Skip’s Liquid Ink Brushes Download

Hello friends,

This page will give you the download for Skip’s Liquid Ink.  I have had a lot of fun with these brushes and I hope you do, too.  I made them as wet as I could, so I could use them in combination with watercolor, but I also like them solo.  Here are some examples of the strokes:

Liquid Ink Samples

Examples of how the liquid ink strokes work.

Liquid Ink Samples 2

Liquid Ink Samples 2

The download is in a zip format suitable to install with StudioChris Brush Manager.  The category is compatible with Painter IX, X, and 11.

Skip’s Liquid Ink

With Painter 12.1 we can load a library with brushes included or a category into the library of our choice.

Skip’s Liquid Ink Library

Skip’s Liquid Ink Category



33 responses to “Skip’s Liquid Ink Brushes Download

  1. Hello,
    Your help to everyone in their growth with digital art is more than spectacular. Wow. Also, I tried to download the Liquid Ink and the Thick Paint brushes but I receive a message saying that a download limit has been reached. I have a top of the line Mac (just a year old) and I have restarted it to see if that would help, but nothing changes the response. I have successfully obtained, for example, the Eastern water brushes. So I don’t know if the problem is at my end or at the other end.
    Thank you,
    Thomas John

    • Thanks Thomas,

      The problem is on my end. I now have a different subscription that allows unlimited access, but when the Liquid ink and Thick Paint was loaded, I didn’t. I thought the upgrade would grandfather in everyone, but it doesn’t. Anyway…both are uploaded and available for download.

      Thanks for dropping by and letting me know the problem. I really appreciate it.


  2. No thank you for your willingness to share on what I considered the best blog on the Internet for Painter. Thank you again and again!

    • Oh Kathi,
      That is the nicest thing anyone has said. I appreciate your comment so much. I have been remiss posting of late, but I almost have the Painter 12.1 Brush Management Primer ready to post. Maybe tomorrow, I hope, but surely by Tuesday.

      Thanks again for your kind words,

  3. Hi Skip,
    I just upgraded to Painter 12 after finishing all your Painter 11 courses. I have been successful in downloading all of your brushes to 12 except for one problem. When I used your Liquid Ink Library Link, it downloaded fine, but all the brushes in the library are “Splashing Water” Brushes, not the liquid ink brushes. Any chance you can correct this or tell me how I can move the brushes over from 11, if that is do-able?

    • Hi Judy,
      Sorry I didn’t see this before now. Saints preserve us!!! I have no idea how that happened. I will fix it and thank you very much for letting me know what happened. It will be later tonight. I am intrigued to figure this one out. The category file is correct…the problem exist only with the library.

  4. Thanks Skip,
    Right now am enjoying your new vidoes on your Oasis Brushes and following olong with painting the Iris. Thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful things.

    • Hey Judy, You are welcome…it is fun for me, too. I hope the lack of panels doesn’t make the painting video useless. I couldn’t believe they disappeared from the recording. Enjoy, Skip

  5. Hi Skip, thank you so very much for making your dynamic and inspired brushes available to others. I enjoy using the drips and runs very much! I downloaded the liquid ink brushes and a few of the ones I was most excited about don’t seem to function properly for me. I took a screenshot but I can’t post it here. Basically, five of them (H2o ink, h20ink smooth, wet frayed, wet sketch and wet black) don’t paint in the color I am using, they all make marks in a navy ish blue. I have painter 12 and an imac. Any thoughts? THANK YOU.

    • Hello,
      I’m not sure about wet sketch and wet black…I couldn’t figure out which brushes those were. The first three that you mentioned have their Color Variability set to Gradient, so the brushes paint the colors that are in the currently selected gradient. To change, go to Window > Brush Control Panels > Color Variability. It should say gradient in the drop down list. Change it to HSV and make sure the sliders are all the way to the left. That will allow you to select the color for painting. Hope this helps.
      Thanks for visiting and posting.

  6. Skip! Thank you so much for your lightning quick response! “Who knew?!” (about that setting). I still have much to learn but I muddle along. I am excited to give them a whirl now. Thank you again! Rachael

    • Hi Rachael,

      Yep…Color Variability and Color Expression are two Brush Control Panels that get overlooked, but can be very powerful. I have a lot of gradients and find using from Gradients to be a nice setting. Have fun, Skip

  7. Hi Skip,

    I’m taking your brushmaking class and came to download the ink brushes.

    I’ve also downloaded some of your other brushes.

    Thank you for your generosity in making these brushes and sharing them

    • No problem Kerry. Don’t forget to give me the extra information I need to answer your question in class.

      Thanks for visiting and making a comment. It means a lot to me.


  8. Ok, a little Greek and French in me but new to this downloading stuff. I have dowloaded both the Library and Catagory but I have no idea as to how to install this in Painter 12.1. I enjoy the liquid ink and this compliments many of my paintings. And I do hope to using yours and get a taste of new custom brushes. Appreciate your help.

    • Hi Donald,
      First let me suggest updating to Painter 12.2 and then 12.2 SP1. That way you will have the latest and greatest version.

      The decision of which file to use is yours. Painter can create multiple libraries, so if you use library download you get a new library with Skip’s liquid ink included. Or, if you download the category, you will install it into an existing library…the current active library.
      I do have a video in my post Brush Management for Painter 12.1 A Primer.
      Please watch the video and if you have any problems give me a shout. I’ll try to be quicker with my answer.
      Thanks for visiting and posting,

  9. Is what I have on my MAC for Painter 12.While watching your video I went to work following your suggestions. I initially lost all of my other categories when I imported Skips Liquid Ink but wiggled around enough and somehow found my way back to my Portrait and Collage workspace and all brushes appeared in the correct categories including Skips Liquid Ink. Phew ! Looks like I will be visiting you site from time to time.
    Have A Blessed Day

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    • Dear Louise,
      Thank you for leaving a comment and the link to your site. I saw the beautiful painting that you did using Fall Foliage. I’m thrilled to see your work and to read your blog.
      Thanks again,

      Chère Louise,
      Merci de laisser un commentaire et le lien vers votre site. J’ai vu la belle peinture que vous avez en utilisant le feuillage d’automne. Je suis ravi de voir votre travail et à lire votre blog.
      Merci encore,

  11. Thanks for the youtube vids Skip. Long time Painter 8 & 10 user & am coming out of a 5 yr. break where I did no graphic work. Now at P12 & Wacom 5 & you’re instructions have greatly sped up my reintroduction to using the program. Just downloaded your brushes which I heard about from the vids & will start reading blog. Appreciate the time & effort you have put in.

    • Thanks Frank,
      I hope you enjoy Painter again. Be sure that your version of Painter 12 is 12.2. It was updated many times and the latest version was 12.2.
      Have fun,

    • Hi Donald,
      Yes the liquid ink brushes are compatible with Painter 2015. Brushes are forward compatible, but not backward. In other words, brushes made in earlier versions will work in later versions but the reverse is not true. Painter X brushes will work in Painter 2015, but Painter 2015 brushes will not work in Painter X. Hope this helps. Enjoy those liquid ink brushes.

  12. Hi Skip,
    Thanks for your tremendous inspiration and generosity in making all your wonderful brushes available. I am having trouble downloading the liquid inks, though. I can see the page with the download button but upon clicking it I get the error “couldn’t connect to server.” Does the download work for you, Skip?

    • Hi Chris,
      I apologize for the inconvenience. The brushes are on HighTail for download. There is something wrong on their end. They are supposedly working on the problem, but it has been several weeks. I do have another system in place and will move all my data to the new system and drop Hightail, but I just don’t have time to do it right now. But, I will try to get to it soon. I have used hightail…as You Send it for many years. I am so disappointed in them these days, I have no choice except to leave them.

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