Happy Sun

Get ready to brighten your digital art skills with this super fun and easy Procreate tutorial. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting, this guide will help you create a delightful Happy Sun illustration. And guess what? There’s a follow-up video that teaches you how to animate it in Procreate Dreams! But let’s focus on the illustration part first!

You’ll start by setting up your canvas and drawing a central sun with symmetrical rays. Next, we’ll add textures and gradients to give life to your sun. Then, we’ll use a variety of brushes to detail the sun’s face and surrounding elements like clouds and plants. Finally, if you’re planning to animate your illustration in Procreate Dreams, you’ll learn how to prepare your files for importing into Procreate Dreams by exporting each layer as a PNG.

Remember, this tutorial is perfect for all skill levels. You don’t need any experience with drawing or Procreate to follow along. Be sure to share your radiant results, especially on Instagram (don’t forget to tag me!). Ready to infuse some sunshine into your digital art? Let’s light up your creativity with this Happy Sun illustration!

Brushes used:

  • Monoline (Calligraphy)
  • Carbon Stick (Charcoal)
  • Script (Calligraphy)
  • Copperhead (Drawing)
  • Dry Ink (Inking)
  • Soft Brush (Airbrushing)

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating Basic Shapes: Learn to draw perfect circles using the Quick Shape tool for the sun and its rays.
  • Symmetry and Transformation: Use the symmetry tool for even sunrays and learn to transform and duplicate layers for consistent design elements
  • Texture and Gradient Techniques: Add depth and interest to your sun and rays using various brushes and colors
  • Layer Management: Master layer merging, alpha lock, and drawing assist to create complex illustrations with ease

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