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Update: I fixed up this set a little, and it's now also available to download on Gumroad. It's pay-what-you-want, but if you like these brushes and use them often, I'd appreciate it if you'd consider donating a few dollars. Thanks to everyone who has helped make my brushes a hit!!!

I don't mind if you don't credit me in every single picture you post, although I appreciate a note in your profile or about page if you use them regularly. However, I do ask that you NOT repost these brushes anywhere else online. If you wish to share them, please share a direct link to this page, my Gumroad page, or my brushes page on tumblr. Thank you!

About these brushes:
Since 95% of my work starts out as a pencil sketch, I wanted brushes that I could use to clean up smudges, get rid of structure lines, and add details, without losing the organic, textured quality of the original. I still use photographic textures on most pieces to really pound in the papery look, but I use them a lot less nowadays, and I've shown the example images here with no texture so you can see more clearly what exactly the brushes can do.

Details and recommendations:
1. Pencil line (shown here with flow set to 60%) - my magnum opus thus far. I use this to clean up my sketches, and the size is perfect for images scanned at 400dpi. (at least if you sharpen your pencil every 10 seconds to draw tiny fussy lines like I do.)
2. Spongy brush (shown here with flow set to 60%) - a variation of #1, but softer and rougher. I use it for rough coloring and shading.
3. Cloud brush (shown here with flow set to 60%) - what the title says. I also like to use it as an eraser when I'm painting with harder brushes so the textures get mixed up and don't get too monotonous.
4. Scritchy line (shown here with flow set to 100%) - a harder line for details or more cartoony lineart. I also like to decrease the flow and/or opacity and use it for shading sometimes, for a cross-hatched or scribbly sort of look.
5. Texture... thing? (shown here with flow set to 100%) - I mostly use this for backgrounds. I'm still figuring out how to unlock its full potential.
6. Smooooth cloudy brush (shown here with flow set to 100%) A much smoother painting brush that still has just enough grit in it to make it interesting.

I have been told that these also work in GIMP, but not in Sai.

I've never shared a resource like this before, but I'm quite proud of these! It still feels a little like sending my babies out into the great wide world to seek their fortune, so please take good care of them, draw pretty things, and feel free to show me anything you have used them for!!! :blowkiss:
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Given 2012-09-17
kecky's magical brushes by ~Kecky ( Suggested by alexandrasalas and Featured by Elandria )
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Shalvydraws Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  New Deviant Student
THANK YO SO MUCH!!!!
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Yukizu-Sama Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016
Veery thanks!!!
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MelissaLShaw Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
These are seriously my favorite texture brushes ever! I've been using them for years now. My favorite is the smooooth cloudy brush; I use it on practically every digital painting I make, no joke. Anyway, I came back to link this to a friend and noticed you're taking donations for it now, so I donated a bit. I'm glad because it's much deserved. :) 
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NightshadeTheRanger Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Student General Artist
These brushes have become my favorite Photoshop brushes of all time! Thank you for making this![i]: free cactus bun icon Baby Dory - Icon 

I've found that your texture brush works well for drawing blood stains on fabric and fur, I don't have a very good picture that shows it, but this sort of shows off how I've been using your wonderful brushes! Pencil line for sketching, Scritchy line for lineart, Spongy brush for coloring, and texture brush for the blood stains on the bandage. 
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floppymuke Featured By Owner Edited Jul 31, 2016
these brushes are so beautiful ow, thank you !! ♥
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Reminiscence102 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Thank you for your brushes! 
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Piekto Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do these work in Fire Alpaca?
If so, I can figure out how use them ^^'
If anyone could answer my question/help me out, that would be great!
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TigerRanger Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, the brush file from Fireplaca is different from photoshop. Sorry😕
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Briase Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I use FireAlpaca, and the way I added brushes was to save them to GIMP, open them up in the brush editor, and screenshot them. I used the screenshots to add them to FireAlpaca :)
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TigerRanger Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tip, try to make video about it😊
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PaintingSilhouettes Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, this set is amazing! Bless your heart!
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electrichristie Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh, I've been looking for a set like these for ages. Thank's so much for sharing!
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GrahamSandwich Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aay this is amazing
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graceleap18 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do I manage to be able to use these in Photoshop?
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KlTTY-CAT Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016
Can i use this in firealpaca? :0
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CurlyMutt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
like have I ever told you I love you for making these bc I fucking do
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CatCute1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
catcute1.deviantart.com/art/Me… I think these are now my favorite brushes~! Thank you so much for making these free to use~!!! (>w<)
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Sparrowflight14 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What file type are they?
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CatCute1 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.rar <file type
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Sparrowflight14 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thanks! I wanted to see if it was compatible with my program.
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CatCute1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem~! (^w^) 
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SnowyLeopard1234 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I can download it but it wouldn't let me use the file it just says "The archive is either in unknown format or damaged" everytime I click on the file so I can use it in my GIMP :(
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axegirl101 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You have to go into your files and paste it into the gimp brushes folder
  • Unzip (You can probably skip this step) the brush pack using your archiving/unpacking application of choice. The contents of the ZIP file should contain either extension .gbr or .gih. These are the brush files that the GIMP recognises.

  • Next, you must move the brush files to a location where the GIMP will find them. Right-Click the file(s) and copy them.

  • In Windows Explorer, locate the folder c:/program files/gimp2.0/share/gimp/2.0/brushes and paste the brush files into this directory.

  • ReLaunch the GIMP. The new brushes you installed will now be available under the Brush and Pencil tools.

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SnowyLeopard1234 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that but it still wouldn't let me unzip it nor get into the ZIP file no matter what I do, so I may just give up on it since it wouldn't let me do anything else. :(
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LinesAndGloss Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
holy moly these are great. easily one of the best pencil brushes ive found for photoshop
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Plantfriendly Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
Do they work on Photoshop cs6? I hope so because they are beautiful La la la la 
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AdvanceRun Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Here I show how how to copy ALL names of the files fast into a text  list automatically.  fav.me/d9nrxo0  Hope it saves you a little more time .
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Hureji Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait, WHAT?! These work in GIMP? I never ever read down there and this was the only reason i wanted photoshop, these brushes... now i read they may work in GIMP.... omigawd you are.......... the best brush maker...... ever!!!
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DeliciousPears Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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cael-fernando Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
Thaaaanks, these brushes are great! I used for my first digital art: fav.me/d9kus3j
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Light-Post Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh these brushes are heaven
Thank You!!!
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FlyingMintBunny-FR Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
I used one of your brushes here: flyingmintbunny-fr.deviantart.…
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Jie-n Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
Used your brushes for this picture - they look great!
:)
Knight and Bandit
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ceebz13 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Student General Artist
These are the best brushes I've ever downloaded thankyou thankyou!
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Jie-n Featured By Owner Edited Sep 1, 2015
Not compatible with my version of Photoshop 7, sadly
:(

[EDIT] Made them work through the power of converting - They look great!
:)
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Hureji Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
will they work on photoshop CC?
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WarriorCat1106 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Yes, their awesome!
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Jie-n Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
I don't know, didn't try. I only have PS7
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Hureji Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh okay, i was just wondering.
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mingapur Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot for sharing. I tried them and was surprised that my drawings don't look as untidy when using them. fav.me/d91k1tl
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marcustavaresf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank uuu
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lydiakencana Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooooh thank you soo much!
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Purple-Mau-Mau Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when you download them, they are at the bottom?
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist
cooleo
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michaelmyart Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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RossDrawArts Featured By Owner Edited Feb 17, 2015
Aw! <3
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