Master Ink 2022

Note: REQUIRES Apple Pencil

Introducing MASTER INK 2022 - A super expressive, easy-to-use set of 16 ink brushes for Procreate, bursting with super crisp detail! Feels great in the hand.

You'll happen upon tons of inky, happy accidents with the Hake, Dry and Bleeding brushes. We also included some ridiculously-useful "stabilized liner" brushes, carefully tuned to smooth your shaky hand for long inking sessions. More still, we've managed to bring over technical innovations from our watercolor set to the "watery ink" brushes which allow you to use pressure to control the dilution!

Each brush is dynamic, flexible, and capable of many different looks in combination. We hate scrolling through hundreds of junk brushes that are all slightly different variations of the same handful, which is why we carefully program TONS of functionality into each and every brush, saving you time and elevating brushes to genuine professional tools.

As usual we've gone back to the drawing board and completely reimagined what a foundational ink brush set looks like for Procreate in 2022.  We examined many brush sets currently on the market plus the new offerings built in to Procreate, and designed this set to be complementary to your other sets. Don't take our word for it, check out this demonstration gif (sped up). 


Master Ink 2022 Includes:

  • Hake Wet - A big beautiful flat brush, full of soft streaky ink effects useful for adding character and texture to any area that needs it! I absolutely love this brush, which is why I put it first!
  • Dry Old Round - Another streaky and messy ink brush we absolutely adore. This one has really thin, long bristle hair streaks. The taper on this brush is rounded, like a round brush! Gotta have a round brush. 
  • Flat Dry - I think of this as the baby brother to the Hake Wet, its similar in spirit: rough ink, very messy but in a tight, controlled way. More of a mid sized flat brush with very chunky streaks, perfect for edges and fills. Really fat, bold heavy black ink with character.
  • C&H Sable Brush - A classic workhorse. This is the latest evolution of the first brush I ever developed! When I started this whole brush thing, I wanted an ink brush that would match Bill Watterson's Sable ink brush that he used to ink all of Calvin and Hobbes. Side by side its almost impossible to tell the difference, and now its been re-worked for 2022, hopefully going strong another 8 years! 
  • Crisp Comic Pen - While the C&H brush is very classic, its also very expressive and "artistic". This brush is for the modern professional comic artist. Sharp crisp edges that take color-drop fills perfectly. Expressive line weight, responds very easily to pressure and looks very natural. 
  • Old Nib - My favorite nib brush! A really fine, sharp taper on this one, with a pleasant bumpy texture that looks like it was made with a very old nib pen. Very organic looking. when you want an emotive line quality, this will do the trick!
  • Engraver Nib - This is an interesting one: similar to the Old Nib, but tuned for stabilization so that you can easily draw very straight quick lines, perfect for doing engraving ink work. It can also do curve lines if you go slower, but you can go pretty fast and make some very straight lines! Saves a lot of time. 
  • Bleeding Edge - A very organic looking wet bleeding line, that looks like its diffusing ink into the paper. 
  • Tapered Nib - A simple brush with a nice crisp sharp taper, for when you need it.
  • Stabilized Dynamic Liner - This line was built very specifically for doing steady clean lines, that also allows you to use pressure to control line weight. This is a pretty solid choice for clean work!
  • Stabilized Monoline - Similar to the Dynamic liner, but this one is a "mono line" weight. I think of it as "the adventure time brush" hehe. 
  • Watery Brush - At lower pressure, seems like a pretty normal ink brush, but add some pressure and watch the line morph into a watery ink brush! This was a cool innovation we were able to port over from our watercolor set. 
  • Low Ink - A very convincing felt tip pen with low ink! You can almost shade with this, with the right touch. Really whispy and beautiful texture.
  • Fountain - I love how this brush blooms when you apply pressure, it really gets big and diffuse, perfect for expressive finishing strokes.
  • Dry Felt Pen - Has almost a charcoal look to it with its dry ink effect. I like this one for sketching, with its ability to split the line on lighter touch.
  • Wedge Pen - I find it useful to have a pen with a "brick" shape. Useful for getting hard corners, and a boxy gesture to it which is great for ideation and sketching.

Here's some detail shots from the poster to give you an idea of how they all work together:

Procreate 5 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 that gmail/other email apps use won’t work.

Note: Brush files end in *.brushset 

Once you click the file name/download button, a blue arrow in a circle should appear in the top right corner of Safari. This is the "downloads" area. Tap this icon and you should see your download appear in a list like so:

Simply tap the file and it should automatically open in Procreate. Depending on if you've performed this before, it may ask you what you want to do with the file after tapping it, in which case you would simply find the Procreate icon and send it there. 

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