The 5 Best Marker Brushes for Procreate

The 5 Best Marker Brushes for Procreate

Marker brushes are one of those elusive tools in any digital artist's arsenal. There are plenty on the market, but finding good marker brushes is another story. Even successful brush makers have struggled to perfect them.

Thankfully, quality marker brushes for Procreate are no longer impossible to find.

WhY use Marker brushes?

Artists and designers have been using alcohol markers for their advertising and product development work for decades. With the look of watercolor without the dry time, they were a fast and efficient way to beautifully render designs. Both alcohol and water-based markers have since become popular with comic artists, illustrators, and more.

Now that digital art has been able to mimic traditional art better than ever, it's no surprise that many artist are looking for marker brushes that look like the real deal.

Here is our list of the 5 best marker brush packs for Procreate based on quality, authenticity, and ease-of-use.

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1. Mr. Marker

Artists looking for high-quality reproduction of cheap markers will want to look no further than Mr. Marker by RetroSupply Co.

With alcohol and water-based type markers represented in the pack, it's an excellent and well-rounded collection for any digital artist, with many brushes needing minimal fiddling to look just like the real deal.

Users will want to be aware that you'll want to be familiar with blend modes for best results. Although this will not be the case for every brush or even art style. With brushes fitting a wide variety of traditional equivalents, this pack will feel at home with almost everyone.

Pros:

  • High-quality
  • Realistic marker textures
  • Affordable
  • Wide variety of marker types
  • Easy to use

Cons:

  • May require knowledge of blend modes
  • More expensive than some on this list
  • Does not include a user guide

2. Awesome Alcohol Markers

Including four different tip types, liners, texture tools, and more for a total of 29 brushes, the Awesome Alcohol Markers by Bardot Brush is an excellent choice for artists in the market for marker brushes.

With each brush type including multiple "styles," artists might be at risk of confusion. Luckily, the pack includes a 38-page user guide to help get you going.

While not as realistic as some of the other products on the list (some brushes might look more like watercolors, especially when combined with some cold press type paper textures), this pack is still an affordable collection worth a look.

Pros:

  • High-quality
  • Multiple different "styles"
  • Affordable
  • Includes a user guide

Cons:

  • Might be confusing
  • Not as realistic
  • Some brushes very similar to each other

3. The Comics MaxPack

Artist Max Ulichney has become known for his Procreate brushes almost as much as his fantastic art.

While the Comics MaxPack is not exclusively a marker brush pack, the brushes are great for artists of all styles.

Artists looking for just a marker pack to supplement their existing wet and dry media brushes might not find it to be worth the cost. However, users who are just getting started with digital art or want to expand their existing library will see its worth.

Pros:

  • High-quality
  • Affordable
  • Realistic marker textures
  • Many brushes to choose from

Cons:

  • Mostly not a marker pack
  • Expensive if looking exclusively for markers
  • Does not include a user guide

4. Office Supplies

Uproot Brushes brings a small collection of 5 pen and marker brushes for Procreate, perfect for the doodlers of the world.

Although a small set, the attention to detail and relatively low cost of entry will make it a favorite for artists looking for something unique to add to their library.

Office Supplies won't be for everyone (fine artists needn't bother). If you're looking for a robust pack, you'd be better off looking elsewhere. However, artists of a particular style, or anyone looking for some fun, low-stakes drawing, will love it right away.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Realistic
  • Fun to use
  • Includes a paper texture

Cons:

  • Not all marker brushes
  • Not many brushes
  • Very niche

5. Marker Studio

A small but mighty collection of 7 brushes comes Marker Studio by designer Katsia Jazwinska.

Great for concept artists, interior designers, architects, and more. This collection of brushes inspired by traditional alcohol markers would be right at home in the collection of many different types of artists.

The price is significantly higher per brush than the other packs on this list. The two types of brushes may not have enough difference to satisfy some. However, artists may appreciate the attention to detail without overloading the pack with fluff.

Pro:

  • Realistic
  • Includes a paper texture
  • Ready right out of the pack
  • Includes user guide with helpful tips

Cons:

  • High per brush cost
  • Not many options
  • Some brushes very similar to each other

Concluson: So Which Marker Brushes Are Best?

Ultimately, your skills and knowledge of Procreate's settings will make the most significant difference in how any marker brush will look. However, purely looking at brush quality, affordability, and other features, we were able to pick what we think is the best bang for your buck.

So which did we choose? Mr. Marker by RetroSupply Co. stands above the rest. And don't think we played favorites. There are some serious contenders on this list. But what do you think? Let us know your favorites.

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