Why can I not use the brush tool to paint my object?

I drew an image in Illustrator and now I would like to fill it with color. I created a second layer and placed it under the line art.

However when I try to painting with the brush tool I get a really annoying 🛇 (international prohibition sign / no symbol).

Why is that?

layers panel


You have no actual brush selected, it’s just set to basic – which isn’t a brush type (just a weird default).

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Just load in any actual brush and then you will be able to select a stroke/width and draw.

Load in a brush by clicking on the Brush Libraries Menu icon:

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Source : Link , Question Author : MicroMachine , Answer Author : WELZ

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