So I want to make some pixel animation and I was wondering if you can import brushes into Toon Boom Harmony Essentials, since there are no pixel brushes currently in it. If anyone can help, it would be much appreciated
As far as I know, no, you can’t. The brush system (suitable for drawing in Toon Boom) is for Advanced and Premium, and even those aren’t suitable for Pixel art.
There’s a pixel filter available in Premium though:
I can’t recommend you Toon Boom for pixel art, for that kind of art you’d need a good bitmap, pixel level, image editor, and Toon Boom pixel/bitmap Drawing capabilities are atrocious (in my humble opinion).
The vector drawing in 15 is much better, but still not suitable for the low level pixel control needed for pixel art. I guess one option is to create the assets in Photoshop or another software and import them into Toon Boom as transparent PNGs.