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
City Scene

Rainy Street Scene

During this tutorial we’ll have fun with the perspective tool in Procreate. We’ll create a basic grid and then start building our city scene. I’ll keep it pretty simple and stylized, so anyone can follow along!

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Soft Brush
  • Script Brush
  • Flotastic Brush
  • Fineliner Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Setting Up a Perspective Grid: Learn the ins and outs of creating and customizing your perspective grid in Procreate
  • Sketching Street Scenes: Learn to sketch buildings, sidewalks, and street elements
  • Layering and Line Art: Dive into layer management and creating detailed line art
  • Coloring Techniques: Explore the use of gradients, shadows, and light to add depth and realism to your scene
  • Adding Details and Atmosphere: From rain effects to street lights, learn how to infuse your artwork with mood and character
City Scene

City Skyline

In this fun and easy tutorial we’ll create a stunning looking city scene. Have fun!

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Soft Brush
  • Monoline Brush
  • Script Brush
  • 6B Compressed
  • That’s a Line Brush
  • Square Brush
  • Salamanca Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2000 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Layer Management: Learning to create, merge, and adjust layers was crucial, especially for managing the foreground and background elements
  • Gradient and Color Blending: We’ll master the art of creating smooth gradients for the background and adding subtle light effects
  • Creating Building Shapes: We’ll focus on abstract shapes for buildings, using various brushes to add uniqueness to each structure
  • Adding Details and Textures: Exploring adding intricate details like antennas and refining textures, such as the moon’s surface, for realism.
City Scene

Neon Street

In this advanced tutorial we will take a complex photo and turn it into a more stylized digital painting. The original photo was created by Steve Roe: https://www.redbubble.com/people/phrames/works/31098852-incheon-rain-2 Please make sure to credit the original photographer when sharing your work.

Brushes used:

  • Flotastic Brush Pack

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 3500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Using a Perspective Grid: You’ll learn how to set up a perspective grid in Procreate, helping to maintain accurate proportions and perspectives throughout your drawing.
  • Layer Management: The tutorial emphasizes the importance of organizing layers, especially when dealing with complex scenes
  • Selection Tool for Crisp Edges: Using the selection tool to create clean, sharp edges, essential for detailed architectural elements
  • Color Blocking: You’ll see how blocking in colors can lay the groundwork for the detailed work that follows, helping to separate elements in the scene
  • Adding Glow Effects: The tutorial explores techniques for adding glow effects to neon signs and lights, adding a realistic touch to the digital painting.