Best Procreate Brushes for Vintage Illustrations

Best Procreate Brushes for Vintage Illustrations

If you ask me what are the APPs you should install on your iPad, Procreate will definitely be on the list. Procreate, the Apple Design Award winner and App Store Essential, is the most powerful sketching, painting and illustration app built for creative professionals. Having the best Procreate brushes helps you to be even more creative, and if you are a fan of vintage illustrations, you are in the right place. Because we’ve prepared this selection of the best vintage Procreate brushes for your brushes library!

1. TransferTone Procreate Pattern Brush

Created by RetroSupply Co., TransferTone is their tribute to the beautiful and strange world of rub-on products. They researched dozens of patterns and tints sold back in the 1970s and 1980s and made patterns inspired by the era. Totally tubular, right? Now you can experience the look of dry transfers in your work – without wrist injuries or the astronomical prices. You’ll get 85 brushes and diverse patterns including white noise, netting, mazes, halftones, wonky grids and 80 more!

Price: $19


Amazing textures with with countless design options. I’ve discovered a whole new style for me and have a lot of fun with it! Thank you very much.

 Yvonne Arjes

2. Procreate Rake Brushes

This brushes set includes 20 rake brushes for Procreate. You will find a variety of different styles: textured, wet paint mix, standard, light, etc. These brushes are great for shading, adding texture to your sketches & drawings and creating a crosshatching effect.

Price: $8


Incredible work! Love the creative and mesmerizing preview images too. Epic :)


3. The Mid-Century Procreate Brush Pack

Recreate the traditional eye-catching aesthetic of mid-century illustrations with this set of 15 mid-century Procreate brushes. These brushes were designed and tested with Brad Woodard, a professional illustrator (Target, Old Navy, Simon & Schuster), to be sure that they meet the needs of any illustration project. RetroSupply Co. has spent hundreds of hours researching 1950s mid-century American commercial art to nail the aesthetic.

Price: $12


These are my all time favorite brushes. I use them every day. Thank you so much for making them!

Robin Collins 

4. Midcentury Brush Kit for Procreate

This set of 12 brushes were developed to emulate the bold, graphic, and texture-rich commercial artwork and illustrations of the 50s and 60s. These brushes were designed with the professional illustrator in mind and have tested and re-tested to perfection. Brushes have been optimized for use with the Apple Pencil.

Price: $12


I love these brushes! They are great for achieving a midcentury look but they are still great for other styles of projects too. I find all the Bardot brushes I have to be versatile, and these are definitely versatile. You really just cannot go wrong with any of the brushes Lisa creates.

Lori Goree

5. Vintage Comic Procreate Brushes

Lines, dots, tiny squares, and inky sketches — there are so many various types of brush textures, which you can combine together while looking for the most suitable composition. So get armed with these 51 halftones brushes and make amazing work!

Price: $14

6. Pattern Procreate Brushes

This Procreate brushes set includes a collection of 27 seamless pattern brushesto create varied textures or to add shading to your illustrations! There’s a also a bonus inker brush included, so you can use this one to trace the outlines of your drawings.

These brushes are great for adding a retro or comic book touch to your artworks – some of them can be layered for texture variations.

Price: $9


These are great patterns I know I will use regularly in my practice

Kim Kirby

7. Squid Brush Pack for Procreate

Squid for Procreate is a collection of organic inking brushes which have been designed to be expressive and energetic, so don’t expect too many ‘precision’ tools here. Squid aims to make you explore the most artistic and wild side of your inner inker. These brushes will respond to the level of energy you’re up today, from soft and delicate strokes to authentic expressionist results. So, look no further, Squid will always give you the right tools for any inking project that reaches your hands.

Price: $9


These are wonderful brushes! Dynamics brushes I love the most!

Viorica Ionescu

8. Nothing but Halftones for Procreate

Screen printing is a way to make your designs retro and distressed. With this little kit you’ll achieve that grunge look you want to give to your artworks. You will have 9 SUPER EASY TO USE Procreate brushes and don’t forget you can always combine two brushes to create more patterns.

Price: $12

9. Vintage Engraving Procreate brushes

A set of 12 handmade vintage engraving style brushes for Procreate. These brushes were inspired by old illustrations and engravings, that often feature a lot of line work and crosshatching. You’ll have:

8 engraving brushes: Use these brushes by alternating and layering your strokes angles (crosshatching) for creating shadows/denser areas. Tip: use the same brush as an eraser to “cut” through the strokes and create the illusion of a gradient.

4 engraving pattern brushes: these brushes can be used for filling large areas, such as backgrounds.

Price: $6


Really happy with this brush set – just what I was looking for to achieve a natural more hand touched effect.


 Celeste Duffy

10. Procreate Vintage Lettering Bundle

Procreate Vintage Lettering Bundle is everything you need to start creating vintage drawings & lettering on Procreate! A product contains 50 amazing brushes, which will help you to achieve realistic looking vintage effect, and also to make perfect lettering composition by mixing styles, textures, and elements.

These brushes are all optimized for lettering to make your designs turn out looking professional, no need for a steady hand or exceptional lettering skills. You will also get handy grids, so you can arrange the letters correctly and evenly.

Price: $15

11. Vintage Soul brushes for Procreate

This set of brushes is essential to create a vintage effect to your works. Vintage Soul Set includes 22 brushes, they are handmade brushes with quality and thought to help you on halftones, sketches, distressed and gritty effects also bring to life all vintage style into your pieces. 

Price: $13


These are fantastic for adding that extra layer of texture feel to an illustration

Kelly Sikkema

12.Vintage Soul Vol.2 Pack – Procreate

It’s time to improve your illustrations and hand lettering with this set of brushes. 23 brushes were developed to simulate the vintage style from the ​60s to 80s, which can be used to posters, logos, letterings and illustrations and anything you want. This set was​ tested and re-tested to be perfect and make you sure that you won’t have any effort.

Price: $18

13. Procreate Vintage Ink Brushes

These Procreate brushes were created because Ink Gang Boss wanted something that mimicked a more traditional, yet vintage comic-inspired look.

The vintage brushes delver a subtle texture that imitates the ink-bleed on old newsprint comics. These brushes are perfect for anyone who’s looking to add some subtle aged textures to their line work. If you’re feeling bold you can also try painting with them, too.

It includes: 6B Pencil, Vintage Inker, Vintage Tech Pen, Modern Inker, Paper Grain Inker, A Vintage Paper Texture and a How-to guide to get you started.

Price: $2

14. Debaser Comic Color Kit: Procreate

Developed in collaboration with talented designer, illustrator and low-brow comic fetishist Ryan Besch, DEBASER must be our favorite Signature Collection release to date.

Based on authentic pre-digital color formulas and line screen angles used during the Golden, Silver, Bronze and Dark Ages of comic book publishing, they’ve built a huge package of ready-to-use swatches, distressed inking brushes and paper texture templates. Use this vintage pack to bring back the aesthetic of pre-digital comic book between the late-1930’s to early-1990’s.

Price: $29


Really deep and rewarding with clear instructions from installation to actual use. Excellent kit.

Pete Houser

15. Neon Procreate Brush Kit

Created by Mila Garret, these pens have a great neon look straight out of the box. You’ll also have a tutorial to enhance the effect as well as pre-made backgrounds to make an even more authentic neon look!

A Procreate Swatch file that contains 30 color swatches is included, made perfectly to go with these brushes – this way, you can maintain color consistency, but take the headache out of choosing the right neon colors each time.

Price: $6


Great price and value. I am using it for my abstract art. It’s not just for lettering anymore.

 Yvonne Remington


Make your own retro posters with glowing effect brushes pack, these brushes perfect for lettering and paintings. They are easy to use, flexible and fun.

You’ll have 10 brushes and 3 patterns. Noted: These brushes would be perfectly works on dark backgrounds.

Price: $11

17. 81 VINTAGE AD Brushes – Procreate

This is an essential collection and tool for creating outstanding dry media shading and grading effects and textures on your illustrations. This set includes 81 fully pressure sensitive VINTAGE AD inspired brushes with clean, wash, full range, solid and more.

Conrad Garner brushes for procreate are handmade, high-quality, and have been used to create international award winning art and illustrations.

Price: $14

18. Black Magic Halftones for Procreate

Add rich and perfectly made halftones to your work in seconds with this set of 27 Procreate halftone brushes. Within 5-Minutes, you’ll be adding perfectly balanced halftones to your illustrations! It is a simple, but powerful pack. Created by RetroSupply Co.

Price: $15


These brushes are exactly what I needed! I’ve recently been playing around a lot with the halftone brushes, and I feel like it has really improved the quality of my drawings, especially for Inktober. Would definitely recommend!

Kameron Simpson

19. Revelation Halftones for Procreate

Another work created by RetroSupply Co., these halftones are distressed and roughened, while the Black Magic Halftones are clean and come in perfect 10-90% grades. It includes 48 gritty and distressed halftones with 23 additional pressure sensitive brushes.

Price: $15


The Revelation pack is INCREDIBLE. The brushes are so versatile & are exactly what I’ve been looking for. There’s such a huge selection to work with & they all have a calling I’m eager to fulfill. 

 Dereck Gutierrez

20. Gouache Shader Brushes | Procreate

Get rich gouache effects in Procreate in a few minutes. No more hours of searching for weird textures to add on top and then mask in odd angles. These 68 gouache brushes are perfect for flexible illustrator work for posters, books, and other artwork that must be able to scale. Carve the tiny details with these and get ready to be wowed!

Price: $15


These brushes are fantastic! They add that extra edge to my illustrations and makes my work more dynamic. I highly recommend this set, as well as Retro Supply in general. They make great content.

Aly Isaeff

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One Reply to “Best Procreate Brushes for Vintage Illustrations”

  1. Jane Whisler says:

    Hi, the Letraset TransferTone would be the inspiration for Retro Supplies Transfer Tone Procreate Brush Pack,and the time that was popular you would hear NO one saying “ totally tubular “. I think you’re referring to Valley Girl talk from the eighties. Transfer tone was launched in the late fifties, still Mid Century, as you can see from the mid century designs!Since Retro Supply takes care to make Art History the center of their shop, they’d probably be interested in the correct time and place. Great set, just twenty years off in placing the inspiration!

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