!
These watercolor brushes have a very light quality to them, great for subtle hints of color like a gentle watercolor wash in a sketchbook.
As a bonus, we've also included two brand new sketching pens that pair very well with the watercolor brushes, for a very authentic plein air look.
Landscape painting by R.J. Peña
Included are 11 brushes:
Bloom Textural: This brush has a nice star-shaped bloom, great for adding fringe effects and edge control.
Detail Coloring Brushes: These are more catered to color/shading tiny areas.
Hard Edges: Really nice for adding bold and hard watercolor edges, and building up a silhouette.
Large Light Wash: For when you want to cover a large area quickly, but with subtlety.
Natural Sketch Pen: This sketching pen emulates a good linework pen capable of small degrees of varying opacity, great for a natural look and plein air.
Smooth Sketch Pen: More of a solid line inker, for when you don't need such an expressive line.
Soft Color: One of our favorites, this one has a great texture to it, is relatively small in size so capable of covering a wide variety of uses.
Soft Color Light: A similar brush to the one above, but even more soft and light.
Solid Color: Less textural, but better for building up color and forms.
Very Watery: The lightest brush of all! Gently touch your image with soft color.
Procreate 4.1 is required to use these brushes, 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.