Free Illustrator Brushes: Ink/Watercolor

by Jay Hilgert
on February 13, 2008

I’ve got another set of Illustrator brushes for everyone. I previously released these shapes as vectors, but decided to go ahead an make a brush library out of them. I hope you can put them to good use. Screenshot after the jump.


Free Illustrator Brushes: Ink/Watercolor

Download CS3 (Brushes)

Includes: – AI Brush Library(1)

Download CS1 (Brushes)

Includes: – AI Brush Library(1)


Even though it has an .ai extension, the file you downloaded is an “Illustrator Brush Library,” not an actual Illustrator file. You will not be able to open the file in Illustrator.

1. Unzip the File.

2. Copy or move the file to your Illustrator > Presets > Brushes folder.

3. Restart Illustrator If it was open during installation.

After you restart Illustrator, you will be able to load the brushes by clicking on the little arrow in the upper right corner of the brushes palette. Or go to Window > Brush Libraries > and choose the file from the list.

About Jay Hilgert

Formally trained at Oklahoma State, Jay Hilgert is a graphic and web designer, font designer (Link), software developer (Brush Pilotâ„¢), and the founder of BittBox.