The Rusty Nib

Distressed Inking Brushes

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 435 reviews

Draw til yer dead with over 130 pro-quality distressed inking brushes for your favorite graphic apps, from rough and gritty to smooth and delicate and everything between.

Each brush is built from scratch using original analog brush and texture samples to create a diverse and powerful set of tools that combine the tactile beauty of ink on paper with the convenience of a modern digital workflow.

With a huge range of authentic stroke styles, The Rusty Nib Brush Set is as realistic as it is diverse. We've got you covered whether you're re-creating the gritty aesthetic of scanned print ephemera or aiming for the subtlety of real india ink flowing onto the page.



What's Included

  • 133 x Distressed Inking Brushes (raster format) including:
  • 38 x Nibs and Tech Pens
  • 13 x Brush Pens
  • 47 x Brush Inkers
  • 09 x Flat Brushes
  • 05 x Sumi-E Brushes
  • 12 x Ink Washes and Watercolors
  • 09 x Bonus Effects Brushes
  • 1 x Installation Guide
  • 1 x User Guide
  • 1 x Printable Brush Preview Booklet
  • Free updates

What You'll Love

  • A huge variety of textures, edge effects, and brush poses to suit almost any drawing style.
  • Built from high-def analog source materials and designed for pro-quality output. 
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use whether you're a weekend warrior honing your craft or a full-time pro chasing deadlines and dreams.
  • Easy to navigate with brushes grouped by style.
  • Includes realistic ink washes and watercolors with tactile bleed and blend effects.



PHOTOSHOP: CS6 or higher (Desktop + iPad)

PROCREATE: Version 5 or higher (iPad only).

AFFINITY: V1.8 or higher (Desktop + iPad). Raster Format

CLIP STUDIO: V1.11.8 (Desktop + iPad + Android)

Commercial License

Individuals, freelancers, creative agencies, and organizations with less than 250 million USD in annual revenue. 

The number of users allowed is equal to the number of users chosen at the time of purchase on the product page. This is displayed on your receipt as the product quantity.

Each user can install or use the Graphic Assets on up to two devices for use by the same user (e.g. a desktop at the studio and a laptop or iPad for home or travel). 


✔  Print and digital publishing projects including comics, book covers, magazines, editorial illustrations and picture books.

✔  Music packaging in physical and digital formats.

✔  Social media content for personal, company and client use.

✔  Branding, logos, stationery, posters and signage.

✔  Creation of digital stock illustration & photography for sale including NFT's.

✔  Art projects and personal work.

✔  Physical end products offered for sale such as homewares, apparel, product packaging, art-prints, greeting-cards, posters, etc (up to 250,000 units).

✔  Video advertising (up to 500,000 lifetime views).

✔  Use in broadcast, film and streaming content (up to 500,000 lifetime views).

✔  Print and outdoor advertising (local & national campaigns).

✔  Desktop, web, mobile, and video game applications (single app).


(!)  Use by organizations or subsidiaries thereof with annual revenue of more than $250 million USD.

(!)  Global or international print advertising campaigns.

(!)  Embedding in create-on-demand or design-it-yourself software or services (individuals selling finished artwork or products for sale on print-on-demand sites OK).

(!)  Any use over the limits described in the Allowed Uses section above.



✘  Sub-licensing, resale, sharing, transfer or redistribution either for free or payment.

✘  Installation into apps other than the app the Graphic Assets are designed for.

✘  Distribution via any physical or internet-connected storage device, cloud service or file-sharing website either for free or payment.

✘  Reverse-engineering and/or use of a True Grit product to create a similar product offered for free or for sale. 

The above is a summary of the key inclusions in our license. Additional terms and conditions apply. View the full User License Agreement here.

Dig It Or It's Free Guarantee

Try any product featuring the Dig It Or It's Free logo* and if you're not into it, it wasn't what you were expecting, didn't work with your system or simply isn't suited to the project you purchased it for, hit us up within 7 days for a refund.

*Value bundles not included. View full terms and conditions here.

average rating 4.9 out of 5
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Reviewed by eduardo c.
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Rated 5 out of 5

My new n1 brush

I'm using the MicroNib as my go to brush!

I work mainly in pixelart and it allows me to do super precise lines. The sumie are also great !

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Reviewed by Amanda B.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Best inking brushes I ever used

I am an illustrator and recently switched to working digital from traditional analog. I was never truly satisfied with the digital outcomes, because the work always felt incomplete and lacked the personality of hand inked drawings on cold pressed arches paper. That is, until I discovered True Grit Texture Supply! It has given me back my precious analog feel with the ease of working on my Ipad. I cannot say enough good things about these brushes. Truly a game changer!!

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Reviewed by Hanna K.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Inspiring set of brushes

I've been going through a bit of an artblock lately and stumbled upon this brushpack, recommended by another artist I follow. I am used to very clean, solid brushes for the most part when I draw, but I've always wanted to feel confident in using more textured brushes so I took a leap and got this pack for myself and it's been just perfect!

There are plenty of options and I keep finding new things to try almost daily which keeps inspiring me to draw and get creative with the different types of textures and brushes available.

A recommend for anyone looking to try something new and unique!

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Reviewed by Valerie
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Rated 5 out of 5


i'm super new to digital drawing and this brush set is making it a lot more approachable for me, because i can do some of the things i'm used to doing with traditional media. huge variety of brushes, they've been really fun to play with

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Reviewed by Katrin W.
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Rated 5 out of 5

The Rusty Nib

Ich liebe diese Set. Es hat meine Kunst grundlegend verändert und ich zeichne wieder deutlich mehr am Tablet als vorher. Die Auswahl der Brushes ist groß, so das ich immer wieder etwas neues ausprobieren kann. Hätte es gerne viel früher für mich entdeckt.

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