Creatures

Art Nouveau Fox

Creating Art Nouveau style illustrations is always fun, so here’s another one! This time we’ll create this beautiful Art Nouveau style fox with swirly shapes. If you don’t feel like sketching, you can simply grab my lineart and trace that, it’s a great exercise actually. Have fun!

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Studio Pen
  • Soft Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3500 x 3500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Shape and Structure Creation: Starting with basic shapes like circles and ovals to form the intricate structure of a fox, emphasizing the importance of foundational shapes in complex illustrations
  • Detailing and Refinement: Enhancing the initial sketch with swirly, Art Nouveau-inspired details that add elegance and complexity to the illustration, teaching you how to build on simple shapes to create detailed artwork
  • Line Art Techniques: Utilizing the Studio Pen for creating refined line art, focusing on varying line thickness and precision to bring out the details and character of the fox
  • Coloring and Shading: Applying colors strategically across layers and utilizing the reference layer feature for efficient coloring. The tutorial also covers gradient shading with the soft brush to add depth and dimension
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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
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Tiny Bird

I have a charming but simple tutorial for you! We’ll have fun creating this cute little bird using chalk brushes. It’s a short project to get you into the flow.

Brushes used:

  • Rough Round Brush
  • Soft Edge Faded Brush
  • Chalky Liner

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Shape Creation: You’ll learn to draw simple shapes like circles for the bird’s head and ovals for its body and wings, essential for creating the basic structure of your illustration
  • Layer Management: This tutorial will teach you how to effectively use layers, including adding new layers for different elements and using Alpha Lock for editing specific areas without affecting the rest
  • Texture and Detailing: You’ll explore adding textures and details to your bird, like feathers and a beak, using various brushes and techniques
  • Adding Final Touches: You’ll learn to add final details like branches, leaves, and a paper texture overlay, giving your illustration a polished and complete look
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Your First Project ’24

I’ve got something special for you – a Procreate tutorial that’s a game-changer for beginners! If you’ve felt overwhelmed by digital art, worry no more. In my tutorial, I’ll guide you step-by-step through the magical world of Procreate on your iPad. Whether it’s your first time opening the app or you’re looking to brush up your skills, I’ve got you covered.

This tutorial is all about learning by doing, and I promise it’s fun and super engaging. By the end, you’ll not only have a beautiful piece of art but also a solid understanding of Procreate’s core features.

Brushes used:

  • Monoline Brush
  • Script Brush
  • Medium Nozzle Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating and Managing Canvases: You’ll learn how to create custom canvas sizes and understand canvas properties like color profile and layer limits
  • Basic Drawing Techniques: Discover the use of Quick Shape for perfect circles, squares, and lines. You’ll also learn how to fill shapes with color
  • Layer Management: This includes creating new layers, manipulating them, and understanding layer properties like Alpha Lock and Clipping Mask
  • Transform and Move Tools: Get to grips with resizing, distorting, and moving elements within your artwork
  • Color and Texture Application: You’ll learn how to use different brushes to apply color and texture, enhancing the visual appeal of your artwork
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Christmas Bear Illustration

Ready to create something adorable for the festive season? In this Procreate tutorial, you’re going to learn how to draw a super cute Christmas Bear. We’ll be using some basic Procreate features like Alpha Lock and having a blast with the Symmetry tool. By the end, you’ll have your own delightful little bear to show off. And hey, if you post it on Instagram, tag me so I can see your fantastic work!

Feel free to experiment with colors and add your own personal touch. Share your creation and inspire others! Remember, Procreate is a playground for your creativity, so have fun and explore different techniques.

Brushes used:

  • Monoline Brush (Calligraphy)
  • Script Brush (Calligraphy)

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Using the Liquify Tool: You’ll learn how to use these features to sculpt and refine the shape of the bear’s head and body
  • Layer Management: Discover how to effectively use layers for different parts of the drawing
  • Working with Symmetry and Selection Tools: Explore how to create symmetrical elements like a Christmas tree and snowflakes, and use the Selection tool for precise shapes
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Cute Winter Deer

In this fun and easy Procreate tutorial, we’ll create a cute winter deer. You’ll learn to sketch starting from basic shapes, add vibrant colors, and bring your creation to life with basic textures and a background.

This is the perfect winter project! So grab your iPad, open Procreate, and let’s dive into this creative adventure together! Don’t forget to share your version of this adorable winter deer.

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Script Brush
  • Monoline Brush
  • Fineliner Brush
  • Soft Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching Technique: Starting with simple shapes to create our deer
  • Layer Management: Using multiple layers strategically for different elements and clipping masks for non-destructive editing
  • Adding Details and Textures: Use different brushes to add intricate details like the fur pattern, eye twinkles, and subtle shadows that bring our deer to life
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Pen and Ink Beetle

In this Procreate tutorial, we dive into the world of pen and ink illustration, using the Symmetry tool to create a stylized beetle with a lovely landscape inside. Perfect for artists of any level, this project can be adapted to various insects, like butterflies or bees for example. The possibilities are endless!

Throughout the tutorial, you’re guided through each step. We’ll be starting with a rough sketch of the beetle before we get to refining everything. The symmetry tool will come in super handy during this process! I’ll show you the importance of line weight in inking, creating depth and texture with stippling, and the thoughtful use of negative space in the composition.

By the end, you’ll have an amazing, stylized beetle illustration with a unique landscape inside. It’ll be fun!

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Fineliner
  • Stipple 2.0

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Using the Symmetry Tool: Master the use of Procreate’s Symmetry tool for balanced and mirrored designs
  • Sketching Techniques: Learn sketching techniques using the Basic Sketcher brush, focusing on form and proportion
  • Inking with Precision: Grow your inking skills using the Fineliner Brush, emphasizing line weight and clarity.
  • Creating Textures: Develop skills in texturing, especially with stippling techniques for landscapes.
  • Layer Management: Understand the effective use of layers and layer masks for non-destructive editing.
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Cute Fuzzy Bear

Time for cuteness! During this fun tutorial we’ll create this super cute fuzzy bear creature while we have fun with fur brushes. No worries, I’ll guide you through all the steps as always!

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Shader Brush
  • Long Fur Base Brush
  • Soft Fur Brush
  • Smudgy Hair Brush
  • Ultra Soft Mixer Brush
  • Dark Shader Brush
  • Light Shader Brush
  • Monoline Brush
  • Tapered Lines Brush
  • Multiply Brush
  • Overlay Brush
  • Darken Line Brush
  • Subtle Edge Lighter Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3500 x 3500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching Basic Shapes: You begin with a simple sketch, using basic shapes to form the bear’s head and body
  • Layering Background Colors: You’re learning to create a blurred, abstract background with a variety of colors and the Shader brush, ensuring the bear remains the focal point
  • Painting Fur: The tutorial guides you in crafting soft, fluffy fur using the Long Fur Base Brush, Soft Fur Brush, and Ultra Soft Mixer Brush
  • Adding Details: You’re adding critical details like eyes, nose, and mouth with the Monoline Brush, alongside various shading techniques
  • Creating Depth and Texture: Employing Light and Dark Shader Brushes, you’re adding depth and texture to the bear’s fur
  • Applying Final Touches: You’re enhancing the artwork with final touches, including light highlights and warmth to both the bear and the background.
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Cat with a Pumpkin

Ready to create something purr-fectly adorable? In this Procreate tutorial, you’ll be drawing a super cute Pumpkin Kitty, a delightful combination of a cat and a pumpkin, perfect for seasonal artwork or just for fun. This project is not only a great practice piece for beginners but also offers useful tips for more experienced artists.

Remember, the magic of digital art lies in experimentation. Don’t hesitate to tweak colors, shapes, or add your own creative flair to your Pumpkin Kitty. And once you’re done, share your artwork! Just don’t forget to tag me so I can find your work, I can’t wait to see it!

Brushes used:

  • 6B Pencil
  • Soft Brush
  • Script Brush
  • Monoline Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3500 x 3500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Using Layers Effectively: Learn to manage multiple layers for sketching, line art, coloring, and shading
  • Mastering Alpha Lock and Clipping Masks: These tools are crucial for non-destructive editing and applying effects to specific areas
  • Creating and Coloring Line Art: Tips for using pressure sensitivity to vary line weight and using the Monoline Brush for perfect circles
  • Applying Shading and Highlights: Techniques for adding depth and dimension to your character using the Soft Brush and blending modes like Multiply and Screen