I have been trying to create this type of brush in Adobe Illustrator. This brush was created in Procreate but I am trying to get the same effect but in Illustrator instead.

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I think you can get there with a simple straightforward Art Brush. But the angle of the brush shouldn't be "built in" to the settings. A straight brush is created, then the angle of the brushstroke is controlled by the path it's on.

Two simple rectangles, dragged to Brushes and an Art Brush created. The brush is applied to the path on the right.

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  • Thank you for the advice Scott. Is there any way I could have the brush turned at a 35º angle though? – Ben Courtwright Jan 30 '19 at 6:23
  • I'm afraid if you need that degree of control, a brush may not work for whatever you are doing. At least not an Illustrator brush. I can't think of any method to create a 35° brush and maintain that "gap" appearance. That, obviously, doesn't mean one does NOT exist.. but I'm simply unaware of any brush or brush options that would work. – Scott Jan 30 '19 at 8:27
  • The only way I can think of to set a brush at a specific angle is via a Scatter brush, but that's not going to give great results. Scatter brushes aren't "aware" of their artwork in terms of blending. they merely place iterations of the artwork at the angle. – Scott Jan 30 '19 at 9:20

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