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Paint Tool SAI Pencil Brushes by BerolEagle Paint Tool SAI Pencil Brushes by BerolEagle
Here are a couple of pencil brushes that I made for Paint Tool SAI in order to mimic graphite pencil, to install them follow these instructions*:

-Extract the RAR into your Paint Tool SAI folder (install 7zip if you don't have winRAR).

-Run start-sai.exe to install the textures.

-Create a new "Brush" and manually adjust the settings like you see here, you could also use the Marker, Watercolor, Airbrush ...

I recommend using these brushes on A4 page size at 150 DPI and with stroke stabilizer at level 3 but use whatever you feel comfortable with.

Feel free to adjust the pressure to your taste, some press harder than others so you may have to adjust.

Change the Simple Circle to Flat and now you have a square tip shading pencil.

(*) Update if you're having issues with the start-sai.exe, download this pack and extract it into your main SAI directory (where the SAI program is), the brushes should show up automatically next time you run SAI), they may overwrite your brush list but I've put them at the bottom so unless you have any brushes there, it shouldn't be any problem. As an extra, I've included a set of "Airbrush Pencils" which are my favorite brushes in SAI.
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Fewd-Forever Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
ye ouo :D (Big Grin) 
ReptileAFK Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nothing, I'm stupid
ReptileAFK Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Where do you get that textures?
Tumblebumblebunny Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
it worked! THANKS SO MUCH! :D
luup777 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Thank you so much!
SpaceKingofSpace Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
These are the best damn brushes. Thank you.
Katsurin5 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
I've been looking for something like this forever! Thank you!
JaimeDL Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Thanks for the brushes :D.
CrypticMachine Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student General Artist
I love these.Thanks so much for sharing. :) I use these for sketching often.
Biktori Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
378785309 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
thank you *Free Icon/Emote* Pusheen (Angry) 
Zombiena Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you so much! :blowkiss:
IcyBlueToshi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
shiyemi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
the best brushes! thanks!
tornadoz01 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Thanks! It's great to be able to have a bit of familiarity in this new medium XD
pixel-asylum Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
On the Lead Holder pencil what the "untitled" and "large grain" things? I don't have those.
CrassiusCurio Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the brushes, they're brilliant! 
I did a quick sketch here… to test them out
TheButtOverLord Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DreamaDove93 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you <3
The-Wasted-Youth Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
what's "untitled"? Like the texture?
cerise-lien Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hi, uh, would someone be able to help with my problem? Whenever I try to make a new brush and input all the necessary fields and successfully use the brush, and then close SAI, and open it again, the brush is missing! None of my custom brushes seem to save...might you have some insight on this matter?
BerolEagle Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Probably because of Windows Administration rights.
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Nububu Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can change everything into the right settings other than the "normal" into neither "LEAD HOLDER 2MM PENCIL" or "0.5MM MECHANICAL PENCIL". is it just a name or is it something I needed to install as well? because my pencil doesn't look like the one in this picture...
BerolEagle Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
It's usually because you're either working on a file with small dimensions or the textures didn't register.
YohDesu Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
I can't find it either... :/
lolismoke Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you! :happybounce: 
greysinsiter Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR THIS TT_TT my brush texture won't work so I just downloaded you zip file... actually I don't know how to customize brushes so I was looking for a default one and just download from someone else's. Gladly I found yours, and yours was the best I have found so far... so thank you :D
kiryu339 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
where are the files for the packs
LunarisDream Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Download link on the right of the page.
AliasUnico Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Extracted the files to the folder as you said. The brushes showed up automatically for me, but the new textures still aren't available, and they're missing from your pencil brushes.

I click on your mechanical pencil, it's (simple circle), & (No Texture). Edge hardness is 11 and Min Density is 40. Rather than what's in the image.
I click on your lead holder, it's (simple circle), & (No Texture). The new textures and such aren't on the list, despite the tools showing up. Blending=12, Dilution=28. The advanced settings are 6,9,85%,100. 

What do I do? I would really love to use these brushes.
BerolEagle Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Run the start-sai.exe and see if the textures show up.
AliasUnico Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Got it! The unpacking seems to not have helped. It just didn't unload and replace the files despite saying so. I opened it in 7z and dragged all the new files and config files to their respective folders from inside 7z and manually replaced them that way... didn't seem to work unzipped. But now it's all there, and my other tools are safe! Thanks man!
AliasUnico Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Tried it manually before unzipping to the folder, same problem.
sugomon Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah... For some reason I'm having a really hard time understanding how to add these. No idea what I'm doing wrong or what I should do. ^^;
BerolEagle Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Try doing it manually, copy the texture files into the right folders, the run start-sai which will register the textures, then adjust the setting like shown here or whatever you feel looks best.
MEEJUN Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^ u ^
Random-House Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty cool ! thank you for that !
ShikyoMegami Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ok so I used this before and it worked fine then Sai had a freak out and deleted it. I have tried putting it back in with the rar file and manually but the lines are to thick and not pencil thin like they were before. I have no idea why its doing this and no idea how to fix it.
AlextheHuman27 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Do i have to pay for this ?
TheSmilingLion Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I dont have paintToolSAI :(
Spawn-Of-Hope Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You can prtty much download a full version of it in no time. google it
Deethedoodler Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for this. 
GuyWolfyI Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Thank you for this! ^^ I love the 0.5 pencil! check it out! I by GuyWolfyI
Auto-Cartoons Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely marvelous. Thanks a bunch.
DarkRaven1151 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student General Artist
The textures won't show up ;~;
Tiavik Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
i can't run start-sai.exe, it comes up with 2 errors 
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