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!
Although, if you’re looking for premium quality Illustrator Brushes, then choose from our assortment of creative options, available for purchase on GraphicRiver. Or even hire a professional vector illustrator to help you.
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 brought them all for you here and much more!
You can find more about how to use brushes in Illustrator in our post titled, "A Comprehensive Guide: Illustrator's Paintbrush Tool and Brush Panel."
Floral, Swirl and Foliage Brushes
A brush set to draw variety of flowers, it includes 8 of them.
Quickly draw some nice scattered flowers.
A versatile set of foliage brushes which can be used in many different ways.
A brush set meant for making your own custom swoosh, swirl and curl designs, which includes 28 of them.
A simple swirly fractal brush set which includes 6 brushes.
A beautiful brush kit to draw swirly designs.
A set of 46 brushes to draw a variety of swirls and swooshes.
Another brush set for Illustrator which is really useful for making swirls, swooshes and decorative curls.
A brush set to create grungy, curly, grassy, flowery designs, also includes a curly pattern brush.
A great set to draw beautiful flowers.
A brush pack to draw something similar to those nice swirly acanthus type leaves used on money, important documents, and other ornamentation.
Border And Decor Brushes
A very beautiful and useful brush set to draw decorative borders, this set includes around 9 different styles.
A traditional Croatian national border in several versions. This brush also includes the Croatian emblem.
An ornate certificate border. You can change the color of the stroke of your box to change the border's color to match your certificate illustrations.
Series of 3 Adobe Illustrator brushes based on border artwork from the late 19th century.
Postage Stamp Edge Brush, it also includes corners.
Another set for some really funky borders. It also includes the entire illustration so you can see how it was done.
A set of seven different styles of Pattern brushes to create nice borders.
A great pack of Victorian vector brushes, which includes around eleven of them.
Sketchy, Paint, Ink and Watercolor Brushes
20. 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.
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.
22. Ink Sketch Lines
A brush set to add a sketchy feel to your vector artwork. They range from thin shaky lines to fat ink swelled strokes created with flat brushes. This is a pack of twenty free Illustrator Art Brushes.
A huge set containing 230 free vector marker brushes. The pack includes all shapes, sizes and colors.
Another cool set to create water color style illustrations. The set includes one hundred such water color brushes.
A set of sixteen Illustrator brushes to create sketchy and hand-drawn style vector illustrations.
A another set of fourteen brushes for vector drawing in Illustrator.
A set to draw grungy vector illustrations, which includes three sets with thirteen brushes.
A set of eighty five Illustrator paint brushes.
Rope, Chain and Bead/Gem Brushes
A cool and varied set of Illustrator Brushes to draw ropes.
30. Chain Complete
A delicate set of chain brushes.
One more set containing rope pattern brushes for any sort of path or polygon.
Pattern brush that is made up of links of a jewelry chain.
A custom brush to create realistic chains quickly and easily. Great for mechanical applications where chains need to be rendered routinely.
34. Cross Stitch 2
A cross stitch brush which is great for creating illustrations with an embroidered look.
A set of five brushes to draw gems and pearls.
A cool set of pattern brushes great for drawing vector pearls in Illustrator.
37. Beads and Gems
A very beautiful and useful set of seventeen brushes you can use to draw realistic and glossy beads and gems.
Snowflake, Starburst and Circular Brushes
A Set of eight Illustrator snowflake brushes, four Scatter and four Pattern brushes.
A set containing fifty free high-quality Illustrator brushes perfect for creating retro radial patterns.
A set of thirty Pattern brushes intended to be used for circular designs.
41. 12 VP BRUSHES
A another set of twelve brushes to draw circular designs and illustrations.
A set that features seven designs made to be used on circular shapes, featuring stars, curves, flames and hollow circles to name a few.
A set featuring nine Illustrator brushes. There are hundreds of variations with these. Try altering the stroke in Illustrator and also the size of the shape you add these to. You will notice even a tiny alteration will change the design greatly.
44. Abstract Brushes
A beautiful set of abstract brushes to create delicate circular designs.
A set of fifty brushes to create snowflakes and add a winterly feeling to your illustrations.
Scatter, Arrow And Hair Brushes
A set of fourteen abstract scatter brushes along with a brief how to tutorial on creating and working with brushes in Illustrator.
A cool set of scatter brushes with stars, flowers, swirls and variety of abstract shapes.
Another awesome set of Illustrator brushes.
A brush set to quickly draw arrows, it includes ten such brushes.
A brush set for drawing hairs and eyebrows as well as line art.
A hairbrush kit for drawing vector hair in Illustrator.
Fancy and Various Brushes
52. Emperor Penguins
A set of Emperor penguin brushes for Illustrator. With this you can draw penguins in just one stroke. How easy is that!
A beautiful set of butterfly brushes.
A brush set to draw wasps and ants in Illustrator.
55. COMIC FX
A fun set of Art brushes for five comic-strip sound effects.
A set containing seven Illustrator brushes. It includes a scalpel, two pencils, felt tip pen, biro and some paint brushes.
An Illustrator brush to draw a stack of books.
A large set of brushes and body parts for you to build your own Christmas graphics.
A brush to create seamless picket fences in your illustrations.
A set of four brushes to easily draw vector filmstrips in Illustrator with.
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. Here are a few more free Adobe Illustrator Brush resources as well, if you just can't get enough of them:
- Free Brushes on Adobe Exchange
- Free Illustrator Brushes on DeviantArt
- Free Brushes on Colorburned.com
- Illustrator Brushes.com
- 45 Excellent Sets of Adobe Illustrator Brushes on DESIGNM.AG
- Free Brushes on VECTORTUTS+
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