24 Free Vector Dry Brush Stroke Illustrator Brushes

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Bristly brush strokes are great for creating distressed designs with a hand made appearance. I’ve posted plenty of Photoshop brushes in the past, but I haven’t shared much in the way of Illustrator brushes, until now! Download this free pack of 24 vector brushes for Illustrator. Each brush stroke can be used as either a standalone graphic in your designs or applied with the Brush or Pencil tool to add rough texturing to your artwork.

Free vector dry brush strokes

This free set of dry brush strokes contains 24 vector graphics and a complete brush library for Illustrator. They were made by manually painting whispy strokes with a paintbrush then the results were scanned and vectorised to create useful vector resources. These kinds of brushes are great for creating authentic hand painted effects in your artwork. Apply them with the Brush tool to quickly freehand textured highlights and shadows in your illustrations.

Download the free vector dry brush strokes 2mb

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  1. Victoria says:

    Thank you for a wonderful bundle of brushes! Love your site – you always post something useful and handy for designers

  2. Michelle says:

    Thank you! if it’s possible, please share a tutorial with us using these brushes! :)

    • Definitely! I’ve only recently discovered how useful Illustrator brushes can be. I’ll share some tips on how I use them to texture your vector illustrations soon.

  3. Caroline says:

    Hi, I’m wondering if it’s okay to use your Freebies in prints on things that are sold on society6 and similar sites?

  4. Judy Justin says:

    You are awesome..I have no choice but to give you money. :)

  5. Katie says:

    Thanks for your amazing resources, the whole site has provided some fantastic inspiration and CPD

  6. Mark Kelly says:

    Thanks for the awesome brush strokes!

  7. Webdroid says:

    Would be great to see a tutorial where you use these in the design process! :)

  8. Tom says:

    Great looking brushes! Thank you for sharing.

  9. WASHONE says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful vector goodies!!!

  10. … yadira says:

    Thank you Chris! Much appreciated!!! I rarely use or make Ai brushes, so I can’t wait to start working with them! :)

  11. Liat Farkash says:

    Thank you( : It’s very helpful!!

  12. Zach says:

    Excellent, thank’s so much Chris!

  13. Thanks so much Chris. These are VERY FABBY… Going to share them with my Photoshop Community now ~ The link that is! ;)

    Have a great week. ~Roz Fruchtman

  14. Kirk says:

    Awesome :) With brushes like these, a few packs pretty much carries you a long ways! Thanks a lot for sharing. There’s not enough dry vectors in the world!

    A few weeks ago I shared some dry vector brushes myself for free available here

    I hope I don’t come off like I’m trying to drive people away or anything, just more to add to the arsenal for free :) Feel free to remove the comment if it’s the case!

  15. Deyo Glines says:

    Great Bundle Chris!

  16. Mary says:

    Thank you for these wonderful vector brushes.

  17. Adele Jackson says:

    Thanks Chris! These will be great and I can alreay see heaps of uses!

  18. Tasha says:

    thanks so much!

  19. Sean says:

    Your website has lots of goodies~
    many thanks~

  20. Khushboo says:

    thanks for providing us.. such a splended bundle of brushes .. it is keen handy for us.

  21. Greg says:

    Thank u very much ! Your work is simply amazing. Standing ovation from switzerland !

  22. WEBelious says:

    Thanks Chris, just bought a Copy on the cheapm of Ai CS6, and want to start learning Media Design, coming from a STREET GRAFFITI background, and some web Design over the years, but never illustration, so this will be the 1st Brushes I add & USE after a TONNE of VIDEO TUTORIALS!

    Cheers Mate,
    WEBelious @Code_Collective

  23. nawpoo says:

    Thank so much, Chris+++♥♥♥

  24. KFairbanks says:

    Chris, I appreciate the brushes being made available. I tried opening them but I’m in version CS4 of the software, and I cannot get the brushes to appear.

    When I try to open the brushes, I keep getting a message saying the brushes were made in a newer version, do I want to open the file anyhow?

    I click on ‘yes,’ but then the brushes don’t appear in the brushes palette – the title of the brushes appears (“vector dry brush strokes – brushes”) but the palette itself is empty.

    Is there anyway you could provide a set of these brushes that is compatible with version CS4? If not, don’t worry about it. I realize these are being provided for free and on your own time.

    I was excited about these, I was going to give them a try in some new vector drawings I’m currently in the middle of.

  25. Enrique says:

    Hello Chris, thank you for sharing. I’m starting to use and learn Photoshop, can you tell me how to install them?

  26. I just wanted to say thank you for the great free resources. I have listed your website on my Free Vectors Resources list here –

    Thank you again for the great free resources.


  27. David says:

    Thanks for the resources. I love coming here and getting a little inspiration and some useful tools.

    Keep up the good work.


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