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A Huge Compilation of 40 Free Illustrator Brushes

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Adobe Illustrator has many powerful tools and unique features. And one among them is Illustrator's Paintbrush Tool (B). The brushes can be applied to paths and strokes, they are great for creating stunning stroked designs in seconds. And, the best part about Illustrator's brushes is that they are vectors and can be completely modified to suit your needs by changing their colors, stroke width, weight, and more. Let's take a look at a massive selection of Illustrator brushes available on the web!

If you're looking for premium quality brushes, though, choose from the assortment of creative and unique Illustrator brushes available on Envato Elements.

Illustrator brushes available on Envato Elements
Illustrator brushes on Envato Elements

40 Free Adobe Illustrator Brushes

In this article, you will find a huge compilation of excellent and stunning sets of free Illustrator Brushes on the web, such as: floral flourishes, swirls, foliage brushes, sketch brushes, watercolor brushes, chains, ropes, beautiful border brushes, Christmas themes, snowflakes, beads, gem brushes, and more. You name it, we've got it! And we've brought them all here just for you!

Learn more about how to use brushes in Illustrator in our post titled, "A Comprehensive Guide: Illustrator's Paintbrush Tool and Brush Panel."

7 Floral, Swirl and Foliage Brushes

Free Floral Pattern Brushes for Illustrator

Update your toolbox with this set of floral brushes. It includes over 20 floral Illustrator brushes, vector illustrations, and additional support.

Free Floral Pattern Brushes For Illustrator

Teardrop Foliage

A versatile set of foliage brushes which can be used in many different ways.

Teardrop Foliage

28 Free Illustrator Brushes for Making Swooshes and Swirls

A brush set meant for making your own custom swoosh, swirl and curl designs, which includes 28 of them.

28 Free Illustrator Brushes for Making Swooshes and Swirls

Kairy Brushes

A simple swirly fractal brush set which includes 6 brushes.

Kairy Brushes

Swirl Rocks Brushes

A beautiful brush kit to draw swirly designs.

Swirl Rocks Brushes

Flores.1

A great set to draw beautiful flowers.

 Flores1

Mycanthus Brush Pack

A brush pack to draw something similar to those nice swirly acanthus type leaves used on money, important documents, and other ornamentation.

Mycanthus Brush Pack

6 Border And Decor Brushes

Free Tractor Tire Vector Brush

Create a realistic track of tire strokes with this cool tractor set. It's free to download with only a standard attribution required.

Free Tractor Tire Vector Brush

Free Greek Key Brushes Vector

Here's a huge set of ornamental borders influenced by Greek shapes. Included are several Illustrator brushes available in EPS format.

Free Greek Key Brushes Vector

Sickest Brush Kit

Another set for some really funky borders. It also includes the entire illustration so you can see how it was done.

Sickest Brush Kit

Cute Hand Drawn Style Border Collection

Add lovely hearts and carefully drawn arrows to your borders. This collection features many styles of hand drawn borders that are charming and unique.

Cute Hand Drawn Style Border Collection

Hand Drawn Ink Border Set

Here's a cute set of hand drawn ink borders perfect for any creative. Enjoy various styles and shapes for your design projects.

Hand Drawn Ink Border Set

Victorian Vector Brush Pack

A great pack of Victorian vector brushes, which includes around eleven of them.

Victorian Vector Brush Pack

10 Sketchy, Paint, Ink and Watercolor Brushes

Free Japan Brushes for Illustrator

Travel the world through your creative projects. This set of Japanese-inspired brushes includes textural calligraphy brushes intended for designers and creatives.

Free Japan Brushes for Illustrator

Free Watercolor Brushes for Illustrator

Enjoy beautiful watercolor brushes inspired by traditional media. This set includes six free brushes in one incredible bundle.

Free Watercolor Brushes for Illustrator

Free Chinese Calligraphy Vector Brushes

A collection of thick, Chinese calligraphy brushes made for many concepts. Each brush was created with great texture and form.

Free Chinese Calligraphy Vector Brushes

Lineart Brush

A brush to make your strokes look like they were drawn with a pencil. Thin were the stroke begins, wider in the middle, and back to thin were the stroke ends.

 Lineart Brush

Brush Pastel Watercolor Vector Pack

Here's a great set of pastel-inspired watercolor vector brushes for every Illustrator lover. Enjoy colorful shapes and abstract designs for print, web, and so much more.

Brush Pastel Watercolor Vector Pack

Illustrator Watercolor Brushes

A huge set of Illustrator brushes. If you are looking to add a natural media feel to your vector illustrations, then this one is for you.

 Illustrator Watercolor Brushes

Vector Black Brush Lines Set

Need a standard brush set for traditional projects? Check out this next pack of black vector brushes with great textural details and blunt strokes.

Vector Black Brush Lines Set

16 "Sketchy" Illustrator Brushes

A set of sixteen Illustrator brushes to create sketchy and hand-drawn style vector illustrations.

16 Sketchy Illustrator Brushes

AI Custom Drawing Brushes 1

A another set of fourteen brushes for vector drawing in Illustrator.

AI Custom Drawing Brushes 1

Illustrator Grunge Brushes

A set to draw grungy vector illustrations, which includes three sets with thirteen brushes.

 Illustrator Grunge Brushes

5 Rope, Chain and Bead/Gem Brushes

Rodeo: Hand Drawn Rope Brush

Created by designer Ray Dombroski, this hand drawn vector brush includes a highly detailed rope design. It also works well with versions of Adobe Illustrator CC.

Rodeo Hand Drawn Rope Brush

Vector Rope Brush

A custom made vector brush, this brush is perfect for old Western themes. Use it for vintage projects, print designs, and art decorations.

Vector Rope Brush

Rope Ladder Free Vector

Connect your details together with this rope ladder set. This pack includes six total vector ladders in various realistic styles.

Rope Ladder Free Vector

Beads and Gems

A very beautiful and useful set of seventeen brushes you can use to draw realistic and glossy beads and gems.

Beads and Gems

Razor Wire Brushes Vectors

Create a realistic wire fence with this set of razor wire brushes. Inspired by metal roping this vector set includes 10 curvy and straight razor wire brushes.

Razor Wire Brushes Vectors

4 Snowflake, Starburst, and Circular Brushes

Free Stars Brushes Vectors

Make a cluster of stars with this free pack of Illustrator star brushes. It includes 10 free designs that can also be used as wreaths or borders.

Free Stars Brushes Vectors

30 Illustrator Brushes for Making Flowers and Circular Designs

A set of thirty Pattern brushes intended to be used for circular designs.

30 Illustrator Pattern Brushes for Making Flowers and Circular Designs

Abstract Brushes

A beautiful set of abstract brushes to create delicate circular designs.

Abstract Brushes

Free Sparkly Stars Brushes Vectors

Create a sparkly trail of stars with this vector brush set. This pack includes nine sparkly vector star brushes perfect for darker backgrounds.

Free Sparkly Stars Brushes Vectors

4 Scatter, Arrow And Hair Brushes

14 Free Scatter Brush and How To

A set of fourteen abstract scatter brushes along with a brief how to tutorial on creating and working with brushes in Illustrator.

14 Free Scatter Brush and How To

Hair and Line Art Brush For AI

A brush set for drawing hairs and eyebrows as well as line art.

 Hair and Line Art Brush For AI

The Hairbrush Kit

A hairbrush kit for drawing vector hair in Illustrator.

 The Hairbrush Kit

Braid Vectors

Enjoy this collection of vector braids to use across various projects. Includes different colors and sizes.

Braid Vectors

4 Fancy and Various Brushes

Fizz Brush Vector

Draw a collection of fizzes underwater with this vector brush set. It includes various sizes and clusters for any water-themed art!

Fizz Brush Vector

Pastel Color Rainbow Brush Vector Pack

Add some sunshine and rainbows to your illustrations. This brush pack includes several pastel-colored rainbows and flowers.

Pastel Color Rainbow Brush Vector Pack

Emperor Penguins

A set of Emperor penguin brushes for Illustrator. With this you can draw penguins in just one stroke. How easy is that!

Emperor Penguins

Butterfly Flowers Vector Brush

A beautiful set of butterfly brushes.

Butterfly Flowers Vector Brush

25 Premium Adobe Illustrator Brushes

If you're looking for a great investment than why not give these premium Illustrator brushes a shot? Designed by talented creative professionals, these brushes have been hand-picked from both GraphicRiver and Envato Elements.

Acrylic Illustrator Brushes

Even though you're working digitally, you may still love the feel of traditional art strokes. And you can incorporate that classic paint brush look into your designs with these acrylic Illustrator brushes. This package features 14 brushes generated from real brush strokes to achieve that realistic, detailed finish!

Acrylic Illustrator Brushes

8 Nautical Rope Brushes

If you like the serene feel of sailing on the open seas then you'll probably fancy these Illustrator brushes as well. Inspired by the classic rope styles found in nautical designs, this package features eight different brushes perfectly created with no gaps or glitches!

8 Nautical Rope Brushes

Stipple Brush Illustrator Set

Create amazing vintage shading effects with this incredible set of stipple brushes. Designed for both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, this brush set let's you create authentic stippling textures in just seconds! Use it for print, web, and app design.

Stipple Brush Illustrator Set

Easy Hair Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

Are you having trouble creating hair in Illustrator? Then give these wonderful brushes a try! This awesome package comes with 17 easy hair brushes that can create a variety of hairstyles and work well with different colors. No professional graphics tablet necessary, you can enjoy these brushes with your regular mouse too!

Easy Hair Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

Fat Grunge – Illustrator Brush Pack

Set up your projects with incredible details with this set of handmade grunge brushes. This pack of Adobe Illustrator assets includes 24 hand drawn designs created with real dry paint brush textures. Enjoy!

Fat Grunge  Illustrator Brush Pack

Illustrator Smoke Brush

Realistic smoke effects may seem hard to create in Adobe Illustrator. Now you can mimic the real thing with this set of Illustrator smoke brushes. This set includes eight high quality vector brushes for Adobe Illustrator CS5 or higher.

Illustrator Smoke Brush

105 Border Pattern Brushes for Illustrator

Borders can be a great finishing detail to any design. And now you have 105 amazing border brushes to choose from! In this incredible package, you'll find an array of border brushes, from pattern brushes, to separators, and so much more!

105 Border Pattern Brushes for Illustrator

Illustrator Halftone Brushes

Achieve that gorgeous halftone look with this Illustrator brush set! This amazing package includes 26 halftone brushes that come in two unique styles. Decorate your designs with that messy screen-tone look, or distribute the effect evenly with cleaner lines.

Illustrator Halftone Brushes

Sponge Illustrator Brushes

Love traditional art textures? Enjoy high quality distressing brushes with this set of sponge-inspired Adobe Illustrator assets. This massive pack includes 56 highly textured art and scatter brushes for all your creative projects.

Sponge Illustrator Brushes

Icicle Layered Illustrator Brush Set

Cool down your designs with this fun icicle Illustrator brush set. This set of brushes comes with 5 incredible frozen variations that are extremely easy to use! Turn your paths into a string of icicles with just one simple click!

Icicle Layered Illustrator Brush Set

7 Lace Adobe Illustrator Brushes

If you have a soft spot for fashion design then you'll definitely love these lace brushes. These unique vector brushes simulate realistic lace trim details to add that extra pop to your designs. Included are seven different laces to add style to your fashion illustrations.

7 Lace Adobe Illustrator Brushes

Grit, Grunge & Grain Scatter Brushes

Ideal for type effects, this pack of Adobe Illustrator scatter brushes features grit, grain and grudge designs. Use them for illustrations like the image below or for subtle decorations on your work. Included in this pack are 24 Illustrator brushes and a quick help guide.

Grit Grunge  Grain Scatter Brushes

Neon Illustrator Brushes

Illuminate your designs with these professional neon brushes! Carefully crafted to help draw bright neon lines just like a pen, these brushes come in a variety of glows, contrasts, and line types to satisfy all your design needs.

Neon Illustrator Brushes

Pencil Illustrator Brushes

If you're an artist that loves to draw with the classic pencil and paper setup, then you're sure to love these brushes! Designed to give you that traditional feel, this set includes 18 art brushes hand-drawn to give your designs that handmade look!

Pencil Illustrator Brushes

21 Flat Ribbons Illustrator Brushes Set

Ribbon are a great way to make an announcement, highlight an important headline, or display a new sale. And you have the choice between 21 amazing ribbon styles with this flat Illustrator brush set. Simply create a curve, set the brush and color, and change the thickness for the perfect ribbon!

21 Flat Ribbons Brushes Set

Linocut Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

Create beautiful handmade illustrations with this set of gorgeous Illustrator brushes. Included in this package are 35 awesome lino cut brushes designed to give your illustrations that rustic, hand-carved look.

Linocut Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

Wood Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

Create gorgeous wooden backgrounds or pristine flooring with these wooden Illustrator brushes. This awesome set features 60 wood brushes created by hand, to give your art a beautiful natural finish.

Wood Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

Cut Edge Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

Try not to cut yourself with this awesome set of 52 cut edge Illustrator brushes. The ultimate set for achieving that digital woodcut look, this package features amazing lino cut brushes that work great for line art too!

Cut Edge Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

Essential Artistic Illustrator Brush Collection

Every artist could use a selection of the essentials in their design kit. And you'll be happy you went with this incredible set of essential art brushes for Adobe Illustrator. Download this package to gain access to 28 artistic brushes to add texture to your designs.

Essential Artistic Illustrator Brush Collection

Shader Brushes For Adobe Illustrator

Add subtle gradients and shadows to your illustrations with ease. This amazing set of high quality brushes was designed to help you easily make texture shades. Choose from 22 unique brushes to shade, add texture, or create line art for your illustrative work.

Shader Brushes For Adobe Illustrator

Light Print Texture Illustrator Brushes

Add a little imperfection to your designs with this awesome print texture brush set. With special attention paid to the flaws and subtle marks left over from under-inked printing, these brushes are ideal for adding texture to your work. Choose from dozens of brushes to give your designs that vintage look.

Light Print Texture Illustrator Brushes

Illustrator Stitch Brushes

Get crafty with this fun set of Illustrator stitch brushes! If you need an easy way to add instant charm to your designs, add a little stitching to your work. This set of 19 highly detailed pattern brushes allows you to apply the effect fast and easily to your own brush work. Bonus Christmas and Valentine-themed stitches also included!

Illustrator Stitch Brushes

Illustrator Painted Canvas Brushes

You'll be tempted to let your work dry after using these realistic painted canvas brushes. Designed to give you that traditional painterly feel, this set of 67 brushes comes complete with standard, angled, and messy brushes to fulfill your artistic needs.

Illustrator Painted Canvas Brushes

Illustrator Chain Brushes

Feeling a little chained to your designs? Well you can add a unique realistic chain to your work with these fun Illustrator chain brushes. Choose from a variety of brush styles and add that extra pizazz to your borders, dividers, or illustrations.

Illustrator Chain Brushes

Watercolor ProBrush for Illustrator

The beauty of working digitally is that you can still achieve the look of traditional art but with scalable elements. In this set of amazing watercolor brushes, choose from 83 high quality handmade brushes to fit a variety of occasions.

Watercolor ProBrush for Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator Brush Resources

If you need a professional solution, our vector Illustrator Brushes are available for purchase on GraphicRiver. We have a large, premium assortment to choose from, with straightforward usage rights, and excellent creative options. But here are also a few more free Adobe Illustrator Brush resources as well, if you just can't get enough of them:

And for all your professional design needs, enlist the help of the good folks at Envato Studio.

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