All of the marks were made with a variety of ink tools such as traditional dip pens, fine brushes, technical pens, on surfaces like 100% cotton watercolor paper, smooth bristol, sketchbook paper, and even clear acetate.
Crosshatching includes 6 categories of hatching:
- Multi-hatch - These are the core hatching brushes. The direction of the hatch lines are based on the direction your stroke is going. If you just want vertical lines, stroke left or right. horizontal lines, up or down. They work in any direction so you can create an endless combination of patterns! Super fun to use.
- Scatter - Pretty self-explanatory, these are more "chaotic" hatchers, excellent for conveying a sense of texture. These are good for smoke, shadow, etc.
- Uni-Direction - These are some of my favorites. The lines always go one direction, which you can adjust by two-finger "twist" of the image source in brush settings, or rotating the procreate canvas. Excellent for rain, foliage, feathering in shadows, indicating texture/reflections, and much more. I find its easiest to brush them in from top-left to bottom-right corners for most even coverage.
- Scribble - Various scribbles made with different mediums. Also good stuff!
- Sparse - A more "patterned" style with minimal overlap for superior control. You can lay them down in patterns, or scribble them all together in more of the scattered style.
- Fun - Some bonus brushes made during development, great for cartoons!
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!
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.
2. Now select "Open in Procreate". Done! The set can be found as a new group in the brushes menu.