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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 )
GlacierDragon Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful thank you <3
indigochildofjupiter Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!!
Braydayen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  New Deviant
why wont photoshop cc recognize abr files???
Rannah-Evae Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018
Thank you so much for this! I am getting ready to start digital drawing, and was looking for pencil brushes. Your collection looks amazing!
drawsattention Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
inkybelka Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
Thank you! 
vaguener Featured By Owner Edited Mar 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thai is so amazing. I'm about to start a new comic and now I plan to use it instead of convencional dark vector strokes.
ivory-dog Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely love this brush! Used it here: Joey by ivory-dog  
Cloneboy245 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Student
very nice
TaoCesar Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional General Artist
MajinBros Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Study art on deviantart? What is this madness?!
Magic-study Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I thought it was sketched with charcoal at first. Amazing!
kopofx Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
vSHN Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Nice :)
Urufukuro Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018
Heart Heart Heart 
HappyBaka Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018
im crying
its to much perfection for my body
MikeLancetteArt Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018   General Artist
Nicely done!
FeelingShy Featured By Owner Edited Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I printed it out, and I have to say; this is both tasty AND stylish. The presentation was great too! rarely do you see a meal that looks this good and tastes just as fantastic. Great job!
ProfessorPicasso Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Great figure drawing!
Orangeblobo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Really nice drawing
LOve-27 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Student Digital Artist
thank u thank u thank u sooooo much!!!
13yearstheInquisitor Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Student General Artist
great brush, nice work
WhoopySnoopy Featured By Owner Edited Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! by WhoopySnoopy Thank you for the tip.  Thumbs up 75  by WhoopySnoopy  
Mamadominus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
Thank you so much!
LaParedChunga Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
wow, me encanta
BeakLimit Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017
Thanks for this cool brush! let´s see what i can do wiht it!
Darkmax204 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You For That :)
MollyTabby Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
jinyunxuan Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ťhank you for share:)
pattydrawsnshit Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017
Shading on point👌🏻
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017
Amazing job!
laylaj Featured By Owner May 26, 2017
Excellent brush! This will be very useful!
SophiaFeesh Featured By Owner May 9, 2017   General Artist
Thank you so much for sharing this brush,

I literally use it everyday and even the people who watch me stream really loves it so I share it with them,

you're amazing! Thanks again :) 
OnyisArt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
The best pencil brush ever!
Sushaly Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing this with us! It's awesome :D
Sadly I can't seem to be able to download the file in the ABR version :/
Would it be possible to make it a ZIP?
klis5543 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
ironspider029 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this. I'm not much of a brush maker myself. I had need of a pencil brush to make some edits to old pencil work without making it look like there were edits to begin with. Your brush was fit for the task, matching my old pencils perfectly. Thanks again.
beckychoi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017
thank you! 
Juuria66 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This is really a lovely brush! Thanks so much for sharing it!
Lovely-Bacar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow very nice
Soscrumptious Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
Thank you so much for these! My niece is a passionate artist and would like to learn to work with Photoshop. I think this will be super useful for her.
Irham7762 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Student Interface Designer
thanks boi!!
arstgratia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing your great work!
b40deep Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Thanksies for le brush :)
Raiqun Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
amazing brush I did some sketches with it on my deviant it blends like a real pencil I love it this is going to be my main sketch brush :) thank you
bakobaki Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016   Photographer
Meridican Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oldschool, I like it!
Kyuuyula Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You, or anyone who reads this, wouldn't possibly know if this is a brush that can still work if you install it in GIMP instead of PS, or would you? :'D *has on free drawing programs 'cause she's poor*
ThatBlehArtist Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
probably not. gimp and photshop dosnt even work in the same way with brushes what I know. but try it out?

or download PS from some torrent site. I think most of personal hobby artists just download it illegally... because heck PS is expenssive!
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