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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 )
thymikon Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  New member
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  New member Student Digital Artist
I could not find the download link help me please !
cemKilic Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
Grathos Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
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!
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