A set of 37 custom brushes I made for Procreate to quickly paint grass, trees, leaves, and other vegetation in my illustrations and plein air paintings. Now revised and expanded for Procreate 5, including Color Dynamics!
If you like these brushes, you might like some of my other brushes too.
NOTE: I've designed these brushes for working on the iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil (or comparable pressure-sensitive stylus). They haven't been tested for non-pressure-sensitive work, or for working on a smaller iPhone screen.
MM Thick Grass (Follow) — great for clumps of thick wild grass.
MM Flowers (Azimuth) — stylized triangle flowers. Sprinkle these on top of grass in a bright color for flower accents.
MM Thin Grass (Azimuth) — Taller, thinner, more impressionistic grass texture.
MM Short Grass — this paints stylized dashes of grass across a space. Good for more simplified work, or suggested sporadic highlights within an area of grass.
MM Desert Brush (Azimuth) — stylized clumps of rabbitbrush.
MM Triangle Fan — this can be used in a tight circle for some interesting radial shapes, or painted straight across for stark, triangular grass. Also creates interesting results as a smudge tool!
MM Texture Grass — A more chaotic, textured version of the triangle fan. This is great for creating rough textures, and particularly for indicating more detailed grassy areas.
MM Tall Grass — Tall Timothy grass blowing in the wind.
MM Tall Thing — For any sort of extra tall stalk things that appear in fields, near water etc.
MM Petal Flowers — Scatter flowers with petals.
MM Shrub (Radial) — spin this around in a tight counter-clockwise circle to paint bushes.
MM Chain Leaves (Follow) — symmetric geometric leaves and stem that will follow your stroke.
MM Chain Leaves II (Follow) — same as above, but rounder & more compact leaves.
MM Chain Y Plant (Follow) — for dead plants and vine-y, crawler-y things.
MM Yucca (Radial) — Spin counter-clockwise to paint Yucca plants and Joshua tree tops.
MM Chain Vines (Follow) — leafy vines that follow your brushstroke.
MM Chain Leaves II (Follow) — vines with larger leaves that follow your brushstroke.
MM Sagebrush Stalk (Follow) — Paint these from the bottom-up, Paint several in a cluster angled out some to create a bush.
MM Chain Fern (Follow) — Fern fronds. Paint these starting from the tip of the frond.
MM Chain Fern II (Follow) — Thinner fern fronds. Paint these starting from the tip of the frond.
MM Pines II — Scatter triangular pine-tree shapes. Pressure determines height (Harder = taller).
MM Tree Tops — For when you need to paint just the tops of bushes, or distant deciduous trees (for example light hitting the tops.) Pressure determines roundness (Harder = rounder.)
MM Pine Tree (Follow) — Creates a pine tree. Paint from the top of the tree downwards.
MM Pine Tree II (Follow) — Creates a pine tree. Paint from the top of the tree downwards.
MM Pine Tree III (Follow) — Creates a pine tree. Paint from the top of the tree downwards.
MM Scatter Branches — A scattering of thin branch shapes. Useful for areas of underbrush or abstracted tree branch areas.
MM Scatter Branches II (Azimuth) — A less abstract scattering of thin branch shapes. Use direction of stylus to control direction of branch growth.
MM Pines — The obligatory triangular pine tree brush.
MM Pines Fade — Sometimes it's more interesting to paint these with a fade, it can quickly indicate atmosphere if there's a brighter color underneath. Or shadow, if darker underneath.
MM Sticks — Good for any vertical stick pattern, but I most often use this in conjunction with MM Pines to indicate distant dead trees.
MM Abstract Foliage — A texture that can quickly indicate leaves and vegetation.
MM Scatter — apply chaotic shapes, or rough-up edges with the Smudge tool.
MM Tris — an abstract, triangular scatter brush. Great for energetic polygonal notes.
MM Circle Scatter — Scatter circles, good for distant bushes or deciduous trees.
MM Dead Leaves — drooping hanging dead leaves.
MM Scatter Leaves — Triangular leaves in a scatter pattern.
MM Scatter Leaves II — More varied / broken-up triangular leaves in a scatter pattern.
MM Semi-Scatter Leaves (Follow) — Geometric leaves that sort of follow a path, good for painting less arbitrary tree leaves.
MM Small Leaves — Small oval leaves, good for quick ground-cover (like autumn fallen leaves) and for painting tree leaves within a lasso selection.
MM Chain Dots — for various plants that reduce to a cluster-of-dots read. Anything kind of bulbous-ey really.
Revised and expanded for Procreate 5! See included PDF for details.