This is a big one - Real Charcoal is the ultimate set of 23 charcoal brushes for Procreate on iPad. Sampled from real, artist-grade charcoal materials ranging from charcoal powder, compressed sticks in multiple densities, blending stumps, sachets, and more, you can now achieve a completely 100% authentic charcoal look in Procreate.
These brushes are perfect for illustration, design, concept work, and all other kinds of mixed media!
Portrait Artwork by: Ethan Kiteck instagram.com/honorbound.co/
Included are 23 brushes across 3 categories:
- 18 Real Charcoal Brushes - This is the star of the show, 18 real charcoal marks scanned in super-high resolution on high quality fine-grain paper with many kinds of charcoal materials. They can be 'stamped' in as simple images, or you can 'paint' them in to create your own masterful charcoal textures! Fool your friends :-)
- Charcoal Pencil - Straight up, my new favorite pencil brush! It feels like a smooth combination of a dark ink brush and a textural pencil stroke.
- Shaders - An essential addition, these are softer, lighter toned marks that are pressure sensitive, allowing you to add tone and shade exactly as you need to tie it all together. I find these extremely useful for many kinds of art!
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.