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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


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

1. Fresh Brushes

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

2. Free Floral Illustrator Brush

Quickly draw some nice scattered flowers.

3.Teardrop Foliage

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

4. 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.

5. Kairy Brushes

A simple swirly fractal brush set which includes 6 brushes.

6. Swirl Rocks Brushes

A beautiful brush kit to draw swirly designs.

7. Per forma Royalz Ai

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

8. Illustrator Wedge Brushes

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

9. Sick Brusk Kit 2 "Elementals"

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

10. Flores.1

A great set to draw beautiful flowers.

11. 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.

Border And Decor Brushes

12. Illustrator Decorative Border Brushes

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

13. Croatian National Border

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

14. 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.

15. 19th Century Deco Borders

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

16. Postage Stamp Edge Brush

Postage Stamp Edge Brush, it also includes corners.

17. Sickest Brush Kit

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

18. Illustrator Pattern Brushes

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

19. Victorian Vector Brush Pack

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.

21. 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.

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.

23. 230 Free Vector Marker Brushes

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

24. 100 Wonderful Water Color Illustrator Brushes

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

25.16 "Sketchy" Illustrator Brushes

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

26. AI Custom Drawing Brushes 1

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

27. Illustrator Grunge Brushes

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

28. 85 Illustrator Paint Brushes

A set of eighty five Illustrator paint brushes.

Rope, Chain and Bead/Gem Brushes

29. Rope Brushes (14)

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

30. Chain Complete

A delicate set of chain brushes.

31. Braided Rope Brushes

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

32. Realistic Chain Pattern

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

33. 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.

35. Gems And Pearls Brush Set

A set of five brushes to draw gems and pearls.

36. Pearl Pattern Brush

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

38. Snowflake Illustrator Brushes

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

39. 50 Killer Retro Starburst Brushes

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

40. 30 Illustrator Pattern Brushes for Making Flowers and Circular Designs

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


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

42. 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.

43. 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.

44. Abstract Brushes

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

45. Snowflake Scatter Brushes

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

Scatter, Arrow And Hair Brushes

46. 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.

47. Illustrator Brush Set 2

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

48. Illustrator Brush Set 3

Another awesome set of Illustrator brushes.

49. 10 Arrowhead Brushes for Illustrator

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

50. Hair and Line Art Brush For AI

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

51. The Hairbrush Kit

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!

53. Butterfly Flowers Vector Brush

A beautiful set of butterfly brushes.

54. Illustrator Wasp And Ant Brushes

A brush set to draw wasps and ants in Illustrator.


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

56. Illustrator Brushes - Stationery Set

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

57. Stack of Books Brush

An Illustrator brush to draw a stack of books.

58. Christmas Illustrator Brushes

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

59. Picket Fence Brush

A brush to create seamless picket fences in your illustrations.

60. Film Strip Brush Set

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:

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