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The Gimp BrushBox v2.1 by GrindGod The Gimp BrushBox v2.1 by GrindGod
Wow... making this Set has taken more time than i expected! It's the most complete and biggest work on Brushes i made until now.

Okay - more about this Set... As usual when i create Brushes i set the Focus on Digital Painttools (Simulating Real brushes/pencils) and Texturing with "premade" Effects and special brushes like Grass/Clouds/Foliage and so on. But for nearly every Brush, i had on my mind, that it is usable in a lot of different ways and that it is not to specific.
Every Brush in the Set is fine adjusted so that you could start painting without worrying about dynamics or Brush Settings too much.

So here is what you get:

- all brushes organized by usage
- 162 different Brush Tips
- 70 Dynamics
- 251 Presets

- The Brushes are made for the use with a pressure sensitiv device (Graphic Tablet). You can use them with a mouse - but with a tablet its more fun^^
- The Brushes are made with Gimp 2.8.4; All Presets/BrushTips and Dynamics are made by me. There is nothing modified or copied from other Sets in it!
- The content is free to use commercial and non-commercial.

Installation Instructions:


(included in the Download)

Extension: The Gimp TextureBox
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Given 2013-07-06
A huge collection of brushes for GIMP, generously offered up for free! The Gimp BrushBox by ~GrindGod ( Suggested by Kida-neechan and Featured by PirateLotus-Stock )
Protosnow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Thanks :happybounce: 
infinityfractals Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
thx so much
GrindGod Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Hey gothicAge,

i really enjoyed, reading your comment! Making this set was a big quest or journey..  i have spent a lot time on it -  from observing traditional media up to reviewing and comparing other brushsets, that i have used before (like Gimp Paint Studio).

A while ago i switched  to  Krita, what has become my primary application for digital Painting. Gimp is still my choice for post-processing or purely design-related stuff, but i use only a very small set of tools for that, not comparable with this big brushset... Btw if you haven´t tried out Krita yet, i would highly recommend to do it. It´s freely available for linux and windows. Just checkout the link :)

As you have written, there are some brushes and presets that need an overhaul and i have planned to do an update, but it's on a long to-do list. Good to know that the most stuff works as intended.

Digital painting offers exciting and fascinating possibilities of expression. (beyond the stuff, that is done for the cg-industry..) I have thought a lot about the question of emulating traditional media vs. finding 'new' digital styles that stand for their own. I think It's an ongoing process, and i am curious to where it will lead. But i am sure that we have to start, from where we are coming: we must try to simulate traditional media to develop and transform them to something new!
gothicAge Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Im always on the outlook for nice plugins, they are soo helpful, inspiring, I love that.

Krita? uff…im a mac user, pity. But Gimp improved alot, and im very excited about the next big update, which comes out probably this fall.

oh…dont worry. This little tweaks are easily to solve, i wrote it only as info. Wasnt my intention to complain anything. 

yes, absolutely. Digital tools offer new possibilities and we have to discover them. Traditional media are always a good reference, however. 
Titanic-Wyvern Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks for sharing these! They're all pretty useful for a lot of things, like I used in my banner here:…

Again, thank you for sharing these so everyone who uses GIMP can use them. ^ ^
IdanCarre Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I only recently decided that I could not longer deal with the measly options of "basic paintbrush" and the freaking ridiculous "pepper" paintbrush on gimp… thank you for making this and really this goes out to anyone who makes these brushes… We appreciate your work immensely. :)
Dreikanai Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Wow, thank you so much for these amazing GIMP brushes! :)

GrindGod Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014   Digital Artist
np, have fun with them :)
Fridayfelts Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Many, many thanks for the hard work you have put into this resource.Bunny-Emoji-02-(Joyful)
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