Pencil Brush

Recently I was working on a video game that required a sketchy pencil look. I started by scanning real pencil sketches, but it’s such a hassle when you have to change things later, so I went digital! Like in Tron!

I’m not very fond of the pencils in Painter or any pencil brushes I’ve found for Photoshop, so I made my own! Not much to it, but I think it’s pretty good. You be the judge! That’s it in the picture to the right, on top of a scanned piece of paper.

If you’d like to use the brush you can download it here (instructions included):
Pencil Zip 1 tiny KB
And if you want some paper too, here you go:
Paper JPG 3.7 MB
(right-click and “Save As”)

Hey, and let me know if you actually get any use out of this! I would just be curious, you know.

3 thoughts on “Pencil Brush

  1. L Penney

    Just downloaded this brush about half an hour ago. I have now used it to make the most traditional looking sketch I’ve ever done digitally, over 12+ years using a tablet. Many thanks!

  2. Abigail Walker

    Hi Vin,

    I’m sorry that I’m leaving such a personal message on your site but I couldn’t find an email address.

    But I wanted to say that I love your pencil brush and have used it for pretty much all of my projects. I was first introduced to it on Pugly Pixel (

    I recently did a guest post for Ruche where I demonstrated how to paint a floral wallpaper pattern and I used your brush to create it. I provided a link for people to find your brush in the blog post in hopes that they would love it too!

    If you would be interested in viewing the post, please let me know and I would be happy to send you the link.

    Thanks for sharing your gifts and I hope you have a wonderful day!

    1. vin Post author

      Thanks very much Abigail! I’d love to see your post, and thanks for that Pugly Pixel link too, hadn’t seen that.


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