SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY – You will need Affinity Designer to use this product. An Illustrator version of the pack is available HERE
If you’ve ever marveled at the stunning complexity of Zentangle style and mandala art, but feel overwhelmed by the idea of creating your own, then this pack is the perfect shortcut for you. For those who aren’t familiar with Zentangle, it’s beautifully complex art is created by combining multiple structured patterns to build a larger image. This striking look is usually achieved through contrasting black and white in fine liner.
Inspired by the art of Escher, and building on my years of experience designing mandala coloring books at a children’s book publisher, this complete pack contains stippled, fine liner pattern brushes along with a few art brushes and a set of mandala templates to get you started.
So, how does it work?
The brushes do the hard work for you! They repeat the hand-drawn fine liner material along a stroke so simply draw a line and the stippled pattern will repeat automatically along it – saving you hours!
Not used Affinity brushes before? Check out my handy tutorials page HERE
The pack contains all of these useful components:
- The Brushes
52 Zen Fine Liner Brushes.
1 Fine Liner Outline Brush.
2 Stipple Shading Brushes – one for closed strokes and one for open strokes.
- A quick reference guide
This will help you quickly find the right brushes for the task in hand. In PDF format.
- Example file
I’ve included the whale preview image for you to backwards engineer. Please note: this are for personal use only and you may not use it commercially.
A very thorough guide on how to load, apply and then adjust the brushes is supplied. This also includes a section dedicated to making your own mandalas.
A note on the preview images – some of the preview images were generated using the Illustrator version of the pack and so the look may vary subtly. Please get in touch for more information.
This product is covered by The Artifex Forge Tools License. Read about it HERE
Please note! This product is compatible with Affinity Designer only.
Michael (verified owner) –
I’m pleased you like the look of it Michael!
Rebecca Barton –
These brushes are gorgeous, as always, but it would be great if you could do a video demonstration on how to create something like the owl, for example. I had a look and subscribed to your YouTube Channel. It would be wonderful if you could produce some more video tutorials on how to use some of the Affinity Brush kits. Thanks so much, I can see you are working really hard on all of these amazing kits and brushes!
ymarkone (verified owner) –
Love this kit! As with all the kits it makes it easy to create some amazing graphics!
I have to agree with Rebecca that it would be great if you had a general tutorial video for each package and then some more specific tutorials on creating some of the image you have.
Hey ymarkone, I’m really pleased you love the pack! I am planning a tutorial for this pack at the moment. It might be a little while though, as I am trying to do his for quite a few products.
Juan (verified owner) –
These are awesome. I use them for my own artwork. They enhance the composition with very minimal effort.
Thanks so much Juan, I’m glad the brushes are proving useful!
Bought this at a 3rd party seller… great set of brushes only limited by your imagination… support is the best I’ve ever seen… Jeremy is patient and sticks with you till your problem is solved… unheard of these days… can’t go wrong buying anything from Artifexforge!
Wow – what a lovely review! I’m so pleased that you’re happy with the pack and with my customer service.
Oldenburg (verified owner) –
Super Pack! It’s easy to be an artist.
Thanks so much!
You can get really creative with these brushes.
I really like them!
I’m pleased you are enjoying using the brushes – thanks for picking them up!
JOANIE K (verified owner) –
Another amazing product by Jeremy. I’m blown away at how easy these brushes are to use. Artifex Forge has become my go-to place for unique products that make my creative abilities look like so much more than they really are, lol. Thank you Jeremy!!
I’m so pleased you are enjoying using so many of my packs Joanie – thank you!
Verified Creative Market Customer –
These are so beautiful! I love using them for borders