Landscapes

Warm Autumn Sunset

I have enjoyed some lovely Spring days already over here, but that means Autumn has arrived on the other hemisphere. So that’s a nice excuse to create a lovely Autumn landscape scene. I just love the warm colors of fall!

Brushes used:

  • Script Brush
  • Flotastic Brush
  • Flat Painter
  • Soft Brush
  • Foliage Brush
  • Soft Mossy Grass
  • Simple Grass
  • Flower Field

Canvas Size:

  • 4000 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating Gradients: Starting with a soft brush to blend colors seamlessly across the sky, setting the stage for the rest of the artwork
  • Layer Management: Efficient use of layers for different elements like the sky, river, grass, and mountains, including tips on adjusting layer properties for desired effects
  • Detailing Techniques: Adding details such as rocks, trees, and grass, using various brushes to create texture and depth, ensuring each element contributes to the overall aesthetic
  • Reflections and Final Touches: Skillfully creating reflections in the water to increase realism
City Scene

Painterly Cityscape

In this fun and easy Procreate tutorial we’ll be creating a vivid and expressive cityscape using a variety of painterly brushes. We’ll merge the technical aspects of digital painting with the joy of artistic experimentation. Let’s let go of perfectionism!

Brushes used:

  • Smeary Damp Brush
  • Rake Brush
  • Tapered Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Layer Management: Demonstrates how to create a complex scene with multiple layers, ensuring each element remains editable and organized
  • Expressive Brush Strokes: Encourages the use of varied brush strokes to add energy and movement to the painting, showcasing how different brushes can achieve unique textures
Landscapes

Paper Cutout Mountains

In this tutorial we’ll create a mountain landscape with a paper cutout effect. It’s a great technique to add more interest to your stylized landscape illustrations and it’s really easy!

Brushes used:

  • Script Brush
  • Monoline Brush
  • Soft Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating Layered Mountain Ranges: Learn to design varied mountain silhouettes using the Script Brush, employing color filling and alpha locking to add depth and mist for a layered effect
  • Applying Paper Cutout Effect: The tutorial teaches you to simulate a paper cutout look by selectively adding light and dark edges to your mountains, achieving a textured, three-dimensional appearance
Landscapes

Sunny House

In this tutorial we’ll create this whimsical scene with a house in the sun. During this tutorial we’ll make use of the perspective grid, so it’s a perfect exercise for perspective drawing. Once we have created our little house, I’ll show you how you can color the scene and create a playful effect. Let’s get started!

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Base Painter
  • Monoline Brush
  • Script Brush
  • Spackle It Brush
  • Grassy Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Setting Up a Perspective Grid: Learn how to create a two-point perspective grid in Procreate to ensure accurate dimensions and angles in your drawing
  • Sketching the Composition: Master sketching the basic shape of a house and its surroundings
  • Creating Line Art and Color Fill: Enhance your illustration with detailed line art and vibrant colors, bringing your sketch to life with a playful and friendly look
  • Adding Details and Textures: Explore techniques for adding textures and details to your scene, such as bushes, clouds, and roof tiles
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
Landscapes

Serene Lake

Heya Flocreators! Let’s create a gorgeous looking landscape together. During this step by step tutorial we’ll paint a serene lake scene with a variety of Flotastic brushes. I’ll take you through all the steps, so let’s go ahead and have some create fun!

Brushes used:

  • Script Brush
  • Flotastic Brush
  • Rounded Rough
  • Flat Painter
  • Soft Brush
  • Smear it Around
  • On the Flo
  • Wild Grass
  • Rough Spackles
  • Flower Field
  • Flotastic Inker

Canvas Size:

  • 4000 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Layered Landscapes: Building depth with multiple layers for distant mountains, hills, and a grassy plane, making use of different colors and brushes for texture
  • Detailed Textures: Adding texture to landscapes with various brushes to simulate rocky terrains, grassy fields, and fluffy clouds, enhancing realism
  • Dynamic Clouds: Crafting expressive clouds by layering colors and shapes, then refining with highlights and shadows for a vibrant sky
  • Water Reflections: Simulating water reflections by duplicating, flipping, and adjusting the opacity of background layers, then adding highlights for surface ripples
Creatures

Orange Monster

Hey everyone! In this tutorial, we’re creating a super cute monster in Procreate. I’ll show you how to sketch, color, and add some awesome fur texture step by step. It’s perfect for any skill level, so grab your iPad and let’s get started together!

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Round Chalk Brush
  • Monoline Brush
  • Multiply Brush
  • Light Shader Brush
  • Darken Line Brush
  • Flo Lighta Brush
  • Lighten Line Brush
  • Overlay Brush
  • Fineliner Brush
  • Subtle Chalk Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching and Basic Shapes: We’ll start with a simple sketch, using the Basic Sketcher to outline our monster’s body, arms, legs, and facial features
  • Creating Texture and Fur: Using the Round Chalk Brush, we’ll add fluffy, rounded fur to our monster, teaching us how to convey texture and volume through varied brush strokes
  • Coloring and Layering: We’ll learn how to apply base colors beneath our sketch layers, exploring the use of warm, reddish-orange tones and the chalky texture to achieve a cozy, inviting look
  • Detailed Shading and Highlights: Through strategic use of the multiply and lighten brushes, as well as the Flotastic Brush Pack, we add depth with shadows and highlights, enhancing the creature’s three-dimensional appearance
Plants/Flowers

Watercolor Poppy

Here’s a fun and easy watercolor tutorial for you! We’ll use a variety of watercolor brushes (which you will find attached) to create a lovely watercolor poppy flower. It’s the perfect project to get used to working with watercolor brushes.

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketch Brush
  • Round Watery Brush
  • Dab Brush
  • Small Brush
  • Half Loaded Brush
  • Wet Mixer Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching: You’ll start with a simple sketch, learning to lay down the basic structure of your flower with confidence and clarity
  • Layering Colors: Discover the art of building up colors gradually, starting with light washes and adding depth with darker hues and varied tones for a rich, dimensional look
  • Detailing and Texturing: Learn to add details and texture, from the delicate outlines of petals to the subtle variations in the flower’s center
  • Background Creation: Create a softly blurred background with abstract shapes and colors, adding depth and context to your flower, making it truly stand out
Plants/Flowers

Cute Tree

Here’s another fun and cute tutorial! We’ll use chalk brushes to create this cute looking tree with a bird on top. I think it’s perfect for a children’s book.

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Round Chalk Brush
  • Chalk Mixer Brush
  • Lighten Line Brush
  • Darken Line Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching with Basic Shapes: Learn to construct your illustration’s foundation using simple shapes like circles, ovals, and bean shapes
  • Layering and Texturing: Gain insights into creating depth and interest by layering shapes and applying textures using the Round Chalk Brush
  • Effective Use of Alpha Lock: Master the technique of applying shadows and highlights on specific layers without affecting the rest of your artwork, allowing for precise color control and shading