All New Procreate Brushes are Here

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I’m excited to introduce a brand new set of high-quality, custom-made Procreate lettering brushes as a follow-up to my first!

These brushes will be a great addition to your collection and make lettering a breeze. They are availible on Creative Market and Gumroad, and are designed for new and experienced iPad calligraphers alike!

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  1. ETHEREAL – This brush is super fun and addicting. It fades as you write, creating a cool variance in opacity.
  2. NEWSPRINT – This brush as a subtle gritty texture.
  3. OPAQUE BOLD – Create thick scripts and bold lettering designs.
  4. OPAQUE – This easy-to-use lettering brush is perfect for elegant calligraphy or funky messy lettering.

Hope to see you using these brushes and enjoying them!

Happy New Year! 🙂

 

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iPad Lettering in Procreate: Brushes, Freebies, and More

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iPad lettering has risen to become the latest craze among calligraphy enthusiasts. Apple Pencil’s marvelous pressure sensitivity makes it a powerful choice for calligraphers who want to explore the expanding world of digital art.

I have been joining in on the fun, both in Paper and in Procreate. Paper is my go-to app, with its inviting interface and the tools I’ve gotten to know so well, but Procreate is great for calligraphy because you can customize the perfect brush for whatever you’re making.

Procreate Brushes for iPad Lettering

I just released a brush set with 6 fundamental lettering brushes I curated for Procreate users on Creative Market and Gumroad. These brushes are versatile and easy to use, so they’re great for beginning iPad letterers and experienced calligraphers alike.

Download a Freebie Brush!

I thought I would share a brand new brush as a freebie so you guys could get a taste of what’s in my pack.

Introducing Fader!

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Fader is a calligraphy brush with a bit of color falloff, so it creates a cool variation in opacity, a little bit like watercolor does before a fresh dip.

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If you write quickly, the ink falls off right away. If you take your time writing the letters, the ink will fall off at a slower pace.

To download Fader for free, click the thumbnail below, which will redirect you to my shop on Gumroad. Pick Fader, add it to your cart, and enter the code rol_blog_reader at checkout. 

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If you need help installing the brushes, check out this tutorial.


Take a Look at the Brush Pack

So, the official brush pack comes with these six main brushes and includes two bonus.

The Core 6

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  • Monoline has no contrast, so it’s easy to create simplistic, bouncy cursive. (All the names written under the Bs here are with this brush — it’s great for a lot of things!)
  • Subtle is a variation of monoline with slightly contrasted strokes.
  • Playful creates rough edges that work for many styles.
  • Lovely is perfect for modern calligraphy with just of ink bleed.
  • Elegant creates thick downstrokes and delicate thin upstrokes to mimic pointed pen calligraphy.
  • Chalky is great for digital chalk art and lettering, but works for just about anything.

The Bonus Brushes

The two bonus brushes are a glitter brush and a confetti brush. The glitter brush is made for sparkly calligraphy, and the confetti brush adds a simple, colorful decoration.


More Calligraphy Brush Reccomendations

That’s it for my brushes (so far!), but you can never have enough brushes, so I thought I’d reccomend a few freebies from around the web.

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  1. from Alternate Glyph Calligraphy Crayon and Streaker. iPad calligrapher Melissa Cabral makes unique brushes that you won’t see anywhere else. She is offering these two for free, and I love using them.
  2. from MakeMedia Co. Southern Belle.                                      If you’re a lettering aficionado, you’re probably familiar with Callie Hegstrom‘s funny hand-drawn quotes and popular fonts on Creative Market. She recently began exploring iPad calligraphy and has a lot to show for it. Southern Belle is availible for free on her site.
  3. from iPad Lettering Original Calligraphy.                                     Karin of iPad Lettering was a pioneer in the realm of digital calligraphy. She shares lots of helpful Procreate tutorials and her brushes are used widely and set a high standard in the community. Check out her Original Calligraphy brush.

I hope you guys start stocking up on awesome calligraphy brushes and get lettering!

I’ll be posting more tutorials and tips for iPad lettering soon.  🙂

 

I’m Taking Over 53’s Instagram Account!

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I have the honor of being the featured artist to take over FiftyThree’s Instagram account this weekend! I’m super excited!

If you are on Instagram, follow @fiftythree to see what I share. You can also follow me @ray.of.light.design.

Stay tuned! During the takeover, I will be giving away one Pencil by 53 and one copy of my Hand Drawn Floral Fun Pack! I will also be posting artwork made with paper, as well as some inspiring tips and tutorials.

See you there!

New Product! Location Pin Icon Pack

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Introducing a new product to my Creative Market shop!

Pinpoint-Cover

This icon collection includes an .eps file with eight unique pins and four styles: outline, fill, filled outline, and filled outline with shadows/highlights. It also comes with 16 hi-res transparent .pngs (1000×1000) of the outline and fill styles and a guide on the how to use the pack!

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Super Crazy Black Friday Sale

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40% off the ENTIRE Ray of Light Creative Market shop, from today (11/27) until tomorrow night (11/28). 

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Floral Fun Pack $12 –> $7 
Urban Girl $7 –> $4
Sweet Summer Treats $5 –> $3
Emotions $8 –> $5
Stilts Complete Bundle $24  –> $15
Stilts Individual Fonts $8 –> $5

Big difference — it’s pretty crazy. Enjoy!

Hand Sketched Floral Designs are now on my shop!

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I’m excited to introduce you all to the latest product in my Creative Market shop!

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I drew these designs in Paper by Fifty Three during Doodlefest, and then decided that they would make a great clip art pack, so here you are!

It comes with TONS of stuff. There’s over 75 individual pieces!

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The best part is that, if you have Illustrator or another vector program, you can mix and match the pieces. It’s so much fun that I want you guys to test it out — I’m giving out a free sample. If you like it, I hope you consider buying the full version!

Floral Designs Freebie Download

How to use:

Anyone who has a vector program can move around all the different shapes, change the colors, etc. The most common vector graphics software is probably Adobe Illustrator, but it’s an expensive subscription.  Inkscape is a free one. I don’t know enough about it, but it’s probably worth a try.

If you don’t have a vector program, it’s a .pdf, so you can still use it as clip art I guess. You just won’t get to experience the full potential of the product.


If you create something cool using any of my products, I invite you to share it on social media! Just remember to tag me.

Happy Thanksgiving!