No matter how many I have, I just can’t get enough swirly curly leafy brushes in my ever expanding brush palette. A steady supply helps keep me inspired and exited when starting on new projects, particularly cd cover design backgrounds. There are plenty of good free Illustrator brushes out there, and here are some new ones recently discovered at CreateSk8.
They are for Adobe Illustrator CS2 or better. Put the file in Adobe Illustrator CS2>Presets>Brushes. Then select “Open Brush Library” from the Illustrator brushes panel menu. Then make something cool!