The Awesomely Organic Vector Brush Essential Pack, DragStrip and DragStrip 2 instantly became best-sellers, so we decided to make it easy for you to grab all of them at one time. What's even better is that we included Von Glitschka's typeface, Nincompoop, and his two vector art packs as free bonuses, so you have everything you need to take your vector illustrations to the next level.
I can honestly say these are the most comprehensive and well-made packs of paint-style vector brushes ever made, so it was obvious that we needed to bundle them all together to make one vector brush super pack. But the pack is called Everything Glitschka, so we had to throw in his typeface and vector art packs to make the pack complete!
Did I mention these brushes and bonuses were created by Von Glitschka? The guy who literally wrote the book on using Illustrator?
Von's has done incredible work for brands including Nike, Wendy's, Capri Sun and he recently created the new Dungeon & Dragons brand!
In fact, Von's work has made such an impact on the design world that some versions of Illustrator come loaded with his work as examples!
Von spends 50+ hours a week illustrating (and a lot of that time is in Illustrator). Being the smart designer that he is, that means that he's invented time-saving tools for himself. We've collected all of those tools and made one awesome toolbox just for you.
Between the 61+ DragStrip, DragStrip 2, and Organic vector paint brushes, Painting with Vector Brushes ebook, example files and the 4 step-by-step video tutorials, bonus Nincompoop typeface, and 2 bonus vector art packs, you can't go wrong.
Here is a breakdown of what you'll get:
Dragstrip Vector Brush Pack ($15 value)
DragStrip 2 Vector Brush Pack ($29 value)
The original DragStrip, DragStrip2 and Organic Vectors packs got 100% 5-star ratings. Here's what customers had to say about the original packs.
Really surprised by the quality of these brushes. They do not look like your typical vector brush sets. Having fun just playing with them and layering them to see the effects that are possible.
Its tough finding great looking realistic Illustrator brushes, but these are exactly what I've been looking for. Very versatile, pressure sensitive, the whole 9 yards. Well done!
These brushes allow vector artwork to have the texture and quality of paint. We all know how good vector art is a being precise,clean & defined; these brushes are loose and messy allowing you to take vector work in a different direction that is still infinitely scaleable.
I tried these brushes right away because I was so excited to put them to use. They are fantastic and easy to use, thanks so much for providing original example work by Von Glitschka to examine exactly how this genius illustrator uses his one of a kind brushes.
Von is principal of Glitschka Studios a small boutique design firm located in the Pacific Northwest. Their diverse range of illustrative design has been used by some of the most respected global brands. We creatively collaborate with ad agencies, design firms, in-house corporate art departments, and small businesses to produce compelling illustrative design.
Do I need to be an Illustrator genius to use this pack?
Absolutely not. This pack gives you tons of brush and learning resources so you can become a better illustrator! Of course, if you're already strong in Illustrator your results will be even better.
What version of Adobe Illustrator do I need?
We've saved versions for both Adobe Illustrator CC and CS6. However, you're welcome to try it with a lower version. If you run into any problems just let us know. We'll refund your money promptly.
How did you make the brushes?
The brushes were made from real brush strokes. Then scanned at 800 DPI and imported into Photoshop for careful and extensive touch-up work. Often multiple brushes were combined to capture the best traits of each stroke. Then the brushes were converted to vectors. We struck a careful balance between detailed brushes while paying close attention to processing requirements.
Are any of the brushes from DragStrip 2 recycled from DragStrip 1?
Nope, we would never do that. Each brush is new and unique. Plus, you get the fine line pattern brushes that maintain stroke integrity no matter how long the line!
The Illustrator's Brush Kit for Adobe Illustrator is a collection of 6 of our best-selling Illustrator brush packs. Each one of these packs has become a best-seller.
32 sponge and ink scatter brushes that make it easy to recreate the textures of mid-century children's books.
40 ink pen brushes that make it easy to achieve the same kinds of strokes illustrators used in mid-century commercial illustration work.
40 pencil and charcoal brushes achieve the impossible, getting realistic pencil strokes in Illustrator!
35 halftone and line textures created from a $200 '50s army surplus catalog. Easy to use. Just grab the blob brush and paint halftones and lines like magic!
23 chalk brushes inspired by chalkboard art and sandwich board signs from the '30s.
30 ink and water brushes make it easy to add a wash of color and shading to your work with the swipe of your mouse.
Each pack was made from real source material and references historical commercial illustration work.
So what exactly does that mean? Here's the breakdown.
Whenever possible we sample the brushes from mid-century catalogs, advertisements, posters and other material. We acquire this material from places like Ebay, antique stores, estate sales and swap meets.
Of course we combine and tweak each piece of the product so it's not an exact replica out of respect for these great commercial artists of the past.
When we make our brushes we pay close attention to how the brush looked originally.
For example, when we created the VectorTone pack we paid close attention to the ratio between the dots, the shape of the dots after soaking into the paper, and how often flaws occurred.
Yeah, sometimes we get a little obsessive compulsive on the details. But it's who we are!
Sometimes the best way to recreate these old effects is to recreate them. In many cases we actually purchase material and then recreate retro work and then sample the work we created.
For example, InkWash is a throwback to the ink washes that illustrators used to add shading to their work. For this pack we looked at the original uses of ink washes in ads and articles from old science magazines.
Then we purchased india ink, brushes and heavy illustration paper. By tweaking our ink and water proportions, brush strokes and how loaded the brush was we created hundreds of samples.
Finally, we picked the best samples to convert into brushes.
Sound quality is poor on this video, but seeing the effect is awesome!
VectorTone is a collection of graphic styles, swatches, actions that make it crazy easy to add halftones and crosshatching to your work.
Over the past 18 months I've collected dozens of sponge brushes, acrylics, inks and papers. Using these tools I've spent many early mornings and late nights drinking coffee and making textures.
This pack of 32 sponge scatter brushes was sourced from these hundreds of samples over the past 18 months.
NOTE: It has been pointed out to me that these brushes may render slowly. This is due to the high definition of the brushes. I'm currently working on a solution for a future update. However, this is something to consider in purchasing this pack.