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Photoshop Pencil Brush by Andantonius Photoshop Pencil Brush by Andantonius
Here's a tasty and stylish pencil brush for all your photoshop sketching needs! Have nearly all the deliciousness of real pencil on paper minus the paper and plus the undo (but real men just erase and redraw, like a boss).

This brush for PS is handy for doing more visually interesting sketches that can add a nice layer of texture for you to paint on top of, as well as just making nicer looking digital drawings. Get some grit in those lines!


1. Download the Pencil_Brush_by_Andantonius.abr file by pressing, "Download" to the right of this deviation.

2. Copy Pencil_Brush_by_Andantonius.abr to /Adobe/Adobe Photoshop (Path may vary depending on operating system, and, "Adobe Photoshop" will change depending on what version you have)

3. Start (Or restart if it's already open) Photoshop.

4. To select the pencil brush, simply click on the arrow on the right-hand side of the brush selection menu. Then, from the drop-down menu, select, "Pencil".

5. Draw till your fingers bleed!



Daily Deviation! I totally would have never expected that on this thing. Thank you so much guys for all your nice comments and faves, and also a big thank you to `Rose-Rayne for suggesting it, and to `LawrenceDeDark for featuring it!

Thanks so much everybody! :hug:

double edit:

I finally replaced that dreadful preview image with an actually semi-decent drawing, a quick study of a Prud'hon figure. I also removed all the business about the sketch paper action from both the download and the description cause it was confusing and not actually very helpful. The brush itself is still the same, just with a nicer example of its usage and a less confusing installation process! Enjoy! :)
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Given 2009-07-14
Andantonius' Pencil Brush by =Andantonius This brush is so handy especially for people who love doing pencil sketches but hate having no undo button! (written by suggester) ( Suggested by Rose-Rayne and Featured by LawrenceDeDark )
AWildFangirlAppeared Featured By Owner 9 hours ago
Will use. Thank you!
Vinchinderlous Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
BreathFlux Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank youuu *~*
Samjdnn Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
I love this brush, its awesome!
Simone7777 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the brush
cilabilla Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, such a lovely brush! Thanks so much!
samugari Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
RinnG Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
WOW Amazing!!! 
kaizhi3006 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
does it works on cs6??

it has its own pencil tool already
kaizhi3006 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
ok i installed it already thanks a lot, it is better than the default pencil
Phaesri Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful >.<
ToraAndKyoko Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
What an awesome pencil! I used it here, without altering the settings.

Too Young? by ToraAndKyoko

Thank you very much for sharing this excellent tool ^^
ForestStranger Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
The best pencil brush i've ever seen! Thanks!
inesdressage Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such an expressive line! Love it
huynhthinhuy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
I'll use them , They're great! Thank you for sharing with us! By the way, your sketch is great, not only the brush
kaminsart Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Thanks for the brush!  Been looking for a good pencil for a long time.
AlphaAzieru Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome pencil brush. Used it here.
HTRoss Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You! I'm certainly going to use this, probably not till my fingers bleed though.*Free Icon/Emote* Molang (I Love It!) 
xultimate-proximityx Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for sharing! I've been looking for a nice, pencil-y brush and I've found it! Thank you~ :heart:
Ad---Astra Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! Used it here. <3
thymikon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
thank you Hug 
Nannix85 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very interesting! I'm going to try it tonight. Thanks!
Snarf1089 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi, I'm currently at a beginner level at phtoshop, and I haven't really drawn anything in particular since I've always found the default brushes to be extremely hard to use...
But thanks to your brushes, my sketching has been improved greatly! It's much easier to sketch now!

Thank you!
cemKilic Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I could not find the download link help me please !
cemKilic Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Grathos Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you very much It is very useful, I will use that quite often in sketches :D
SorceressDream Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! Very useful! :D
Photoshopper-slayer Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Hey mate,  is the above drawing done with brush transfer on? Mine is really light despite the opacity being on 100% and I have to draw really hard to get a descent dark line. 
Andantonius Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It is a little bit light by default, I usually kind of layer multiple strokes on top of each other to get a darker line like I would with a real pencil, but definitely feel free to play around with the settings to get it to match your drawing style. Turning off transfer, setting it to multiply, or even adjusting your tablet's pressure settings would all make it a bit heavier of a line.
Henryke-s Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
awesome brush, thx!
HTYuan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
filipesapo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
sorry friend, but I'm not finding the link to download
Andantonius Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It should be in the upper right part of the screen if you scroll up, a button labeled, "Download" with a green arrow on it. :)
StonerCurly Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow.. this is one sexy pencil brush!! Exactly what I am looking for. Great job!
Andantonius Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad it's helpful. :D
SamanthaCartsey Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And if they don't bleed, what do I do? Heh
Andantonius Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Draw more! The answer to everything. :D
JearSn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
myungtaro Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Thank you! ^^
NekoTheNecromancer Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the free brush! ^^
Andantonius Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure! :)
Aludolu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You've done it. You've made the perfect pencil brush.
Andantonius Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha, cheers! :D
Kaida19th Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I've been looking for a pencil brush for years and finally found this officially over. This is perfect for going over pencil sketch scans...can't even tell the difference! Thank-you so much!
Andantonius Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it. :D
hazleme Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
This is the best pencil brush I have ever found! Thanks so much for sharing! I use it all the time and credited you here:
Andantonius Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! :D
Nytrinhia Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well, this is a little weird.  The brush I downloaded and installed looks nothing like what's in the preview.  Still fiddling around with the settings to see if I can't get it to work but...  yeah.  May I ask what version of Photoshop this was made in?
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