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Looking for the best Procreate brushes?
In this post, I am reviewing 21 of the best Procreate brushes for both hand lettering and calligraphy.
iPad lettering has become a fast-growing trend across the globe, and today there is a wide variety of different products.
After testing a whole bunch of products, I created this list that contains some of the best brush packs available on the market today.
This list contains brush packs for both hand lettering & calligraphy, giving you plenty of choices regardless of your preferences (if you are not sure about the difference check out this post).
Without any further ado, let’s get cracking!
If you love texture, then look no further.
The Rough & Raw brush set the ideal set for anyone looking to take their lettering artwork to a whole new level.
What makes this brush set so remarkable is that the brushes are created using real-life textures!
Each brush has a different texture giving your lettering a very unique and authentic feel.
Rough & Raw contains 14 different procreate brushes divided in –
- 7 line brushes
- 7 texture brushes
You can check out the full set here –
This is the perfect brush pack for brush calligraphy!
The Procreate Lettering Brush Pack 3.0 features –
- 12 unique, custom made brushes.
The very first thing about these brushes that grabbed my attention was how easy it was to control each stroke.
Thick and thins were flying with minimum effort, and although each setting is fully customizable, the default settings of the brushes did not require any adjustment –
Definitely a big plus right there!
Another fantastic feature of these brushes is high-quality textures.
Each brush creates a different texture giving the user a wide variety of choices.
Calligraphy DK really went one step beyond to capture the feel of a real brush pen.
Here is a video that will give you an insight into what and how he created the Procreate Lettering Brush Pack 3.0
All in all, the Procreate Lettering Brush Pack 3.0 is a fantastic product for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers.
You can check out the full product here –
If I could sum up this product with one word, it would be – WOW!!
This is probably one of the most value-packed Procreate brush products that I’ve ever come across.
Aside from containing a wide variety of different custom made brushes for both lettering and calligraphy, the main feature of this product is the 10 part workbook for beginners – that gets loaded directly on Procreate.
The 10 part workbook makes this product ideal for lettering beginners, as it teaches you everything you need to know.
From terminology, basic strokes, constructing block letters, all the way to embellishments, color theory, layouts, prepping your work for print, and further steps.
But that’s not all,
The Procreate Lettering Starter Pack also includes –
- 35 Brushes – for both lettering & calligraphy
- 10 Part Lettering Workbook
- 28 Textures
- 5 Images
- 2 Color Palettes
- Video help files
This is an excellent product for both beginners and more experienced artists.
However, I believe that lettering beginners are going to benefit more from this product thanks to the 10 part workbook included.
Check out the full product here –
This brush set is excellent for modern calligraphy and expressive lettering.
The Procreate Calligraphy Queen vol. 01 features –
- 20 high-quality brushes with all different kinds of textures.
The product comes both as a brushset. file and individual brushes files.
I personally love this feature, as it makes it really easy to install on Procreate.
This is a great brush set for chalk lettering lovers!
If you love chalk lettering, but you don’t really have a place or the material to practice, this brush pack is the perfect alternative!
The chalk texture with these brushes is just amazing.
The Chalk Dust Brush Kit contains –
- 6 x Lettering Chalks
- 7 x Chalk Effect Brushes
- 2 x Bonus Script
- Brushes by hand letterer Stefan Kunz
- 6 x Blackboards (Procreate Documents)
- Brush installation .PDF guide
- Tips and Tricks .PDF sheets
- 3 Example Alphabets .PDF to inspire your work
The brushes are created with very realistic textures, and what makes this product even better, are all the bonus goods included!
Along with clear instructions on how to install the chalk brush kit, you will also receive files containing tips & tricks, and inspiration for creating different styles – great for beginners!
The 7 chalk effect brushes make it really easy to add depth and further elevate your lettering,
and on top of that,
you will also receive 2 pressure-sensitive (chalk) brushes that are great for calligraphy, or should I say – chalkligraphy (hehe)
The Chalk Dust Brush Kit is a great product packed with a lot of different and exciting features that will definitely keep your practice routine busy and exciting!
You can check the full product here –
Considering I’m coming from a graffiti background, I really REALLY liked this brush set.
Procreate Spray Brushes is a great brush pack for graffiti lovers as well as for more expressive writing –
Having that essential feature of the spray can flare effect.
The Procreate Spray Brushes include –
- 8 brushes with their flares versions x.1 inside the brush set – a total of 16 different brushes
The brushes share a similarity in their shape; however, they all have different textures giving a different look.
I really enjoy working with these brushes, the settings are great by default.
After continually practicing the same, it’s really great to take a break and try something completely different.
You can check out the full brush set here –
The Huge Cities Brush Pack is the smallest and most affordable item on our list.
It includes –
• 4 unique brushes for the Procreate app
At an affordable price of only 5$.
This brush pack is great for someone who enjoys practicing brush calligraphy on the iPad.
A vital feature of these brushes is that their default setting of the shape is set to ”Randomised”.
What this essentially means is that every time you lift the pen, the shape will change the direction and thus creating a different stroke and texture each time.
This can really give you a unique look to your calligraphy, but while I was testing the brushes I found that it works better to turn this option off –
At this point, it all depends on your personal preferences.
You can check out the whole Huge City Brush Pack at –
I already had the honor to collaborate with Jake on the Fraktur Calligraphy tutorial for beginners, and if there is one thing we can say about Jake –
He never compromises quality!
The Blackletter Dry Brushes for Procreate is simply AMAZING!
The high-quality textures, the default settings, all the extras – this pack is a goldmine for the wide nib calligraphy lovers.
Here is what the Blackletter Dry Brushes pack contains –
- 16 uniquely textured dry brushes are ranging from heavy saturation to light saturation on a variety of different surfaces. These brushes are also highly customizable.
- 2 unique splatter brushes. Made from real paint splatters, these highly-flexible brushes are great for adding texture and depth to your work.
- A fine detail brush to assist in flourishes, filigrees, and other ornamental detail.
- A square grid brush to assist in compositional layout.
The feature that really blew me away was the default settings of each brush.
Pressure sensitivity making some strokes lighter and others darker really creates an exciting effect.
Another fantastic feature is the azimuth setting.
What this basically does is changing the angle of your shape based on the angle of your Apple pen.
Thanks to this setting, you can really have a realistic calligraphy experience.
I have to admit that at first, it feels quite weird, and it takes a bit of time to get used to it, but once you do, it feels funny to go back to the locked shape.
Don’t worry, Jake included a PDF file that explains this whole thing along with instructions on how to install the brushes + a few extra tips.
If you like broad edge scripts, there is absolutely no doubt that you will love this product!
Check out the full brush pack at –
The 4th and the latest edition of the DevBrush pack series is packed with value more than ever.
Devan is a lettering artist highly focused on iPad lettering, and his experience on Procreate definitely reflects on the quality of his latest brush pack!
His brush packs are known to have a wide variety of unique brushes, and here is what you will get in this one –
- 40 brushes for Lettering, Calligraphy and Sign Painting
- Uppercase CASUAL Alphabet (Practice Guide)
Some of the key features in this brush pack are –
- The realistic replicas of popular brush markers for calligraphy, such as – Crayola, Fudenosuke, Sharpie
- Broad edge Moltow brushes
- Fat cap brushes for more of a graffiti feel
- 3 Different sign painting brushes + a practice sheet for practicing capital casuals!
All in all, this is a great product that I really enjoyed working with.
It offers a wide variety of entirely different brushes that are great to combine together, and that will keep you busy for quite some time!
Highly recommend you checking out the full product at –
The Brush Calligraphy Pack for Procreate is explicitly created for brush calligraphy on the iPad.
Designed and created by yours truly, here is what you will get in this brush pack –
- 15 Custom made calligraphy brushes for Procreate
All of the brushes contain different high-quality textures and specific grain sources to give you a wide selection choice.
All of the settings have been fine-tuned to create a smooth and enjoyable writing experience, whether you are a total beginner or a more experienced calligrapher.
Like with any other brush, you can adjust the setting to fit your style and preference.
You can check out the full product at –
One of the most amazing things about Procreate and iPad lettering is the fact that you can create almost everything!
Watercolor is a popular art medium, and it’s absolutely crazy how realistic your work can look with this brush pack.
The Procreate Watercolor Brushes contain –
- 50 custom-made brushes – washes, textures, edges, effects, stains, and more! Take a look at the painted samples and strokes in the preview
- High-resolution watercolor paper sheet texture
It took me a bit of trial and error before I started to get to know how the brushes work and especially how to blend the colors with the different blending modes.
But don’t worry,
Kate made sure to include a big PDF file full of examples and helpful tips on how to get started, which I found to be insanely useful in the process.
During the research process, I stumbled upon several brush packs featuring the watercolor effect.
Still, none of them had such a massive amount of choice and such realistic features.
If you like watercolors and working with Procreate, this is most definitely the brush pack for you!
Check out the full thing here –
Are you maybe looking for a brush pack that contains everything you need for both hand lettering and calligraphy?
Well, look no further!
The Procreate Lettering Toolkit by Quiver Supply contains a whopping 210 different brushes – say whaaat!?
Let’s have a closer look at the different brush categories –
- 16 Calligraphy Nib Brushes
- 10 Assorted Brushes
- 18 Flat Pen Brushes
- 33 Marker Brushes
- 18 Brush Pen Brushes
- 11 Graffiti Brushes
- 4 Color Builder Brushes
- 11 Pen Brushes
- 31 Decorator Brushes
- 7 Pencil Brushes
- 53 Shader Brushes
- Bonus Lettering Guides & Paper Textures (.JPG format)
With this brush pack, you can create an endless amount of different combinations and lettering styles.
Along with the vast amount of different brushes, you will also receive the two lettering guides files (straight and slanted for calligraphy).
They are handy when it comes to keeping your work consistent.
Another great feature is the collection of different shading, detail, and decorating brushes that will elevate the look of your work with ease.
There is a big choice when it comes to brushes for calligraphy. However, the ones that really grabbed my attention were the copperplate brushes!
I was really impressed by how well the settings were adjusted, and along with the slanted guidelines (included in the brush pack), it really created a pleasant and smooth writing experience.
To sum it up, the Procreate Lettering Toolkit is a great one-stop have-it-all product that really offers excellent value for the price.
Check out the full product at –
We have yet another fantastic brush pack by the talented blackletter calligraphy artist Jake Rainis.
This set includes a total of 27 different brushes, and let’s take a closer look at what you will be getting inside of it-
- 6 unique chiseled brushes at a variety of angles (0º, 10º, 45º, 90º, 135º, and 175º). Each one has a stable version and a pressurized, textured version.
- 6 unique grunge brushes to create muddled textures.
- 4 unique chiseled brushes for creating calligrams (each one has a solid version as well as a textured version).
- A circular calligram template to use in conjunction with the calligram brushes.
- A square grid brush to help layout compositions.
Jake is an experienced calligrapher specializing in broad edge nib scripts, and his knowledge and experience definitely reflect on the quality of his products.
Something that I personally really like, is when a product is designed around the user.
By this, I mean that the product is designed in a manner that creates a very smooth and pleasurable experience.
No matter if you are a complete beginner or a long-time iPad user.
Highly recommend you check out the full product at –
This brush pack is excellent for calligraphy beginners, and here is why –
Aside from a variety of different textured brushes, you will also get a bunch of educational extras as well!
Let’s have a quick look at the contents of this product –
- 10 x Procreate Brushes
- Practice Strokes worksheets
- Uppercase letters worksheets
- Lowercase letters worksheets
- Numbers Worksheets
- Bonus Textures (Gold, Silver, Rose Gold, Gradients)
- .PDF Printables for Brush Pens
- .JPG Printables for Brush Pens
- .PDF Instruction manual
I think that this is a great starter kit for brush calligraphy beginner, and Ian made sure to create an effortless and fun experience.
If you are a more experienced iPad user or calligrapher, I would perhaps recommend to check out some of the other brush pack that we mentioned so far.
You can check out the full product at –
The DevBrush 3.0 for Procreate is a fantastic brush pack that contains a whole variety of different brushes for both lettering and calligraphy.
We liked the DevBrush 3.0 so much that a few months ago, we already had the pleasure of collaborating with Devan and write a separate review post.
You can check out the full review post here –
Here you can check out the full product –
The last product on our list is the Procreate Parallel Pen brush pack created by Calligraphy DK.
Here is what you will get in this brush pack –
- 9 X Procreate Parallel Brush
- 9 X Procreate Parallel Pressure Brush
The brushes are by default locked on a 45-degree angle, but you can quickly flip the Azimuth setting on if you want the angle of the pen to change based on how you move the pen around.
The brushes feature unique textures to create eye-catching broad nib calligraphy.
The first nine brushes are flat and locked, meaning that they don’t change the size based on the pressure.
However, the other nine brushes have this exact feature enabled.
At first, I found them to be a bit difficult to manage, but then I realized that they are freaking great for details and flourishing!
All in all, this is a great brush set with very intriguing textures, and they are perfect for anyone who loves broad nib calligraphy scripts.
You can check out the full brush pack at –
The Lettering brushes for Procreate is a great brush pack for anyone looking to enrich their calligraphy brush library.
This brush pack is suited for both hand lettering and calligraphy.
Still, after playing for a couple of days with it, I would argue that it’s better suited for calligraphy than hand lettering.
The Lettering brushes for Procreate includes a total of 28 brushes for Procreate –
- 6 Texture brushes (texture, splatters, etc.) Great for details.
- 4 Guideline brushes for different styles
- 18 Brushes for creating hand lettering & calligraphy
This is a great brush pack for both beginners and more experienced artists.
Combining brushes for both hand lettering & calligraphy, the Lettering brushes for Procreate is a product I enjoyed using, and I would definitely recommend you try it out.
You can check the full product here –
This is probably one of my personal favorites from this list.
The Procreate Duo Lettering Brush Pack is soooo freaking cool!
It’s definitely different from the other brush packs on this list, and here is why.
This product helps you to quickly and efficiently create a wide variety of different lettering styles.
With these brushes, you simply create the outlines of your lettering, close the gaps and color it the way you want it!
Here is what is included in this brush pack a total of 8 brushes
- 3 pressure based outline brushes (regular, medium, bold). Ideal for script lettering.
- 3 duo brushes with no pressure (regular, medium, bold). Great for sans-serifs.
- 1 pen brush for outlining and closing the gaps
- 1 dot grid brush to create guidelines for your lettering
- Installation guide
To be completely honest, at first glance, I was a bit dubious about this product.
However, 5 minutes in, and I was utterly in love with it!
Besides the fact that you can quickly create consistent letterforms, I believe it could be beneficial for lettering beginners.
I continuously see beginners struggling with getting consistent letterforms and/or having a hard time understanding the construction of letters.
All in all, a great and helpful product at a very affordable price.
Check it out here –
The MegaPack for Lettering is a massive brush pack that contains a whopping 53 Procreate brushes!
If you like to create a variety of calligraphy styles, this is definitely the brush pack for you!
I’ve worked with similar brushes in the past, and I was really impressed by the well-optimized settings.
I am mainly referring to the angle settings, as I didn’t have to change much the way I hold the pen in my hand.
Check out the full product here –
This brush pack is definitely one that stands out from the list.
The Dry Texture Brushes for Procreate is primarily made for illustrations.
However, seeing the beautiful samples from the presentation made me really want to try these brushes for hand lettering.
After all, hand lettering is all about illustrating letterforms.
This brush pack contains –
- 30 Custom dry texture brushes for Procreate
- A.PDF brush guide with example usage (super helpful!)
- An easy to follow installation guide
Overall, I found these brushes to be very versatile in their use but especially very fun to work with!
I am a sucker for textures, and this brush pack really offers a wide range of them.
By combining the different textures and colors, you could create some really striking designs.
Check out the full product here –
I’ve been following Nick’s (a.k.a @snooze.one) artwork for quite some time on Instagram.
I also had the honor to collaborate with Nick recently, where he’s sharing helpful tips on improving your brush lettering composition.
Ever since he announced his first Procreate SnoozePack, I was very eager to test it out.
First of all, let’s see what’s inside the SnoozePack –
- 20 procreate brushes
- 26 worksheets
- The whole alphabet in four different styles
- 5 Mockups
As you can see, the SnoozePack is jam-packed with both brushes as well as other helpful resources.
The SnoozePack offers a nice variety of different brushes, not only texture-wise but also the grains.
For example, I really liked using the Glitch and Bubble brushes, it’s truly something unique that I haven’t seen before.
I think this is an excellent product for both beginners and more skilled artists.
Beginners will love this product thanks to all the extras included (especially the worksheets), while more skilled artists will enjoy the unique grains and textures of these brushes.
You can check out the SnoozePack here –
Wrapping it up
And there you have it, folks!
21 of the best Procreate brushes for both hand lettering and calligraphy.
What is your favorite brush pack for Procreate?
Is there a specific brush pack you think I should review and include in this list?
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