Food

Painterly Still Life

It’s time for painterly fun again! I love this style for still life pieces, so I thought I’d share the process 😊 I hope you’ll enjoy it too! During this intermediate level Procreate tutorial we’ll create this still life scene with honey, tangerines and flowers.

Brushes used:

  • Smeary Damp
  • Round Smeary
  • Dry Mixer
  • Thin Lines
  • Rake Brush
  • Overlay Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 4000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Using a dark base layer: Start with a dark color for the background, enhancing depth and richness in the painting
  • Layer management: Separate different elements (e.g., jar, tangerines, flowers) into different layers for easier manipulation and detail work
  • Smudging and blending: Use brushes to smudge and blend colors directly on the canvas, creating smooth transitions and realistic textures
  • Adjusting colors on the go: Continuously refine colors by dropping them into the palette and adjusting their saturation and brightness as needed
Food

Ice Cream

In this tutorial, we’re diving into realism by painting a delicious ice cream cone. I’ll guide you through my process, and remember, while I’ve provided a color palette, choosing your own colors is a fantastic exercise. Let’s get started!

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Script Brush
  • Soft Brush
  • Basic Flo Brush
  • Darken Line Brush
  • Lighten Line Brush
  • Flo Darka Brush
  • Flo Lighta Brush
  • Rough Speckles Brush
  • Grunge Rock Brush
  • Standard Blender Brush
  • Overlay Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 4000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Refining Sketches: Start with a basic sketch, then refine it by adjusting proportions using tools like Liquify. This helps to create a more accurate foundation for painting
  • Layer Management: Organize elements on separate layers (e.g., ice cream, cone, fingers) to simplify shading and texturing. This structure allows for better control over individual elements
  • Adding Texture: Use brushes like Rough Spackles and Grunge Rock to add realistic texture to elements like the waffle cone
  • Shading and Lighting: Build shadows and highlights gradually. Use the Darken Line and Lighten Line brushes to enhance contrast and detail, making the painting more lifelike
  • Color Adjustment: Don’t worry about getting the perfect color right away. Lay down base colors and adjust them as needed, adding warmth and depth with tools like the Overlay brush
Portraits

Realistic Eye

Hey, how are you doing? Let’s dive into another realism project. I’ve heard you enjoy these, so I’m making them a regular practice. Today, I’ll show you my process for painting a realistic eye. I haven’t rehearsed this or anything, so you’ll see my raw approach and I’ll create a color palette along the way. It’s a great exercise!

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Base Painter
  • Standard Blender
  • Basic Flo Brush
  • Flo Darka Brush
  • Flo Lighta Brush
  • Darken Line Brush
  • Lighten Line Brush
  • Lashes Brush
  • Overlay Brush
  • Multiply Brush
  • Soft Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 4500 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching Proportions: Using markers and negative spaces to find the right proportions for the eye
  • Base Layer Techniques: Blocking in base colors and gradually refining the shapes with a soft brush
  • Layering and Blending: Using multiple layers and the smudge tool to soften edges and build up details
  • Detailing: Using specialized brushes to refine shadows, highlights, and textures for a realistic finish

Golden Bee

It’s time for another realism project! This time we’ll paint this golden bee napkin holder together. It’s a perfect exercise to work on crips and soft edges and transitions.

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Basic Flo
  • Standard Blender
  • Darken Line
  • Lighten Line
  • Soft Pastel

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 4000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Soft Transitions vs. Crisp Edges: Learn about the importance of recognizing and applying both soft transitions for subtle value changes and crisp edges
  • Value Work: Learn to effectively work with light and shadow to add depth and realism to the painting
  • Color Selection: I’ll demonstrate the process of choosing and adjusting colors dynamically to match the reference, enhancing the realism of the artwork
  • Creating Shiny Textures: Learn how to make objects appear shiny and metallic
Creatures

Chipmunk

Heya Flocreators! In this more advanced realism painting tutorial we’ll be painting this cute little chipmunk. I’ll guide you through my process from sketch to finish and create a color palette along the way. I have attached it in case you want to use it, but it’s a great exercise to try and pick the colors yourself. You can do it! Grab your pencil and iPad and let’s get creating.

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Base Painter
  • Darken Line Brush
  • Lighten Line Brush
  • Basic Flo
  • Shader Brush
  • Rough Spackles Brush
  • Flotastic Brush
  • Dibby Dabby Brush
  • Smudgy Hair Brush
  • Soft Brush
  • Overlay Brush
  • Flo Darka Brush
  • Flo Lighta Brush
  • Standard Blender
  • Loose Hairs Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 4000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating a Sketch: Learn how to sketch the chipmunk by starting with broad shapes and then adding details
  • Base Coloring and Layering: Learn how to lay down base colors and build on top of those to fine tune your colors
  • Detailing and Texture: The use of various brushes to add texture and details to the chipmunk, including fur patterns, eyes, and the surrounding environment
  • Enhancing Realism through Shadows and Highlights: Techniques for using layer masks on duplicated layers to refine shadows and highlights without losing underlying details, enhancing the realism of the painting
Creatures

Black and White Cat

Let’s create something a bit more challenging together! This tutorial is perfect for both beginners and seasoned artists looking to explore a new style or sharpen their skills in digital art. By focusing on a single brush and basic colors, you can concentrate on the core techniques of digital drawing. In this tutorial we’ll start out with the basic shapes and proportions of the cat’s face and then start detailing, adding textures and lighting effects. It’ll be fun!

Brushes used:

  • Round Chalk Pencil

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching Techniques: You’ll learn to sketch the basic shapes and lines, creating a rough outline of the cat’s face with a focus on light strokes for easy adjustments
  • Detailing and Refining: Gain skills in refining the sketch, particularly the eyes and nose, adding depth and realism to your portrait
  • Layer and Opacity Management: Discover how to effectively use layers and adjust their opacity for a better control over your drawing process
  • Texturing and Contrast: Understand how to use the Round Chalk Pencil to create textures, and play with light and shadow to bring out the cat’s features
Plants/Flowers

Realistic Rose

Let me guide you through the process of painting a realistic rose in a glass vase. We’ll start with a rough sketch, then we’ll lay down the base colors and finally we’ll start rendering everything. I’ll make a canvas on the go and talk about how you can find and adjust the right colors.

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Base Painter
  • Standard Blender
  • Light Shader
  • Dark Shader
  • Basic Flo Brush
  • Lighten Line Brush
  • Darken Line Brush
  • Flo Lighta Brush
  • Flo Darka Brush
  • Overlay Brush
  • Monoline Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 4000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching Techniques: Starting with basic shapes and proportions, using the Basic Sketcher brush
  • Layer Management: Effectively using layers for sketching, base coloring, and detailing
  • Color Picking: Creating a color palette on the go, with a focus on achieving realistic hues
  • Texture and Detailing: Techniques for rendering realistic textures, especially for the rose petals and leaves, using a variety of brushes
  • Light and Shadow: Understanding the interplay of light and shadow to bring realism to the rose, leaves, and glass vase
Food

Realistic Egg

In this easy and fun tutorial I will guide you through the steps of creating this realistic looking cracked egg. And I promise you, it’s easy! After following this Procreate tutorial you will have a result that you’ll be proud of.

Brushes used:

  • Monoline Brush
  • Soft Brush
  • Dry Fine Liner Brush
  • Light Shader
  • Dark Shader
  • Dibby Dabby Brush
  • Spackle It Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating Basic Shapes: Learn to draw and adjust basic shapes like ovals for the egg using the Monoline Brush and liquify tool
  • Layering and Masking: Discover the use of layer duplication, masking, and selection tools for creating and controlling cracks in the eggshell
  • Shading and Texturing: Master the art of adding shadows, highlights, and textures to give your egg realism. This includes using different brushes and layer blending modes like multiply
Food

Realistic Apple

Ready to create a stunningly realistic apple with water droplets in Procreate? I will guide you through all the steps. And believe me, it’s pretty easy actually!

Brushes used:

  • Basic Flo Brush
  • Monoline Brush
  • Soft Brush
  • Hatchy Brush
  • Barky Brush
  • Dark Shader
  • Basic Sketcher
  • Lighten Line Brush
  • Scratchy Mixer

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 4000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating Basic Shapes and Textures: Learn to draw a perfect circle for the apple base, using the monoline brush and liquify tool for shaping. Add depth with shadowing techniques and Gaussian blur for a realistic edge
  • Texture Detailing: Master the art of adding texture using various brushes, including Hatchy and Barky brushes, to give your apple a realistic feel
  • Highlight and Shadow Play: Enhance realism by strategically adding highlights and shadows. Understand how to use different brushes to create subtle light effects and deepen the color intensity
  • Water Droplets: The highlight of this tutorial is learning to draw, shade, and highlight water droplets, making them look incredibly realistic