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Vector Chains by pica-stock Vector Chains by pica-stock
pica-stock | brush


chain brush | illustrator pattern brush | .ai
3 brushes | gold, silver & bronze
~pica-stock | 2009


free to use for non-commercial works on deviantart.com | send me a link to your deviation
please ask permission for commercial works | send me a note with your request
do not sell, copy, transmit or distribute without my permission | send me a note with your request
you are free to alter, transform, or build upon this work | just respect the creators rights.



How to use:
1. Open the file in ai, open the brush panel, pick a brush and draw. Or draw a shape first and then add the brush
2. For Mac: Copy the file into Applications >Adobe Illustrator CSx > Presets.localized > Brushes.localized. When you now open the brush panel and go to Open Brush Library and pick the file. (You can also open it from your desktop.)

This is a pattern brush, without corners (chains usually dont have corners ;)).

Comments:
i made these brushes for an upcoming artwork of my main account ^pica-ae
they are based on the Create a Gold Chain Pattern Brush with Illustrator tutorial, that can be found atVectortuts+
that it is based on a tutorial is the main reason i submit this awesome brush as stock :B cos anyone can do it :w00t:
it's really not that hard, and you should try and make your own pattern brushes too :eyes:
they look different than in the tut, mainly cos i used a different reference image ;)
please enjoy, and let me know if you use them :) i would love to see what you make of it :heart:

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The brush in use:
What you looking at? & Silhouette Lady by ^pica-ae
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Given 2011-01-21
Vector Week couldn't end without Vector Chains by =pica-stock. Suggester's words: This is a great brush to be used in Illustrator to create a variety of chains. Beautiful line art and shading make this a great addition to vector portraits and more! ( Suggested by ChewedKandi and Featured by FantasyStock )
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REDDTRIBE Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
thaks..
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viavillecinque Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
vry very nice!  thank you!
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xxjtr Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
THANKS FOR SHARING~
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barinee78 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi I feel ridiculous asking this, but is the only download link which asks you to install a program? I looked high & low for the direct link- appreciate the help- thanks
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salmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
nice!
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jose467a Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
maybe i am stupied, but i cant find where to click on the file for download? Please help :/:)
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B2rhom Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
it's under the "Browse more like this"
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physicalhalluc Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for free download :)
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Ambika1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Thank You!
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jusdesignz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Great work!
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kobymartin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
hi, i was looking to ask if i could u ur brushes commercially?please get back to me and let me know what you saying.thanx
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kobymartin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
hi,i was hoping if i could use your chain brush for a logo design?please let me know if i can.thanks
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lordzon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much these are awesome.
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sakora2000 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
hi i used your beautiful brush here [link]
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a1photographe Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Thank you pica-stock,
thank was really useful!
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PlutoMartian Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
do you have one for photoshop?
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
:+fav: Congratulations on your DD! You've been featured in the article, January 2011 Resources DDs.
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shaypeyote Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
<3
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AngelicPiggy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome~ I'll try to make use of it soon! :la:
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ExpectRoses Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Cool :D
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JUSTINaples Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
there isn't nothing in illustrator file...
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
after opening the file, open the brush panel in ai, there they should show up :)
or when you have ai open, you can load them into your brush panel

ai brushes have no own format like ps brushes do, so when you open them by clicking or dragging, the file is empty ;)
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JUSTINaples Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
ok... thank you!
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:)
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JUSTINaples Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
;)
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Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
congrats on the DD sweets!!!!!! :party:
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Kjherstin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
:boogie: Congratulations on the DD! :boogie:

:boogie:pica-ae dance:boogie:
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LineBirgitte Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:party:
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pica-stock Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
:iconfingerdanceplz:
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Pirlipat Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
this brush is amazing
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pica-stock Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
thank you :hug:
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I was actually thinking of making a brush like this, but a more realism one to go with my vectors, I'll have to have a look at that tutorial :)

Awesome work :hug:
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pica-stock Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
yeah, this has a very own style :nod:
there is another tutorial there for some grungy chains i think (i just love that site ;))

thanks for looking :tighthug:
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I don't actually follow that many tuts - especially when it comes to making something specific... it's more the technique yanno?

I'll have to give it a whirl though :D
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pica-stock Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
yeah… i hate it when something (especially artworks) are just the copy of a tut :nod:
oh and i learned a lot about techniques with this one, it was quite a pain in the ass :|
and i tried not to copy it exactly, i took a different reference image at least ;)

yes, once you conquered a pattern brush you feel like you can rule the world :w00t: :lol:
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha damn right! Pattern brushes are frigging nails to get the hang on... love em though. I used the pattern brushness for the peacock feather brush I made. Just lining sections up - biggest. pain. in. the. ass. EVER!
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pica-stock Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
yes, you really have to sit down and THINK about what you are doing and if the way you're doing it is the best possible way...
that makes you start all over again :| but… the results are worth it :D

duh… feathers… that just sounds painful anyway :noes: (um, not feathers in general… they're rather soft and cuddly actually ;P)
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Normal feathers are fine, it's just patterned/peacock feathers which are a pain tbh :/

You'll see when I eventually get to uploading them haha
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pica-stock Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
right… i saw then in your artwork, they look really cool :nod:

i would test them right away :eager:
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LineBirgitte Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:eager:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
:excited:
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