Landscapes

Painterly Cabin

In this tutorial, we embraced a free-flowing, painterly approach, focusing on loose brush strokes and color play. The aim is to let go of perfectionism and enjoy the process of painting. We’ll create this painterly cabin in an autumn forest.

Brushes used:

  • Random Strokes Brush
  • Dry Mixer Brush
  • Smeary Damp Brush
  • Opaque Thin Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Layering Colors: You’ll learn how to create depth and interest by layering different colors, using various brushes to achieve a loose, painterly effect
  • Brush Control: Adjusting brush opacity and size for different effects taught us greater control and versatility in our painting techniques
  • Smudging and Blending: Use the Dry Mixer Brush, we will master the art of smudging and blending colors, creating smooth transitions and dynamic strokes
  • Adding Details and Textures: We’ll focus on adding details like tree trunks and leaves, using smaller brush sizes for finer work, and understanding how to balance detail with the painterly style
Landscapes

Painterly Pond

Dive into the world of digital impressionism with this fun and easy Procreate tutorial! Perfect for Flocreators who want to break free from perfectionism. Let’s create a colorful and expressive painting together!

Brushes used:

  • Spectra Brush
  • Turpentine Brush
  • Acrylic Brush
  • Leatherwood Brush
  • Oberon Brush
  • Water Pen

Canvas Size:

  • 2000 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Color Manipulation and Contrast: Learn how to use Procreate’s brushes to create a painterly effect and manipulate colors and contrast for an expressive outcome
  • Creating Backgrounds and Textures: Discover techniques to create bushy backgrounds and water reflections, using various brushes for texture
  • Detailing with Brush Strokes: Master the art of adding details through specific brush strokes, creating elements like trees, bridges, and clouds
  • Layer Management: Gain insights into effective layer management for complex compositions, including duplicating layers for reflections
Rooms

Watercolor Desk

In this Procreate watercolor tutorial, you’ve learned to craft a delightful messy desk scene, perfect for embracing a more relaxed, artistic style.

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Flotastic Inker
  • Round Watery Brush
  • Loaded Round

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Loose Sketching Techniques: Mastering the art of creating initial sketches with the Basic Sketcher, focusing on placing objects loosely to set the base of your scene
  • Refining Sketches: Enhancing your rough sketch by adding details and adjusting layer opacities for better visibility during the process
  • Line Art Creation: Learning to use the Flotastic Inker brush for line art, emphasizing wonky lines to add character to your artwork
  • Coloring and Layering: Gaining skills in coloring with the Round Watery brush, understanding how to layer colors for depth, and using layer masks for selective color removal
  • Lighting Effects: Exploring the use of Gaussian blur and bloom settings to create realistic lighting effects in your digital watercolor painting
Food

Watercolor Cake

Let’s have some fun with watercolors again! During this tutorial we will create this strawberry cake together. I have attached the color palette and a small brush pack with all the brushes we’ll use.

Brushes used:

  • Watercolor Sketcher
  • Round Watery Brush
  • Layering Brush
  • Wet Mixer Brush
  • Small Detail Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3500 x 3500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Layering Techniques: Understanding how to strategically use multiple layers and layer masks to build up the watercolor effect, enhancing the realism of the cake and its toppings
  • Brush Control: Mastering the opacity and size adjustments of different brushes to create a variety of textures
  • Color Blending: Learning to blend colors directly on the canvas by carefully controlling the pressure and movement of the pen without lifting it too often
  • Detailing with Layer Masks: Utilizing layer masks to add highlights and refine edges, giving the illustration depth and dimension while maintaining a cohesive watercolor look
Landscapes

Starry Night

In this fun and easy Procreate tutorial, we dive into the mesmerizing world of Vincent Van Gogh, focusing on creating a painting inspired by the iconic Starry Night. We’ll use special painterly brushes that you can find in my free Treasure Chest. Let’s get expressive!

Brushes used:

  • Round Smeary Brush
  • Opaque Thin Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 2000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating a Painterly Base: Learn to lay down an underpainting using the Round Smeary Brush, exploring how to blend colors directly on the canvas to create a textured, vibrant base
  • Color Mixing and Layering: Discover the art of mixing colors on your canvas and layering strokes for depth, using a palette inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night
  • Impressionistic Brush Strokes: Master the technique of applying brush strokes to convey movement and flow, capturing the essence of Van Gogh’s style with the Opaque Thin Brush
  • Utilizing Layer Blending Modes: Get hands-on experience with Procreate’s layer blending modes, particularly the “Multiply” mode, to adjust tones and contrast without compromising texture and detail
Plants/Flowers

Van Gogh Flowers

During this beginner to intermediate level tutorial we will paint sunflowers in the style of van Gogh! I have attached a brush pack with special brushes that we’ll use. Let’s get expressive!

Brushes used:

  • Sketching Brush
  • Broad and Smeary Brush
  • Random Strokes Brush
  • Impressionistic Brush
  • Smeary Damp Brush
  • Tapered Brush
  • Opaque Thin Brush
  • Overlay Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 4000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching and Composition: Learning to sketch loosely to lay down the initial composition, focusing on the overall shapes and placement of elements like the vase and sunflowers, without getting caught up in the details
  • Underpainting: Creating an underpainting layer to establish a base of colors, using a Broad and Smeary Brush for the background and table, and introducing color dynamics with varied strokes
  • Painterly Effects: Utilizing a variety of brushes to achieve painterly effects, imitating Van Gogh’s expressive brushwork to add texture and vibrancy to the painting
  • Final Touches: Applying the Overlay Brush for adding warmth and unity to the colors