Whether you’re a designer who has already given Affinity a go or are simply looking to test the waters, we’re happy to let you know that an increasing amount of leading designers are either creating Affinity Designer brushes or adapting their current Illustrator packs to make them compatible with the new software!

We’ve rounded up a list of 9 of the best Affinity brushes that are currently available in our marketplace and which we hope will get you on your path to becoming Affinity experts!

1. Gouache Shader Brushes for Affinity

Get rich gouache effects in Affinity Designer in a few minutes. No more hours of searching for weird textures to add on top and then mask in odd angles.

2. Grave Etcher For Affinity

This pack includes 118 realistic engraving brushes for every Affinity Designer illustration situation you can dream of. Be sure to look at the brush previews to see how many diverse brushes we made. Don’t let the name Grave Etcher scare you. These Affinity Designer brushes work for all sorts of vintage artwork styles in Affinity.

3. The Affinity Airbrush

Add organic texture shading to designs and illustrations with these Affinity Designer brushes! This versatile shading brush pack contains a wide variety of textures – from dense to light and thick to thin – all designed to add scattered texture to your designs and illustrations!

4. Master Watercolor Affinity Brushes

This Master Watercolor Set is for the watercolor artist who wants to experience the same fun and feel of real watercolor on paper. This set includes over 100 realistic watercolor Affinity Designer brushes.

5. Fine Liner – Affinity Brushes

The Artifex Forge’s Fine Liner brushes are now available for Affinity Designer to help you create authentic looking fine liner art with ease!

This authentic and versatile tool kit includes a huge range of different pen marks – straight and rough outlines, dots and dashes, stippling, hatching, zigzags and more.

6. Tattoo Art – Affinity Brushes

Create beautiful tattoo inspired art with these stipple shading and outline Affinity Designer brushes.

This complete tool kit contains a variety of brushes which work harmoniously to create stunning inked art. The outline brushes undulate with the inconsistency of real ink while the scatter brushes build up interesting, stippled texture and shading.

7. Bug Lab For Affinity

Bug Lab is our little tribute to the power and significance of this kind of art. This pack includes 50 high-resolution Affinity Designer brushes including 48 stamp brushes and 2 liner brushes.

8. Finest Vintage – Affinity Brushes

The Artifex Forge’s best-selling vintage pen and ink brushes are now available for Affinity Designer, so now you can enjoy creating authentic looking vintage artwork more easily. Sourced from real vintage artwork, this set will help you achieve maximum authenticity.

9. The Master Engraver – Affinity Brushes

Level up to master engraver with the most thoroughly thought out Affinity Designer brush set available! Not only do the brushes draw multiple lines with one stroke, they are also all anti-stretch pattern brushes, which means you can draw a range of stroke lengths with just one brush – so, you won’t need to switch brushes so often!

We hope you’ve found this list of Affinity Designer brushes useful and are keen to add some of them to your collection. As always, we’d love to hear your opinion on Affinity Designer and any resources you may have already experimented with, so please let us know in the comments below.