27 Sets of Useful and Free Adobe Illustrator Brushes

For Illustrator users, high-quality brushes can save time and help to produce impressive results. In this post we’ll feature 27 sets of free brushes to spark your work with Illustrator. For more brushes, see 45 Excellent Sets of Adobe illustrator Brushes and 30 Sets of High-Quality Adobe Illustrator Brushes.

Chalk Illustrator Brushes

Chalk Illustrator Brushes

Illustrator Grunge Brushes

Illustrator Grunge Brushes

Illustrator Grunge Brushes 2

Illustrator Grunge Brushes 2

Scatter Brushes

Scatter Brushes

Brushstokes

Brushstokes

Illustrative Brushes

Illustrative Brushes

Teardrop Foliage Illustrator Brushes

Teardrop Foliage Illustrator Brushes

Vector Marker Brushes

Vector Marker Brushes

Technix Brushes

Technix Brushes

Construct Brushes

Construct Brushes

Ink Sketch Lines

Ink Sketch Lines

Illustrator Thick Brushes

Illustrator Thick Brushes

Smoke Brushes

Smoke Brushes

Woodcuts Brushes

Woodcuts Brushes

Spanners Brush Pack

Spanners Brush Pack

Inky Pen Brushes

Inky Pen Brushes

DRW Brushes

DRW Brushes

Artistic Brushes

Artistic Brushes

Glowing Blurry Brushes

Glowing Blurry Brushes

Rope Brushes

Rope Brushes

Abstract Brushes

Abstract Brushes

Floral Brush Kit

Floral Brush Kit

Circles and Drips Brushes

Circles and Drips Brushes

Dash Dot Brushes

Dash Dot Brushes

Ornate Borders

Ornate Borders

Scatter Brushes

Scatter Brushes

Snowflake Illustrator Brushes

Snowflake Illustrator Brushes

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Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design, a popular design blog.
  1. January 20, 2010

    Nice brushes, well done. Thanks!

  2. January 20, 2010

    hoho~Useful brushes,but I need Photoshop brushes:(

  3. January 21, 2010

    nice art and help for designers.

  4. nadun
    January 21, 2010

    Thanx a billion. These will help great deal in my future works.

  5. January 21, 2010

    Kimcool,
    There are tons of posts on this site already about Photoshop brushes, see the right sidebar for a list.

  6. January 21, 2010

    Very very nice. Thanks!! You’re great!

  7. akanksha kukreti
    January 21, 2010

    nice brushes… very helpful. Thanks.

  8. January 22, 2010

    Fantastic Brushes,
    Nice post and quality brushes live pictures,
    Thanks for sharing
    cheers

  9. January 22, 2010

    Finally – a website listing some decent illustrator brush – great post, thanks!

  10. June 16, 2010

    Nice brushes 🙂

  11. July 12, 2010

    What a fantastic collection!! Nice range of styles, v. useful

  12. July 31, 2010

    Thank you, I really like the scatter brushes. They’ll come in handy with the next project I’m working on… Abstract are pretty, too, but I don’t have anything to use those in yet.

  13. August 9, 2010

    Nice brushes 🙂

  14. August 11, 2010

    I like the grunge brushes they’re pretty cool

  15. September 17, 2010

    I never realised that this sort of thing was available. Thanks.

  16. October 1, 2010

    It’s a long time since I used Adobe Illustrator, but these brushes are pretty impressive.

  17. October 28, 2010

    Great brush set. I really like the grunge brushes. Thanks for sharing.

  18. February 6, 2011

    nice collections. thanks 🙂

  19. May 2, 2011

    decent brushes just make illustrator so much better.

  20. June 1, 2011

    Thank you, I have just been searching for info about this topic for ages and yours is the greatest I have discovered till now. But, what about the conclusion? Are you sure about the source?

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