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A Huge Compilation of 60 Free Illustrator Brushes

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

60 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."

11 Floral, Swirl and Foliage Brushes

Fresh Brushes

A brush set to draw variety of flowers, it includes 8 of them.

Fresh Brushes

Free Floral Illustrator Brush

Quickly draw some nice scattered flowers.

Free Floral Illustrator Brush

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

Per forma Royalz Ai

A set of 46 brushes to draw a variety of swirls and swooshes.

 Per forma Royalz Ai

Illustrator Wedge Brushes

Another brush set for Illustrator which is really useful for making swirls, swooshes and decorative curls.

 Illustrator Wedge Brushes

Sick Brusk Kit 2 "Elementals"

A brush set to create grungy, curly, grassy, flowery designs, also includes a curly pattern brush.

 Sick Brusk Kit 2 Elementals

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

8 Border And Decor Brushes

Illustrator Decorative Border Brushes

A very beautiful and useful brush set to draw decorative borders, this set includes around 9 different styles.

Illustrator Decorative Border Brushes

Croatian National Border

A traditional Croatian national border in several versions. This brush also includes the Croatian emblem.

Croatian National Border

Certificate Border

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.

 Certificate Border

19th Century Deco Borders

Series of 3 Adobe Illustrator brushes based on border artwork from the late 19th century.

19th Century Deco Borders

Postage Stamp Edge Brush

Postage Stamp Edge Brush, it also includes corners.

Postage Stamp Edge Brush

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

Illustrator Pattern Brushes

A set of seven different styles of Pattern brushes to create nice borders.

 Illustrator Pattern Brushes

Victorian Vector Brush Pack

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

Victorian Vector Brush Pack

9 Sketchy, Paint, Ink and Watercolor 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

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

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.

 Ink Sketch Lines

230 Free Vector Marker Brushes

A huge set containing 230 free vector marker brushes. The pack includes all shapes, sizes and colors.

 230 Free Vector Marker Brushes

100 Wonderful Water Color Illustrator Brushes

Another cool set to create water color style illustrations. The set includes one hundred such water color brushes.

100 Wonderful Water Color Illustrator Brushes

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

85 Illustrator Paint Brushes

A set of eighty five Illustrator paint brushes.

85 Illustrator Paint Brushes

9 Rope, Chain and Bead/Gem Brushes

Rope Brushes (14)

A cool and varied set of Illustrator Brushes to draw ropes.

 Rope Brushes 14

Chain Complete

A delicate set of chain brushes.

Chain Complete

Braided Rope Brushes

One more set containing rope pattern brushes for any sort of path or polygon.

Braided Rope Brushes

Realistic Chain Pattern

Pattern brush that is made up of links of a jewelry chain.

Realistic Chain Pattern

Chain

A custom brush to create realistic chains quickly and easily. Great for mechanical applications where chains need to be rendered routinely.

 Chain

Cross Stitch 2

A cross stitch brush which is great for creating illustrations with an embroidered look.

Cross Stitch 2

Gems And Pearls Brush Set

A set of five brushes to draw gems and pearls.

Gems And Pearls Brush Set

Pearl Pattern Brush

A cool set of pattern brushes great for drawing vector pearls in Illustrator.

Pearl Pattern Brush

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

8 Snowflake, Starburst, and Circular Brushes

Snowflake Illustrator Brushes

A Set of eight Illustrator snowflake brushes, four Scatter and four Pattern brushes.

Snowflake Illustrator Brushes

50 Killer Retro Starburst Brushes

A set containing fifty free high-quality Illustrator brushes perfect for creating retro radial patterns.

 50 Killer Retro Starburst Brushes

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

12 VP BRUSHES

A another set of twelve brushes to draw circular designs and illustrations.

12 VP BRUSHES

Illustrator Brushes - Circular Patterns

A set that features seven designs made to be used on circular shapes, featuring stars, curves, flames and hollow circles to name a few.

Illustrator Brushes - Circular Patterns

Illustrator Brushes - Spirograph

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.

 Illustrator Brushes - Spirograph

Abstract Brushes

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

Abstract Brushes

Snowflake Scatter Brushes

A set of fifty brushes to create snowflakes and add a winterly feeling to your illustrations.

 Snowflake Scatter Brushes

6 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

Illustrator Brush Set 2

A cool set of scatter brushes with stars, flowers, swirls and variety of abstract shapes.

Illustrator Brush Set 2

Illustrator Brush Set 3

Another awesome set of Illustrator brushes.

 Illustrator Brush Set 3

10 Arrowhead Brushes for Illustrator

A brush set to quickly draw arrows, it includes ten such brushes.

10 Arrowhead Brushes for Illustrator

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

9 Fancy and Various Brushes

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

Illustrator Wasp And Ant Brushes

A brush set to draw wasps and ants in Illustrator.

Illustrator Wasp And Ant Brushes

COMIC FX

A fun set of Art brushes for five comic-strip sound effects.

 COMIC FX

Illustrator Brushes - Stationery Set

A set containing seven Illustrator brushes. It includes a scalpel, two pencils, felt tip pen, biro and some paint brushes.

 Illustrator Brushes - Stationery Set

Stack of Books Brush

An Illustrator brush to draw a stack of books.

Stack of Books Brush

Christmas Illustrator Brushes

A large set of brushes and body parts for you to build your own Christmas graphics.

Christmas Illustrator Brushes

Picket Fence Brush

A brush to create seamless picket fences in your illustrations.

Picket Fence Brush

Film Strip Brush Set

A set of four brushes to easily draw vector filmstrips in Illustrator with.

Film Strip Brush Set

20 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

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

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

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

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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