Compatibility: Adobe Illustrator CS4 and above
The Ultimate Brush Pack for Retro Cartoonist Who Work in Adobe Illustrator
The Vector Brush Toolbox is the ultimate brush kit for illustrators. A collection of six of our best-selling Illustrator brush packs, this bundle includes every brush you’ll ever need for vector-based drawing (plus, you save $30 when you buy this bundle).
- 200 best-selling vector brushes, including sponge and ink splatter brushes, halftone, pencil, charcoal, watercolor and more
- Made from real source material
- Each brush references historical commercial illustration work so your work looks authentic
- Beautiful Ai reference sheets for ease-of-use
- Product video tours
- Compatible with Illustrator CS4 and above
Here's What You Get:
VectorFuzz: brush and sponge textures ($15)
32 vector sponge and ink scatter brushes – crafted from real acrylic and ink textures – that make it easy to recreate the textures of mid-century children's books.
VectorHero: Ink Brushes ($15)
40 ink pen brushes that let you quickly achieve the same kind of warm, realistic strokes illustrators used in mid-century commercial illustration work.
VectorSketch: Charcoal Pencils ($15)
40 deluxe pencil and charcoal brushes to achieve the impossible: realistic pencil strokes in Illustrator.
VectorTone: Pattern Brushes ($15)
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!
Drygoods: Chalk Brushes ($15)
23 ultra-realistic chalk brushes, inspired by chalkboard art and sandwich board signs from the '30s.
InkWash: Ink and Watercolor Brushes ($15)
30 ink and water brushes that make it easy to add a wash of color and shading to your work with just the swipe of your mouse.
Why are these packs so popular?
Here’s the secret… Each pack in The Vector Brush Toolbox was made from real source material, and references historical commercial illustration work.
So what exactly does that mean? Here's the breakdown.
We Use Real Source Material
Whenever possible, we sample our 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.
We combine and tweak each piece of the product so it's not an exact replica, of course, out of respect for the great commercial artists of the past.
We Reference Historical Design Work
When we make our brushes, we pay close attention to the way the brush looked originally.
For example, when we created the VectorTone pack, we spent a lot of time analyzing the ratio between the dots, the shape of the dots after they’d soaked into paper, and how often flaws occurred.
Yeah, sometimes we get a little obsessive-compulsive on the details. But it's who we are!
We Make Things by Hand
Often the best way to recreate these old effects is to make them ourselves. In many cases, we purchase material, painstakingly recreate retro work and then sample the work we created.
For example, InkWash is a throwback to the ink washes that illustrators would use to add shading to their work. For this pack, we studied 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.
Grab this pack now for $49 and rest easy knowing you have every brush you'll ever need for vector drawing.
Want more info? For a closer look inside some of the best-selling brush packs in the Vector Brush Toolbox, take a look at the videos below…
VectorHero Product Tour Video
VectorSketch Product Tour Video
VectorTone Product Tour
Sound quality is poor on this video, but seeing the effect is awesome!